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Fun Color Test.

by eduardoangel – November 5th, 2009

by Eduardo Angel This fun and simple test can tell you how you see color. Simply drag and drop the colors in each row to arrange them by hue order. Click on “Score Test” when done. Let’s share your scores!… Read more

ColorChecker Passport comments and reviews.

by eduardoangel – November 3rd, 2009

By Eduardo Angel Sean McCormack is one of the contributing editors at the influential “lightroom-news” blog. On a recent post he says: “as a suitably impressed X-Rite user, the new X-Rite ColorChecker Passport looks like a great tool for easy… Read more

Creating DNG Profiles with the ColorChecker Passport.

by eduardoangel – October 27th, 2009

by Joe Brady In my previous post, I discussed the process of putting the ColorChecker Passport to work during a photo session. Let’s take a look more closely at the DNG Profile creation in Lightroom® with the DNG Profile Export… Read more

ColorChecker Passport – Hands on.

by eduardoangel – October 19th, 2009

by Joe Brady I have been using the new ColorChecker Passport from X-Rite for about a month and now I can’t imagine ever working without one. The hours it has saved me fine-tuning the color in my images is remarkable!… Read more

Optical Illusions.

by eduardoangel – October 15th, 2009

by Eduardo Angel I LOVE stuff like this. Take a look at the following images. These are NOT animated, your eyes are actually making them “move.” If you don’t believe me, stare at one small spot for a couple seconds… Read more

ColorMunki Reviews.

by eduardoangel – September 10th, 2009

By Eduardo Angel Two recent ColorMunki reviews that I find accurate and relevant. The first one, written by wildlife photographer Moose Peterson, describes Moose’s experience calibrating his monitors and printing with his Epson 7900. The second review, done by Steven… Read more

Color Blindness in Photoshop CS4.

by eduardoangel – August 25th, 2009

by Eduardo Angel Did you know that Photoshop CS4 supports Color Universal Design (CUD) through its soft proofing features? CUD basically simulates color blindness, enabling the user  to see what the image will look like for people with different types… Read more

Random Color Schemes.

by eduardoangel – August 11th, 2009

by Eduardo Angel This is a really fun page. Click on SPIN and you get “a selection of three random colors. The color wheel randomizes among some 16 million colors. And since each spin produces three different colors, that gives… Read more

Colors for the Web, Part 2.

by eduardoangel – August 6th, 2009

by Eduardo Angel The increasingly popular Mozilla Firefox (Mac and Windows) has been supporting the color-managed display of photos with embedded ICC profiles since version 3 (released about a year ago). There are two interesting plug-ins for Firefox; “Color Management”… Read more

Colors for the Web, Part 1.

by eduardoangel – August 4th, 2009

by Eduardo Angel Let’s start with the basics; colors and browsers (Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Netscape, etc). If we are viewing an image using a color-managed browser, we shouldn’t see any major color shifts. Simple right? How does that work?… Read more

White Balance – Part 2.

by eduardoangel – July 28th, 2009

by Eduardo Angel In the previous post, we talked about how our eyes are very good at accurately judging colors under different light sources, and how digital cameras, lacking our fantastic brain can’t perform as well.  An inaccurate white balance… Read more

Color Perception and White Balance.

by eduardoangel – July 23rd, 2009

by Eduardo Angel Color is what happens when your eyes and brain perceive light. Light (and color) comes in two ways, reflective and transmissive. With the first one, white light is reflected off objects that absorb some of its wavelength.… Read more