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The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Calibrating Your Monitor the Right Way Hardware calibration is definitely the preferred method of monitor calibration (in fact, I don't know of a single pro using the freebie software-only method). With hardware calibration, you're measuring your particular monitor and building a real profile for the real world, and it makes a huge difference. I use ColorVision's Spyder2PRO hardware calibration, which is popular with many pros because it's easy to use, works well, and it's affordable. Although I personally use the Spyder2PRO, other hardware calibrators I would recommend are GretagMacbeth's Eye-One Display 2 and Monaco Optix XR. Step One: After you install the Spyder2PRO soft- ware, plug the Spyder2PRO colorimeter sensor into your computer's USB port, then launch the Spyder2PRO software. Like the freebie calibration software, it