Free Webinars for Photographers in November from X-Rite

X-Rite Photo Marketing just announced its schedule of November 2012 Webinars, developed to address specific color management topics and designed to appeal to both professional and serious amateur photographers. Webinar attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the live trainers.

Landscape photography editing with Photoshop“This month’s webinars provide color management tips not only for photographers but videographers as well,” said Mark Rezzonico, vice president, X-Rite Photo Marketing. “From learning about professional color management applications for video as well as still photography to creating images with amazing colors or gorgeous landscapes, one of X-Rite’s November webinars is sure to provide the expert advice and education that photographers need.”

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. EST, Professional Monitor Calibration for Still & Video: As more still photographers move into videography with DSLR cameras the need for color management solutions specific to those output environments has become obvious. X-Rite’s i1Profiler software now includes video presets for popular video formats including NTSC, PAL-SECAM, and Rec. 709. The introduction last year of the new i1Display Pro colorimeter combined with these presets in i1Profiler makes the X-Rite i1Display Pro the perfect solution for calibrating and profiling monitors for video editing and output. When i1Display Pro is combined with X-Rite ColorCheckers the combination provides a capture to output solution for video editing that allows exceptional control over white balance in any scene. This brief webinar will review how to access and utilize the video presets in i1Profiler software and will briefly look at use of ColorCheckers in the video footage as a visual reference. For those shooting, editing, and preparing video for output this webinar will provide the insight into X-Rite color management solutions that can streamline color control in video.

To register for this webinar at 10 a.m. EST, visit:
To register for this webinar at 1 p.m. EST, visit:

Thursday, Nov. 8, 3 p.m. EDT and 7 p.m. EST, Simply Amazing Color. Take control of your monitor, printer and camera: The ColorMunki Family of color management solutions provides advanced control for a photographer’s digital workflow. This webinar will review the individual ColorMunki solutions including software demonstrations and discussions of how each solution is used. From monitor and projector to printer and camera, the ColorMunki family provides choices and solutions for any photographer’s needs.  All options are small and portable for travel. This live webinar gives users the opportunity to ask questions and understand each solution in detail so they can make the right decision on what ColorMunki family solution is for them. Attendees will enjoy special discounts.

To register for this webinar at 3 p.m. EST, visit:
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Thursday, Nov. 15, 11 a.m. EST and 1 p.m. EST, Landscape Editing and Enhancements with Photoshop CS6: During this hour-long webinar featuring professional photographer Joe Brady, attendees will learn how to enhance landscape images using Adobe Photoshop. In this free webinar Joe Brady will share some of his favorite techniques and processes to bring out the beauty in landscape photography. There are times when photographing landscapes when the weather and atmosphere just doesn’t seem to want to cooperate. During this session, Joe will share his workflow, decision-making process and enhancement techniques to bring life into image files that just don’t match the beauty and spirit of the scene the way the photographer envisioned it. Following a short discussion about workstation color and calibration, Joe will show attendees step-by-step Photoshop edits that they can put to work right away to bring life and drama back into their landscape images. Topics that will be covered include:

  • Monitor color for consistent results
  • Image edits from minor to major
  • Using Adobe Camera RAW, even with JPEGs
  • Exposure, contrast and light shaping
  • Global and local color adjustments
  • Compositing new skies
  • Composition
  • Removing unwanted elements from an image
  • Image sharpening options
  • Preparing files for printing

To register for this webinar at 11 a.m. EST, visit: �
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For more information on all X-Rite Photo webinars visit the Webinar page found under the Learning section on All webinars are also archived for online viewing any time.

