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”

Analysis of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Screen’s Color Gamut

The illustration above shows the color gamut of the seven inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, compared to sRGB. This gamut looks quite familiar to anyone who has analyzed the gamut of laptop computers and tablets over the last few years. It can best be described as “small and twisted.” This refers to the fact thatContinue reading “Analysis of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Screen’s Color Gamut”

Datacolor Spyder Blog Goes Live

Datacolor’s long awaited Photography and Digital Imaging Blog has finally gone live. There are great photography and color management articles by a number of Datacolor’s world-class Friends with Vision, as well as some of my own work. Thanks to everyone involved in this effort! Credits: C. David Tobie, Copyright 2012. Website: CDTobie.com Return to Blog’sContinue reading “Datacolor Spyder Blog Goes Live”

Reduced Reflectance of Retina Display MacBook Pro

When Apple announced the Retina display MacBook Pro, they made a number of claims about its improvements. One of those claims had to do with reduced reflectance, and involved not adding an extra sheet of glass across the entire display screen as in previous MacBook designs. Photographers immediately picked up on this statement, and theContinue reading “Reduced Reflectance of Retina Display MacBook Pro”

Color Gamut of Retina Display MacBook Pro

When Apple announced the Retina display MacBook Pro, they made a number of claims about its improvements. Beyond the obvious improvement in resolution, these were a bit vague. I will be publishing an article on the reduced reflectivity of the screen later today. But first, I wanted to show the color gamut of the newContinue reading “Color Gamut of Retina Display MacBook Pro”

Video on Using SpyderCheckr with Hasselblad Phocus Now Available

I recently produced the English audio for this tutorial, which has now been integrated with the video. It covers how to use the Datacolor SpyderCheckr with Hasselbad’s Phocus RAW conversion software. So those of you with an interest in the SpyderCheckr for camera calibration, or who use Phocus for your RAW conversion, should take aContinue reading “Video on Using SpyderCheckr with Hasselblad Phocus Now Available”

Datacolor Spyder4TV HD Cross-Grade Now Available

Datacolor released Spyder4TV HD recently, and I wrote a quick review of it. I immediately began getting email from people asking when the cross-grade from Spyder4Elite and Spyder4Pro would be available. The only answer I could offer was “soon”… Well, soon is here. The Datacolor website now has a product page for the S4TV HD Cross-grade. If youContinue reading “Datacolor Spyder4TV HD Cross-Grade Now Available”

Creating a WiFi Network on your Mac: Great for Using SpyderGallery

Overview: This article describes how to create a WiFi network directly from a Mac with built-in WiFi. Such networks do not require a wireless router, and can be used to communicate directly between your Mac and your iPhone or iPad. This makes them ideal for using with the Datacolor SpyderGallery application, which requires WiFi between the iOS deviceContinue reading “Creating a WiFi Network on your Mac: Great for Using SpyderGallery”