Join Joe Brady for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing the best monitor for your needs, part of Advanced Color Workflows for Photographers.
…As your monitor is the number one priority,…let's get started with this most important device in our color workflow.…Now we've already established that having a monitor accurately calibrated and…profiled isn't an option.…It's a necessity.…That said, there are a handful of things you need to know about monitor…hardware and capabilities.…Not all monitors are created equal, in fact, far from it, which is why you…can find monitors from several hundred dollars to several thousand dollars.…The question that becomes important here is, what is the minimum level of…monitor necessary to be considered a professional-grade display?…This is, of course, somewhat subjective depending on your needs, but…since you're watching the advanced color workflow course,…we'll assume that you take this seriously.…
One of the hurdles that you face when shopping for…a monitor is getting past the manufacturer's specifications on the box.…With the exception of color space,…what you'll typically see is 100% Adobe RGB or 98% Adobe RGB capable.…
In this course, Joe Brady builds on his Color Management Fundamentals course, focusing on color-management issues of specific interest to photographers. After a review of digital-color concepts, the course explores creating color profiles for each device in the digital photography workflow, from monitor to printer, to camera. Joe demonstrates the tools and techniques behind color profiling, even covering tablets—ideal for photographers using iPads or Android tablets as wireless remote controls.
- What gear can and should be profiled?
- Comparing color spaces
- Choosing a monitor
- Profiling your monitor
- Paper-profiling devices
- Profiling iOS and Android devices
- Soft proofing