Room Light Compensation to Calibrate Contrast
Jan 2017 13

Monitors work with an additive color palette while an inkjet printer works with a subtractive one. If all colors at the highest level of saturation are arranged at one point on your screen the resulting color is white. The same scenario with your printer results in black.

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Improving the Tonal Range of a Print with SpyderPRINT
Jan 2017 10

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Have you ever made a print that doesn’t have the same dynamic feel you saw on your display? It is a very common problem and the cause of much disappointment. Making a print with a full tonal range and detail in the shadows & highlights might be a simple fix.

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Datacolor Welcomes Jason Matias to its Friends With Vision Program
Dec 2016 13

Photography began as a means of solving the “no picture, no proof” argument when I used to do solo backcountry hiking in Alaska. I was stationed at Eielson AFB at the time. Since then it’s bloomed, wintered, and bloomed again. I now define my photography within two distinct veins.

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Save time and money by using softproofing in Photoshop and Lightroom.
Dec 2016 07

The softproof function in Photoshop and Lightroom allows you to get an impression on how a printout will look when printed on your printer with the appropriate paper. It can also show you how the print result will look when you receive the print back from the service provider.

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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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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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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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Post processing your photos to get the Joe McNally look
May 2016 04

It takes a certain type of intuitive perception and skills to reach the level Joe McNally has. From his works for the National Geographic Society to his famous Faces of Ground Zero portraits, there’s a distinctive idiosyncrasy in all his work.

And if you wish to follow in his footsteps, if you like the look and feel of his work, you’d have to study his techniques and understand his perspective.

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Datacolor Welcomes Firat Bagdu to its Friend’s With Vision Program

Bagdu’s distinct style is due to his unique composition of color, light and form. Much more important, however, is his attention to detail one can clearly spot in each of his photos. „An inspiration can be completely trivial, like for example the perfect combination of colors. Oftentimes I don’t find my inspiration in optical aspects, but rather in smells, sounds and the moods closely linked to these. The art of photography consists of capturing these moods and moments.“

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Seán Duggan: Localized White Balance Corrections in Lightroom
Jan 2016 20

In this article, we’ll take a look at ways to combine overall white balance corrections with techniques to apply white balance adjustments to specific areas of an image.

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