Join Joe Brady for an in-depth discussion in this video The limitations of profiling dual displays, part of Advanced Color Workflows for Photographers.
…According to a recent survey, around 15% of desktop computer users have two…displays, and just over 4% of laptop users.…These numbers seem really low considering how inexpensive monitors have become, and…how easy current operating systems have made extending your…desktop across screens.…For photographers and designers, having dual displays has so…many benefits, that once you start, you'll wish you always had two displays with you.…Now there are some caveats however, for those who are doing color critical work.…
So let's understand the limitations.…Most current operating systems including Apple's OS 10.9 and Windows 8,…support dual monitor profiles and extended desktops.…Each operating system's control panel makes setting primary and…secondary monitors, relative monitor placement, and…what color profile should be assigned to each display.…You also have the option here to set an extended desktop,…where your cursor runs from one monitor to the next, or…mirroring, where both monitors show the same information.…
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