Profiling a monitor


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Profiling a monitor

For color management to work, you need quality profiles for your monitor and your printer. Now your monitor might have come with a stock profile of some kind, for example, an Apple iMac comes with a built-in profile, but honestly, these are never going to work very well. If you're serious about getting a good match between your monitor and your prints then you have to invest in profiling hardware. A monitor profiler is a small gizmo that you can lay on the front of your monitor, it will analyze the colors that come out of your monitor and create, and usually install, an ICC profile for you.

There are a lot of profiling options out there and different ones provide different levels of accuracy and quality. I have here a Datacolor Spyder4 Elite, which I like a lot, other options include the X-Rite ColorMunki, which we'll look at in the next movie. I am not going to walk you through every detailed step of using this Spyder, because you might have a different device, what's more, all of the...

Profiling a monitor
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Profiling a monitor provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Inkjet Printing for Photographers

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Photography
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