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

Color Management / Spyder4 Webinar Wrap-up and Announcement

We had a GREAT webinar session today on the Spyder4 calibration device, and color management for photographers. Well attended, and the attendees just buried us with questions! We’re going to be announcing an ongoing series, held once a month in the middle of the month. Watch for it! and many thanks to Datacolor for the support!

PS – video from the webinar will be posted here in the near future!

Free Webinar – Spyder4 Color Calibration for Desktop, Laptop, iPad, and iPhone

David Tobie and I will be presenting a webinar on the features, functions, and accuracy of the new Spyder4 line of Datacolor products this Wednesday, March 21, at 3PM on the East Coast, Noon on the West Coast; the rest of you know how to figure your local time from that. If you are interested in learning more about the Spyder4 products, please sign up for the webinar, while there is still space left.

 

Datacolor Webinar

There will be a Datacolor Spyder4Pro given away to a webinar participant! Hope to see many of you there!

New Info On Choosing Display For Photo Editing

For some time now, I’ve been receiving questions regarding computer displays from subscribers and readers of this blog – questions about image quality on-screen, color accuracy and consistency, brightness, and more.

Additionally, I hear questions about selecting a new display – which ones are best in terms of overall performance, which ones have the “best” color, which are the best value for the money.

There are a number of web sites which have provided monitor reviews – sometimes looking at them grouped by type (flat screen vs CRT in the old days, for example), type of backlight, laptop vs. desktop, etc. And it’s fair to say that many of these reviews have been very helpful, at the time, in differentiating performance of various manufacturers’ offerings.

As far as I know, there is no single reference or database that gives photographers an opportunity to objectively evaluate performance of displays used in image review and editing – both tasks critical to success in our profession.

I’d like to see that kind of information become readily available, and I believe that we have the tools. Datacolor provides a suite of monitor performance tests (Monitor Quality Analysis, or MQA), which are folded into the software it includes with its newest display calibration device- the Spyder4 Elite. Testing capabilities include:

–      Color Gamut

–      Screen Uniformity

–      Tone Response

–      White Luminance and Contrast

–      White Point at Different OSD settings

An example of the Color Uniformity for Brightness report, which shows comparative performance among nine segments of the screen:

And the color accuracy report:

This chart shows accuracy of color among a set of target patches, and provides a quantitative measurement of the display’s accuracy to standard for each patch. An average Delta-E value of less than 3 is acceptable; in this case the display achieved a score of 1.8, suitable to effective post-production work for photography.

Datacolor provides performance information in the other test areas, and calculates an overall performance measurement.

Imagine how useful this information could be if we could have a database showing comparative performance of different monitors, at different price points. We could actually calculate a score that measure “bang for the buck” – the value received for investment made by the buyer!

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