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 Thursday, October 17, 2019
Lawrenceville, NJ – October 17, 2019 – Datacolor®, a global leader in color management solutions, is providing all Spyder5 users with an upgrade of their software for monitor calibration. Datacolor will continue to ensure full compatibility with the latest operating systems for customers using the Spyder5 sensor. This is in compliance of new industry standards with the Apple operating system, which will no longer support 32-bit applications with the Catalina macOS 10.15 version. The Spyder5 software upgrade is free for all users and can be downloaded from the Datacolor website.
 
Datacolor’s current monitor calibration solution - SpyderX, is 64-bit compatible. SpyderX is Datacolor’s fastest, most accurate and easy-to-use color calibration sensor, providing photographers, designers and videographers with the ultimate confidence and control over their creative vision.
 
B&H carries the Datacolor SpyerX color calibration sensor.
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Post Date: 10/17/2019 4:57:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, June 18, 2019
From Datacolor:
 
Lawrenceville, New Jersey, USA, June 18, 2019 - Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, announced the launch of two new product bundles for photographers to manage their color workflow: SpyderX Capture Pro and SpyderX Studio. Both include the recently launched SpyderX color calibrator for monitors – the most accurate, fastest (4X faster) and easiest-to-use Spyder, ever.
 
SpyderX Capture Pro provides all the essentials needed to precisely manage color from image capture through editing, and includes:
 
  • Spyder LensCal - Calibrate cameras, lenses and DSLR components.
  • Spyder Cube – Set white balance and RAW conversion.
  • Spyder Checkr – Next-level camera color calibration.
  • SpyderX Elite – Professional monitor calibration.
SpyderX Studio is the essential all-in-one photographic workflow solution for precision control from capture, to editing to print, and includes:
 
  • Spyder Cube – Set white balance and RAW conversion.
  • SpyderX Elite– Professional monitor calibration.
  • Spyder Print – Printer profiling for any printer/ink/paper combination.
Datacolor is kicking off the launch of these two products with a special 20% savings introductory offer. From June 18 through July 14, 2019, you can purchase the SpyderX Capture Pro for $319.99 (reg. $399.99) or the SpyderX Capture Pro for $399.99 (reg. $499.99).
 
B&H has the SpyderX Capture Pro and SpyderX Studio available for preorder.
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Post Date: 6/18/2019 8:00:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, February 11, 2019
From Datacolor:
 
Lawrenceville, NJ – (February 11, 2019) – Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, has launched SpyderX, its fastest, most accurate and easiest to use color calibration tool for monitors. The development of SpyderX is testament to Datacolor’s commitment in advancing color management solutions for photographers, videographers and creative specialists worldwide.
 
SpyderX uses a fully redesigned color engine that provides significantly increased color accuracy and low light capabilities, giving photographers the confidence needed to achieve their creative vision.
 
SpyderX enhanced features include:
 
  • Blazing Speed – Taking less than two minutes to calibrate a screen, the SpyderX is several times faster than previous models, with calibration happening so fast it easily becomes part of the workflow.
  • Highest Accuracy – Providing a significantly higher level of color accuracy and shadow detail on a wide range of monitors.
  • Ease of Use – Simple and intuitive single-click calibration software, as well as advanced options.
Susan Bunting, director of marketing at Datacolor, said: “We know photography is a labor of love, and a lot goes into taking every shot. That’s why we’ve redesigned SpyderX from the ground up, ensuring you can trust the color on your screen while making the whole process of calibration as intuitive and quick as possible.”
 
Now available in two versions, the SpyderX Pro is designed for serious photographers and designers seeking a fast and easy-to-use monitor calibration solution. The SpyderX Elite takes it one step further with more advanced settings for professional photographers and videographers who want ultimate control of their color workflow.
 
Purchase SpyderX at Amazon or other authorized resellers.
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Post Date: 2/11/2019 7:24:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, August 3, 2018
From Datacolor:
 
Making color management simple with an easy-to-follow guide that starts with the basics
 
Zurich, Switzerland, 1st August 2018 - Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, has today launched an extensive color management eBook for photographers and videographers. ‘Spyder5 eBook: Color management can be easy’ is a six-chapter guide providing practical advice to help any photographer or videographer understand color management, from the basics to the advanced. Chapters will be published in three-week intervals and sent to readers once they have registered online. Those who download the eBook will also receive 20% off the Spyder5Pro and Spyder5Elite. The first chapter is now available for download from the Datacolor website here.
 
"We repeatedly found that even after more than 20 years of digital photography, color management is regarded as a difficult and complex topic and is therefore often neglected. Users often have difficulties with achieving accurate color reproduction and maintaining the brightness of their images in photo books or prints," says Stefan Zrenner, Global Director of Sales and Marketing Consumer Products at Datacolor. "With our free eBook, we want to make our color management know-how accessible to everyone and show that this topic is not complicated at all."
 
