Join Joe Brady for an in-depth discussion in this video Managing color on tablets and smartphones, part of Advanced Color Workflows for Photographers.
…Since so much photography is being viewed on mobile devices,…a question that comes up more and more frequently is,…how accurate is the display of my iPad, or other iOS device, or Android device?…I've always suspected that the color of my iPad was a bit too saturated and…a bit too contrasty.…Even though, in general, the colors seem to look pretty good.…However, as photographers, we want to control the color accuracy of our image,…no matter which device we choose to view it on.…When comparing an iPad to my calibrated desktop monitor,…it is obvious that the iPad, while fairly accurate color-wise,…is overly contrasting and a bit too saturated.…
The problem is that, when you're showing your work to others,…they're viewing an image that doesn't accurately display the actual color and…tonal range that is truly in the image.…The first efficient solution for this that I've found, is X-Rite's ColorTRUE app.…This is a free app that uses one of X-Rite's calibration devices to…perform the calibration and profiling.…
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