Be the first to review this item. The process took only a minute or so. Note — If you own an older Spyder there is until Jan. Professionals can view four quadrants of thematic photos to specifically evaluate saturated colors, skin tones, gradients, and black and white images to ensure the desired calibration results. See All Buying Options. I had really no past experience with any Spyders so I was relying on reviews, forums and product details from various sites.

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Datacolor Spyder 3 Elite – Review

This is especially useful for photographers using L-Star workflows. No Longer Available Update Location close.

Although off by default, the ambient light feature is worth trying, if you were wondering if your working conditions were too bright this is actually so for a large number of people. English Choose a language for dataacolor. The Spyder3 is the only colorimeter available on the market offering a seven detector color datcolor, with an aperture several times larger than other devices, thereby increasing its light sensitivity by percent for increased accuracy and performance. Clicking again enlarges the selected image, and a further click goes back to the full set of images.

There was a problem completing your request. Do note though, that applications like PowerPoint are notoriously bad at handling colour, so if you need accuracy then use an application that respects colour profiles in images.

There are several other calibration options available. After firing up the software and entering your serial number, the software checks for connected monitors on your system.


It’s a straight-down-the-line monitor calibration tool, with simple and advanced modes. Recommended for wpyder3elite who does serious photo editing. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

I was able to upgrade to the newest version at no cost despite what their website implied. Spyder3flite Spyder 3 range is an all new profiling and calibration package from Datacolor. You only get one chance to make a good spyder3elkte. Given how easy it is to now get accurate color calibration on my monitors, I feel pretty silly for having waited this long to actually get around to doing it.

Intelligent Ambient Light Control Embedded with a next-generation, high precision sensor, Spyder3 automatically measures the ambient light within a room for a new level of precision calibration.

L-Star Calibration Option Using patented L-Star Technology as an alternative to typical gamma settings; you can generate unique tonal response curves for open shadows and detailed highlights.

Once properly set up, the Datacolor software did its thing and displayed a couple different color swatches for slyder3elite calibration unit to analyze. Advanced Features While my personal results were just fine when using the wizard for my calibration, the Spyder3 has a whole pile of advanced features for those with more particular requirements.

My 17 inch Laptop panel matches up to my externals extremely well now and I can even get confident colors on my laptop panel for post processing RAWs and print prep for my photos. Display History Utility Track critical monitor attributes including white luminance color primaries – the Spyder3Elite provides white luminance trend recording – a very useful tool to track your displays’ performance over time.

Bottom Line If you don’t want one of the all-in-one monitor and printer calibration solutions, the Spyder3Elite is a well-priced choice. The company has given the Spyder’s design an overhaul, keeping the ‘alien spaceship’ shape sypder3elite the Spyder2 but ditching the dull grey and black design for a high-reflective metal finish that looks like an intriguingly geeky desk ornament.


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Some of the users who reported trouble with the installation manual appeared not to know enough about what the device actually does, and what the software actully generates, and why. Terms and conditions apply.

In a matter of minutes I was looking at a very beautifully calibrated monitor. I can’t speak for professional graphic designers and photographers with much more sophisticated equipment, but for my applications this has been just the right solution for achieving color control. There are also links to further information at the end of this article. Gear Reviews Software Reviews.

Datacolor Spyder 3 Elite – Review

Customers also shopped for. I contacted Datacolor support and of dafacolor I was told to uninstall and reinstall the software, I did and the results were the same. Front Projector Calibration Option The Spyder3Elite calibration system can calibrates front projectors – giving you the confidence to present and show your work on projected screens with excellent color fidelity.

Finally, you choose how you would like to use the calibration unit, with the suction cup or without. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.