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X-Rite ColorTRUE Color Management for iPads, Tablets, Smartphones

X-Rite ColorTRUE Color Management for iPads, Tablets, Smartphones
X-Rite ColorTRUE Color Management for iPads, Tablets, Smartphones

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Color Perfection for Mobile Devices with NEW ColorTRUE

 

Download_on_the_App_Store_Badge_US-UK_135x40X-Rite has just announced the release of ColorTRUE, a color calibration app for mobile devices. ColorTRUE is a free app that provides accurate color viewing of images on tablets and phones for both iOS and Android devices. Download ColorTRUE on the Apple App Store and Google App Store. Google Play Store Badge

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ColorTRUEMany mobile devices have excellent viewing screens but calibrating and profiling them has been problematic in the past. ColorTRUE allows you to view your file on mobile devices with color accuracy to rival your desktop display, even if the file is preserved in large color spaces like ProPhoto RGB. Most mobile devices display pleasing color. However, as photographers we want to control the color accuracy of our image no matter what device we choose to use. Now you can use your mobile device to accurately display your images making it possible to carry your entire portfolio into a meeting.

The ColorTRUE app provides two key functions. The first is the ability to create a custom display profile for your device. The second is an “Image Gallery” where you can view your images with a high level of color accuracy. So whether you are viewing your image on your calibrated laptop, desktop or iPad – your images will have consistently accurate color.

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The calibration is very fast and easy and only requires a supported X-Rite measurement device to create the profile. For iOS devices simply connect a ColorMunki Display, ColorMunki Smile, i1Display Pro, or i1Pro 2 device to a computer on the same wireless network as your mobile device. Launch the app and watch as it “finds” the measurement device. Then simply place the measurement device on the face of your iPad or iPhone and watch the magic begin.

For Android just plug your ColorMunki Display or i1Display Pro directly into the Android mobile device using a USB to micro USB adapter, launch the app, and enjoy the process.

Either way it’s easy, fast, and transforms your tablet or phone into a color corrected viewing device that you can put into your pocket or bag and be assured that your images will look the way you intended them to look.

The ColorTRUE app allows for color corrected viewing of you images. And it also gives you lots of options that until now have not been available for mobile devices:

  • Before and After – toggle between calibrated and uncalibrated images.
  • Ambient Light Compensation – accurately view images in different lighting conditions.
  • Print Simulation – preview your images with printer profile and rendering intent for “soft proofing” functionality.
  • Image Profile – easily reassign working color spaces (sRGB, Adobe RGB, or ProPhoto RGB)
  • White Point Selection – for optimal tablet-to-desktop match, choose between D65, D50, and native

 

Look For Other ColorTRUE Aware Apps

Unlike laptop or desktop operating systems, iOS and Android operating systems do not have system wide color management capabilities. This means that when you create a profile in ColorTRUE your other apps do not automatically see it. To solve this, X-Rite is offering a ColorTRUE Aware partner program to provide other app developers access to your ColorTRUE profile. You only have to create the profile in ColorTRUE and it will automatically be applied to any ColorTRUE Aware app that has integrated our free SDK (software developers kit). So help us spread the word by telling your favorite app developers you want them to be ColorTRUE Aware! Find out more at www.xritephoto.com/colortrueSDK.

ColorTRUE – it’s free, it’s accurate, its what you’ve been waiting for. Download ColorTRUE on the Apple App Store and Google App Store. Try it out for yourself today. And tell us what you think about new X-Rite ColorTRUE.

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Apple iOS Device Supported

iPad 2, 3rd gen, 4th gen, Air, Mini, & Mini 2nd gen running iOS 7.x or later

iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5c, & 5S running iOS 7.x or later

iPod Touch running iOS 7.x or later

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Google Android Device Supported

Samsung Galaxy running Android 4.0.4 or later

Google Nexus running Android 4.0.4 or later

Asus Transformer running Android 4.0.4 or later

HTC One running Android 4.0.4 or later

Note: In order to communicate with an X-Rite measurement device a USB OTG (On-the-Go) adapter is required. The mobile device must be USB-Host or USB OTG (On-The-Go) compatible.

