In part one of our miniseries on color management in Zoner Photo Studio X, we described the customizations you can make in the Color Management tab of the Preferences.
Every now and then a photo just doesn’t look how you want. Underexposure is one frequent problem – maybe you were rushed and didn’t have time to adjust the camera, maybe you used automatic exposure when shooting against the light. One way or the other, now you’ve got a dark photo. But luckily you’ve also got Zoner Photo Studio X to fix it!
Color management (a Color Management System, or CMS) ensures that colors remain as consistent as possible throughout the digital chain (typically camera > monitor > printer). For many years, color management was only used in the professional sphere, because it required fairly expensive hardware, and ordinary users didn’t actually have a use for it. But with the rise of digital photography, and with it the wide availability of high-quality viewing and printing equipment, color management has become a part of a growing number of applications.
Do you find that you avoid taking portraits in the winter or bad weather? Now you have no reason to. If you have portraits that look a bit dull due to bad winter lighting, you can easily fix this with Zoner Photo Studio X. Discover the Radial Filter!
Making digital photographs look like they have various artifacts from the era of classical film is getting more and more popular. We are flooded with images every day, making it harder and harder to grab attention with pictures. Nostalgic techniques attempt to catch interest via a trip back into history.
Most cameras and mobile phones have the ability to shoot video in addition to taking photos. Some moments are better captured as moving images. One take may not tell the whole story. For this reason, it’s better to make a video montage that can easily be created in Zoner Photo Studio X. New and improved functions make editing your video a piece of cake.
A printed photo always has more charm than a digital one because you can hold the memories you’ve captured in your hands. A photo book is a great way to bring all these memories together in one place. Choose your favorite pictures from your vacation or wedding and create a professional-looking photo book. It’s a great memento for you and makes a great gift for your loved ones!
Don’t let the title scare you, there’s no need to purchase expensive equipment. You can create your own display profile using calibration hardware that can be easily rented. Whether it’s for the internet or for printing, calibration hardware can help you get more accurate colors in your photos in the future.
A photographer may be able to edit world-class photos, but if their monitor alters the way certain colors look, the result will be far from desirable. Even if the user doesn’t see this, others will. Fortunately, there are ways to calibrate your monitor to go from color approximations to accurate results.