X-Rite ColorTRUE Color Management for iPads, Tablets, Smartphones

     

by Brenda K. Hipsher – March 17th, 2014

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Color Perfection for Mobile Devices with NEW ColorTRUE

 

Download_on_the_App_Store_Badge_US-UK_135x40X-Rite has just announced the release of ColorTRUE, a color calibration app for mobile devices. ColorTRUE is a free app that provides accurate color viewing of images on tablets and phones for both iOS and Android devices. Download ColorTRUE on the Apple App Store and Google App Store. Google Play Store Badge

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ColorTRUEMany mobile devices have excellent viewing screens but calibrating and profiling them has been problematic in the past. ColorTRUE allows you to view your file on mobile devices with color accuracy to rival your desktop display, even if the file is preserved in large color spaces like ProPhoto RGB. Most mobile devices display pleasing color. However, as photographers we want to control the color accuracy of our image no matter what device we choose to use. Now you can use your mobile device to accurately display your images making it possible to carry your entire portfolio into a meeting.

The ColorTRUE app provides two key functions. The first is the ability to create a custom display profile for your device. The second is an “Image Gallery” where you can view your images with a high level of color accuracy. So whether you are viewing your image on your calibrated laptop, desktop or iPad – your images will have consistently accurate color.

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The calibration is very fast and easy and only requires a supported X-Rite measurement device to create the profile. For iOS devices simply connect a ColorMunki Display, ColorMunki Smile, i1Display Pro, or i1Pro 2 device to a computer on the same wireless network as your mobile device. Launch the app and watch as it “finds” the measurement device. Then simply place the measurement device on the face of your iPad or iPhone and watch the magic begin.

For Android just plug your ColorMunki Display or i1Display Pro directly into the Android mobile device using a USB to micro USB adapter, launch the app, and enjoy the process.

Either way it’s easy, fast, and transforms your tablet or phone into a color corrected viewing device that you can put into your pocket or bag and be assured that your images will look the way you intended them to look.

The ColorTRUE app allows for color corrected viewing of you images. And it also gives you lots of options that until now have not been available for mobile devices:

  • Before and After – toggle between calibrated and uncalibrated images.
  • Ambient Light Compensation – accurately view images in different lighting conditions.
  • Print Simulation – preview your images with printer profile and rendering intent for “soft proofing” functionality.
  • Image Profile – easily reassign working color spaces (sRGB, Adobe RGB, or ProPhoto RGB)
  • White Point Selection – for optimal tablet-to-desktop match, choose between D65, D50, and native

 

Look For Other ColorTRUE Aware Apps

Unlike laptop or desktop operating systems, iOS and Android operating systems do not have system wide color management capabilities. This means that when you create a profile in ColorTRUE your other apps do not automatically see it. To solve this, X-Rite is offering a ColorTRUE Aware partner program to provide other app developers access to your ColorTRUE profile. You only have to create the profile in ColorTRUE and it will automatically be applied to any ColorTRUE Aware app that has integrated our free SDK (software developers kit). So help us spread the word by telling your favorite app developers you want them to be ColorTRUE Aware! Find out more at www.xritephoto.com/colortrueSDK.

ColorTRUE – it’s free, it’s accurate, its what you’ve been waiting for. Download ColorTRUE on the Apple App Store and Google App Store. Try it out for yourself today. And tell us what you think about new X-Rite ColorTRUE.

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Apple iOS Device Supported

iPad 2, 3rd gen, 4th gen, Air, Mini, & Mini 2nd gen running iOS 7.x or later

iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5c, & 5S running iOS 7.x or later

iPod Touch running iOS 7.x or later

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Google Android Device Supported

Samsung Galaxy running Android 4.0.4 or later

Google Nexus running Android 4.0.4 or later

Asus Transformer running Android 4.0.4 or later

HTC One running Android 4.0.4 or later

Note: In order to communicate with an X-Rite measurement device a USB OTG (On-the-Go) adapter is required. The mobile device must be USB-Host or USB OTG (On-The-Go) compatible.

X-Rite Devices Supported on Apple Devices

ColorMunki Smile, ColorMunki Display, i1Display Pro, i1Pro 2

X-Rite Devices Supported on Android Devices

ColorMunki Display, i1Display Pro

 

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28 responses to “X-Rite ColorTRUE Color Management for iPads, Tablets, Smartphones”

  1. Matthew Maurice says:

    No support for Colormunki Photo? Please tell me that’s just a current release issue, and that the Photo will be supported in future versions.

