Join Joe Brady for an in-depth discussion in this video What gear can and should be profiled?, part of Advanced Color Workflows for Photographers.
…I've said this many times before and I'll keep saying it.…If there's only one device you can take control of, make sure it's your monitor.…It's really very simple.…Your monitor is where you're making all of your decisions on editing and…adjusting images.…It's your view finder, it's your entire window to your entire digital color world.…If it's not as accurate and as correct as possible, then every adjustment you…make will probably be at best slightly off, and at worst, completely wrong.…The good news is that modern calibration and profiling is quick and easy.…
And the gear you need to make it happen is fairly inexpensive.…We'll be looking at monitor profiling in detail later on because it…is a base upon which all editing decisions are made.…Here's a recommended list in order of priority for…having the best profiles possible.…If you are doing your own printing, then number two, your paper/printer combination…is just slightly behind your monitor in terms of importance.…We'll explore why in detail later in the course.…
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