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Datacolor Spyder2express Monitor Calibration

Datacolor Spyder2express Monitor Calibration
alaScore 82

12 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Datacolor Spyder2express Monitor Calibration. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Datacolor Spyder2express Monitor Calibration is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: kcc008 (

Datacolor Spyder2express Monitor Calibration


I used the Sypder2express to profile an older KDS Xtreme Flat CRT monitor. The process was very simple, and the profile that was generated seems to work well. Photos viewed on my monitor now look very similar to prints.The whole profiling process took...

Does what it says it will do with no problems

Few features than more advanced models, no support for older versions of windows (Windows 98 and ME are not supported)

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: little chicken (

Datacolor Spyder2express Monitor Calibration


When I saw this mentioned in an article, I thought, "What a neat gadget!" I am an avid amateur digital photographer who does some freelance work. I have toiled with the gamma provided with Adobe, but never felt quite confident that I was getting the...

this guy does all the hard work itself

none for me, but may be too limited for a pro

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: bratsscrappy (

Datacolor Spyder2express Monitor Calibration


This product was very easy to use and setup on each monitor. I used it on both LCD and Flat panel monitors with ease. It makes a world of difference in my workflow confidence.

Ease of use, accuracy

None noted

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: jgallman (

Datacolor Spyder2express Monitor Calibration


I edit digital pictures on both Mac and PC systems, and finally decided that a calibrating the monitors would improve my process. Installation on my MacBook Pro was a snap, I found I needed to hold the device in place as it wouldn't properly "hang"....

Can be used on Mac or PC, LCD or CRT, Designed to prevent marring LCD surface

Product did not arrive with the most current software

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: poind (

Datacolor Spyder2express Monitor Calibration


This sure has been a lifesaver, and I can't believe I tried to do photo editing for a brief while with an uncalibrated monitor (or technically, one calibrated with software alone).I initially had my monitor turn fairly red when supposedly calibrated...

Affordable, does what it should, same hardware as higher-end Spyder2 products, known for excellent shadow performance

Known for weak highlight performance compared to other products on the market (like wedding gown use), limited software compared to other Spyder2 versions

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: wavek9 (

Datacolor Spyder2express Monitor Calibration


This product is pretty much all automated and doesn't require much fiddling other than settings your monitor and screen settings to default/factory settings. Then you just simple follow the screen instructions and it does the rest. I can't really...

Easy to use and understand

Could be a bit more involved than it is

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: dvornik (

Datacolor Spyder2express Monitor Calibration


Overall it's the same device as Spyder2Pro and would work with Spyder2Pro software.However the software included in the Express package does not allow any advanced settings at all - only lets you chose what kind of monitor you have. Which is not...

Same colorimeter as in Spyder2Pro. Upgreadable to more professional software

The software does not allow user to chose any settings. Dual monitor calibration would require a workaround

Mar, 2006

Consumer review by: redaix (

Datacolor Spyder2express Monitor Calibration


For someone new to digital photography area and need a relative inexpensive monitor calibration tool, it is the choice. However, if you want to set the advanced settings, if you want to calibrate your printer/scanner as well, you need to buy the...

good colormeter, easy to upgrade to the professional one

basic software, you can not change advanced settings

Mar, 2006

Consumer review by: allanl_1170275495 (

Datacolor Spyder2express Monitor Calibration


I like this product. It's priced right and works with very little effort. I downloaded the latest drivers from colovision rather than using the ones on the supplied DVD. Install the program and drivers, reboot and plug in the device. They run the...

Easy and works

Requires bi-weekly adjustments for best results

May, 2004

Consumer review by: 6at3h2 (

Datacolor Spyder2express Monitor Calibration


If you are using this on an LCD or laptop, tilt the screen back about 20 degrees to get the Spyder to lay completely flat on your monitor, no need to hold it in place.

Good construction, easy to use, basic but adequate software. I see a definite improvement of the picture on my 22" WS LCD

As others have already stated, it did not come with the latest software. Download and install the latest version first from their website before using

Sep, 2003

Product Specifications

ColorVision Spyder2 Express offers photographers, designers, and gamers the best color experience on screen. With just a few steps, you'll get accurate, reliable and consistent color. The quick, easy, and accurate monitor calibration delivers true-to-life flesh tones, well-defined shadows and realistic highlights. It's a must-have for photographers, designers, gamers, and anyone who wants accurate color on screen.