In this edition of LightSource, Bill and Ed talk with David Tobie, product technology manager from Datacolor.


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Ed Hidden, exclusive photographer (Flickr)

Theme Music:

Sean Campbell and Steve Hill (

Special Guest:

David Tobie, Datacolor.


LightSource Episode 57 (Interview Series) [50:42 minutes]



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In this episode:

Bill and Ed discuss:

Special Guests Dan Couto discusses:

  • Why calibration is important
  • Why images look different across monitors
  • Basic color management for screen viewing
  • Intro to color profiles
  • Why doesnt my prints match my monitor?
  • Color Spaces and capture spaces
  • Soft proofing your images
  • Srgb vs Adobe rgb camera color spaces
  • Color calibrating for your local print lab
  • Color management for printers
  • Monitor color calibration process
  • Building a monitor profile
  • How ambient light effects monitor color
  • Proofing lights for print review
  • Calibration on a laptop for field work
  • Datacolor product options:
    – Spyder3Elite
    – Spyder3Pro
    – Spyder3Print
    – Spyder3Studio
  • Free online resources for color management

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