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    My DF claims that he's calibrated my monitor but I know it could be better because it gives me eyeache (is that even a word? ) and I'm pretty sure my colours are off - does anyone have tips on what I can do to get the screen right for photo editing? I don't want to spend hours playing with photos just to have them all wrong!

    I searched through the tutorials in the sticky and couldn't see any advice there - either I'm stupid and missing it or it's somewhere else or it isn't there at all! Can anyone point me in the right direction if it is there?

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    how did he calibrate? by eye alone or with hardware? if it's eye alone (meaning, he looked at it and made adjustments), it probably is off. I have the Spyder2 Express that I got for about $50. it's easy!
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    He did it by eye - what did your spyder do? I don't really get it ( :technostupid: ) I just know I need to do it!
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    I use Spyder 3 Pro.. it's around $150- give or take a few bucks. It's GREAT. You answer a few questions in relation to your monitor and it's available settings, then you use the device they give you that you actually attach to your screen, calibration is done automatically...

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    Wow. Well I'm enjoying this thread since I've been shopping for callibration software myself. What is the difference between Spyder 2 Express and Spyder 3 Pro? Is it just that the calibration is automatic with the Pro?

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    Hm I shall look into it - I'm in the UK so I'm not sure whether they have the exact same products so I shall shop around, thanks all
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