Photoshop: Profiling your Monitor is easier and cheaper than you think

03/21/19 – The information in this post has been updated, WITH VIDEO – Click here There are 3 steps necessary to successful color management – Profiling your Monitor is “Step #1”.  But let’s face it:  the main reasons most people avoid profiling their monitor are because they’ve got to buy something, and they think it’s too complicated. The truth is, it can be quite simple to get your monitor to match the output of your printer.  All you need are the right tools, the main one being a Monitor Profiling package,  which consists of a piece of hardware called a

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Color Management 101, Part 1: Monitor Profiles in Photoshop

06/22/21 – This post has been updated:  https://blog.main.wattsdigital.com/?p=3858   Updated 08/11 – – By request, I am going to do a series of three posts over the next several days that should get you on the road to proper Color Management, allowing you to print with a great degree of consistency and repeatability, whether it is on your home inkjet printer or through a custom print lab. It allows you to print what you see on your monitor with a large degree of accuracy. The old adage, “WYSIWYG” (What You See Is What You Get) readily applies when you are

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Color Management on a Budget?

  06/22/21 – – This post has been updated: https://blog.main.wattsdigital.com/color-management-101-for-photographers/   Hello to all… OK, OK, you WANT to use proper Color Management techniques so that you are printing for consistency and repeatability, but you’re on a budget – – here are some suggestions from an email I sent out recently to one of my clients. Let me preface what you are going to read by saying that you will ALWAYS get the best results by investing in the proper gear, software, custom printer profiles, etc – an investment of about $275, minimum. But lacking that, ANYTHING that you can

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Printer and Monitor don’t match? Try this …

One of my clients had a question that brought up a common scenario – – Your prints are lighter/darker/ warmer/cooler (pick one) than your monitor. Although one of the services I offer is the creation of custom printer profiles (ALWAYS better than “canned” profiles, and essential for critical work), perhaps the only thing that needs to be done is to properly calibrate and profile your monitor with a colorimeter such as the Gretag-Macbeth Eye-One Display 2 (my favorite)… Here’s an email from Peter Nagainis (www.panartphoto) in San Diego …Read on… Hi John, I’d be interested in you doing something for

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