Tools for Taking Control of Your Digital Color Workflow

I've been a user of X-Rite's Color Calibration and Workflow tools for many years now and have never come across better solutions. To take complete control of your color from Capture to Edit to Print there are steps to take and tools you need to make that happen.

From the simple yet powerful ColorChecker Passport, to an essential monitor calibration system to a device capable of creating custom paper profiles for your printer, the gear listed here is the way to go.

The ColorChecker Passport Photo 2

I use the Passport on virtually every photo shoot I do. By having a color reference and the ability to create custom camera profiles for every possible situation, I know that my color will be the best possible right from the start.

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The i1Display Studio

If you edit your own photos, the single most important thing you can do is calibrate your monitor! Every editing decision you make is based on what you see on your screen, so if your screen is too bright, too blue or off in any other way, all of your edits are guesses. This device is simple to use and makes sure that your display is showing colors as accurately as possible.

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The i1Studio

For those who take printing their work seriously, the i1Studio is the answer. This spectrophotometer can both calibrate your monitor and create custom paper profiles for your printer. When you have a custom print profile, you can use soft-proofing in both LightRoom and Photoshop to see what your image will look like in print before you make the first print. No more wasted time and paper, no more frustration going thru five prints to get one good one. This device is an all-in-one solution for calibrating monitors and printer.

I'm working on a video that shows the i1Studio in action - stay tuned!

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