Spyder5 Express 5.8 MacOS
Posted by Carsten Tschach on 21 June 2021 10:34 AM
Spyder5 Express 5.8 MacOS
Operating System Support
OSX 10.14 and later (Mojave through Big Sur)
- What’s New in 5.8 version: (NEW 6.18.21)
- The Spyder5 Express applications are now fully Universal, with native support when running on Apple Silicon processor Macs.
- Fixed the issue with “UNKNOWN” being shown for display names when running on Apple Silicon systems under Big Sur. Display names shown should now match what would be shown when running on Intel systems.
- Fixed an issue in which SpyderUtility’s “Explain Status” command wasn’t showing properly formatted rectangle coordinates for the attached displays
- What’s New in 5.7
- The Spyder5 Express applications are now compatible with MacOS Big Sur. They are Intel-only versions which run natively on Mac Intel systems, and also under Rosetta2 emulation on the new Mac M1 systems.
- NOTE: On the new M1 systems, Big Sur currently identifies display names as "UNKNOWN" - this doesn't affect the overall operation of Spyder5 Express or the calibration of the display. You can edit/change a display name to be anything you like (such as "Color LCD"), and the Spyder5 Express software will remember that name going forward.
- What’s New in 5.5
- The Spyder5 applications and installer are now 64-bit, for full compatibility with macOS 10.15 “Catalina” and beyond. This also eliminates “not optimized for your Mac” alerts in OSX prior to 10.15.
- Retina Display support, for improved user interface appearance (better, sharper, smoother)
- Assorted internal improvements and bug fixes.
- What’s Fixed in 5.3:
- High Sierra-specific fixes: (OSX 10.13 or later; previous versions of OSX were unaffected):
- Main application: No longer results in an incorrect calibration table being loaded upon quitting.
- Other fixes:
- Main application: Fix for bug in which calibration would fail when running on a system which didn’t have a Library:ColorSync:Profiles folder in the user’s Home folder. This folder will now be created if it doesn’t exist.
- Main application: Fix for bug in which after each calibration, an extra “Spyder5Express” profile was saved in addition to the profile that the user specifically named and saved. This extra (unused) “Spyder5Express” profile is no longer created.
- What’s Fixed in 5.2:
- Main application: When naming and saving a profile immediately after calibration: if there are double-byte characters in the profile name, these are now stripped/removed from the name and you’ll be warned this has happened. If at least one character remains in the profile name, it will be saved with the modified name. If the entire name was double-byte characters, you’ll be prompted to start over and enter a new profile name. (Previously, the presence of double-byte characters in a profile name would cause problems, such as non-working profiles or crashes).
- Main application: A few miscellaneous spelling/translation problems were fixed.
- Main application: The Help button was removed from the Preferences dialog, since content was not being loaded into the Help viewer window if it came up behind Preferences. If you want to read Help for Preferences, use the main Help menu item instead.
- Improvements in 5.1:
- SpyderUtility: Now displays a notification when it’s first launched, which also tells you if the Spyder5 is connected or not. (OSX 10.8 or later only). Can be optionally disabled in SpyderUtility:Preferences:General.
- SpyderUtility: Now displays “What’s New” information from Datacolor, using both notifications (OSX 10.8 or later) as well as a new “What’s New” menu command to manually display the information.
- What’s Fixed in 5.1:
- Main application: Fixed a problem that could cause the monitors database to be downloaded on each launch (with progress indication).
- Main application: Fixed cosmetic problems with some of the graphics on assorted screens, where dark bar edges could appear on the right and/or bottom.
- Main application: Calibration of “small gamut” displays, such as certain MacBook Air models, no longer produces progressively reduced gamut on each calibration.
- SpyderUtility: In its Preferences dialog, the Cancel button now works correctly.