Congratulations on your new SpyderX

This page will help you install your SpyderX colorimeter and software, as well as cover the best resources for support.

SpyderX Quick Start

Warm up monitor

Your monitor should be turned on for at least 30 minutes before you begin the calibration process. Make sure that no direct light is falling on your display and reset the monitor controls to the factory default settings if possible. Please deactivate any Auto Brightness features on your monitor.
Laptop computer before SpyderX color calibration

Download, install and activate software

Download and install the SpyderX software using the links below. After installation is complete, plug in Spyder and launch the software to begin the activation and registration process. This will automatically start your Warranty. Use the Serial Number included in your SpyderX package to activate your software.
SpyderX display calibration tool connected to laptop with software downloading

Software Download

Click the appropriate SpyderX model and operating system to start the download.

Make sure to review the Datacolor Software License.

SpyderX Pro
SpyderX Elite
Windows 7 users: make sure you have the most updated version of the operating system before plugging in your SpyderX

Plug in SpyderX and remove lens cap

Ensure your SpyderX is plugged into a powered USB port on your computer before you launch the application. Follow the step-by-step on-screen instructions. Remove the lens cap from the SpyderX colorimeter.
Side-facing view of SpyderX monitor calibrator hardware

Hang SpyderX over monitor

Hang the SpyderX unit over your display when asked by using the lens cap, which slides on the USB cable as a counterweight to keep it in place. If necessary, angle your display back to keep the SpyderX flat against your screen.
Placing SpyderX color calibrator over laptop screen with software activated


The SpyderX Software will walk you through the calibration process and create a custom display profile, which your operating system and color managed applications will use to correct your displayed colors. Roll your mouse over any feature or select “Click to Learn More” to help with any feature of the software.
SpyderX color calibrating laptop display with colors rapidly flashing on screen

Additional Support

To better understand the functionality of each feature of your SpyderX or if additional support is needed, please refer to the SpyderX User Guide.

For more information on the steps required to install and activate your SpyderX, download our Quick Start Guide.

For a walkthrough of the calibration process, watch our Demonstration Video.

If you have questions or comments, please Contact Us.

For additional support and resources including our FAQ, please browse our Knowledge Base.