I am in search of a spectrophotometer. It will be used to calibrate displays, printer, scanner or whatnot, and all the usual. Especially it is also to step up in color management, soft-proofing code and other color accuracy work in GIMP development (as it’s one of the next big work I planned before GIMP 3.0 release).
Of course I need it to be usable on Linux too with the usual color management “suspects” (DisplayCal/ArgyllCMS in particular, I use GNOME Color too sometimes, which is also ArgyllCMS based anyway AFAIK).
This won’t be paid personally (but on GIMP funds), nevertheless as I see the prices of spectrophotometers can be quite expensive (from a few hundreds to thousands), and since I don’t want this money to go to waste, I’d welcome suggestions from people who know better. What should I get?
P.S.: as a side good point, as I was searching if such request had been done recently on this forum, I realize it could even make the colorhug I bought years ago actually usable! That’s nice as right now this object is mostly an expensive paperweight (though I don’t regret paying it as a support of an OpenHardware project; it’s just sad that this project stopped before improving further ).