X-Rite Announces June Slate of Color Management Webinars

X-Rite Photo Marketing announced its schedule of June 2012 webinars developed to address specific color management topics and designed to appeal to both professional and serious amateur photographers. Webinar attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions to the live trainers. The webinars kick off this Thursday, June 7. Here’s the scoop…

Color management webinarsThursday, June 7, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET, Beyond Monitor Calibration – Get Prints That Match Your Display!: Perfect for wedding, portrait and landscape photographers, as well as photo lab professionals and photo enthusiasts doing their own printing, this webinar, featuring the award-winning X-Rite ColorMunki Photo, will teach attendees how to put a color-managed workflow in place from image capture through printer output, including creating custom profiles and learning how to use them correctly to produce prints that match a display every time.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Monitor to print matching (calibration and profiling)
  • Obtaining consistent color in camera
  • Benefits of creating and using custom printer profiles
  • Soft-proofing in Adobe Photoshop
  • Applying printer profiles in Photoshop
  • Digital projector profiling

To register for this webinar, visit:

Thursday, June 14, 3 p.m. ET, Get to Know X-Rite, Wacom, and OnOne Software Webinar – Part II: This webinar is Part 2 of last month’s gear head webinar co-sponsored by X-Rite, Wacom and onOne. In this webinar X-Rite’s Brenda Hipsher will talk about some of the amazing advanced features in i1Profiler software for i1Display Pro and briefly talk about the enhancements to the new i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer. There will also be a brief look at the ColorChecker Passport as the webinar moves a bit more in-depth into X-Rite color management solutions for digital photographers and filmmakers. In an expanded review of the Intuos5 pen tablet, Wes Maggio and Joe Sliger of Wacom will share some tips for increasing productivity by customizing tablets for use in popular image editing apps, which apply to Cintiq users as well, Additionally, they’ll demonstrate the practical application of these tips in a creative workflow. Brian Matiash will finish things off by sharing how he uses the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport in the field, along with how he customizes his Wacom Intuos5 Tablet and onOne Software’s Perfect Photo Suite 6.1 to give him the most effective imaging workflow both behind the camera and in front of the computer.

To register for this webinar, visit:

Wednesday, June 20, 1 p.m. ET, The New i1Photo Pro 2 | A New Standard for Color Management: Join X-Rite for an in depth look at the new i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer and the three new professional solutions, including the i1Photo Pro 2, featuring this new hardware device. This webinar will discuss how and why the new device is different and what makes it a more accurate instrument. Also discussed will be the new hardware/software configurations available to give photographers the most advanced options for color management in digital photography. Attendees will learn about upgrade options, new software features, and more.

To register for this webinar, visit:

For more information an all X-Rite Photo webinars visit the Webinar page found under the Learning section on All webinars are also archived for online viewing any time.

Free Color Management Webinars This Month from X-Rite

X-Rite Photo Marketing has scheduled a number of free webinars developed to address specific color management topics of interest to both professional and serious amateur photographers, including color managing the print process on June 29.

Color management with X-Rite“Also this month, we are pleased to feature two new webinars co-sponsored by Nik Software and onOne Software geared to help photographers of all levels tap into their creativity,” said Mark Rezzonico, vice president of X-Rite Photo Marketing. “All photographers who are passionate about their photography, color accuracy and workflow efficiency are encouraged to regularly join our ongoing series of X-Rite Webinars.”

This month’s free webinars include…

Wildlife and Nature Photography, Too!, Wednesday, June 15, Noon and 3 p.m. ET: Wildlife and nature photographer Juan Pons shares techniques and tips for creating exciting nature and wildlife photographs, and discusses the necessity of good color management workflow and the tools he uses.

Take Control of Your Color and Unleash Your Creativity with Brian Matiash, Thursday, June 23, 3 p.m. ET: Co-hosted by X-Rite and onOne Software, Brian Matiash of onOne Software shows how to incorporate X-Rite color management solutions into the photographer’s workflow. This webinar is great for those who are curious about HDR photography and advanced amateurs shooting in RAW.

Beyond Monitor Calibration – Get Prints That Match Your Display!, Wednesday, June 29, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET: This webinar covers monitor to print matching (calibration and profiling), obtaining consistent color in-camera, the benefits of creating and using custom printer profiles, soft proofing in Photoshop, applying printer profiles in Photoshop and digital projector profiling.

To register, go to then visit the Webinar page found under the Learning section. If you miss a webinar, all of them are archived for on-line viewing.

New Website Clarifies Monitor Calibration and Other Workflow Issues

Has your digital imaging workflow become more work than flow? If you’re looking for ways to improve, check out the new website  produced by the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP). In the “Best Practices” sections, you’ll find dozens of practical ideas for developing a workflow that can make your studio more efficient, effective, and profitable.

