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How do I get Datacolor Spyder 3 Express running on OS X El Capitan (10.11)?

Since 2012, I've had Spyder 3 Express running properly on OS X 10.6 to 10.9. Lately I updated to OS X El Capitan 10.11. Since then I don't get past the activation dialog. I'm connected to the internet ...
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What is the gamut and backlight for a MacBook pro retina display?

I am using the Spyder4pro to calibrate my MacBook pro retina display and it asks what my display's gamut and backlight are. Choices for gamut are: Unknown, Normal, and Wide. Choices for backlight are:...
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How to select “white point” before calibrating a monitor with Spyder3 [duplicate]

My Samsung monitor has the following Color Modes Cool 2 Cool 1 Normal Warm 1 Warm 2 With factory settings, the monitor has a minor red tint; if I switch to Cool 1, it looks normal; whites look white....
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What are the steps to calibrate iMac display with Spyder 3 Pro?

I need to calibrate the display on my iMac and have got a Spyder 3 Pro to do this with. However, the standard brightness of the iMac screen is very bright, do I need to turn the brightness down before ...
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Monitor Color Calibration with Virtualization

In everyday work I use Ubuntu as main OS, but when doing graphic work or photo retouching I use a virtual Windows machine to run Photoshop (using Virtualbox). Now someone lent me a Spyder3 display ...
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How do I get Spyder3Express to work on a Mac OS X dual screen setup?

I've heard that Spyder3Express applies one calibrated colour profiles on multiple screens, hence they try to get you to upgrade to the Pro version and twice the price for that pleasure. Can owners ...
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Measure screen brightness using Spyder3 software?

There is one feature I miss in Datacolors spyder3 calibration software: To be able to calibrate screen brightness to a defined value like 100cd/m². Right now the datacolor just says "adjust the ...