The eBook explores the basics of color management, calibrated photography, and the steps needed to reproduce accurate colors on the monitor, when printing at home and through print service providers.
 
What to expect from ‘Spyder5 eBook
 
Chapter One – Understanding Digital Color
The first chapter will walk you through which color measuring instruments you need for color management, and why you should work with RAW data.
 
Chapter Two – Taking Calibrated Photos
Chapter Two is a guide to the first step in the color workflow – camera calibration. The chapter focuses on the tools available for calibration, obtaining evenly-balanced contrast with the SpyderCUBE, achieving color balance with the SpyderCHECKR, and razor-sharp autofocus using SpyderLENSCAL.
 
Chapter Three – Monitor Calibration
Discover how to initially calibrate your monitor and find out what a colorimeter can do for you during this process. Chapter three will also teach you how to control ambient light and demonstrate the options a soft proofing tool can offer.
 
Chapter Four – Fine-adjusting Monitors
Chapter Four delves deeper into monitor calibration, with a focus on making extended calibration settings, and an explanation of what an advanced analysis entails. Learn how to calibrate two monitors, and find out what different elements you need to pay attention to when calibrating a complete studio and a projector.
 
Chapter Five – Printer Profiling for Accurate Prints
The penultimate chapter teaches you all you need to know about printer profiles, and explains how to check if your printer and printer driver are working properly. Find out what you need to be aware of when working with a Spectrocolorimeter and discover Datacolor’s measuring technology.
 
Chapter Six – Monitor Proofing and Media
The final chapter deals with your questions on the final stage of your workflow – exploring how to proof your images on your monitor, and what to consider when printing your photos by yourself, on paper, canvas, and foil. The chapter will also tell you all you need to know about monitor proofing during photo printing from a service provider.
 
Each chapter also contains a detailed glossary of color management terms. The first chapter of the eBook is now available for download from the Datacolor website here.
Post Date: 8/3/2018 7:41:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, December 6, 2016
From Datacolor:
 
Lawrenceville, NJ – Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, today announced the release of Spyder5+, the next generation software expertly designed to build upon its popular color calibration tools for photographers, designers, videographers and imaging professionals.
 
“Spyder5 is already an amazing tool for getting the best color out of your display. With the Spyder5+ upgrade, Datacolor has added several really nice features that are an absolute no-brainer for the price,” said David Cardinal, professional photographer and Datacolor Friend with Vision. “I’ve been using the new capabilities and am really pleased with how much time they’ve saved me, as well as the additional productivity they’ve provided.”
 
The software upgrade is now available for all existing and new Spyder5 customers, with the option to purchase Spyder5PRO+ or Spyder5ELITE+. Spyder5+ adds unique features to the Spyder5 calibration tools by enhancing users’ digital color workflow, including:
 
  • Automatic Room Light Switching ensures users’ monitor profile changes as the room light conditions shift, with no user interaction required
  • 1-Click Calibration streamlines a user’s workflow with a single click to start the calibration without having to re-select saved settings
  • Profile Management Tool gives users the ability to edit, remove, rename, locate, and activate each display profile for ultimate control and flexibility
Users who purchase the Spyder5ELITE+ upgrade will have access to all of the above features, in addition to:
 
  • Spyder SoftProof improves “Screen-to-Output” matching with a new workflow to simulate how photos will look on any printer or device – including home printers, online or retail printers, and certain mobile/tablet devices
  • Enhanced StudioMatch verifies precise monitor matching and takes the guess work out of making all connected displays look the same – including a new visual verification step that assists you by fine tuning your results
“We’re very excited to add this upgrade to our Spyder5 product line. This new software offers unique tools to ensure color management across all devices, so our customers can remain confident in their decision to choose Datacolor for their color calibration needs,” said Stefan Zrenner, Director Global Sales & Marketing Imaging, Datacolor. “With a competitive set of features, Spyder5+ is the perfect tool for creatives that rely on consistency in their work.”
 
New and existing Spyder5 customers wishing to purchase the Spyder5+ software add-on can find out more and buy via the Datacolor website. Upon software purchase, customers will receive a software serial number and a step-by-step guide for easy download.
 
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B&H carries Datacolor Spyder5 Display Calibration products.
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Post Date: 12/6/2016 6:00:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, August 22, 2016
From Datacolor:
 
Lawrenceville, NJ – August 16, 2016 – Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, today announced the release of Spyder5CAPTURE PRO, the next generation of its popular color calibration solutions for photographers, designers and imaging professionals. Spyder5CAPTURE PRO features all the essential products needed to manage color from image capture to post production, including SpyderLENSCAL, SpyderCHECKR, SpyderCUBE, and Spyder5ELITE.
 
