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X-Rite Photo Learning Center: Color Management, Color Profiles, Why? How-to


by Brenda K. Hipsher – June 20th, 2010

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When I visit schools and work trade shows the most common issue that digital photographers face is getting prints that match your monitor.  Whether you print in your studio or send out to a lab the challenge is  the same.  We need to produce prints that look like what we see on our display.  My response is always the same, “What are you using to profile your monitor?”  And often the answer is the same, “Oh it’s not my monitor… my monitor looks fine!”

Xritephoto.com has a wealth of information on all kinds of topics.  And one of the most beneficial places to start is to really understand why your eyes are not good instruments for setting up a standard for your monitor.  Among other great offerings on the “Learning” tab is a video called “Your First Step to Accurate Color.” As is often the case, getting from point A to point B involves understanding how to read the road map it’s going to take to get you there.  This video is short, engaging, and helps you understand why the same eyes you use to color correct your work are not good instruments to standardize your monitor output.

Check out “Your First Step to Accurate Color” and when you’re finished, browse through the other great content on the “Learning” tab.  Have a look around www.xritephoto.com to learn more everyday about photography and color management solutions like ColorMunki Photo, i1Display 2, i1XTreme, ColorChecker Passport and more at XritePhoto.com.  Remember to check out our Webinar Archives for great instruction and information recorded and just waiting for you!

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