X-Rite Photo Blog
Color Perfectionists Unite!

Archive for 'How-To' tag


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

X-Rite Webinars | Education and Color Management for Digital Photographers

by Brenda K. Hipsher – February 3rd, 2011

One of the most valuable assets available from X-Rite Photo is the calendar of FREE Webinars that is offered.  These webinars are generally offered weekly, often with multiple topics and multiple sessions. Here’s an example of what you can expect.… 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 | Monitor Luminance vs. Brightness

by Brenda K. Hipsher – January 8th, 2011

by Brenda K. Hipsher Ever wonder what the difference is between the terms luminance and brightness?  These terms are generally used in connection with the light level output of a monitor or display.  We know that having this brightness or… Read more

Manually Installing ColorChecker Passport Plug-in for Lightroom

by Brenda K. Hipsher – January 6th, 2011

by Brenda K. Hipsher There are times when the ColorChecker plug-in does not properly install when the software is installed on particular systems.  Even though the instance of occurrence of this issue is very low we wanted to take this… Read more

BEST OF 2010 Repost – Color Shorts: X-Rite ColorChecker Passport White Balance in Lightroom and ACR

by Brenda K. Hipsher – December 30th, 2010

by Brenda K. Hipsher This post includes an embedded video and links to 4 other posts, also with embedded video, with some “how-to” vignettes on ColorChecker Passport by our good friend Eduardo Angel. These short videos are packed with good… Read more

Best of 2010 Repost – Brian Smith: Color and Burlesque

by Brenda K. Hipsher – December 29th, 2010

by Brenda K. Hipsher This post features a link to Brian Smith’s video on his project called Burlesque.  Since this post and the video we made, Hollywood made it’s own full length motion picture called Burlesque!  So check out Brian’s… 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

X-Rite Photo to Attend Palm Springs Photo Festival Connect 2011

by Brenda K. Hipsher – December 23rd, 2010

by Brenda K. Hipsher The Palm Springs Photo Festival Connect 2011 is packed with activities that will keep you interested and busy all week long with workshops, seminars, portfolio reviews, wonderful evening presentations in a gorgeous theater at the Palm… Read more

X-Rite ColorChecker Passport on RonMart Blog

by Brenda K. Hipsher – December 14th, 2010

Ron Martinsen sent me an email today letting me know that he’d just posted at his RonMart Blog about  X-Rite ColorChecker Passport.  THAT was an understatement!  Here’s what he says just to start… “Have you ever noticed that the biggest… Read more

NEW X-Rite Webinars | Nature Photography and Portrait-Wedding Editing and Enhancing with Adobe Photoshop

by Brenda K. Hipsher – December 7th, 2010

by Brenda K. Hipsher X-Rite Photo is presenting two brand new webinars just in time for your holiday “catch-up” editing time.  This week is the debut of Landscape Photography Editing & Enhancements with Adobe® Photoshop® will happen on Thursday, December… Read more

Mark Wallace at Levi's Photo Workshop Studio

by Brenda K. Hipsher – October 22nd, 2010

by Brenda K. Hipsher On Thursday evening during Photo Plus Expo in NYC Mark Wallace will be doing a presentation at Levi’s Photo Workshop studio.  The event is free and starts at 7:00pm on October 28, 2010. The studio is… Read more