  • SpyderLENSCAL allows users to calibrate camera and lens combinations, resulting in accurate auto-focus.
  • SpyderCHECKR and SpyderCUBE provide the user with reference tools to allow control of contrast, white balance and color when editing images.
  • Spyder5ELITE calibrates displays to an industry standard, ensuring that on-screen colors of images are accurate and match photo prints every time.
“We know how important color accuracy is for photographers, but we also know it can be time-consuming.” said Heath Barber, Imaging Market Manager, Datacolor. “Spyder5CAPTURE PRO reduces editing time by providing users with a fast and seamless workflow from capture to post-production by combining our leading color management tools in one convenient and cost-effective package.”
 
The new Spyder5CAPTURE PRO offers a bundled product savings of over 30 percent. For a limited time, Datacolor and participating photography resellers are offering Spyder5CAPTURE PRO at an introductory price of $269.99 if purchased by 9/30/2016. After 9/30/2016, Spyder5CAPTURE PRO will retail for $369.99.
 
B&H carries Datacolor Spyder5CAPTURE PRO.
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Post Date: 8/22/2016 5:25:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, September 10, 2015
From Datacolor:
 
New suite of color management tools that ensures control of color workflow from capture, to edit, to print
 
Lawrenceville, NJ – September 10, 2015 – Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, today announced the release of Spyder5STUDIO, the next generation of its popular color calibration solution suite designed to color manage digital photo workflows. Spyder5STUDIO features a collection of tools that ensure photos are captured accurately, monitors display true-to-life colors, and prints are matched precisely.
 
Datacolor Spyder5STUDIO is designed for photographers who demand the highest level of control and accuracy. It includes the new Spyder5ELITE colorimeter, the color calibration solution that adjusts monitors to an industry color reference standard so colors are accurate and shadow and highlight details are preserved, ensuring on-screen images match photo prints. An important tool for all photographers, Spyder5ELITE assures true screen color, reducing editing time and providing better print matching so less ink and paper are wasted.
 
In addition to its display calibration solution, Spyder5STUDIO includes camera and print solutions: The SpyderCUBE, is a portable device for photographers to set white balance, exposure, black level and highlight references based on lighting conditions when shooting images. SpyderPRINT is a full-featured spectrocolorimeter used to create custom RGB printer profiles, for all of your ink and paper combinations, to provide the most accurate screen-to-print matching. Combined, these tools enable photographers to capture consistent color from scene to camera and monitor-to-monitor, as well as quality printing results, enhancing the entire photo workflow.
 
“As a leader and longtime developer of color management products, we have seen firsthand the importance of color managing the workflow from start to finish,” said Heath Barber, Imaging Market Manager, Datacolor. “We have designed Spyder5STUDIO for professional and serious photographers seeking ultimate control of their entire workflow from capture, to edit, to print.”
 
The new Spyder5STUDIO is now available for $499.99 USD (offering a bundled savings of $180!) at photography and consumer electronics retailers nationwide.
 
B&H has the Datacolor Spyder5STUDIO Color Calibration Bundle available for preorder.
Category: Datacolor News
Post Date: 9/10/2015 7:20:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, April 7, 2015
From Datacolor:
 
New line of color management devices includes Spyder5EXPRESS, Spyder5PRO, and Spyder5ELITE
 
Lawrenceville, NJ – April 7, 2015 – Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, today released Spyder5, the next generation of its popular monitor calibration solutions.
 
Datacolor Spyder5 is the color accuracy solution designed by photographers for photographers, to help them see, share and print their images, just as they intended. The 3 versions of Spyder5 – EXPRESS, PRO and ELITE – reduce the hassle of figuring out why digital photographs look different on screen, and why the colors on screen don’t match photo prints. All Spyder5 product versions adjust, or calibrate, monitors to an industry color reference standard so colors are accurate and shadow and highlight details are preserved. With true screen color, photographers can more accurately edit their photos and achieve better print matching.
 
The next generation Spyder5 colorimeter is compact, portable and protected for use on all laptop and desktop monitors. Datacolor has redesigned Spyder’s patented 7-detector optical engine to deliver up to a 55% improvement in tonal response, resulting in more accurate shadow detail and smoother gradients.
 
“A picture is more than a photograph – it contains a photographer’s emotional connection with the scene they’re shooting. It’s critical that a photographer’s computer monitor displays accurate color, so they can see, share and print their captured moments just as they intended them,” said Heath Barber, Imaging Market Manager, Datacolor. “Spyder5 is an important tool for all photographers. Spyder5 calibrates a computer monitor to industry color reference standard so an image’s true color, with accurate shadow and highlight detail is displayed. Seeing accurate color makes photo editing easier and faster and provides better print matching so less ink and paper are wasted. Spyder5 saves photographers time and energy so they can spend more time doing what they love doing – taking photographs.”
 
