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    Dumb question, but can a monitor calibration tool like Spyder 2 Pro be used more than once? DH didn't think so, but I see a used kit advertised on Craigslist, and so I'm wondering.

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    Yes. But you have to have the serial number. Mine is used and I just had to download the software from data color and enter the serial number.
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    Awesome, thanks, Steph! Not sure if we'll do it, but if I can get a deal, I'd like to try. With this new monitor, it seems like the best idea.

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    Mac or PC? I read on the data color site that spyder2express has to run with the spyder3express software if you are running lion. Which I am. Then I read that it doesn't read LCD backlight, which I also have. I'm not really trusting my calibration right now until I get some more test prints from Miller's. I will let you know how it turns out.
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    PC, and it's an LCD monitor. Hmmm. Thanks for the info, let me know what happens with your prints!

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    Looks like the prints are shipped out. My WHCC prints didn't match. Much warmer on my screen than the print. I liked it when I was clueless to colors
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladybugsteph View Post
    I liked it when I was clueless to colors
    I hear ya! So much easier!

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    Well, I got the Miller's test prints in the mail just now. I compared the non-color corrected photos to the uncalibrated default colors on the monitor, and it matched pretty much perfectly. Their color adjusted versions didn't match either profile. Looks like I will be sticking with the uncalibrated version.
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