John Walrath: Meet Spyder5+
Nov 2016 25

Datacolor has recently launched an exciting upgrade for our line of Spyder5 display calibration tools. This upgrade adds a number of useful features to make calibration more effective and convenient. We call this upgrade Spyder5 Plus

Spyder5 Plus software is available if you own a Spyder5. There are two Spyder5 Plus software versions: Spyder5PRO+ and Spyder5ELITE+.

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My visit to the Adobe MAX Creativity Conference
Nov 2016 17

Adobe uses its annual MAX conference to showcase its newest technologies and point the way forward with its vision for the future of the creative professions. This year’s event, the largest ever with 10,000 attendees, set a very-bullish tone. Adobe sees creativity as a major growth area, both as a profession, and as a part of the global economy. To support that future, Adobe is driving aggressively to a collaboration-centric, shared-resource, vision for the future. That vision makes universal, excellent, and accurate color management a necessity. We’ll look at why that is by diving into several of Adobe’s initiatives – Cloud-native, Adobe Stock, and new ways for photographers to work directly with designers.

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Oct 2016 05

Color calibration is an important process when taking and editing photos. With the Spyder5CAPTURE PRO bundle, it only takes a few steps to ensure perfect, consistent color in all your shots. The kit includes, the SpyderCHECKR to give your photos a color reference, the SpyderLENSCAL, to adjust autofocusing, the SpyderCUBE, to obtain perfect exposure, and the Spyder5ELITE, for accurate monitor calibration.

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Reisefotografie: Tipps und Tricks für kontrastreiche Motive
Jul 2016 06

Sommerzeit ist Reisezeit und damit auch Hochkonjunktur für Natur- und Reisefotografie. Doch wer kennt das nicht: die wunderschöne idyllische Altstadtgasse ist bei der Sichtung zuhause entweder teilweise im Schatten versunken oder der Himmel und die Dächer sind überbelichtet. Für viele Hobbyfotografen, und das passiert zum Teil auch erfahrenen Fotografen, ist das eine Enttäuschung, da die Aufnahme in keinster Weise dem entspricht was man gesehen hat.

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Travel Photography: Tips and Tricks for High Contrast Scenes  
Jul 2016 06

It’s summer, time for travelling and also peak season for nature and travel photography. Digital cameras are still getting better and better and easier to use. However, sometimes it is quite disappointing that a picture such as a historic city alley either is partly underexposed with huge dark shadow areas, or the roofs and the sky are extremely overexposed. Although it is possible to review the image immediately in the display on the camera, the problem can often only be addressed at home in the post-processing workflow, and then it might be too late to fix the image in order to get a beautiful photograph.

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