X-Rite Devices Supported on Apple Devices

ColorMunki Smile, ColorMunki Display, i1Display Pro, i1Pro 2

X-Rite Devices Supported on Android Devices

ColorMunki Display, i1Display Pro

 

Peter Hurley Talks About X-Rite i1Display Pro

Peter Hurley Talks About X-Rite i1Display Pro
Peter Hurley Talks About X-Rite i1Display Pro

Pete rHurleyPhotographer Peter Hurley posted a new video this week on Ph2Pro.com with a screen-share of him using i1Display Pro with i1Profiler software and talking about ColorChecker Grayscale  and ColorChecker Passport for making custom camera profiles for your digital camera in any lighting source. It’s real life, real time and you’ll find out really quickly how passionate Peter is about the necessity of color management in a professional digital photography workflow.

With clients like Reebok, Levi’s, Axe Deoderant, Johnnie Walker, and DKNY, Peter Hurley uses his real world experience to share with other photographers offering The Headshot Intensive workshops and coaching through PH2Pro.com. And he doesn’t pull any punches! “I”m spinning wheels with people coaching on here that aren’t paying attention to monitor calibration,” says Hurley in the blog posting that accompanies the video. “STOP DOING THAT PEOPLE!!!!! It is wasting your time and others and if you want to get serious about your photos this is a step that you can’t live without.”

Check out the blog posting with this video. Find out more about about Peter Hurley at PeterHurley.com. You will find links to his portfolios, blog, workshops, and more. Check out PH2 Pro for great resources to help your photography career.

X-Rite Color Perfectionists Unite!Peter Hurley keeps his color workflow under control so his images are accurate, consistent,  and repeatable. Learn how you can stop guessing and start knowing with color management solutions from X-Rite at www.xritephoto.com.

Get the latest news, special offers, webinar notifications and much more by reading the X-Rite Photo Blog and following @xritephoto on Twitter, “Like” X-Rite Photo on Facebook. Now check us out on Google +. Start saving time and money with color management solutions from X-Rite. Visit www.xritephoto.com for information on all color management solutions for video and still photography.

 

Getting Color Right with Coloratti George Jardine

Getting Color Right with Coloratti George Jardine
Getting Color Right with Coloratti George Jardine
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Venetian Light and Life

Coloratti George Jardine is a photographer, artist, and educator who is a complete delight to know. His color management expertise and attention to workflow detail makes him an excellent teacher. But George is also one of the most fun guys we work with as I’m sure you’ll agree after reading his short bio on the X-Rite Coloratti site. George very kindly contributed this guest blog that details his return to Venice this year. Learn how you can get in on the fun and enjoy spending time with George Jardine!

 

Getting Color Right

by George Jarine

This September we will be returning to Venice to lead our travel workshop for the School of the International Center of Photography. Being in Venice for 10 days gives us the opportunity to fully explore the city, as well as visit several of the surrounding islands. But it also gives us plenty of time in the classroom for a deep dive on several advanced subjects in digital photography.

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Getting the color palette right is essential

When it comes to shooting in Venice, managing color ranks right up at the top as one of the most important subjects for the workshop. I take an i1 Display Pro to the workshop because it’s accurate, super portable and easy to use. Making sure every participant’s laptop is calibrated and profiled becomes an essential exercise for the whole class. Having the classroom projector profiled ensures that the images projected are as high quality as possible adding to the experience.

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Getting out on the street to photograph is a wonderful part of the experience

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©2013 George Jardine
X-Rite ColorChecker Passport

Once we’re out shooting, we turn our attention to understanding and capturing accurate color. I use the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport in my workshops for two reasons. First, it’s a great way to kickstart the conversation about shooting raw, understanding white balance, and shooting under changing light conditions. Then, as the class progresses and we get past the basics of color correction, we use the ColorChecker to create DNG profiles for each student’s camera. Shooting on location with the ColorChecker is a great way get the students pointed in the right direction when it comes to capturing accurate color. Shooting the chart and creating profiles helps them understand the need camera profiling. And it also helps students see how real colors in front of their camera are reproduced on their screens once they are back in the classroom.

