David Cardinal: Profiling a Curved Monitor or TV with Datacolor’s Spyder4
Jan 2015 28

My first thought when I saw Dell’s awesome-looking 34-inch curved monitor at CES was, “Wow, that’d be amazing for photo editing.” Price tag aside, the idea of having a single screen — with its viewing angle optimized from edge-to-edge by the slight curve of the display – to replace the two monitors I have wedged next to each other in a “V” is quite appealing. However, my second thought was, “How can I profile it?” Fortunately it turns out that it is quite possible to calibrate and profile a curved monitor using Datacolor’s Spyder4 hardware and software – with just a little bit of extra effort.

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Seán Duggan: Using Gray Targets for Night Photography
Jan 2015 20

Using a gray target such as the SpyderCUBE or the SpyderCHECKR 24 as a known reference for a neutral gray can be quite useful for correcting white balance issues in post processing. This is true for any shot where accurate white balance is important, but it can be particularly useful for night photography, especially for some exterior locations where there may be multiple light sources that have different color temperatures.

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Datacolor’s 2014 Holiday Giveaway Has Announced Winners!
Jan 2015 07

Datacolor Spyder and friends sponsored a photo gear giveaway this holiday season! The Spyder4ELITE, Canon SELPHY CO910, and Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO lens were just some of the amazing prizes offered, amongst many other items. Our sponsors included PhotFlex, ClickElite, DXO Image Science, onOne, LumaPix: Foto Fusion, Nissin Digital, and Enlight Photo. All of our winners have been picked and can be found on our website here.

Thank you to everyone who participated!

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Win Photo Gear from Datacolor and Friends this Holiday Season!
Dec 2014 22

Happy Holidays! To show our appreciation for your support this year we’ve packed our Holiday giveaway with some great gifts! Among offerings from Spyder you’ll find great products from: Canon, Photoflex, CLIK Elite, Tamron, DXO, onOne Software, LumaPix, Nissin Digital, and Enlight Photo!

Enter our Holiday Giveaway Here!

The Datacolor Spyder family wishes you a Happy Holiday and Healthy New Year!

Valid through 12/15/14-1/5/15.

David Cardinal: Tips For Managing Color When You’re Sharing Your Photo Memories
Dec 2014 18

Now that photo prints have largely given way to the electronic sharing of our photo memories, more and more of our life is viewed on a computer screen. In addition to social media powerhouses like , dozens of photo sharing sites have popped up, with lots of tools to help you upload, caption, tag, and share your digital photo albums. However, they all have one thing in common: They are only as good as the display where they are viewed. And the color on that display is only good if care is taken to properly color manage it.

As a reader of this blog, you’ve probably already profiled your monitor using one of Datacolor’s Spyder products. You may even have gone further and profiled your mobile device using Spyder Gallery — so that you can get beautiful-looking imaged displayed whether you’re at home or on the road. But what about all the people you are sharing those images with? More than likely, they haven’t taken that time, so they probably aren’t seeing your photos in their full glory. Maybe they’re even worried about your family’s health because of an off-color tint on the skin in your photos. No worries, we’ve got some helpful hints, just in time to make sure your holiday photos look great.

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