    • Brenda K. Hipsher says:

      Unfortunately, ColorMunki Photo and ColorMunki Design instruments are not supported in this first release of ColorTRUE because of a software limitation. However, the requirements needed to support these instruments in a future version is currently being reviewed.
      Brenda K. Hipsher

      • selle says:

        hi

        can i use in next version taht have i1pro ?

        • Brenda K. Hipsher says:

          Both ColorMunki Display and i1Display Pro work on Android devices because they are low powered USB devices. Unfortunately, i1Pro 2 is not, therefore we cannot support it on Android mobile devices.
          Brenda K. Hipsher

      • Randy Ritzer says:

        Support for the Colormunki Photo always seems to be an afterthought, if at all. We were paying customers and are not likely to continue to be loyal customers if we feel too much like we are being forced to an undesirable upgrade path. I paid extra and bought to Colormunki Photo to calibrate screen to paper and I am not looking to add a screen only device.

    • Jerry Cagle says:

      You’re kidding… No support for ColorMunki Photo…???

  2. great news indeed, the color management on mobile devices , including the iPad have always been disappointing!!
    How do I know which portfolio iPad app is ColorTRUE Aware though?

    • Brenda K. Hipsher says:

      Let your app developers know that having a color managed application is now possible with X-Rite’s SDK and give them the link to our developer page at: http://www.xritephoto.com/colortrueSDK We will be promoting apps that come online with ColorTRUE Aware capability as they are released or updated.
      Thanks so much for your interest and your comment!
      Brenda K. Hipsher

  3. I would like to run it with my original colormunki but it does not seem to work…

    • Brenda K. Hipsher says:

      Unfortunately,  ColorMunki Photo and ColorMunki Design instruments are not supported in the first release of ColorTRUE because of a software limitation.  However, the requirements needed to support these instruments in a future version are currently being reviewed.
      Brenda K. Hipsher

  4. David Peters says:

    When will i1pro be supported by the Android version of ColorTRUE? Best regards, David

    • Brenda K. Hipsher says:

      Both ColorMunki Display and i1Display Pro work on Android devices because they are low powered USB devices. Unfortunately, i1Pro 2 is not, therefore we cannot support it on Android mobile devices.
      Brenda K. Hipsher

  5. Ken Tam says:

    How about the colormunki photo?

    • Brenda K. Hipsher says:

      Unfortunately,  ColorMunki Photo and ColorMunki Design instruments are not supported in the first release of ColorTRUE because of a software limitation.  However, the requirements needed to support these instruments in a future version are currently being reviewed.
      Brenda K. Hipsher

  6. David Peters says:

    Great innovation! Will there be an Android-version that also supports i1pro? Or does Android deliver not enough power to get the i1pro working? In that case wouldn’t it be possible to power the i1pro via an extra source (e.g. y-cable connected to a PC)? I appreciate your reply! Best regards, David

    • Brenda K. Hipsher says:

      Both ColorMunki Display and i1Display Pro work on Android devices because they are low powered USB devices. Unfortunately, i1Pro 2 is not, therefore we cannot support it on Android mobile devices.
      Brenda K. Hipsher

      • David Peters says:

        Thank you for your quick reply, but the option of a y-cable or other means of supplying the i1pro via other means has not been looked into or just plain doesn’t wok? Thank you in advance for clarifying! I’d really love to see proper colors on my smartphone. Best regards, David Peters

  7. Chris C. says:

    Very dissapointing it doesn’t work with ColorMunki Photo. Likewise it is even more frustrating that X-Rite hasn’t updated the software for ColorMunki Photo to work properly with multiple displays on OSX Mavericks.
    ColorTrue looks great. Hope I can use it some day.

  8. xxX says:

    Only Samsung Galaxy,Google Nexus,Asus Transformer,HTC One can be supported?Can it support Xiaomi phone 2s which is very hot in China.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xiaomi_Phone_2S

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  10. it would be nice as option to set a custom white point. I set my desktop and laptop to D55 but the app only has D65, D50 OR NATIVE. Maybe in the next APP update :) ?

  11. hopefully next app update we can sync white point to whatever is on laptop or desktop, instead of choosing D50 D65 or native. I like mine at D55

  12. Gian says:

    Please add support for phone xiaomi mi3

  13. Steve says:

    By eliminating the ColorMunki Photo you have made my purchase obsolete. Probably a good business decision but not a good marketing one. I am very disappointed with X-Rite!!!

  14. Bob says:

    Hi Brenda,

    Could you please confirm if the app support i1Display 2 device which was replaced by i1Display Pro.

    Thanks.

    • Brenda K. Hipsher says:

      ColorTRUE only supports X-Rite instruments that are currently available for sale.  We encourage our customers to upgrade to our latest technology in order to take advantage of this additional feature and higher color quality.
      Brenda K. Hipsher

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