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6 March 2017

I miss Italy

I miss cooking
That's next http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/silk_handkerchief_pasta_32040

28 September 2016

From Bruges and Strasbourg

Play this and enjoy:

























A bit of Fuji X-T1 sampling - 18-135mm and 35mm f1.4

28 January 2015

Installing X-Rite Eye-One Display 2 on Windows 8.1 / Windows 10

The X-Rite Eye-One Display 2 on Windows 8.1 is not supported by X-rite, there are no drivers to download from the website but there is a way around it.

I got mine from eBay, quite cheap (£30) for a color calibrator, they are usually around £100+ even for a used one, without knowing that it's not going to work on my Win 8.1 laptop, I could't find much on how to make the Eye-One Display 2 work so I hope that this will help others like me.

It works fine on Windows 7 32/64 bit but it is not recognized on Windows 8 / 8.1 so this is how I've installed it:

Step 1 - from the X-Rite website you have to download the following:

the calibration software - Eye One Match 3 - http://www.xrite.com/i1display-2/support/d724 - this works on any windows version

the drivers packhttp://www.xrite.com/i1display-2/support/d768 - this is in fact for win XP to Vista but it worked on my laptop (win 8.1 64bit)

--CAUTION-- INSTALL DRIVER FIRST!! AND SOFTWARE AFTER

Step 2 - Unpack the driver pack, I've unpacked it on my desktop (right click on the zip archive - unpack, chose a location easy to access)


Step 3 - Connect the Eye One and go to Control Panel / Device Manager, you should see it in the list with a yellow triangle.
           - Right click on it - Update driver software


Step 4 - Select Browse my computer for drivers and chose Let me pick from a list, 
           - Click Show all devices / Next / Have Disk / Browse and go to the location where you've unpacked the zip file.

           - Chose i1_io2.inf and click Open and OK, it should look like this:



           - Click Next and Close after the driver is installed

           - It should appear installed in the Device Manager list


Step 5 - Install the downloaded calibration software  - Eye One Match 3, it should ask for a restart after the install

Step 6 - Launch the application and follow the wizard in order to calibrate your display.

I hope this works for you, it worked on my laptop. I think it's a good option if you don't want to spend more on a new and updated device, it might work in the same way on a Mac OSX but I don't have one to test on.
One thing I don't know, if the calibration is accurate or not, maybe somebody can do crosscheck with a fully compatible device and let us know. It looks fine on my screen even if it's not the best quality display.

I could do with some feedback if it worked for you.

I hope this article will help!

UPDATE - Just updated OS to Windows 10, the calibrator still works fine, I haven't done a new install on Windows 10 but I guess is the same as on Windows 8 / 8.1. If anyone tried the install on Windows 10, please let me know.

UPDATE 2 - from comment - Apparently the've made a fix - not tested yet https://www.xrite.com/i1pro/support/d1398 







1 November 2014

Warm evening in Barcelona


Just a few glimpses of Barcelona trough a Fuji X100 lens






back

Long time no see, here's some updates.



Whitby evening with my 85mm (i'm not sure if it was the Canon 1.8 or the Contax 1.4)

27 May 2014

5 May 2014

Jump!!!

Serbesti, jump!!




9 January 2014

Morocco

I'll have some pictures soon !!


Well, as a later edit, all the Morocco pictures are here: http://alexboicu.com/morocco/

18 November 2013

Passing

Like a walk in a park

Somewhere in Leeds