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©2013 George Jardine
Colorful houses

In these examples I’m using the ColorChecker on the island of Burano, where the houses are all painted in these wild colors. Having the ColorChecker in some of the key shots gives us context for the actual colors in the scene.  Later we can use the ColorChecker in our color correction exercises. This workflow completes the circle of how real world colors are captured and then displayed and corrected in RGB. This process is important for the students, in every workshop.

George Jardine Photo

©2013 George Jardine
Colors captured the way you saw them

 

Learn more about how you can join George  in Italy for the International Center for Photography digital photography workshop  “Venetian Light and Life: From Within.” This 11 day digital workshop in Venice, Italy is scheduled for September 12-22, 2014. CLICK HERE to learn more! Learn how you can get in on the fun and enjoy spending time with George Jardine!

Find out more about George at Mulita.com where you’ll find his blog and links to lots of learning resources.

George Jardine keeps his color workflow under control so his images are accurate, consistent,  and repeatable. Learn how you can stop guessing and start knowing with color management solutions from X-Rite at www.xritephoto.com.

Get the latest news, special offers, webinar notifications and much more by reading the X-Rite Photo Blog and following @xritephoto on Twitter, “Like” X-Rite Photo on Facebook. Now check us out on Google +. Start saving time and money with color management solutions from X-Rite. Visit www.xritephoto.com for information on all color management solutions for video and still photography.X-Rite Color Perfectionists Unite!

 

Welcome to X-Rite Festival of Color Calibration!

Welcome to X-Rite Festival of Color Calibration!
Welcome to X-Rite Festival of Color Calibration!

X-Rite Festival of Color Calibration

Welcome to the first annual X-Rite Festival of Color Calibration! The month of November 2013 is filled with activities and specials all across the USA. From dealer events to webinars, Google + Hangouts to free laptop calibration, it’s time you had an opportunity to really find out what color management can mean in your workflow.

X-Rite Festival of Color CalibrationX-Rite has created a nationwide celebration of digital color calibration for photographers, filled with education, demonstration, creative workflow revelation and jubilation both in stores and online. X-Rite’s goal is to help its customers better understand the calibration process, recognize its importance in their digital workflow and see how easy it is to get accurate color results.

Together with their dealer network, X-Rite will be bringing hands-on color management to photographers with free laptop calibration at locations throughout the U.S. During Festival of Color Calibration events, retailers will host on-site color management seminars, give away free sample packs of ILFORD paper, offer special pricing on the most popular X-Rite color management solutions and demonstrate how incredibly simple it is to calibrate a photographer’s digital workflow.

X-Rite Festival of Color CalibrationX-Rite will be taking the Festival of Color Calibration celebration online across the X-Rite Photo Blog, Twitter, Google+,  and Facebook to share success stories, provide color tips and offer additional giveaways. X-Rite will be offering an exciting schedule of webinars all month long with respected Coloratti including Mark Wallace, Rick Sammon, Mark Muench, Andy Williams, and Sally Wiener Grotta. There will be Google+ hangouts where users can chat with color experts and X-Rite Coloratti Vincent Versace, plus lots of added bonuses with several close industry partners.

Joshua Fischer, X-Rite Photo product marketing manager states, “The X-Rite Festival of Color Calibration was created to provide a broad range of opportunities for our potential customers to gain a better understanding of color management and the X-Rite color management solutions in a fun, and exciting way. Color is so critical to every image, even black-and-white, and we want to add a new level of exposure and education to make sure every photographer that cares about color perfection is getting the most accurate color each and every time.”

X-Rite Festival of Color CalibrationWhile education is the most important bridge to cross when it comes to color management, special pricing for customers will add additional incentives to purchase. All through the month of November, customers will enjoy instant rebates including: $10 off ColorChecker Passport, $10 off ColorMunki Smile, $25 off ColorMunki Display, $25 off i1Display Pro, and $50 off ColorMunki Photo. And for any in-store purchase of the above products customers will be able to add on a ColorChecker Passport for only $49!

Visit XritePhoto.com/festival to see the full calendar of events and participating dealer locations. Color Perfectionists Unite!