For example, if you don’t understand why investing in a good monitor matters, read some of the detailed information in the site’s section on Monitor Calibration and Profiling.

Not only does Project Director Richard Anderson clarify the difference between calibration and profiling, but he also explains different types of monitors, including spec-sheet terms such as illumination type, DDC-enabled, bit depth, pixel-response time, and gamut.

 He points out that if you don’t calibrate and profile your monitor, then the picture you see the screen “can mislead you about the actual colors in your image.”  Anderson also emphasizes that “The monitor is the one place where you really do get what you pay for. The best systems are precision-engineered for added fidelity and evenness across the screen.”

The dpBestflow site also recommends best practices for cameras, computers, color management, image editing, metadata, file management, data validation, file delivery, and copyright registration.   

Part of the funding for the site came from the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program of the Library of Congress to help ensure that many of the images being digitally captured today will be properly preserved for future generations and historical records. Senior Project Manager Peter Krogh notes that, “dpBestflow helps translate the intricacies of preserving digital images into useful information that can be incorporated into everyday working habits.”

Anderson adds that,“Through dpBestflow, we are striving to make best practices in digital photography readily accessible to all professional photographers,  no matter what their level or working style.”

At the 2010 WPPI Conference, two other experts involved in ASMP’s dpBestflow project, Judy Hermann and Jay Kinghorn, gave an excellent presentation entitled I Need a Workflow that Works for Me. They used information from the dpBestflow project to outline “good, better, and best” practices at all stages of a workflow including:

  • capture and ingestion:
  • image editing and organization;
  • image correction, printing or output;
  • file delivery;
  • archiving and storage; and
  • finding archived images.

 Hermann, Kinghorn, and others who participated in developing the dpBestflow website will be making additional presentations in cities throughout the US.  For information on when a session will be held in your area, visit the Seminars section of the website.

 Note that at LexJet, we heartily agree that a high-quality, calibrated monitor is important for every photography professional who wants the utmost accuracy in image editing and efficient, money-saving, on-screen proofing before they print.


LexJet offers a selection of high-quality monitors, including the new LaCie 526 Wide-Format Wide-Gamut Display with blue-eye colorimeter shown here.  If you have specific questions about monitor selection, calibration, soft-proofing, and inkjet photo printing that you’d like to discuss with a live person, call one of our highly trained account specialists at 800-453-9538.

X-Rite Says Show Us Your Color Munki and Win Big!

Brand_CMPhotoIf you’ve had some fun monkeying around with your ColorMunki, X-Rite wants the world to know about it! From October through March, X-Rite will award monthly cash prizes to ColorMunki users who make funny, entertaining videos using a ColorMunki as a prominent character then post the videos on the X-Rite channel on YouTube.

 Every month, X-Rite will award cash prizes of $50, $150, and $500 to the creators of the videos that attract the most views.

ColorMunki Photo can be used to calibrate your monitor.
ColorMunki Photo can be used to calibrate your monitor.

All monthly winners will be eligible for the $2,500 grand prize that will be awarded at the end of the contest in March.

“Color Munki was designed to appeal to the most creative people on the planet—those who want to obtain accurate color from screen to print in the easiest way possible,” says Iris Mangelschots, X-Rite’s Sr. VP of sales and marketing. “We are looking forward to seeing a wide variety of funny Munki videos.

If you don’t own a ColorMunki yet, you can buy one from LexJet and get helpful, personalized advice on how to use it.  Developed with input from wedding, portrait, and event photographers, ColorMunki Photo is an innovative all-in-one color-measurement tool that allows you to get accurate color on your monitor and create custom profiles for whatever type of inkjet media you want to use on whatever model printer you use. You can also use ColorMunki to get accurate color on your projector, grab colors from your image library, and preview how the colors on your palette will look under different light sources.

ColorMunki can also be used to create profiles for whatever media and printer you choose to use to print photos.
ColorMunki can also be used to create profiles for whatever media and printer you use to print your photos.

For more information about the contest, visit