New Free Webinar: Calibration for All of Your Display Devices

Calibration for All of Your Display Devices: including iPhones, iPads & more
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT, 12 noon – 1 PM PDT

Most photographers, artists, and designers own more than one display device – be it a laptop or desktop computer, projector, iPhone or iPad. It can be a challenge to get them all to work together and provide accurate and consistent color, hue, saturation, and brightness – which enables the user to work with confidence and transition between display devices efficiently and effectively. One should for example, be able to edit images on a desktop computer, and be assured that those images will be color-consistent when shown to a client or colleague on a laptop or iPad.

Join us Tuesday, October 16th from 3PM-4PM EDT (12 Noon – 1 PM PDT), as Datacolor Color Management Experts, David Saffir and David Tobie discuss the issues photographers encounter when calibrating displays for use in photo studios and related workspaces. Some issues to be discussed include: accurate color calibration, ambient light and studio setup issues, studio calibration standards, and side-by-side tuning of displays for visual matching.

An interactive Q&A will take place throughout the webinar to answer any questions you may have.

Register here: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/886424690

Webinar: Advanced Studio Display Calibration for Photographers (recorded)

Webinar (recorded) featuring David Tobie and David Saffir discussing the issues photographers encounter when calibrating displays for use in photo studios and related workspaces, including solutions for ambient light issues, Studio Calibration Standards, and Side-by-Side tuning of displays for visual matching. Webinar content also includes adjusting laptops to better match desktop displays, which is particularly useful if one is reviewing or editing images in the field, or shooting tethered to a camera. Coverage of the Datacolor Spyder4 device and software as a color management tool.

Check out the WORKSHOPS tab at the top of this page for our upcoming Photo Tour and Workshop to the Palouse!

Free Webinar Recording – Advanced Studio Display Calibration w/ Spyder4, for Photographers

Many photographers encounter issues in calibrating color and luminance of their displays for studio use causing them to spend countless hours editing images and wasting paper to produce accurate images.

In this webinar, you’ll learn advanced techniques for accurate calibration and consistent viewing in your studio and other workspaces. This includes matching several displays in a work area or in a workgroup/collaborative team. The results will be saved time and money, and images that look the way they did when you shot them.

This session hosted by Datacolor, C David Tobie and David Saffir as presenters.

http://spyder.datacolor.com/portfolio-view/advanced-studio-display-calibration-for-photographers/

© David Saffir

Check out the WORKSHOPS tab at the top of this page for our upcoming Photo Tour and Workshop to the Palouse!

Reminder: Advanced Studio Display Calibration for Photographers – Free Webinar

Join us for a webinar on Advanced Studio Display Calibration for photographers! And get a chance to win
a FREE Spyder4 Pro calibration device!

Many photographers encounter issues in calibrating their displays for studio use causing them to spend countless hours editing images and wasting paper to produce accurate images. In this webinar, you’ll learn techniques for accurate calibration and consistent viewing in your studio and other workspaces. The results will be saved time and money, and images that look the way they did when you shot them.

On Wednesday, April 18th from 3 pm – 4 pm EDT (Noon PDT, etc), join us as Datacolor Color Management Experts, David Saffir and David Tobie discuss the issues photographers encounter when calibrating displays for use in photo studios and related workspaces, including ambient light issues, Studio Calibration Standards, and Side-by-Side tuning of displays for visual matching.

We will be giving away a free Spyder4 Pro at the end of the webinar!

for registration for this free webinar…..

Early Morning, West of Mono Lake

Review in Professional Photographer Mag: SpyderGallery: Color Calibration Now a Reality for Your iPad

A new product from Datacolor, SpyderGallery, makes it dead easy to calibrate your iPad—versions 1 or 2—and the results are noticeably better: image quality, color accuracy, saturation, shadow detail, and detail in highly saturated areas are improved,

For more, continue here..

 

Five Reasons to Calibrate and Profile Your Display for Photography

Five Reasons to Calibrate and Profile Your Display for Photography

1. Ease of Use – A calibrated/profiled display is easier on the eyes, renders more accurate color, and causes less eye fatigue that a device used “right out of the box”

2. Money – most people using an uncalibrated display for image editing and printing photographs find that they get into a “print-tweak, print-tweak” cycle, which involves making a test print, adjusting at the computer, another test print etc. Pretty soon, a $1 8×10 becomes a $5 or $6 version of the same thing….. accurate screen to print match saves time and money.

