How poor is your colour management
Datacolor colour management survey
Lots of disappointed photographers?
A recent Datacolor survey shows how many photographers have problems with colour management and photo reproduction quality.
A free colour management e-book is available – with some ways to improve.
We’re strong believers that colour management need not be complex and have many articles and reviews aimed at demystifying it. This includes making it a key part of all our bespoke photography training.
We strongly believe that a ‘professional photographer’ who doesn’t understand the fundamentals of colour management casts doubt on their use of the word ‘professional’.
Datacolor survey results
Over 40% of photographers believe they have only a ‘basic’ knowledge of colour management
Zurich, Switzerland – 9 August 2018 – Datacolor, a global leader in colour management solutions, has conducted a colour management survey for photographers across the UK and France.
The survey, which received over 400 responses, captures a snapshot of the photography community and details insights into how colour management is incorporated into their workflow and their opinions of the improvements it has on the quality of their work.
The survey reveals the following insights:
- 63% of participants use a standard monitor when editing photos
- 85% of photographers edit their picture in RAW until they’re happy with them
- Over 70% use desktop computers to edit their photos
- 65% of participants have experienced disappointment with colour reproduction when using a print service provider
- Over 40% of participants disclosed they only have ‘basic’ knowledge of colour management, with only 15% believing they have good knowledge
From the results, it’s apparent photographers may need a greater understanding of colour management and product knowledge. This can be helped with the launch of Datacolor’s new ‘Spyder5 eBook: Color management can be easy’. This six-chapter guide provides practical advice to help any photographer or videographer understand colour management, from the basics to the advanced, and those who download the eBook will also receive 20% off the Spyder5PRO and Spyder5ELITE.
The eBook’s first chapter, ‘Understanding Digital Color’, is now available for download from the Datacolor website here.
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