I finally got my EyeOne Photo package delivered yesterday from
Chromix via XRite/Gretag. I have an EyeOne Display 2 which I’d
been using to calibrate my LCD display. I work in my studio at night
after work, usually in the dark except for the glow of my LCD.
When doing the EyeOne Match 3.6.1 ambient light check with the
Display 2 in this dark environment, I would consistently get a color
temperature of c. 2000k. When trying out the EyeOne Photo to
calibrate the LCD for the first time this evening, the ambient light
check was giving me wildly different results for each of the several
times I tried to do it–anywhere from 1900k to 24900k. Is this normal
for such an environment, or is something wrong? Is it necessary to
perform an ambient light check at all if I’m working in a dark studio
with the only illumination being the LCD display itself?
(I did follow the instructions to the letter in EyeOne Match, e.g. putting
on the ambient light measuring head and cap when instructed, facing
the EyeOne Photo in the right direction, etc.)