WEBINAR: Datacolor Color Management for Fine Art Reproduction, Wednesday Sept 12, at 3PM EDT

On Wednesday September 12th, at 3PM Eastern Time (Noon on the West Coast) David Saffir and I will present a webinar on Color Management for Fine Art Reproduction, including lots of details from our own personal experience with working in this area. Learn techniques for capturing, editing, and printing reproductions of artwork. This will beContinue reading “WEBINAR: Datacolor Color Management for Fine Art Reproduction, Wednesday Sept 12, at 3PM EDT”

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”

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”

LAST CALL: Datacolor Capture Calibration Webinar, Wednesday June 13, at 3PM EDT

On Wednesday June 13th, at 3PM Eastern Time (Noon on the West Coast) David Saffir and I will present a webinar on Capture Color Management, including lots of details on how to improve the results of your image capture You can register for this webinar here. There will be a Datacolor Spyder4Pro given away toContinue reading “LAST CALL: Datacolor Capture Calibration Webinar, Wednesday June 13, at 3PM EDT”

Datacolor Photoshop CS6 & Lightroom 4 Webinar, Wednesday May 16, at 3PM EDT

Wednesday’s Datacolor Webinar will cover color management, and particularly soft proofing, using Photoshop CS6, plus the new soft proofing functions of Lightroom 4. Don’t miss this opportunity to get familiar with these new functions and how to use them, with David Saffir and myself. You can register for this webinar here. There will be aContinue reading “Datacolor Photoshop CS6 & Lightroom 4 Webinar, Wednesday May 16, at 3PM EDT”

Datacolor Spyder4 Webinar, Wednesday May 16, at 3PM EDT

On Wednesday May 16th, at 3PM Eastern Time (Noon on the West Coast) David Saffir and I will be together in Princeton, to present a webinar on Color Management for Softproofing, including lots of details on how to save time and money, as well as avoid the frustration of trial and error prints. You canContinue reading “Datacolor Spyder4 Webinar, Wednesday May 16, at 3PM EDT”

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”

How NOT to Do Color Critical Work

Subtitle: Whats Wrong with this Picture? The intent here is not to pick on Dell in particular; they offer a range of displays that are often quite good for their price points. But they are promulgating The Myth of the Corner Office in the image captured from one of their ads above. Take a goodContinue reading “How NOT to Do Color Critical Work”

Interesting Comparison: Monitor Accuracy with and without Calibration

The graphs below use the shortest form of the Color Accuracy test from Spyder4Elite’s Advanced Analysis Suite (other versions measure 24 or 48 patches, instead of 12). The top graph shows the accuracy of colors displayed using sRGB as the display profile, a fairly common default setting. The sRGB error values are as high asContinue reading “Interesting Comparison: Monitor Accuracy with and without Calibration”

Datacolor Spyder4 Webinar, Wednesday April 18, at 3PM EDT

On Wednesday April 18, at 3PM Eastern Time (Noon on the West Coast) David Saffir and I will be presenting a webinar on Advanced Studio Calibration, including multiple display calibration, ambient light issues, studio calibration standards, and side-by-side tuning, as well as special consideration of laptops for studio and field use. You can register forContinue reading “Datacolor Spyder4 Webinar, Wednesday April 18, at 3PM EDT”