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X-Rite Color Management | Color Basics

by Brenda K. Hipsher – May 25th, 2011

Color management in digital photography is essential for getting accurate, repeatable color. As we’ve recently discussed calibrating and profiling your monitor is the starting point for any color managed workflow and critical color editing. While understanding the nuances and specifics… Read more

Color Management by X-Rite | Why Calibrate and Profile a Monitor?

by Brenda K. Hipsher – May 23rd, 2011

Seriously… why do we need to go to all the time, trouble and expense of profiling our computer monitor?  When I’m out in the field people consistently say to me, “My prints don’t match my monitor.”  The first question I… Read more

NEW Video! Andy Katz on Color and i1Photo Pro

by Brenda K. Hipsher – April 7th, 2011

We reported yesterday that i1Photo Pro and other i1 Professional solutions are now shipping. Take some time to review all the great new features in this all new software suite by having a look at the product pages for i1Photo… Read more

Coloratti News: Mac Holbert, Palm Springs Photo Festival, and X-Rite Color Management

by Brenda K. Hipsher – February 23rd, 2011

We had a chance to talk with Mac Holbert, the renowned fine art printing expert and educator, recently by phone.  He talked with us about all the educational seminars he’ll be doing this year including Palm Springs Photo Festival and… Read more

More Accurate Color with X-Rite ColorChecker Passport

by Brenda K. Hipsher – January 28th, 2011

Today we welcome a guest blogger, Leslie McDaniel. Her blog called Leslie McDaniel Photography caught our eye with this piece. Thanks to our Bill Gratton of MAC-on-Campus for forwarding her blog to us.  Leslie is a recent graduate of Montana… Read more

X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Video

by Brenda K. Hipsher – January 24th, 2011

If you’ve heard of ColorChecker Passport or seen one at a show and just haven’t quite taken the time to look carefully… here’s your chance.  Joe Brady walks you through what it does and how to use it step by… Read more

On Site | Optimize your Monitor – Step One in Color Management

by Brenda K. Hipsher – January 20th, 2011

There’s one thing you can do to improve your photography, improve your print output, increase your enjoyment of your photography…. PROFILE YOUR MONITOR!  When I’m out in the field I’m asked all the time, “Why don’t my prints match my… Read more

Best of 2010 – Using ColorChecker Passport for Camera Profiles

by Brenda K. Hipsher – December 28th, 2010

by Brenda K. Hipsher This post contains a link to what is still one of the most concise and useful videos on using ColorChecker Passport to create custom camera profiles for use in Adobe applications.  Take a first look if… Read more

Improve Your Digital Nature Photography with Custom Camera Profiles

by Brenda K. Hipsher – November 14th, 2010

by Brenda K. Hipsher Ever since X-Rite’s ColorChecker Passport was introduced about a year ago photographers have been discovering the absolute bliss of seeing their photographs with correct color from their digital sensors using Adobe products like Lightroom or Photoshop.… Read more

X-Rite i1Photo Pro – Professional Color Management for Photographers i1Profiler

by Brenda K. Hipsher – October 28th, 2010

by Brenda K. Hipsher New Software i1Profiler Announced today i1Photo Pro Professional Color Management Solution for professional photographers. Designed to accommodate all levels of proficiency and expertise, the high performance i1Photo Pro is specifically targeted to meet the unique needs… Read more

X-Rite Monitor Makeover on Friday Photo School

by Brenda K. Hipsher – October 8th, 2010

Join us on Friday October 8th at 1pm ET for a Free Seminar! It’s important see your photo files on your computer screen accurately whether you’re simply evaluating and sorting your work on site or  making adjustments that improve your… Read more

Color Shorts: White Balance with X-Rite ColorChecker Passport

by Brenda K. Hipsher – September 30th, 2010

by Brenda K. Hipsher Here’s the next in our series called Color Shorts on X-Rite ColorChecker Passport. Eduardo Angel shows you how to use the ColorChecker Passport to get one click repeatable white balance quickly and easily. Now you have… Read more