The light around your computer

(This article was updated in May 2015)   Be careful not to underestimate the influence of the ambient light while you’re editing your photos.  I’ve seen many people comment that when they edit photos at night, then look at them during the daytime (or vice...

Must I calibrate?

I’m frequently asked “My prints already match my monitor.  Do I really need to calibrate?” The answer is “No you don’t, but yes you should.” Obviously, at this point in time, if your prints are turning out exactly as you expect,...

All about monitor calibration

The answers to every question you’ve ever asked, wanted to ask, or didn’t even know you were supposed to ask … What is a monitor calibrator? It’s a small hardware device that you place on your screen to perform the calibration process. They...

Damn you, Dynamic Contrast!

Today I was calibrating a Samsung monitor for a lovely lady here in Brisbane. I ran the calibration/profiling, and was immensely satisfied with the result graphs that the i1 provides at the end of the process. Thinking all was well, we proceeded with some Photoshop...