Bob Collette

Bob Collette

Lives in United States Pavilion, NY, United States
Works as a Digital Imaging Consultant
Joined on Aug 7, 2002
About me:

Digital imaging consultant with approximately 20 years of experience in digital imaging as it relates to digital printers. Hold 11 US Patents relating to digital imaging and color management.

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  • While you should be able to install your old hard drives in your new computer (assuming they are SATA drives), you should expect to use them as data drives.  With a few exceptions, most programs ...
  • Tony, fortunately I haven't had to purchase any media for my Kodak 1400 yet, but in doing a Google search, I found a company that claims to sell both 8500 & 1400 media, and also says that they ...
  • Yes, I agree.  The simplest (and probably cheapest) option would be to pick up an HDMI cable to connect the monitor to the video card.  You should be able to pickup an HDMI cable in many stores, ...
  • Tony, while the ribbon is the same between the two models (8500 & 8600), the spools are very different.  To use the 8600 ribbon in an 8500, you would need to unspool the 8600 ribbon onto a blank ...
  • Unless I'm missing something, I don't see what advantage leaving the Spyder plugged in gives you.  I realize that your ambient lighting changes throughout the day, however unless you build a new ...
  • Normally, you would only connect the colorimeter when you're actually going to use it (calibrate your display).  I have an i1Pro spectrophotometer, and I leave mine in the carrying case until I'm ...
  • I agree with malch.  If your image is NOT in sRGB (most viewers will assume sRGB if the image is untagged), the correct profile IS NEEDED to be able to accurately view the image.  If you don't ...
  • Do you already have a photo capable printer?  If you do, and the printer is a page-size or larger printer, you could always build a "composite" image (several images combined into a single larger ...
  • AdobeRGB, being a wider gamut color space than sRGB will result in the prints looking somewhat desaturated and lower contrast.  You probably won't be happy with the results.
  • This question has been asked before, and, to my knowledge, never had a definitive answer.   In my opinion, if you are using either a DVI-D or HDMI connection between the computer and monitor, the ...
  • In my opinion, if you're not doing any gaming, just photographic work, I would rule out the first and third units listed.  It would be a choice between the second unit (i7 CPU, SSD) and the fourth ...
  • I believe they are the same processor. If you look up the specs for the i7-4790 ( http://ark.intel.com/products/80806/Intel-Core-i7-4790-Processor-8M-Cache-up-to-4_00-GHz ), it's listed as 3.6GHz ...
  • Replied in PC problem
    As Birk stated, it could be the power supply.  It could also be as simple as the CPU heatsink coming dislodged and the CPU shutting down the system to prevent the CPU from burning out.
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    The CMM is the color management "engine" and is the core set of transforms that do the bulk of the color transformations.  It also includes the gamut mapping strategy for mapping out-of-gamut ...
  • The media characteristics (both ribbon & paper) will change over time.  Keeping the media as cool as possible (even freezing it) will slow the aging process.  The Kodak 1400 media is exactly the ...
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    With respect to question #1, my understanding is that the display calibration LUT (what makes the display have the desired color temperature and gamma) is loaded into the graphics card LUT.  All ...
  • Jim, I recently had to reload Windows 8.1 onto an Acer laptop that a client brought to me.  It wouldn't boot, and the Win8.1 Repair option wouldn't repair it, nor would the recovery option work.  ...
  • Sorry for any confusion.  I thought you were asking about unused (spare) cartridges that you had.  No, you do not want to take them out of the printer once they have been installed.
  • You mentioned that you're viewing your images on a laptop display.  Most laptop displays are notorious for being very sensitive to the vertical viewing angle (tilt of the screen).  The image ...
  • I would suggest putting the cartridge in an airtight sandwich bag along with a damp paper towel.  If the towel dries out, you can dampen it again.
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