Spyder5EXPRESS is a cost-effective tool for serious photographers seeking an easy-to-use color accuracy solution through a simple, interactive four-step process guide. Using it’s before and after feature, users can evaluate calibration results using a professional Datacolor composite image. Spyder5EXPRESS also supports multiple monitor calibrations.
 
Spyder5PRO is ideal for photographers and creative professionals looking to take their skill and artistic vision to the next level by achieving precise color accuracy. Advanced features include an integrated ambient light sensor for room light monitoring, an extensive range of calibration settings, display analysis and the ability to import images for before and after calibration evaluation.
 
Spyder5ELITE offers professional photographers, studios, and calibration perfectionists who demand the highest levels of color accuracy, ultimate control of the calibration process. Spyder5ELITE offers a built-in tripod mount to easily calibrate front projector displays. Expert features include an unlimited range of calibration settings, comprehensive display analysis, advanced before and after evaluation of imported images, monitor matching and tuning, and optimized gray balance routines.
 
Pricing and Availability
 
The new Spyder5EXPRESS, Spyder5PRO and Spyder5ELITE are now available at photography and consumer electronics retailers nationwide or online at datacolor.com/spyder5-pr. The Spyder5EXPRESS is priced at $129, Spyder5PRO at $189, and Spyder5ELITE at $279.
 
B&H carries the Datacolor Spyder5 line of color calibration tools.
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Post Date: 4/7/2015 11:44:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, August 5, 2014
From Datacolor:
 
Affordable, portable target offers photo and video professionals an on-the-go solution for color control
 
Lawrenceville, NJ – August 5, 2014 – Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, today announced Spydercheckr 24, a new addition to the Spydercheckr product line, which includes the flagship 48 patch Spydercheckr. Spydercheckr 24 is a precise and versatile camera color calibration and white balance target for photo and video color control for on-the-go professional photographers and videographers. Portable and affordable, Spydercheckr 24 is designed to color manage camera and scene for both still and motion imaging workflows.
 
Spectrally engineered with 24 pigment patches, Spydercheckr 24 offers the accuracy of a full size, large patch photo target in a thin, compact design. Spydercheckr 24’s gray face provides in-camera and post-process white balance and exposure adjustment, while the color face allows users to color correct capture automatically in Adobe Photoshop ACR, Adobe Lightroom, Hasselblad Phocus, and Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve.
 

 
“The biggest advantage of the system is that camera calibration is not limited to RAW files but can also be applied to JPEGs and video too,” said Lee Varis, professional photographer and digital imaging artist. “For imaging professionals who shoot a combination of still and motion, especially site photography and videography, Spydercheckr is a game changer.”
 
The Spydercheckr 24 is available immediately for $49.00 USD at photo and video retailers.
 
B&H has the Datacolor Spydercheckr 24 available for preorder.
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Post Date: 8/5/2014 7:17:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, May 6, 2014
From Datacolor:
 
Enter to win a week long, all-inclusive Alaskan photo safari with award-winning nature photographer David Cardinal
 
Lawrenceville, NJ – May 6, 2014 –– Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, today announced its Great Alaskan Photo Expedition Sweepstakes. The online promotion, beginning today through May 27, 2014, will award one lucky winner an all-expense-paid trip to Cook Inlet, Alaska to spend one week photographing the region’s most remarkable wildlife alongside award-winning nature photographer David Cardinal. To enter to win, visit datacolor.com/safari-sweepstakes-pr.
 
The grand prize, valued at an estimated $10,000, will include round-trip airfare to and from Anchorage, departing from the winner’s originating city July 8, 2014 and returning July 16, 2014; all meals and lodging, including a 5-night stay at Silver Salmon Creek Lodge; private charter flights to and from Lake Clark National Park and Preserve; one-on-one photo instruction both in the field and in a classroom setting; and a Datacolor SpyderCAPTURE PRO. Sponsored by Sigma, Datacolor’s Great Alaskan Photo Expedition Sweepstakes will also award the winner a 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM telephoto lens to be used while on the safari and long after. Second and Third prizes will include a SpyderCAPTURE PRO and SpyderCHECKR PRO.
 
Guided by professional photographer David Cardinal, who will be returning to Cook Inlet for his 15th year, the winner, along with an intimate group of photographers, will spend a week shooting some of the best scenery Alaska has to offer including coastal brown bears, or “grizzlies,” tufted and horned puffins, brilliant sunrises, and breathtaking landscapes.
 
