C. David Tobie


February 19, 2013 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm

Location: Packard 204

Talk Title: Why Color Management is Hard: Lessons from the Trenches

Talk Abstract: Color Management is often considered a science, but has many applied aspects, and even a few artistic functions. This lecture will compare and contrast affordable color management's practical commercial side with the science behind it, and the art its used to create. Examples from the product line David Tobie was worked to create will provide opportunities to describe the relationship of these products to color science, optics, and industry standards, as well as mass production, fast changing commercial markets, and demanding but non-scientific end users.

Speaker's Biography: C. DAVID TOBIE has been involved in color management and digital imaging from their early development. David has worked to see affordable solutions put in place for graphic design, prepress, photography and digital imaging, and taught users how best to utilize them. He has consulted internationally for a wide range of color-related companies, and is best known by photographers for his writing and technical editing of texts and periodicals for the photo industry such as Mastering Digital Printing, and Professional Photographer magazine, and his seminars on color and imaging at photographic workshops around the globe. David is currently Global Product Technology Manager at Datacolor, where he develops new products and features for their Spyder <spyder.datacolor.com> line of calibration tools. His work has received a long line of digital imaging product awards including the coveted TIPA award, and a nomination for the DesignPreis. He was recognized by Microsoft as an MVP in Print and Imaging, 2007-2010. Much of David’s recent writing can be found at his photography blog: cdtobie.wordpress.com, and his samples of his photography can be seen at: cdtobie.com.

Video Files: https://talks.stanford.edu/scien-colloquium-series/