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 Friday, June 22, 2012
From Datacolor:
Capture Consistent Color Day-to-Day and Camera-to-Camera with Updated SpyderCheckr™ from Datacolor
First Color Reference System to Support Hasselblad Phocus™ Now Available in Bundle Package; Offers Photographers Inclusive Solution for Camera and Scene Color Control
Datacolor SpyderCheckr
Lawrenceville, NJ – June 21, 2012 –– Datacolor® (, a global leader in color management solutions, today announced SpyderCheckr™, an advanced color reference and gray card system, now supports Hasselblad’s Phocus™ software. In addition, the improved system will be included in the new SpyderCheckr Pro, a bundle package that includes both the SpyderCheckr and the SpyderCube, a pocket size RAW calibration tool that eliminates the need for traditional 18% gray cards and includes a Black Trap for shadow detail control. Together, SpyderCheckr and SpyderCube offer a comprehensive solution for camera and scene color control. SpyderCheckr Pro is currently available at a special introductory offer of $139.
Spectrally engineered with 48 color patches and user-friendly profiling software, Datacolor SpyderCheckr enables photographers to achieve consistent, predictable color control from capture to edit. The only color reference system that supports Hasselblad’s Phocus software, SpyderCheckr allows photographers to obtain consistent, accurate color within a standard RAW processing workflow, perform precision in-camera white balance, create custom camera calibration and record known color references.
Features of the Datacolor SpyderCheckr also include:

  • Consistent color control for RAW workflow, giving a color standard for any camera and decreasing post production time
  • Neutral gray target and gray ramp for in-camera white balance and visual neutrality
  • Extensive skin tone samples for portrait and fashion photography including 48 spectrally engineered color patches with extensive skin tones
  • Durable, eco-friendly self-casing construction for easy transport and field use, with replaceable targets, first-in-class tripod mount and an innovative built-in fade strip indicator that issues a warning when target inserts need replacing
  • Easy-to-use software that interacts with Hasselblad Phocus, Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and Camera RAW to produce calibration presets that fit directly into a digital workflow
  • FadeCheckr is a light sensitive patch which allows you to track the light exposure of the color targets and warns you when it is time to replace the color cards.

“The SpyderCheckr is a vital tool for photographers who are looking for accurate and predictable color without having to spend hours adjusting color in post-production,” said Dave Faulkner, Product Manager for Imaging Color Solutions at Datacolor. “Combining the SpyderCheckr with the SpyderCube in the newly released SpyderCheckr Pro product bundle provides photographers the essential tools to control color and contrast at the capture stage, as well as streamline their workflow to produce reliable and consistent color resulting in beautiful images.”
Availability and Pricing
The SpyderCheckr Pro bundle is now available for a special promotional offer of $139 (regular price $179). For more information please visit
B&H carries the SpyderCheckr.

Category: Datacolor News
Post Date: 6/22/2012 9:26:58 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, April 12, 2012
From Datacolor:
Join us for a webinar on Advanced Studio Display Calibration
Many photographers encounter issues in calibrating color and luminance of their displays for studio use causing them to spend countless hours editing images and wasting paper to produce accurate images. In this webinar, you'll learn advanced techniques for accurate calibration and consistent viewing in your studio and other workspaces. This includes matching several displays in a work area or in a workgroup/collaborative team. The results will be saved time and money, and images that look the way they did when you shot them.
On Wednesday, April 18th from 3 pm – 4 pm EDT, join us as Datacolor Color Management Experts, David Tobie and David Saffir discuss the issues photographers encounter when calibrating displays for use in photo studios and related workspaces, including solutions for ambient light issues, Studio Calibration Standards, and Side-by-Side tuning of displays for visual matching. Webinar content will also include adjusting laptops to better match desktop displays, which is particularly useful if one is reviewing or editing images in the field, or shooting tethered to a camera.
Title: Studio Display Calibration for Photographers
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
Category: Datacolor News
Post Date: 4/12/2012 10:49:57 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, March 15, 2012
From Datacolor:
Join us for an Introduction to Spyder4 Webinar!
Join us for an introduction to the new Spyder4 family of monitor calibrators. Topics covered will include new hardware and software features, expanded functionality, and increased accuracy and precision. We'll discuss new ways to use the Spyder4, including facilitating screen to print match, and using it to calibrate iPads and iPhones with the new SpyderGallery app.
Wednesday, March 21th from 3 pm - 4 pm EDT
Join us as Datacolor Color Management Experts, David Tobie and David Saffir explain the ins and outs of the NEW Spyder4 technology and software and how it can help you get the most out of your images. No matter how you view them, from monitor, to print, to iPhone getting color managed images is easier than you think with Spyder4.
Title: Spyder4: Introduction to New Features and How to Use Them
Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now!
Get your Spyder4 at B&H.
Category: Datacolor News
Post Date: 3/15/2012 11:38:47 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, January 5, 2012
 Monday, August 1, 2011
From Datacolor:
You can now color calibrate your Apple® iPad®
Datacolor announced in May the release of our new SpyderGallery, the first custom calibrated viewing app for your iPad . . . and it's FREE!
We wanted to make sure you heard this news because as an existing Datacolor customer you can now take advantage of this new feature. Just visit Apple iTunes store and download the SpyderGallery for FREE!
The app provides an easy-to-use calibration utility for owners of our Spyder3 display calibration solutions to create a custom color profile on your iPad. Using the Spyder3, the app will measure and profile color on the iPad and then apply color correction to images displayed through the SpyderGallery. Viewing images through the color-managed viewer will allow for more accurate colors and provide you with a closer match to desktop monitors and other color-managed displays. If you are a photographer who uses the iPad as a portable portfolio tool, SpyderGallery is a critical component to your photo gear to ensure your work is being displayed correctly. If you want to display images while on-the-go, whether for professional or personal use, you will no longer need to compromise color accuracy for the convenience of the iPad.
Check out these features of the SpyderGallery:
• World's first custom calibrated viewing on your iPad
• SpyderGallery for iPad® is a FREE app that can be downloaded from the iOS App Store®
• Compatible with Apple iPad (original) and Apple iPad 2
• View all images loaded on iPad in one easy to use GalleryViewer, no photo importing required
• Color corrected viewing from your standard photo library albums
• Personal photo watermarking feature
• Pixel-level zooming capabilities
• Works with all Datacolor® Spyder3 monitor calibration solutions
• Easy to use calibration utility for Mac® and Windows®
• See your photos color-corrected with simple Before & After viewer
So visit the Apple iTunes App Store to download this free app and enjoy managed color and accuracy on your iPad! And let us know what you think.
I am currently using a Datacolor Spyder3Elite for my calibrating needs - it works great.
Category: Datacolor News
Post Date: 8/1/2011 6:36:30 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Datacolor has introduced the SpyderCheckr Color Reference Solution.
Category: Datacolor News
Post Date: 9/22/2010 12:35:27 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, September 3, 2010
Datacolor has announced the SpyderLensCal - "New Tool Enables Photographers to Measure and Improve Autofocus Performance"
Category: Datacolor News
Post Date: 9/3/2010 1:48:03 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, April 23, 2010
Datacolor has released Spyder3 Elite 4.0 (press release).
For more information or to order, visit
Category: Datacolor News
Post Date: 4/23/2010 10:51:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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