“Photographing some of America’s most spectacular animals in their native and unstressed environment is an experience like no other,” said Cardinal. “Datacolor is not only offering someone the chance to capture world class images, but the opportunity to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.”
 
For full contest details and official rules and guidelines, visit datacolor.com/safari-sweepstakes-pr
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Post Date: 5/6/2014 7:46:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, April 7, 2014
From Datacolor:
 
Integrated color management tools for imaging professionals seeking an all-in-one solution
 
Lawrenceville, NJ – April 7, 2014 – Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, today announced SpyderHD, the premiere color calibration suite for advanced and professional photographers and videographers. SpyderHD is designed to color manage photo and video workflows, from scene, camera and editing, to final output.
 
SpyderHD includes the new Spyder4ELITE HD integrated display calibration application; the first of its kind, with calibration functions for computer displays, video reference displays, and TVs, all within a single application. SpyderHD also includes the innovative SpyderWEB, a universal mounting system that securely mounts the Spyder for calibration of most screens up to 70”.
 
“As a photographer who has been calibrating for a long time, I understand the value of color calibration. SpyderHD is my preferred solution for tonal linearity in computer display calibration, and beats my personal calibration technique for video reference display calibration,” says Lee Varis, renowned Hollywood photographer.
 
In addition to display calibration offerings, SpyderHD includes two important camera solutions: the SpyderCHECKR, a powerful color reference and gray card system, and the portable SpyderCUBE, which provides white balance, exposure, black level and highlight references in any lighting condition. Combined, these tools enable photographers and videographers to capture consistent color day-to-day and camera-to-camera, enhancing their entire digital workflow.
 
“There is nothing else like the SpyderCUBE; the value of it is hard to over-emphasize for defining the light sources in a shot,” continued Varis. “Also, I find the SpyderCHECKR to provide all the camera color correction I need, for both photo and video.”
 
SpyderHD is available immediately for $349.00 USD at photo and video retailers. For more information, visit www.datacolor.com/spyder-hd-pr.
 
B&H carries the new Datacolor SpyderHD Color Calibration Bundle.
Category: Datacolor News
Post Date: 4/7/2014 6:41:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, March 28, 2014
From Datacolor:
 
Datacolor Webinars Offer Ideas for Managing Digital Workflow and Step-by-Step Techniques to Produce High Quality Digital Images
 
Lawrenceville, NJ – March 27, 2014 –– Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, today announced its Spring 2014 line-up of free color management webinars. The webinars will cover important topics in the photo and video industry with the help of notable sponsors including, Plura Broadcast, Macphun Software, X-Shot, Wacom, PhotoshopCAFE and Hunt’s Photo & Video.
 
The webinars will include an interactive question and answer format, allowing participants to communicate directly with the speakers to get first-hand advice about video reference display calibration and photo and video editing techniques. Registered attendees will receive discount codes for Spyder products and/or products from co-sponsors, as well as automatic entry for a chance to win products from Datacolor Spyder or co-sponsors. Each webinar will be hosted by David Saffir, Datacolor expert and noted landscape and fine art photographer.
 
“As the video and photo industries continue to converge, Datacolor recognizes the need to provide users with tools and techniques that can be easily integrated into their digital workflows,” said David Tobie. “From calibrating video reference displays to mastering time lapse photography, our Spring 2014 webinar series is designed to provide photographers and videographers of all levels with information about the tools needed to achieve the most accurate color and editing results while ultimately improving their workflow.”
 
Datacolor Spring 2014 webinar series to include:

  • April 1, 2014 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT: Video Reference Display Calibration – (Co-sponsor: Plura Broadcast)
  • April 16, 2014 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT: Landscape Image Editing and Enhancement: New Editing Tools for Photoshop and Lightroom 5 – (Co-sponsor: Macphun Software)
  • May 7, 2014 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT: Extend your Photography – (Co-sponsor: X-Shot)
  • May 20, 2014 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT: Calibration for the Capture Stage of the Digital Workflow – (Co-sponsor: Hunt’s Photo & Video)
  • June 3, 2014 2:-00 – 3:00 pm EDT: Fundamentals of Image Editing – Using Layer Masks for Compositing in Photoshop – (Co-sponsor: Wacom)
  • June 12, 2014 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT: Time-lapse Photography – The Move from Still to Motion – (Co-sponsor: PhotoshopCAFE)

Register now at spyder.datacolor.com/freewebinars.
 
B&H carries Datacolor products.

