Datacolor, a global leader in colour management solutions, continues its long heritage of providing photographers, photo enthusiasts, and other creative artists, with precision colour management solutions with the introduction of its new Spyder3Studio SR™ calibration system. The new system is built on the solid foundation of Datacolor's extremely popular, and highly revered Spyder3Studio Kit. The Spyder3Studio SR now offers photographers a complete solution and represents a true breakthrough in performance and price.
Colour management is essential for today’s complex digital imaging technologies. To ensure outstanding results, proper colour management should occur at three primary points during the photographic process: image capture, image processing, and print output. Designed with a strong understanding of the needs of creatives and photographers, Datacolor's Spyder3Studio SR offers an uncompromised calibration solution for each stage of the process to help create, view, and share photographs as they were envisioned.
The Spyder3Studio SR workflow solution includes the new, and highly decorated, SpyderCube™ RAW calibration device that eliminates any need for traditional 18% gray cards; the Spyder3Elite™ monitor calibration tool which has become an industry standard and trusted by millions of photographers and enthusiasts; and the new Spyder3Print SR™ (Strip Reader) which offers significant advances in creating ICC printer profiles. Together, these components are far superior to anything on the market because each is designed to do a specific job, and do it extremely well.
"Datacolor's Spyder3Studio SR is the most comprehensive colour management system photographers and photo enthusiasts can have to ensure perfect calibration throughout the imaging process
," says Sophie Schwery, Consumer Business Unit Manager EMEA, Datacolor. "It is an extremely attractive package, both in design and pricepoint, and was created by photographers for photographers to address their specific needs with specific solutions.
" Added Christoph Gamper, Vice President Consumer Business Unit, Datacolor.
Spyder3Print SR (Strip Reader) is a new spectrocolorimeter that incorporates significant advancements in ICC printer profile technology and a new software algorithm ensures fast, easy and accurate measurements for outstanding colour and black-and-white prints. Users at all levels of expertise will now be able to easily and quickly create ICC profiles in minutes by using Datacolor's Strip-Reading Spectrocolorimeter and SpyderGuide. The Spyder3Print SR provides outstanding results with any combination of inks, paper, and printer. While users will immediately notice the benefits of the Spyder3Print SR in their colour prints, custom ICC profiles for outstanding fine-art quality black-and-white prints is really where the product excels in performance. Like every other component of the Spyder3Studio SR, the Spyder3Print SR is designed to do one specific job, and do it well.
Datacolor's new Spyder3Studio SR will be available to buy from retail outlets, photo speciality dealers nationwide and Computers Unlimited, as of the 1st September with a suggested list price of £389.00.
Datacolor will exhibit its new Spyder3Studio SR at Sonimagfoto, Spain (October 7-10) and at the Salon de la photo, France (October 15-17).
"Colors of My Life" is an 80-page softcover photography book, which began as a simple photography contest sponsored by Datacolor’s European office. As part of the contest, consumers submitted two photographs that incorporated colors they felt best depicted their lives or personalities. The final images—60 images total—worked so well as a single body of work that Datacolor decided to create a portfolio in the form of a book.
What the winning image, "Colors of my life" shows, is that our products not only emphasise the talents of the photographer, but respect her sensitivity as an artist without detracting from the view in which she captures her images. The young French artist, Alice Lemarin, impressed Datacolor with her work in particular, as she has only had four years' experience behind her.
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