Datacolor SpyderCAPTURE PROTM Wins Best Color Management System


Lawrenceville, NJ – August 6, 2013 –– In August, Professional Photographer magazine selected Datacolor’s SpyderCAPTURE PROTM as its favorite Color Management System in this year’s Hot One Awards.

The annual Hot One Awards honor the hottest products for professional photographers. From hundreds of entries received, a panel of judges, who are all professional photographers, name their top choice out of dozens of photography products and services.

This year, the judges chose SpyderCAPTURE PRO as the best Color Management System in the industry.

“The SpyderCAPTURE PRO is an invaluable tool for professionals, and the acknowledgement of its utility from Professional Photographer highlights the investment Datacolor has made in developing convenient and cost-saving products that offer professionals the tools they need to ensure color and razor sharp autofocus accuracy throughout every step of the imaging workflow,” said C. David Tobie, product technology manager for Datacolor.

The trusted panel of judges for the 14th annual Hot One Awards established the best new consumer products for its readers.

“The winners of the 2013 Hot One Awards represent ‘the pro’s choice’ of new photographic products,” said Jeff Kent, Hot One Awards editor for Professional Photographer. “This isn’t some scientific analysis conducted by a bunch of clinicians in lab coats, but a poll of real pros working in the real world. The result is a list of worthy winners that help make professional photography easier, more creative and more efficient.”

For the past 13 years, the Hot One Awards have provided Professional Photographer magazine’s readership with a resource of the most effective and innovative products available in a variety of price ranges. Readers are treated to a resource compiled by independent, practicing professional photographers, selected for their expertise and knowledge. This year’s independent panel of more than 30 judges voted on products that ranged from cameras and lenses to photo albums and mobile apps. They made their selections based on overall quality, innovation, design, performance and value for the price.

For more than 100 years, Professional Photographer, the official magazine of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), has helped readers advance careers in the photographic industry. Each issue contains practical yet cutting-edge lessons in the artistic, business and technological aspects of professional photography. No other magazine offers a more influential presentation of the people, trends, products and photographs changing and defining the portrait, wedding and commercial photography landscapes.

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