Post Date: 3/28/2014 7:53:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, December 2, 2013
From Datacolor:
 
Digital Imaging Prizes from Industry Leading Brands Awarded Daily Throughout the Month of December
 
Lawrenceville, NJ – November 25, 2013 – Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, today announced it will be hosting a month long holiday giveaway during the month of December. Beginning December 1, daily prizes will be awarded through the Datacolor website with a new door opening each day to reveal the featured prize and partner. Professional and novice photographers, videographers and graphic designers alike are encouraged to enter the Datacolor Happy Holidays Giveaway for a daily chance to win essential tools to enhance their digital workflow..
 
The Datacolor Happy Holidays Giveaway will include prizes from the award-winning Datacolor Spyder line such as Spyder4ELITE and SpyderCAPTURE PRO, as well as products from partnering brands like DxO Labs, Fujifilm, Gura Gear, Lowepro, MyPix2, SanDisk, Tamron, Wacom, Zenfolio, and many more. A full list of partners can be found at spyder.datacolor.com/holidaygiveaway-friends. Winners of the Datacolor Happy Holidays Giveaway will be chosen at random and announced daily on the Datacolor website.
 
“For the second year in a row, we’re partnering with some of the industry’s most recognizable brands in an effort to make the holiday season for many imaging professionals even brighter,” said David Tobie, global product technology manager for Datacolor. “Not only is this a fun way for us to close out the year, but it provides digital imaging specialists of all skill sets the opportunity to start the New Year with a gear bag full of cool new gadgets.”
 
Adorama carries Datacolor products.
Category: Datacolor News
Post Date: 12/2/2013 10:52:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, July 29, 2013
From Datacolor:
 
Lawrenceville, NJ - July 29, 2013 - Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, announced today its summer 2013 line-up of free color management webinars. The popular webinar series continues with new co-sponsors and a variety of introductory and advanced webinars to demonstrate new techniques for photographers and videographers to enhance their skills. Datacolor is bringing dynamic topics with the help of notable photography related companies including Sigma, Hoodman, onOne Software and Eizo.
 
The webinars, hosted by David Tobie, global product technology manager for Datacolor, and David Saffir, Datacolor expert and noted landscape and fine art photographer, focus on managing color using tools in both capture and processing stages. Each webinar includes step-by-step demonstrations using Datacolor’s line of Spyder color calibration devices, and in-depth discussions on how photographers can effectively use the right tools and techniques to produce high quality results with their own images.
 
“From the capture stage through the post-production process, technology can enhance the quality of even the best images,” said David Tobie. “The summer series of webinars aims to help photographers learn how to use equipment effectively by providing tips and techniques, resulting in stunning images. With new partners, Datacolor is able to connect photographers with industry leaders and provide more insight into the latest tools available.”
 
Upcoming topics for the Datacolor color management webinar series to include:

  • July 30, 2013 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EDT: Safari Photography - Gear and Workflow (Co-sponsor: Sigma)
  • August 7, 2013 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EDT: Advanced Photographic Composition - Landscape and Still-Life (Co-sponsor Hoodman)
  • August 22, 2013 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT: Postproduction - How to Make Ordinary Images Look Extraordinary (Hosted by: onOne Software)
  • September 10, 2013 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EDT: Selective Color Editing and Adjustment (Co-Sponsor: Eizo)

Those interested in attending can register in advance for the free webinars. Attendees will be given discount codes for Spyder products and/or products from co-sponsors and automatically be entered to win a Datacolor Spyder product and products from co-sponsors. Guests will have the ability to interact with the speakers in a Q&A format, and get first-hand input about applying color management effectively within their workflow.
 
Register now at Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Lens.
 
Adorama carries Datacolor products.

Post Date: 7/29/2013 8:15:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, July 17, 2013

 
From Datacolor:
 
For anyone who views images via tablets or smartphones – and for on-the-go photographers in particular – they should think about color calibration. Tablet and phone displays are amazing, but are they always accurate?
 
The Android version joins the previously available iOS SpyderGALLERY app. Using a Spyder4 calibration device, Android users can now enjoy color-managed image viewing in the SpyderGALLERY app, which accesses existing photo albums to display accurately calibrated, vibrant images. Viewing images through the color-managed viewer will allow for more accurate color and provide users with a closer match to desktop monitors and other color-managed displays.
 
You can get the SpyderGALLERY app for Android in the Google Play store. The iOS application is available in the Apple Store.
 
Adorama carries the Datacolor Spyder4 Colorimeters.
Category: Datacolor News
Post Date: 7/17/2013 10:32:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, February 20, 2013
From Datacolor:
 
Join Us For A Webinar On Floral Photography
 
Flowers are a favorite subject matter for photographers. Composition, methods, equipment, and settings will all be touched upon, with an inspiring series of floral images to demonstrate each tip. Using the correct lense is crucial to ensure that you will capture your best possible shot. When choosing, Lensbaby lenses are a natural for soft-focus, controlled-focus and macro shots.
 
