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The Spyder 3 Elite has a built in ambient light sensor which will measure the colour and can tell you what white point to use, you can then set your screen to match that and then run the calibration process. The manual should explain how to use/enable that feature since you've paid for it.


If you want your monitor to show how the colors will appear in a properly calibrated print, then you need to set the white point to D50 (full spectrum centered at 5,000K) and view the monitor in a glare free environment with D50 lighting at around 2,000 lux. If the lighting environment in which you are viewing the monitor is different than D50, you should ...


The colour checker actually is getting rid of the warm colour, and recalibrating the colours to neutralize the redish tone. So that alone is not the aproach. The colours is not about absolute values, but it is all about perception. Here is an exercise I prepared to show how our eyes actually change perception of the colours all the time. Before clicking ...

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