David Cardinal: How does your monitor measure up? Find out with Spyer5ELITE
Oct 2015 22

While the main purpose of using a Spyder5 is to calibrate and profile your monitors, many users don’t realize that it can also perform a variety of advanced tests on your monitor. In this article we look at the specific tests you can do with the Display Analysis module, how to do them, and what they measure.

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John Walrath: SpyderCUBE and SpyderCHECKR: Essential Tools for Interior Photography
Oct 2015 15

The cornerstone of any digital workflow is an accurate display. Your display is the window into your digital world. If your display does not show an accurate representation of your image, you cannot make informed adjustments. Generally speaking, monitors are natively too saturated, too cool and too bright for a photographic workflow. As a consequence, these are attributes you are compensating for when you edit an image on an un-calibrated display. This means your image will not accurately reflect true-to-life color, nor print the way you intend without adjustment or test prints.

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David Cardinal: Troubleshooting Poor Color in your Photographs
Sep 2015 16

Getting color right is an essential part of effective photography. There is a lot we can do both within the camera and in post processing to accomplish that. In this article, we’ll look at some steps you can take to identify the cause and potentially fix some of the most common issues with color.

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Seán Duggan: How Accurate is Your Camera’s Preview Image?
May 2015 27

With digital photography, the first view of our images is on the screen on the back of the camera. But just how reliable is that image preview, as well as the histogram that can also be displayed on the camera? And, more to the point, are there times when it is giving you less than accurate information about the photo you just shot? In this article we’ll take a look at that question, concentrating mainly on how it relates to exposure with Raw files.

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Interview with Sarah Silver – Fashion Beauty and Movement Photographer
May 2015 13

Datacolor speaks with Sarah Silver, an established fashion, beauty and movement photographer, to see why monitor calibration is important to her.

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