NEW X-Rite i1Studio review

X-Rite’s new i1Studio is a replacement for the ColorMunki Photo that has long been popular amongst amateur photographers for creating ICC profiles for monitors and displays. Previously X-Rite have been at pains to differentiate between ColorMunki products aimed at the amateur or beginner market and the i1 range which has always been targeted at professionals. […]

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Colour Managing Black and White Photography

Colour management for black and white photography sounds almost oxymoronic. Why would a black and white photographer need to invest time and money in a technology that sounds as though it only applies to colour photography? The reason that all black and white photographers should have their workflows properly colour managed is that as far […]

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iPhone 7 & Colour Management

Apple’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus continue Apple’s plan to let us to live in a more colourful world. Not only do both phones have screens with a wider colour gamut than previous models, but their cameras also capture more colours. Ever since the 1990s desktop operating systems have had to employ system level technology for dealing […]

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Why are my prints too dark? They’re not, you just think they are.

Why are my prints too dark? This is one of the questions I get asked most often. You’ve invested in a decent printer, good media and downloaded a printer profile or had one made. You’ve got a good monitor and calibrated it. But still your prints are coming out dark. I must have heard this […]

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Printer Profiling, Optical Brightener Correction & Lighting

We’ve all seen the ads for washing powders promising whiter whites. One of the ways detergent companies achieve brighter whites is by putting chemicals in their products that fluoresce slightly under ultraviolet light. These chemicals are often referred to as an optical brightener. We can’t see most of the fluorescence but some of it extends […]

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The New Apple iMac and the DCI P3 colour gamut

As a long time Apple user I am used to them making decisions that could charitably be called ahead of the curve. For example, their early omission of floppy or CD/DVD drives in their computers, their experimentation with different form factors and materials like the original iMacs and the Apple Cube, or the radical design […]

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