PhotographyBLOG Review: ColorPlus

July 9, 2004 | Mark Goldstein | PhotographyBLOG | 8 Comments |

ColorPlusEver wondered why the image displayed on your monitor bears little resemblance to the scene that you photographed? Or why the colours in the the print that you’ve just made are not true to life? The single biggest cause of poorly adjusted photographs, whether on screen or in print, is an uncalibrated monitor. ColorPlus, a new product from Pantone and ColorVision, is the most affordable hardware calibration device on the market, retailing for under $100/?100. It works with CRT, LCD and notebook displays, although it is currently only compatible with the Windows platform. Is ColorPlus the answer to your colour nightmares? Find out in my review.

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#1 Sailesh

Good review, I am interested in sorting this problem out myself.
Found it for ?73 @ http://www.colourtools.co.uk/colorplus.htm
which is more resonable.

12:17 pm - Friday, July 9, 2004

#2 William C Bert

Great review.

Welcome to the club. You should had done this years ago. I did it three years while back with another monitor/printer/scanner profiler and it has save me tons of headaches. More importantly I saved money on ink and paper from not having to reprinting my photos because they did not match what was on my monitor. We all know had bad the print preview is on Epson 2200/2100 and when I owned a Canon S800 and S9000 printer the print preview was no help.

By the way I thought you move to a LCD monitor. The review shows CRT. Are you editing on both, CRT and LCD?

Bill

1:52 pm - Friday, July 9, 2004

#3 Mark Goldstein

I use both an LCD and CRT monitor - I just happened to take the product shots whilst calibrating the CRT one.

2:18 pm - Saturday, July 10, 2004

#4 Barry Hooper

Thank you for that review. I am clearer now on what this product offers.

I am still contemplating Colour vision Spyder2.

Can I use this unit to calibrate two monitors on different computers?

9:58 am - Friday, July 29, 2005

#5 Mark Goldstein

Yes, you can use the Spyder2 to calibrate more than one monitor (including laptops).

11:55 am - Friday, July 29, 2005

#6 Paul E.A.Vandeborne

I have ordered it for 89.00 €....
great....value for money....
hopefully available for Mac very soon...
at: http://www.colorsystemsmarketing.com

10:26 pm - Tuesday, August 9, 2005

#7 Odette Swinnen

I am very statisfied of my Spyder2 PRO Studio.
coming from ColorSystemsMarketing at269€.
with this it's possible, to calibrate two monitors.

10:36 pm - Tuesday, August 9, 2005

#8 Talitha

Could you help me. It is not enough to do good; one must do it the right way.
I am from Nauru and learning to read in English, please tell me right I wrote the following sentence: "The places I do manage to kind of like are either for older preschoolers or have a wait list I should have gotten on when I was pregnant."

Thanks :P. Talitha.

10:54 pm - Thursday, August 6, 2009