Double Alaska Rainbow by Eric Rolf (Wikipedia)

3. Control – a calibrated display can be set up to give you an accurate preview of the appearance of your print – even as you are mid-stream in editing. You know where you are, and you know where you’re going!

4. Accuracy – this is particularly important when working with customers. Many will want to see consistent colors for their products – even small variations are important – as they are part of the “brand” and the market identity of the company. Similarly, it’s human nature to want to see real green, real yellow, blue, etc – and images that drift from that kind of realism are often not taken seriously by the viewer.

5. Improving your craft – display devices change over time, even in as little time as a few weeks. A stable, consistent display gives you the opportunity to ensure that you are working to the same standards all the time, which trains your eye and mind – you’ll see more in your images, and you’ll develop improved skills in managing changes during editing (or even shooting!)

And a small bonus – display calibration/profiling isn’t just for color – it involves managing brightness, among other things. You’ll find it’s much easier to discern fine details in highlights and shadows with an accurately calibrated and profiled display.

see the Workshops tab above for info on my latest workshops – including the Palouse!

Datacolor Announces Availability Next-Generation Spyder4 Calibration Device – See It At PMA

Datacolor have announced availability of the new Spyder4 – its next-generation device for color calibration of computer displays, laptops, projectors, and mobile devices (such as the iPhone and iPad).

I was involved with the beta test of the Spyder4, and I’ve found it to be quite useful across the range of devices I use in my professional photography work. Accuracy is remarkable, and the new software facilitates a high degree of control and customization.

I’ll be working with Datacolor at the upcoming PMA conference at the Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas, starting Jan 10. Come by the Datacolor exhibit (booth #72129) for a demo of this and other products from the company.

Quoting from the press release:

Spyder4 is designed for the way photographers work, combining an easy-to-use interface with advanced levels of brightness and color control. The full-spectrum color capture technology uses a seven-channel sensor, which registers color in the same way as the human eye, ensuring the colors on the screen are true-to-life.

Since no two devices display the exact same color, precise calibration is imperative in order to ensure consistent, true color representation. In addition, even calibrated monitors, TVs and tablets will gradually decrease in accuracy, requiring color calibration every one to two months in order to display sharp, accurate colors, shadows and highlights.

Spyder 4 provides an easy-to-use calibration solution for all display devices, which greatly improves workflow efficiency for busy professionals and photo enthusiasts,” said Dave Faulkner, Product Manager, Imaging Color Solutions at Datacolor. “Our team is dedicated to developing color management tools that are extremely intuitive while still delivering the highest levels of accuracy that professional photographers demand. The industry is competitive, and anything that gives photographers an advantage, especially with the technical details of color management, is a huge asset. Photographers need to be able quickly edit and process shots to deliver to clients on deadline, and the Spyder4 will calibrate all their monitors in just minutes.

A range of Spyder 4 devices are available, enabling users to choose the model that best matches their color management needs. The Spyder4 calibrates a variety of wide-gamut and normal-gamut displays. All models feature a simple install wizard, and deliver an average of 26% more accuracy and improved low luminance performance over previous Spyder3 technology.

Spyder4 Express is a cost-effective colorimeter that quickly calibrates a single display computer or laptop right out of the box. iPad and iPhone calibration is also available with Datacolor’s free SpyderGallery app.

Spyder4 Pro is ideal for those that want more control over light and color management, offering ambient light measurement and the ability to calibrate multiple displays, as well as iOS devices.

Spyder4 Elite offers the highest level of customization. In addition to the previously noted displays, it can also be used to calibrate projectors. Developed for professional photographers, videographers and others who must match colors precisely, the Spyder4 Elite provides the tools to manage multiple displays and calibrate them using a full set of gamma and non-gamma tone response curves to create custom workflow settings. The user can even define a custom calibration. The Spyder4 Elite includes the L-Star workflow and supports the video standards Cineon, NTSC, PAL and HDTV.

Pricing and Availability

Spyder4 products are available at photography and consumer electronic retailers nationwide or online at www.datacolor.com. The Spyder4Express is priced at $119, Spyder4Pro is $169, and Spyder4Elite is $249.