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Keith Cooper’s Articles and reviews – Photography, printing, colour management, tutorials

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  • Review of PrintFIX PLUS printfix startupReview of PrintFIX PLUS printer profiling. Looking at a novel software only solution for making icc printer profiles for supported printers.
  • Printer icc profile editing in Eye One Match profile editing brightness contrastA review of the printer icc profile editing functionality in Eye One Match. V3.4 of the software from GretagMacbeth (X-Rite) adds editing.
  • Eizo CG210 CG211 LCD display review Eizo CG210Review of the Eizo CG210 (CG211) LCD display 21" 1600x1200 14 bit monitor. Tested with Eizo ColorNavigator profiling software.
  • Pictures at an exhibition – preparation Problems, considerations and issues encountered when showing and displaying an exhibition of large photographs by Keith Cooper. Making it work for your photographs
  • Eye One Printer profiling i1 printer profilingA review of printer ICC profiling using the GretagMacbeth (X-Rite) eye one (i1 Pro) spectrophotometer and eye one match software.
  • DxO Optics Pro 3 Review dxo v3.5 versionsFull review of DxO Optics Pro version 3.5 adds new workflow options and improves RAW image processing, lens correction and nose reduction.
  • Why media settings are vital in your printer profiling profilesOptimal media settings are essential for good results when making printer ICC profiles. Simple test prints make this an easier process with 3rd party papers
  • How to remove Adobe Gamma Windows 2000 XP Vista adobe gammaRemoving and deactivating Adobe Gamma, if installed on Windows 2000 XP Vista computers. Avoids conflict with monitor profiling and calibration systems.
  • A Black and White test image Mk1 BW test imageSpecial test image designed for black and white print checking. Includes explanation of use for all features of the downloadable image.
  • Simple Inkjet printer cleaning K80 and household cleanerCleaning old, clogged and dried up ink from inkjet printers using commonly available household cleaning products. Common solvents and additives quickly cut though ink buildup. A look at different household cleaners and how they can help shift dried up printer ink
  • Profiling your scanner with the Eye One eye-one spectroUsing i1Match software and the GretagMacbeth (X-Rite) Eye One (i1) spectrophotometer to measure profiling targets for scanner profiling
  • Eye One Design review i1pro swiss madeReview of Eye One Design software (i1Match) with the Eye One spectrophotometer from GretagMacbeth (X-Rite). Monitor calibration and basic printer profiling.
  • Nik Sharpener Pro V2 review Moonrise - sharpened imageDetailed review of Nik Sharpener Pro image sharpening plugin. Version 2 is tested with examples of how it works and why it is so important to use. Valid for current versions too
  • Software review Convert to BW Pro 3 restaurant print softReview of the Convert to B/W Pro V3 plugin from 'Theimagingfactory' for converting colour images to black and white.
  • Review Eye One Display 2 eye one display 2Review of the Eye One Display 2 (i1Display 2) monitor calibrator by GretagMacbeth (X-Rite). Calibrate and profile your monitor.
  • Noise Ninja – Review update kebab shop at nightUpdated noise ninja review to reflect changes in the full release version of the software - shows how noise reduction can be masked for optimal use
  • A digital pinhole camera using a Canon 1Ds 1ds first pinholeConstruction ideas and sample images for several different designs of pinhole adapter for a Canon full frame DSLR camera. Digital pinhole photography experiments at different focal lengths
  • Saving images for web use Old john - sharpened imageSome of the things to consider when saving images for web use - how care with resizing and basic sharpening can give them a bit more punch
  • Noise Ninja – Removing Image noise kebab shop at nightLooking at the Noise Ninja photoshop plugin for removing image noise. Based on Noise Ninja application - functionality later incorporated into Photoninja
  • MonoChromePro pigment inks for black and white printing test prints for QTR curve makingReview of the MonoChromePro pigment ink set for black and white printing. Includes custom profile curve creation procedures for using QuadToneRIP (QTR). Making use of black and diluted black (grey) ink sets for monochrome photo printing
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