Join us, Wednesday, February 27th from 3PM-4PM EST, as Datacolor Experts David Saffir and C. David Tobie explore a wide range of tips and techniques that can help you move your floral photography to the next level.
 
An interactive Q&A will take place throughout the webinar to answer any questions you may have.
 
One lucky webinar guest will win a free SpyderLENSCAL!
 
Title: Tips and Techniques for Floral Photography
Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
 
Register for the webinar here.
Post Date: 2/20/2013 2:28:32 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, January 28, 2013
From Datacolor:
 
Datacolor Webinars Offer Step-by-Step Techniques to Produce High Quality Images
 
Lawrenceville, NJ – January 28, 2013 – Datacolor® (www.datacolor.com), a global leader in color management solutions, announced today its winter 2013 line-up of free color management webinars. Continuing its popular series, Datacolor is offering introductory and advanced webinars on a variety of topics to demonstrate new techniques for photographers to enhance their skills. Additionally, Datacolor is partnering with other notable photography related companies for an even more dynamic webinar series. Co-sponsors, including Lensbaby and SLR Lounge, will offer product giveaways and promotions.
 
The bi-monthly webinars, hosted by David Tobie, global product technology manager for Datacolor, and David Saffir, Datacolor expert, noted landscape and fine art photographer, and author of “Master Digital Color,” focus on managing color using tools in both capture and processing stages. Webinars include step-by-step demonstrations using Datacolor’s line of Spyder color calibration devices, and in-depth discussion to provide photographers with new methods to produce high quality results with their own images.
 
“As technology changes so do workflow methods,” said David Tobie. “Datacolor is known for our thought leaders and we want to be a resource to photographers and provide them with both the tools and techniques they need to produce high quality images. We are excited to bring in new partners, topics and trends to support photographers from the novice to the pro to further develop their skills and take their photography to the next level.”
 
Upcoming topics for the Datacolor color management webinar series to include:

  • January 30, 2013 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EST: Valentine’s Photography: Photographing Loved Ones, Couples and More
  • February 13, 2013 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EST: Advanced Workflow Using Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS6 (Co-sponsor: SLR Lounge)
  • February 27, 2013 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EST: Tips and Techniques for Floral Photography (Co-sponsor: Lensbaby)
  • March 6, 2013 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EST: Artistic Techniques in Phone Photography
  • March 28, 2013 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EST: What’s in Your Camera Bag?

Those interested in attending can register in advance for the free webinars. Attendees will be automatically entered to win a Datacolor Spyder product coinciding with the webinar topic. Guests will also have the ability to interact with the speakers in a Q&A format, and get first-hand input on applying color management effectively in their workflow.
 
Register now at http://spyder.datacolor.com/webinars/.
 
B&H carries Datacolor products.

Post Date: 1/28/2013 2:25:06 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, January 25, 2013
From Datacolor:
 
Join us for a webinar on Valentine’s Photography
 
Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate and express love. Photography is a great tool to use when capturing those special moments. It can be a busy time for photographing couples, families, friends, kids, etc. There are many elements to consider in your capture to output workflow. This webinar will explore posing, attire, lighting, editing and printing of Valentine’s Day photography.
 
Join us, Wednesday, January 30th from 3PM-4PM EST, as Datacolor Experts David Saffir and C. David Tobie share their love of photography with you and some tips and tricks to use for this special holiday.
 
An interactive Q&A will take place throughout the webinar to answer any questions you may have.
 
Two lucky webinar guests will win free SpyderCUBES
 
Title: Valentine’s Photography: Photographing Loved Ones, Couples and More
Date: Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
 
Register here.
Post Date: 1/25/2013 3:28:36 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, November 27, 2012
From Datacolor:
 
Datacolor Helps to Make the Season Bright with 25 Days of December Giveaways
 
Celebrate the Joy of Giving with Datacolor’s Holiday Stocking Stuffer Webinar and Daily Prizes Awarded at Datacolor.com
 
Lawrenceville, NJ – Nov. 27, 2012 –– Datacolor® (www.datacolor.com), a global leader in color management solutions, today announced 25 days of giveaways during the month of December. Beginning December 1, Datacolor will be awarding daily prizes through its website at http://spyder.datacolor.com/holidaygiveaway. The holiday celebration will be preceded by a free webinar, “Holiday Stocking Stuffer List by Datacolor,” on November 28 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST. This presentation in the series of free webinars will focus on ideal gifts for photography lovers chosen by Datacolor experts.
 
The 25 Days of December Giveaways will include prizes from the Datacolor Spyder line such as Spyder4PRO and SpyderCAPTURE PRO, as well as products from partnering brands like Wacom, DxO, SLR Lounge, Joby, Lowepro, B&H, Zenfolio and many more. Enter to win each day by visiting http://spyder.datacolor.com/holidaygiveaway.
 
