Ko­dak Color Man­age­ment Check-Up Kit

NPhoto - - Test Team -

£48, $78 http://shop.colour­con­fi­dence.com

This colour ref­er­ence kit is cheaper than a col­orime­ter and in­cludes a se­lec­tion of pho­tos printed on a pre-cal­i­brated printer, plus a CD con­tain­ing their dig­i­tal coun­ter­parts. There’s a grey card to en­sure your Nikon’s White Bal­ance is spot-on as well.

The the­ory is that you dis­play the dig­i­tal im­ages on your mon­i­tor and use the print ver­sions as a ref­er­ence. A spe­cial sticker de­tects the colour tem­per­a­ture of your am­bi­ent light­ing to en­sure op­ti­mal view­ing con­di­tions. How­ever it’s then down to you to faff about with your com­puter’s colour set­tings un­til your mon­i­tor out­put re­sem­bles the printed colours, and don’t ex­pect to achieve any­thing bet­ter than an ap­prox­i­mate match. Cal­i­bra­tion time: 2 min­utes – 2 hours Colour ac­cu­racy af­ter cal­i­bra­tion: how good is your eye­sight?

Great in the­ory, but your eyes sim­ply aren’t an ob­jec­tive way to judge colour ac­cu­racy

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