Anything to look for when using ColorEyes - the UI or presets that you used?
Thanks in advance
Not much really - it is truly quite straightforward. When you first use it, you must do both calibration and profiling. Their menus take you through the procedure step by step. You need to be sure to select the Profiling and Calibration path to begin with, and you need to be sure that you have correctly selected the kind of monitor you are using (LCD or CRT). From there, the only discretionary settings you need to make before the process takes-over are gamma, luminosity and white balance. For gamma they recommend L* which I use successfully, for luminance I set it to 110, because my LCD is otherwise too bright relative to the Enhanced Matte that comes out of the printer; for white balance I use 6500K, because this setting on the monitor corresponds best for the human visual system when we look at prints under D50 illumination. Don't ask me why, but it works. Once you've made those three choices, the software does the rest. Once it finishes there is a profile verification option which I always activate; it measures another fifteen patches and gives you a Delta-E readout for both grayscale and R,G,B. This gives you a clear indication of the profile's reliability. The program automatically makes the new profile your default monitor profile, but it is always good to double-check this in you video card driver advanced colour settings tab.
It is important to make sure when you start the procedure that you do a good reading of the black patch as they suggest (no stray light and the correct kind of black material) and that no ambient light is getting in between the colorimeter and the patch on the monitor where you place the instrument.