Gamut Graphing Differences Between Spyder3 and Spyder4
Aug 2012 09

Occasionally a Spyder owner will report that installing Spyder4, and recalibrating a display with it, produces a gamut graph on the last screen of the application that shows a smaller gamut than previous Spyder3 profiles for that screen show. This causes some concern about the “lost gamut” which this seems to imply.

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C. David Tobie: Getting the Most from Recent Inkjet Printers With SpyderPRINT
Aug 2012 21

How can we control output to inkjet printers? Simply editing your images on a computer, and sending the file to the printer does not produce the degree of color control and accuracy your prints deserve. The first step is to calibrate your display with a display calibration tool. This assures that what you see on screen actually represents the file you are working on. Then there is the question of getting that file to print as accurately, smoothly, and consistently as possible. This brings us to the topic of custom printer profiles…

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CD Tobie: Canon 5D Mark lll and Nikon D800 Color Comparison
Sep 2012 04

This article compares the uncalibrated and calibrated color from Canon and Nikon’s recently released pro camera bodies: the Canon 5D Mark lll, and the Nikon D800. I recently spent two weeks in Tuscany shooting with other photographers. One of those was Kevin O’Connor, who was carrying the new Nikon D800, while I was carrying the Canon 5D Mark lll. It was interesting to compare the two cameras in terms of various types of shooting from sports to glamour, from food to landscape, not to mention low light and long lenses. But this article focusses on one factor of each camera: its native color, and its calibrated color.

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Rolf Nachbar: How Can I Capture a Perfect Ferrari Red?
Sep 2012 11

What a request for a photo production: “Mr. Nachbar, can you photograph four historic Ferraris for us, for illustration in a big format calendar?” My heart as an advertising photographer and aficionado of historic cars took a leap after the first sentence already. The extent of the production and the requirements towards my team and me were defined quickly and clearly: We had to stage four unique Ferraris, manufactured between 1952 and 1970, on location, that should yield a nice twelve-image series for a picture calendar.

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David Saffir: Frequently Asked Questions About Display Calibration from Photoshop World West 2012
Sep 2012 18

I recently spent several days working with photographers on color management issues at Photoshop World West in Las Vegas, I thought it would be a good idea to pick a few of the most frequently heard issues and try to address them here:

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Datacolor Introduces SpyderCAPTURE PRO
Sep 2012 19

Photographers have long understood that the most important element in controlling their color is display calibration. And those that are serious about making their own prints also understand the value of custom printer profiles in getting the best results and reducing trial-and-error test prints. But many photographers are only recently becoming aware of capture calibration.  Datacolor’s new SpyderCAPTURE PRO product is designed with this new interest in capture calibration in mind.

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Webinar: Introduction to Color Management Using Spyder Technology
Sep 2012 21

Videos now available! Watch as Datacolor Color Management Experts, David Tobie and David Saffir explain the ins and outs of color management and how to get the most out of your images. An interactive Q&A will took place throughout the webinar to answer any questions.

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David Cardinal: Use Datacolor SpyderGALLERY To Strut Your Stuff On Your iPad or iPhone
Sep 2012 27

Increasingly photographers are turning to iPads as an alternative to printing paper portfolios or showing proof prints. Images nearly jump off the high-quality display and the benefits in terms of flexibility are obvious and substantial. But the iPad doesn’t offer any way to calibrate or profile its display — meaning there isn’t any built-in way to ensure accurate color. This has left most of us mumbling vague apologies in advance when about to show off our latest creations on an iPad or iPhone.

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Webinar: Calibration for All of Your Display Devices: including iPhones, iPads & More
Oct 2012 08

Join us Tuesday, October 16th from 3PM-4PM EDT, as Datacolor Color Management Experts, David Tobie and David Saffir discuss the issues photographers encounter when calibrating displays for use in photo studios and related workspaces. Some issues to be discussed include: accurate color calibration, ambient light and studio setup issues, studio calibration standards, and side-by-side tuning of displays for visual matching.

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Gianluca Colla: Reasons To Calibrate Autofocus (Part 2)
Oct 2012 09

Now that we have seen in this article why we need to calibrate the autofocus of our camera/lens combination (CLC) let’s see how to do it. In a nut-shell, we point the camera at the SpyderLENSCAL, we focus on the vertical target, take a picture, and by zooming in the picture (on the camera display or, better, on a computer screen) we can verify on the ruler whether the front or rear section is sharper (ideally should be the zero, but….) In case the numbers in the ruler’s front area are sharper than zero, then the lens is ‘front focusing’, in case the numbers on the rear are sharper, then the lens is back focusing and we can use the in-camera menu to fine tune the focus. That’s the quick explanation, let’s go through the in depth process.

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