Photokina: Datacolor Announces SpyderCAPTURE PRO

The Color Calibration Status Quo Photographers have long understood that the most important element in controlling their color is display calibration. And those that are serious about making their own prints also understand the value of custom printer profiles in getting the best results and reducing trial-and-error test prints. But many photographers are only recentlyContinue reading “Photokina: Datacolor Announces SpyderCAPTURE PRO”

Color Comparison: Canon 5D Mark lll and Nikon D800

This article compares the uncalibrated and calibrated color from Canon and Nikon’s recently released pro camera bodies: the Canon 5D Mark lll, and the Nikon D800. I recently spent two weeks in Tuscany shooting with other photographers. One of those was Kevin O’Connor, who was carrying the new Nikon D800, while I was carrying the CanonContinue reading “Color Comparison: Canon 5D Mark lll and Nikon D800”

Getting the Most out of Inkjet Printers with SpyderPrint

I have had a request for a piece detailing the value of Datacolor’s SpyderPrint for recent generations of graphics-grade inkjet printers. Please take a look at the resulting article on Datacolor’s SpyderBlog, if you print your own work. Credits: C. David Tobie, Copyright 2012. Website: CDTobie.com Return to Blog’s Main Page <a

NIK Radio Interview with C. David Tobie

I was recently interviewed by Scott Sheppard for NIK Radio. The interview covered a wide range of topics, including NIK and Datacolor products, my own photography, iPhone photography, and my recent experiences with the latest Nikon and Canon cameras. To hear the full interview click here, and choose the interview dated 8/9/12. Credits: C. DavidContinue reading “NIK Radio Interview with C. David Tobie”

Review and Sample Images: iOS Photography App “Rays”

Digital Film Tools iOS App “Rays” is currently available as a free download. But even at its usual price of ninety nine cents, its a bargain. Rays is one of those “one trick pony” Apps, that does one thing, but does it well. Its one trick is to add convincing rays of light to yourContinue reading “Review and Sample Images: iOS Photography App “Rays””

New-Generation Color Calibrators and Display Gamut Concerns

The latest generation of display calibration products from the major manufacturers use a library of display models to allow them to make more accurate measurements of the gamut of various display types. While this technique increases display calibration accuracy, it can also cause concern amongst users who upgrade from earlier models, only to find thatContinue reading “New-Generation Color Calibrators and Display Gamut Concerns”

Mountain Lion, Gatekeeper, and Photography Applications

Mountain Lion Apple’s new OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) operating system for the Mac offers a range of new features, and more parity with iOS, meaning that those of us who switch between iPhones, iPads, and Macs all day long will find fewer differences. This will not be a review of all thats new inContinue reading “Mountain Lion, Gatekeeper, and Photography Applications”

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”