Learn how to get better color accuracy from our existing monitor without spending any money on a monitor calibration tool.
The X-Rite i1Studio Display is an excellent device, either for new users who are looking into getting their monitors calibrated for the first time or seasoned color management nerds. It offers the same sensor as the more expensive i1Display Pro model, but with capped measurement speed and simpler software.
What is a drawing tablet?
Drawing tablets, also known as pen tablets or graphic tablets, are input devices that can be used to substitute or complement a mouse. They’re very popular in the graphic arts field and are considered by some as an indispensable aid for any creative professional.
The Datacolor SpyderX is a breakthrough product, but not for the usual reasons. Instead of creating the absolute best monitor color calibration tool, Datacolor built the Toyota Corolla of colorimeters: an affordable solution that is super simple to use and delivers results that are good enough for most users.
Having a good monitor for photo editing goes beyond personal comfort. It's a business decision that arguably has as much impact on your craft as the choice of lens or post-processing technique.
The short answer is: it's not necessary to recalibrate a good quality modern monitor as often as most people suggest. But the long answer is: it depends on how your monitor behaves over time and what kind of color accuracy your work requires.
A drawing tablet is one of the most important tools in a digital artist’s toolkit. It allows you to interact with the computer by using a pressure sensitive pen on a much more precise and natural way than with a mouse or trackpad.
In an ideal world, every camera, screen, and printer would display color in the same way. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works in practice.