A recent survey conducted by XRite Photo Europe with almost 500 participants found that photographers in the UK are on average, losing nearly £10,000 per year by not using colour management. A lack of monitor calibration is proving the most costly with an average of £5,200 per year lost in editing time, compared with a lack of white balance control costing £3,700 per year and wasted ink and paper from inaccurate prints accounting for £1,000 per year.
The survey, which was sent to photographers who had attended XRitephotographic trade shows and competitions all over Europe during 2014 and 2015, also assessed photographer's habits and beliefs regarding colour management, their use of video and the importance of mobile devices for colour accurate display of images.
Capture - The Key Statistics
Edit - The Key Statistics
The combined hours lost to photographers on average through not using white balance or screen calibration is the equivalent of losing 1 day per week.
Print - The Key Statistics
*Based on an average yield of 8,500 sheets per tree*
Other statistics from the survey include:
Discussing the importance of the survey, Geoffrey Clements, Managing Director at XRite Photo Europe commented:
''Talking to our customers, we have known that the benefits of superior image quality, consistency and peace of mind when editing are all powerful reasons why photographers and videographers use XRite's world leading colour management solutions. This survey, has for the first time, given us clear data on how much time is being lost by photographers who aren't using colour management. It shows that photographers at all levels should realise the benefits of time and money savings when they start utilising colour management in their workflow.''
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