NEW X-Rite i1Photo Pro 2 and i1Publish Pro 2 Feature Capture to Edit to Print Color Perfection
by Brenda K. Hipsher – April 13th, 2012
New X-Rite i1Photo Pro 2 and i1Publish Pro 2 give you a complete solution for color management in your digital photography workflow. Camera calibration software and mini ColorChecker Classic is included. This camera profiling solution produces DNG profiles for us in Adobe and other processing software that utilizes DNG profiles. The ColorChecker Classic can also be used as a color reference and neutral balance tool for any RAW digital camera workflow.
Both of these new solutions feature i1Profiler software and the new i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer from X-Rite. This combination allows you to calibrate and profile your monitors and projectors. Quality Assurance (QA) tools then allow you to evaluate the profile you produce and test your monitor for uniformity across the surface of the monitor screen. Professional workflow advanced mode in i1Profiler allows you to save workflow settings and even export them for use on multiple workstations.
The new i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer allows for amazing versatility in profiling printer, ink, and paper combinations in your environment. And now the newly designed i1Pro 2 gives users the ultimate versatility offering Optical Brightener Compensation (OBC). Optical Brighteners are used in some photo papers for inkjet printers to increase the brightness of the paper base. These optical brightening agents give the paper a brighter appearance and are often preferred for fine art reproduction to achieve the best color matching. The new X-Rite i1Photo Pro 2 and i1Publish Pro 2 also allows the user to measure the ambient light in which the print will be displayed and produce a profile with exceptional color reproduction.
For RGB workflow users, i1Photo Pro 2 gives you the ultimate versatility in professional color control for your studio. If you need CMYK and CMYK+ profiles choose i1Publish Pro 2. Either way you go you’ll have your color management workflow covered from capture to edit to print all in one newly designed system so beautiful that it has already won the coveted Red Dot award. We’ll talk about upgrades for the hardware in this weekend’s blog. Hardware upgrades give you enhanced accuracy, paper and ink savings, and increased accuracy in printer target scanning. If you already have i1Profiler software simply open up the software for a free update to v1.3.1 with new features like white point editing and video presets NTSC, PAL SECAM, and Rec. 709 for all you filmmakers preparing your project for broadcast.
Learn more about i1Pro 2 solutions and all the great color management solutions for digital photographers at www.xritephoto.com. No matter what your needs we have a color management solution for you. Calibrate your monitor so you know that you are seeing the color in your files accurately on your computer monitor.