Towards the end of the calibration process of the monitor within Spyder2PRO's software, the next step is choosing your White Point. White Point is also known as color temperature, expressed as the letter K (i.e., Kelvin), and Spyder2PRO gives you a fair amount of options which will probably be more than most would need. A number of 2300K would appear "red". At 5000K your monitor appear "warmer" (orange/yellowish white), while a 9300K number would render your monitor more "colder" (bluish white). The standard number used is 6500K for LCD monitors. For CRT monitors, this may vary slightly.
Dynamic Range: Black point: 0.02 cd/m2
Dynamic Range: White point: > 5,000 cd/m2
Interface: USB data and power supply
Weight: 175g (6.1 oz) (including counterweight, LCD baffle, and USB cable)
Warranty: 2-year hardware warranty
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Customize Your Temps
When you click on Other in the drop-down menu from the above screenshot, the following screen pops up. You can manually enter in your desired temperature, or even enter in your temps via CIE coordinates.
Attaching The Spyder2PRO Colorimeter
Now it's time to put your Spyder2PRO on your LCD monitor. The first screen informs you to put the LCD baffle on the device. The Spyder2PRO package that was shipped to me already had the baffle attached, so you may not have to do this step. After clicking Continue, the second screen will now display where to affix your Spyder2PRO.
The Spyder2PRO software will now cycle through color patches on your LCD monitor in the R-G-B domain, as well as determining the best black, white, and gray color representation.
The Final Steps
Once the cycle of displaying the color patches is complete on your LCD monitor, you then name your profile. The profile is then saved to your operating system's color reference folder. For XP users, it is located here:
This is also the place where you can delete other profiles which you can't seem to find but are conflicting with your software and hardware. Obviously, do not go tampering around in this folder unless you know what you're doing.
After your profile is saved you can view the results of your calibration with Before and After buttons.