Terrell Lloyd: To Color Manage, or not to Color Manage?  That is the question.
May 2012 17

For many years now I have gone without having any type of color management on my computer, but I have always asked myself if this is the right thing to do. Am I on the right track in my photography business? Am I getting the correct colors in postproduction or in my final print output?

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C. David Tobie: Top Ten Reasons to Calibrate Your Displays
Jun 2012 21

Have you been thinking about calibrating your displays? Are you wondering if it’s really necessary? It absolutely is, and C. David Tobie gives you ten fantastic reasons to get off the fence and take control of your color.

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David Saffir: Datacolor Spyder4  Review (Pt. 1 of 3)
Jul 2012 06

The Datacolor Spyder4 series of display calibration devices have been released. There are three models: Spyder4EXPRESS, Spyder4PRO, and Spyder4ELITE. Spyder4EXPRESS is designed for photo enthusiasts, and offers automated color calibration at a very affordable price point. Spyder4PRO is intended for more advanced photographers, calibrates multiple monitors, and provides Monitor Quality Analysis (MQA) tools. Spyder4ELITE is designed for pro photographers and imaging pros, has advanced multiple display tuning, advanced MQA, advanced error reporting, and more.

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David Saffir: Datacolor Spyder4 Review: Software (Pt. 2 of 3)
Jul 2012 10

Spyder4ELITE software is unique – it operates in what Datacolor call “Step-by-Step Assistant mode (a type of Wizard), which consists largely of two series of functions, and in Expert Console mode, in which the software is highly customizable on one screen, and adaptable to a range of working situations. This article segment provides an introduction to some of the more important screens, and some new features, that you will see during the calibration and profiling of your display.

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David Saffir: Datacolor Spyder4 Review: Advanced Features of the Spyder4 Elite (Pt. 3 of 3)
Jul 2012 12

Overall, the Spyder4 Elite solution, and its companion MQA software, provide a diverse and flexible toolbox that can meet the needs of almost any professional involved in workplace color management. It’s well suited to a single-workstation or multi-workstation environment, and managing offsite assets as well.

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Photo Technique Magazine Covers Spyder4Elite In Detail
Jul 2012 13

The July/August issue of Photo Technique magazine features an article on monitor calibration by Steve Anchell. The intro to the article can be seen here. What doesn’t show outside the paywall is the wonderful walkthrough of Spyder4ELITE features which follows in the subscription-based article. For subscribers, please take a look at this excellent overview of Spyder4ELITE features and functionality.

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We Love to Hear from Datacolor Customers
Jul 2012 24

I am an artist, not an engineer, so I won’t throw around technical numbers or terms. But I’ve been in computers for 30 years, and photography for 50 years, and my goal is simply to produce the best, most accurate color on my monitors with the least effort.

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Spyder Products under OS X 10.8: Mountain Lion
Aug 2012 07

Mac users are quickly adopting Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8), Apple’s latest operating system update for the Macintosh. It offers an array of new features, many of them improving feature parity to Apple’s iOS mobile operating system.

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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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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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