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Color Management Resources

Written for color graphics professionals, the articles here cover historical topics like the use of color circles as well as practical ones such as important considerations when choosing a monitor for a color management system.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences - Sci-Tech Award

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EIZO was honored to receive this esteemed award for its ColorEdge CG Series monitors with built-in calibration sensors. Read more on this special website.





The Winners of the Academy Sci-Tech Award – ColorEdge CG Series Developer Interview new_small.gif

The ColorEdge CG series has drawn high acclaim from top creators around the world, earning it this place of honor in video production history. Four of the key players behind this technology talk about how these monitors came about, and what has led them to earn an award from the Academy.

Award Winning Calibration Sensor Technology - How ColorEdge Monitors Achieve Industry-Leading Precision

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EIZO’s ColorEdge monitors with built-in calibration sensors are developed and manufactured entirely in-house. See how they achieve the color precision and consistent image display needed for creative fields.



The Ins and Outs of HDR

A detailed explanation covering everything from the basics to the latest trends.


EIZO Colourclass

Colourclass is a photo adventure course brought to you in an exciting video series. Come with us as we explore the most beautiful locations on Earth and capture some of the most breathtaking scenes the world has to offer.



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In this article, we summarize the previous three chapters about color management for the web and provide a quick visual test to check your own device.


Ch. 3: Color Management for Creators - Mobile Devices new_small.gif

In this article, we will test mobile browsers to explain how they interact with ICC profiles when creating images for the web.



Ch. 2: Color Management for Creators - ICC Profiles

In this article, we will introduce ICC profiles and how to check them before publishing images on the web.


Ch. 1: Color Management for Creators - Web Browser Edition

In this article, we will delve into web color management basics and how images appear in different web browsers.


Adorable Kitties on an EIZO ColorEdge

Adorable Kitties on an EIZO ColorEdge

Round eyes and fluffy tails reproduced for maximum cuteness! See how ColorEdge CS2410 is used to enjoy viewing pet photos and more.

Adobe RGB / sRGB

Choosing the Color Gamut - Adobe RGB or sRGB?

A comparison of Adobe RGB and sRGB color gamuts and recommendations to suit your creative needs.



Color Management for 3DCG

This guide is for animators that want to improve efficiency and quality by implementing 3DCG color matching. Here, everything from the benefits of color management to the correct software settings is explained.


The Age of HDR has Arrived

Learn the basics of HDR: why it's so impressive, how HDR varies in photography and how you can enjoy HDR at home. 



5 Tips for Hobbyist Photographers

We asked four of our ColorEdge Ambassadors questions related to hobbyist photography. Read what they had to say and apply it to your own photography. 


Quick Color Match and ColorNavigator 7 - Building Your Color Editing Workflow

Simple breakdown of the function of both solutions.



Quick Color Match Easy Photo Printing Guide (6.97 MB)  

See how you can retouch and print photos with accurate color using Quick Color Match.


Certifications for the Graphics Market 

Overview of certifications for the graphics market.



Color Management Handbook Version 5 (PDF: 4.93 MB)

Using a mix of text and illustrations, this handbook explains the basics of color management and the role of the monitor in the color management workflow.


Hardware vs Software Calibration

Learn the difference between two methods of calibration to ensure your creative workflow is accurate.



EIZO eBook - One Lesson I Learned in Photography 

EIZO has assembled a book of short stories with the theme “One lesson I learned in photography.” 25 photographers from 17 countries contributed a story and one of their photographic works.

How to Color Match Your ColorEdge Monitor and Photo Prints

How to Color Match Your ColorEdge Monitor and Photo Prints

In this guide, we go over how you can retouch and print digital photos on your own home inkjet printer and match the colors with monitor.


Color Management in Practice

Color Management in Practice

Learn about the importance of consistent color in the workflow, monitor calibration, and the advantages of the Adobe RGB color space.

Choosing the Right Monitors for a Color Management System

Choosing the Right Monitors for a Color Management System

This article answers questions like what a color management system (CMS) is, what monitors are ideal for a CMS, and the merits of software and hardware calibration.


How to Combat Eye Fatigue Right Now

How to Combat Eye Fatigue Right Now (PDF: 857 KB)

This booklet will serve as a simple guide to reducing eye fatigue when using your monitor so you work more productively.

Monitor Calibration

Monitor Calibration

Why does color vary between input devices and why is calibration important? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this article.


Desktop Color Handbook Excerpts

Desktop Color Handbook Excerpts

Last published in 2009-10, EIZO's popular Desktop Color Handbook combined an aesthetic design that used historical images and modern color charts with practical information on subjects such as color management, soft proofing, and LCD technology.

Chapter 1: Color Circles (PDF: 7.3 MB)

Color circles are diagrams that graphically express the concept of color. In this chapter explore more than 2,000 years of color circle history from Aristotle to Munsell. Almost 80 historic diagrams are included to illustrate how man has used geometric shapes to explain color through the ages.

Chapter 2: Color Management Basics (PDF: 6.9 MB)

Did you ever wonder how to put color management into practice? This chapter covers the most important points including lighting, monitor adjustment, calibration, ICC profiles, and print workflows. A short glossary of basic terms related to color management.

Chapter 3: LCD Monitors (PDF 2.8 MB)

Explore the internal components of an LCD monitor such as the diffuser and the backlight. You'll also learn about the differences between software and hardware calibration, and the relationship between monitor size and DPI.

Appendix A: History of Color Systems (PDF: 2 MB)

This four page appendix consists of brief entries of people who were instrumental in devising color systems as well as entries for the color systems themselves.