Datacolor Updates Their Spyder5 Software to Support 64-Bit Applications

Grab this free update to ensure your Spyder5 software continues to work on Catalina macOS. 

Apple recently launched an update to its macOS software that is causing all sorts of problems for many software companies. Datacolor was one of the companies that were affected by Apple’s decision to no longer supper 32-Bit applications in their new 10.15 Catalina macOS update. They have, however, just launched a new 64-Bit update that will make their Spyder5 sensors software work on Catalina macOS. Join us after the break for all the details.

Datacolor is, of course, famous for monitor calibration devices. Datacolor’s Spyder monitor calibrators have helped thousands of photographers calibrate their screens properly. Screen calibration is vital if you want to see an accurate representation of the colors in your image. The process of monitor calibration is essential when printing out your pictures too. The Spyders themselves are driven by Datacolor’s proprietary software. The latest sensors from Datacolor (like the SpyderX Elite) already use 64-bit applications, but their older Spyder5 sensors software needed the upgrade to continue to work.

Spyder5 Software

In a statement released by Datacolor, they note that they will be providing the free software update to all Spyder5 users. The release will enable all users to use their sensors with the latest version of macOS. If you are new to the world of screen calibration with the Datacolor Spyder5, you should check out our guide on how to do it here.

If you’re familiar with the process, we highly recommend you re-calibrate your Mac’s display once you have the new software downloaded. Remember, though, if you use any of Datacolor’s SpyderX Sensors, you do not need to worry about updating your software. If you’re a Mac user and you own the Datacolor Spyder5, you can head to Datacolors’s official website to download the update to the Spyder5 Software.

Brett Day

Brett Day is the Gear Editor at The Phoblographer and has been a photographer for as long as he can remember. Brett has his own photography business that focuses on corporate events and portraiture. In his spare time, Brett loves to practice landscape and wildlife photography. When he's not behind a camera, he's enjoying life with his wife and two kids, or he's playing video games, drinking coffee, and eating Cheetos.