Using the SpyderCube with Photoshop CS6 & Camera Raw 7.1

Once Lightroom 4 directions were completed, next on the list was a matching list of directions for using with Photoshop CS6 and its mate, Adobe Camera Raw 7.1. I’ll post those directions here, so that anyone using the SpyderCube who has upgraded to  CS6 can give this a try, and can send me comments ifContinue reading “Using the SpyderCube with Photoshop CS6 & Camera Raw 7.1”

Using the SpyderCube with Lightroom 4

I’ve been working on the necessary directions for using the Datacolor SpyderCube with the new controls in Lightroom 4’s Process 2012. I’d appreciate any feedback from photographers who try this out. You don’t need to take a new shot of the Cube to test this, you can take a previous image with the Cube in it,Continue reading “Using the SpyderCube with Lightroom 4”

Image Editing under iOS; New Options Make it More Powerful

I had a request to write an article about iPhoto for iOS for the Datacolor SpyderBlog. But the appropriate context for that was to compare it to Adobe’s new iOS image editing app, and the app from NIK that was the leader before the big guns moved in. Here is a link to the articleContinue reading “Image Editing under iOS; New Options Make it More Powerful”

The Depth of Field Myth

People talk about the “depth of field” with a lens at a given setting. I believe that depth of field is something of a myth. The actual depth of truely sharp field is, effectively, zero, so it really boils down to “point of focus”. With paper prints made from film, there was a fixed resolutionContinue reading “The Depth of Field Myth”

Gradients and Step Wedges in Photoshop

Two common types of synthetic images created in Photoshop are gradients and step wedges. The most common gradient is an even field, from black to white, to test for the smoothness of your display or print. The most common step wedge set is a set of patches from black to white in a specific numberContinue reading “Gradients and Step Wedges in Photoshop”

Color My World: A Quick Review of the First Four Months of this Blog

Its been a bit over four months since I started this blog, and I felt I should do a short review, before disappearing to Italy for a couple of weeks of photography, and the occasional workshop. Readership has been increasing; in that wobbly way that web stats move. And I keep hitting a new “mostContinue reading “Color My World: A Quick Review of the First Four Months of this Blog”

More Cameras Offering Auto-Focus Micro Adjustment

Its taking time, but an increasing number of cameras are  now offering the capability of adjusting auto-focus in the camera’s menu. This is very useful to users who depend on auto-focus. And a number of these cameras allow you to set corrections on a per-lens basis, so that each lens is individually adjusted. I nowContinue reading “More Cameras Offering Auto-Focus Micro Adjustment”

Micro-adjustment of Screen Brightness with Mac 10.7.4

As of Mac OS X 10.7.4, it is now possible to make finer adjustments to screen brightness on Apple displays, allowing more precise targeting of your display luminance. To use this new feature with Spyder4Elite, just hold down the Shift and Option keys while pressing the brightness up (large sun) or brightness down (small sun)Continue reading “Micro-adjustment of Screen Brightness with Mac 10.7.4”

ZDNet picks up CDTobie’s Photo Blog on Retina Display MBP

ZDNet, a major tech publisher, picked up this blog’s recent series of articles on the Retina display MacBook Pro, and published an article of their own consisting of quotes from my series, with short comments by the ZDNet’s writer David Morgenstern. This is a common ZD practice that follows copyright rules of fair usage. SoContinue reading “ZDNet picks up CDTobie’s Photo Blog on Retina Display MBP”