The Eternal Quest for Perfect Color

X-Rite i1 Display Pro

The search for perfect color is never-ending, but I’ve just added one tool to my arsenal that was long overdue – a display calibrator – which should help bring me much closer to my goal. Two reasons I waited so long are that calibrators aren’t cheap here in Vietnam; and I thought calibrating my display would be far too complicated. The i1 Display Pro sells for $330 here, or around $100 more dear than in the States. As far as it being complicated, few things could be simpler to use. The device plugs into the USB port of your computer and a counterweight on the line allows it to be positioned flush somewhere in the middle of the display. The i1 Profiler software guides you through the steps, a process that takes about five minutes or so to complete. It can also be programmed to take changes in ambient light into account.

Lumix GH5, Olympus 75mm f/1.8.

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