GretagMacbeth’s Eye-One Photo is designed for photographers who need consistent, reliable colour for monitors and other digital imaging equipment. It is supplied with GretagMacbeth’s Eye-One Match 3 software, a Mini ColorChecker, USB cable, ambient light measurement head, ruler for chart measurement in scan mode, scan target, monitor holders and spot colour guide. Like the Eye-One Display 2, which was reviewed in issue 24, a clip-on diffuser is included for measuring the ambient light in your working area.
Eizo’s three-step system for matching monitors to print and display colours.Eizo’s EasyPIX combines a colour measurement sensor with proprietary software developed to provide owners of the company’s monitors with a cost-effective way to create professional-looking photo prints and online images. This software has a wizard-based interface and supports three adjustment modes. In all three modes, it creates a colour profile that can be used by editing and printing software.
If you’re really serious about the quality of the digital prints you make, you need to introduce colour management into your workflow. The tools required are a colorimeter for measuring the colours produced by your monitor and a spectrophotometer (or spectrocolorimeter) for measuring the colours produced by your printer. Together they enable you to make the picture you see on-screen emulate the output of your printer.