C. David Tobie: Workspace Conditions and Color Critical Work
May 2013 09

Views are a wonderful thing, and when you work your way up to a corner office, the idea of blackout shades dimming your room to low light levels, and not allowing you to even see whether the sun is shining or not is something that many resist. After all; you’re an editor (architect, advertising account manager, etc) now, not a photo retoucher (draftsman, graphic designer, etc). However; if you select the images for articles, choose amongst architectural renderings, or ad versions, or if you are in any way part of the workflow that processes images and layouts for press output, web output, fine art prints, wedding albums, or any other color critical use, then either you are part of the color managed solution… or else you are part of the color management problem.

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C. David Tobie: The Simplest Trick in Display Calibration
Oct 2013 01

Display calibration can be as simple or as complex as you wish to make it. But either way, there is one consideration that is key to getting a good display-to-print match; and many users are still not getting it right. So it’s worth reconsidering your display calibration settings, if your prints still don’t match your screen.

Displays have changed over the years. Standard calibration and use of a color managed imaging application can take care of the issues created by the new wider gamut of many displays. And higher bit-depth may provide increased smoothness, but it should not cause any new color matching issues. The feature of newer displays that consistently causes the most problems is their increased brightness.

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