X-RITE I1 PHOTO PRO 2

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FULLY CALIBRATE YOUR KIT AND CREATE ADVANCED COLOUR PROFILES WITH THE NEW I1 PHOTO PRO 2 FROM X-RITE

Using a correctly calibrated monitor is undoubtedly important for Photoshop artists, ensuring that your on-screen and print projects represent true colour. The new i 1 Photo Pro 2 colour management system from X-Rite enhances capabilities even further.

This device is reinforced by the ColorChecker Target to profile RAW files in any light, and the new spectrophotometer to calibrate the various steps of your digital workflow for more accurate Photoshop colour application.

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Specific to professional photographers and digital artists, the kit enables you to create sophisticated and accurate colour profiles across devices —from hardware to software. Luckily, calibrating your monitor with the i1 Photo Pro 2 is a simple process, with coherent iProfiler software taking you through each step.

The new spectrophotometer in particular uses a positioning detection sensor that not only gives a more robust scanning experience, but also enables the measurement of smaller patch sizes. This also improves temperature stability and higher brightness levels to enhance emissive measurement, resulting in the best possible monitor and printer profiling. This is great peace of mind for digital artists looking to ensure super-accurate colours.

The spectrophotometer will need to be calibrated on the white calibration plate before it can be used. Once done, you can use the correct attachment to position the spectrophotometer in the middle of your display. This simple calibration process enables profiling on any size and any design monitor or laptop, meaning it can be used with a number of workstations, as well as on the move.

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When you re ready to start the measurement, the software will walk you through the process with easy-to-follow steps. Youthen prompted to save the ICC profile onto your system. Photoshop can then use this monitor profile to automatically optimise the display of photos, enhancing them on your screen.

To help you with each calibration step there are sections, each for different interfaces within the i1 Profiler software. These provide in-depth but easy to understand instructions. Using a selection of sample images we noticed, with a correctly calibrated setup, the colours immediately gave better results while being more consistent, giving stronger reds, richer cyans and a more true to life colour reproduction in all areas of our workflow.

For those who are serious about colour calibration and profiling across their entire range of equipment, the i1 Photo Pro 2 offers a hugely comprehensive setup. Especially for those utilising the power of Photoshop effectively to edit images.

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