How to Color Calibrate Every Device in a Photographer's Workflow



Nothing is more important for color perfectionist photographers to get consistent accurate color through every aspect of the shoot, from set to delivery and print. In this video, we show you how to use the i1studio to calibrate every major device you use as a photographer to get perfect color through your entire workflow.

Use the i1studio to calibrate your:
Camera
Monitor
Printer
Projector
Scanner
iOS

Check out the video explaining how we set up the shoot with Erica here: https://youtu.be/O4MvzL_UPtE

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43 thoughts on “How to Color Calibrate Every Device in a Photographer's Workflow

  • September 24, 2019 at 15:01
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    perceptual intent moves out of gamut colors smoothly as a group with in gamut colors
    relative intent moves the specific out of gamut color.
    using relative intent can leave banding in some instances – in areas like skies, etc. with similar colors.

  • September 24, 2019 at 15:01
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    Hello Patrick, this is one of the most concise and accurate explanations of color calibration I have ever watched. I am new to this and there is still something I do not fully understand. I understand the point of calibrating the monitor, but the printer+paper? I mean, I use a particular paper (e.g, matte, glossy, metallic, etc.) because it gives me that particular look to the photo I want. If a photo looks the same regardless the printer/paper combination, what is the point of using different papers?

  • September 24, 2019 at 15:01
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    Meh, I just send them to a good photo lab. I know the pictures won't be too dark or too bright because 128 is 128.

  • September 24, 2019 at 15:01
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    Do you know why he hit the "medium gray" to get the proper white balance? I would suspect that a white would give you an accurate "white balance."

  • September 24, 2019 at 15:01
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    this is by far the best tutorial on the i1studio that ive seen and everything is all together with changing the profiles to even comparing the calibrated vs not calibrated

  • September 24, 2019 at 15:01
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    Question – after calibrating, why would you ever want to turn OFF the color profile for other tasks? (like watching movies or gaming). Don't we want the most accurate colors for ALL tasks?

  • September 24, 2019 at 15:01
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    The thing with calibrating your devices is that the client will still see your product on an uncalibrated computer/cellphone anyways. For example when you edit a photo for instagram in the pc, almost everytime its neccesary to make changes afterwards because it looks different on an iphone, different on a samsung, etc etc

  • September 24, 2019 at 15:01
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    Question: Does it matter if you assign a colour profile (ie: ProPhoto, Adobe 1998) to your photo file, or should you assign no profile since you're dealing with profiles for the printer and paper already? Thanks!

  • September 24, 2019 at 15:01
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    How can i calibrate the display on a notebook? there are no manual controls, and from windows only the gamma and brightness can be changed.

  • September 24, 2019 at 15:01
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    This video is good for private user to understand how calibration work. Well done. But not for a pro's.
    P.S. Between colorimeter (i1DisplayPro, Spyder5Pro…) and spectrophotometer (i1Pro, ColormunkiPhoto, i1Studio…) is huge difference. Everyone must know that.

  • September 24, 2019 at 15:01
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    When you take the first picture in the studio of Erica holding the color checker, which WB, Style and exposure do you use? Will it work with any WB? Any setting in the camera?

  • September 24, 2019 at 15:01
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    Thank you Patrick for the great tutorial. Question: since calibration of the monitor is a must and the end result would be accurate colors seen on the monitor in relation to the photo taken, what in your opinion is the bare bone minimum monitor specs I should consider for photo editing.

    I've looked at BenQ, LG, Samsung, Dell..all in the $1000+ range but the specs vary making a few hundred here and there seem frivolous for the difference gained. Quite confusing.

    I'm in search of both a monitor and calibration tool.

    I thank you in advance for your input.

  • September 24, 2019 at 15:01
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    When businesses go beyond relevance, get greedy and force consumers to purchase redundant devices by denying software updates and pushing gimmicky revisions that include a dumb neoprene case that doesn't sit on the screen well, it's time to reexamine Capitalism. The cost of these products is insulting.

  • September 24, 2019 at 15:01
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    Does any one know if there's a monitor calibration cheat sheet some where on the web?

  • September 24, 2019 at 15:01
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    this X-Rite color checker is a TOTAL RIP OFF… Way way over priced and Patrick is being sneeking here with the price… pretty shameful from Fstoppers.

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