“With 25 days of giveaways, Datacolor is celebrating the joy of giving photographers the tools they need to help make their photos merry and bright – with correct color calibration,” said David Tobie, global product technology manager for Datacolor.
 
Prior to the start of its December celebration, Datacolor will present a webinar November 28th, focusing on gift ideas for the special photographer in your life. Datacolor experts David Saffir and C. David Tobie will provide suggestions on Spyder products, lenses, tripods, lens filters, camera bags, memory cards and more. Throughout the presentation, there will be an interactive Q&A to address participant questions. One lucky webinar guest will win a free Spyder4PRO. To register, visit http://spyder.datacolor.com/en/webinars/.
 
B&H carries Datacolor products.
Category: Datacolor News
Post Date: 11/27/2012 7:58:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, November 16, 2012
From Datacolor:
 
Join us for a webinar on Video and Color for Photographers
 
Recent DSLR cameras shoot excellent video, but there are a lot of issues to consider before jumping into the DSLR video world. This webinar outlines those considerations, to give still photographers a better idea of what is involved to enter this exciting new field. Join us, Tuesday, November 20th from 3PM-4PM EDT, as Datacolor Experts David Saffir and C. David Tobie provide an exploration of the hardware, software and knowledge involved in the move into motion, as well as some consideration of the value this can add to your work.
 
An interactive Q&A will take place throughout the webinar to answer any questions you may have.
 
One lucky webinar guest will win a free Spyder4PRO!
 
Title: Video and Color for Photographers
Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
 
Register for the webinar here.
 
B&H carries Datacolor products.
Category: Datacolor News
Post Date: 11/16/2012 8:05:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, September 18, 2012
From Datacolor:
 
Datacolor Launches SpyderCAPTURE PRO™- The Complete Color Input and Autofocus Suite
 
Ultimate Product Bundle for Imaging Professionals Includes Essential Color Management Tools for Digital Workflow Process
 
Lawrenceville, NJ – September 18, 2012 –– Datacolor® (www.datacolor.com), a global leader in color management solutions, today announced the availability of SpyderCAPTURE PRO, a bundled product package featuring essential tools for photographers to manage color throughout the digital workflow process. The kit, which allows photographers to reliably assess and adjust images from capture to post-production, enabling true-to-life reproduction of images, includes four popular Datacolor Spyder products: Spyder4ELITE™, SpyderCHECKR™, SpyderCUBE™ and SpyderLENSCAL™.
 
With SpyderCAPTURE PRO, photographers, designers and imaging professionals can calibrate autofocus in cameras and lenses with the SpyderLENSCAL, control contrast and white point balance with SpyderCUBE, control color balance with SpyderCHECKR, and calibrate displays, such as a computer monitor or laptop, iPads, iPhones, televisions (optional upgrade) and projectors, with Spyder4ELITE. Offering greater control over color management, the tools included in the bundle offer precision performance and are easy to use both in studio and on location.
 
“The Datacolor Spyder line of products offers professionals the tools they need to ensure color and razor sharp autofocus accuracy throughout every step of the imaging workflow,” said Dave Faulkner, product manager for Datacolor. “SpyderCAPTURE PRO puts a collection of our leading color calibration solutions together in one convenient, cost-savings package that eliminates the guesswork in selecting which gear is necessary to help capture great images.”
 
SpyderCAPTURE PRO comes in a rugged aluminum case for convenient protection and storage that allows for easy transportability. The package comes complete with a one-year warranty and free online support from Datacolor. SpyderCAPTURE PRO retails for $399 and is available now. For more information on SpyderCAPTURE PRO, please visit www.datacolor.com/spydercapturepro or email spyder@datacolor.com.
 
About DatacolorDatacolor is a global leader in color management solutions and color communication technology. The world's leading brands, manufacturers, creative professionals and consumers have been choosing Datacolor's innovative technology and solutions to consistently achieve the right color for over 40 years.
 
A Swiss held company, Datacolor's global presence encompasses a sales, service and support network serving customers in more than 65 countries throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia, along with 13 worldwide operation and production facilities. Industries served include apparel and textile, paint and coatings, automotive, plastics, photography, home theatre and others. For more information about Datacolor and its products or services, visit www.datacolor.com.
 
B&H carries Datacolor products.
Category: Datacolor News
Post Date: 9/18/2012 10:08:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 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® (www.datacolor.com), 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 spyder.datacolor.com.
 
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:
 
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/568597666
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
 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 Datacolor.com
Category: Datacolor News
Post Date: 4/23/2010 10:51:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
   
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