The difference between calibration and profiling in colour management
A well known colour red
The other day I saw someone mention a ‘printer calibrated to their monitor’. I’d noticed elsewhere that there is a deal of confusion in the terms calibration and profiling, which tend to get used in an imprecise way. This short [...]
When that job just isn’t worth doing
Sometimes it’s worth waiting before saying yes…
The other day, I had a phone call from another photographer asking for some advice. They had accepted a job, at a price, without first working out how long it would take, or some of the additional costs it might [...]
Some thoughts for photographers looking for a much bigger printer
Not just wide – long prints too
There comes a time when printing your work at A3+ (13″ x 19″) on a desktop printer seems a little small. Maybe you’re tempted by a 17″ width printer, such as the deservedly popular Epson 3880 [review] [...]
An update to the Topaz Plugin – Simplify
I recently wrote up a detailed review of the Simplify plugin, which looks at the main functionality.
In February 2014, there a few updates to the look and feel of the plugin, which I’ll briefly outline here.
The interface looks more refined and consistent, but all the [...]
A heavy Baryta paper that meets many of my print needs
Innova have announced a new 310 gsm paper with a Baryta (Barium Sulphate) layer for its whiteness and weight. It’s a good white, and not too warm for more general use.
As well as an interesting paper in its own right, this paper is [...]
Why incremental change is difficult to shout about.
So, what’s new with this model?
I’ve been writing product and software reviews on the Northlight Images site for about 10 years now, and whilst the writing side of things has become easier with practice, finding the differences between one model and what replaces it gets [...]
I’ve spent a few weeks in the company of Samyang’s 14mm lens, using it for quite a lot of images on my Canon 1Ds mark 3 DSLR.
For a lens that is a small fraction of the price of my EF 14mm f/2.8L II, what else do I lose in addition to autofocus and electronic [...]
Quick white balance setup for product photography
I’ve been testing the Samyang 14mm f2.8 ultrawide lens recently. I’ve got the Canon (EF) lens mount version attached to my Canon 1Ds Mk3.
As part of creating some images for the review I’m writing, I wanted a picture of the box with the lens and camera beside [...]
iPF6450 with optional SU-21 Spectrophotometer unit
Canon iPFx4xx printers – the 6400/6450
After a lot of testing, I’ve published a whole series of reviews connected with the Canon iPF6450 24″ wide format printer.
The iPF6450 is essentially the same as the iPF6400, but with an internal hard disk.
iPF6450/6400 review part 1 iPF6450/6400 review [...]
X-Rite have announced the availability of V1.5 of i1 Profiler
i1 Pro 2 used with i1 Profiler
The updated software incorporates a number of fixes and improvements
Display: Improves i1 Display Pro support for newer display technologies
Scanner: Support HCT targets
Projector: Improved detection of screen position
Printer: device link profiles (CMYK), M1 support [...]