I'm about to upgrade my iMac from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion. I'm pretty sure that I'll be OK with Lightroom and Photoshop, but I'm still a bit worried about color management for my Epson 7900 printer, V600 scanner and a Spyder3Pro. Anything I need to worry about / ensure to enable a smooth transition? I'm pretty sure I have sufficient hardware (16GB, many disk drives, i7).
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Since upgrading my MacBook Pro to mountain lion, my spyder3elite stopped working properly (even using the latest version of the Spyder software).
The issue arises when I have to calibrate my external eizo screen. The resulting gamut is smaller than even srgb. I reported this to datacolor and they initially indicated that there were no issues with the software on mountain lion. After sending them a full set of test profiles, they finally acknowledged the bug, and provided a workaround (I can send it to you if your calibration fails on your configuration).
I am really upset by datacolor's attitude of still reporting that their spyder3 is compatible with mountain lion, at several places on their website despite knowing very well it's not the case. I lost a lot of hours because of this misleading information.
Thu 03-Jan-13 10:35 AM | edited Thu 03-Jan-13 10:36 AM by bkinthebay
Here is the workaround from datacolor:
" 1) Before launching Spyder software, set the monitor profile of the main monitor to the profile named âsRGB IEC61966-2.1â. 2) Launch Spyder software a. If you are going to calibrate both monitors i. Calibrate the secondary monitor first ii. Then calibrate the main monitor iii. Quit Spyder software b. If you are going to calibrate only one monitor i. Calibrate that monitor ii. Quit Spyder software iii. If you calibrated the secondary monitor then reset the profile of the main monitor to the correct profile (instead of âsRGBâ)"
You have to do this each time, recalibration does not work properly...
Datacolor has updated all the spyder (3&4) softwares. All the versions seem to have been affected by the bug and were unable to work properly for wide gamut display on mountain lion. What a shame it took 8 months. Aren't those calibration tools supposed to be mainly useful for users of high quality screens???