The New Apple iMac May Be Your Next Imaging Workstation

The Allure of the iMac As the Apple iMac has evolved into a more attractive device, photographers and designers have been tempted by the increasingly alluring form factor, more powerful processors, and the larger, higher resolution screens. They have asked with each generation of new iMac if it was finally fit-to-purpose for serious image editingContinue reading “The New Apple iMac May Be Your Next Imaging Workstation”

Datacolor Spyder4 Nominated for MacUser Creative Hardware of the Year Award

Datacolor’s Spyder4 has been nominated for a MacUser Award in the “Creative Hardware of the Year” Category. Take a look at the full list of nominees in all categories at:

Another Milestone for CDTobie’s Photo Blog: 100,000 Page Views

Its been a bit over six months since I started this blog. In the last week, with Photokina news, and with incoming traffic from such sites as ZDNet, Daring Fireball, DPReview, Luminous Landscape, Extreme Tech, NorthLight Images, and MacRumors (all of those just today, actually), I’ve watched the total page views of the blog creepContinue reading “Another Milestone for CDTobie’s Photo Blog: 100,000 Page Views”

Latest List of Cameras Offering Auto-Focus Micro-Adjustment

Here’s an update to the list of cameras which offer auto-focus micro-adjustment functions. One reason this is important is the ability to adjust these cameras using auto-focus targets such as Datacolor’s SpyderLensCal. The latest Canon models actually allow calibration at both ends of the zoom range of zoom lenses. Keep in mind that a toolContinue reading “Latest List of Cameras Offering Auto-Focus Micro-Adjustment”

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: Return to Blog’s Main Page <a

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”

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”

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”