Calibration and Profiling – not the same thing

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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 [...]

Scanner profiling with i1Profiler

i1Profiler adds Scanner profiling

When i1Profiler first came out, it was noticed that some of the functionality of earlier software hadn’t made it through into the new software.

Well, X-rite have released an update to profiler (V1.4.2) which adds the capability of profiling scanners, with a range of targets.

Review link: i1Profiler Scanner profiling

Whilst [...]

Canon Pixma PRO-1 printer review

After lots of testing, I’ve finished one of our longer printer reviews.

Review Link: Canon Pixma PRO-1 printer

For an A3+ printer, it’s pretty huge, weighing in at around 60 pounds. This makes for one of the quietest printers I’ve looked at, and one that isn’t going to jump around your desk.

Quality wise, [...]

ColorMunki Smile Review

Review of X-Rite ColorMunki Smile monitor calibrator

I’ve just finished a review of the new ColorMunki Smile. It’s actually shorter than many of my monitor profiling reviews, since the device is so simple to use!

It also supports multiple monitors, which I’d not really expected from an entry level product that only produces profiles at [...]

SpyderCheckr updated

A while ago I wrote a longish review of Datacolor’s SpyderCheckr system for camera calibrations

Review Link: Datacolor SpyderCheckr

Datacolor have announced an update to the software that now works with Hasselblad’s Phocus software as well as Adobe Camera Raw.

This advanced colour reference and grey card system now supports Hasselblad’s Phocus software. This new [...]

Using the new i1Pro 2 for profiling

Keith Cooper has been looking at the new i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer. Covering the i1Photo Pro 2 and i1Basic Pro 2 packages, he has written two extensive reviews of these X-Rite profiling packages for monitors, projectors and printers. [...]

X-Rite and the all new i1 Pro 2

The all new version of the i1 Pro 2 spectrophotometer from X-Rite. A range of profiling solutions for colour management. [...]

So, you want a good, cheap inkjet printer with cheap ink

Lots of people want a good quality, cheap, photo printer that doesn’t cost a lot in ink. Unfortunately, the market doesn’t quite work like that – some thought about what to do when your old printer dies. [...]

Three new Spyders

Datacolor have announced 3 new versions of their Spyder monitor calibration device.

The new Spyder4 devices: the Spyder4 Express, the Spyder4 Pro, and the Spyder4 Elite are designed to offer improved color accuracy and low luminance performance compared to the Spyder3 devices.

As ever, we hope to have a full set of reviews, [...]

ColorMunki Display review

X-Rite ColorMunki Display sensor

Last month I looked at the all new i1Display Pro monitor calibrator, and now I’ve had a chance to test out the ‘Lite’ versions, the ColorMunki Display.

Review link: ColorMunki Display

First up, to avoid confusion, it’s not a replacement for the ColorMunki Photo – a spectrophotometer that [...]