Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Buyer's Guide 2006: Monitor Calibration
Achieve accurate color on your screen using these tools
Eye-One Photo includes a spectrophotometer for profiling monitors, scanners, projectors and RGB printers. Software features allow you to edit existing profiles, perform spot color measurement and profile digital cameras. List Price: $1,395.
Many photographers are familiar with Monaco EZcolor through the special offers and trial versions that ship with Epson printers. MonacoOptixXR from X-Rite is available in various packages, with a precision colorimeter and easy-to-use software. Advanced packages include pro-level features, such as ambient light measurement, profile validation and the ability to match multiple monitors to a common value. List Price: $249 to $629.
The Pulse ColorElite System includes the OptixXR colorimeter and the Pulse spectrophotometer. For photographers looking to color-manage their complete workflow, including monitors and printers, this package is a complete system with maximum user customization. It comes with an accessory package and case. List Price: $1,295.
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