<<Its not free, its $99 but man, money well spent. You can use the Spyder although NEC doesn't recommend it. >>
Actually, the info that came with the software says that NEC officially recommends not using the Spyder! They say it can't handle the full spectrum of this monitor. Good thing I popped for the Spectraview Kit, including their colorimeter (and nice that it was only another $100 while on sale this month).
Anyway, I just got it, glanced at the instructions and sighed, realizing it would take a bit of doing to read and understand it. I have two questions:
1. Is it OK to reduce the brightness prior to calibrating? This thing at 100% is unbearably bright for me.
2. Since I'm using your profiles for Epson Exhibition paper, would you mind telling me what settings I should be using to calibrate in SpectraView? I assume D65, Gamma 2.2? Yes? And if so, what else please? I'm a photographer, and I will be using my display for soft proofing Epson inkjet prints.
Thanks to all for your help.