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

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

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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

 

Software Update ColorMunki Display

Software Update ColorMunki Display
Software Update ColorMunki Display

X-Rite ColorMunki DisplayA new software update was released today for ColorMunki Display. This software update includes a new version of X-Rite Device Services and fixes various small issues and adds some important versatility to ColorMunki Display. CLICK here to download ColorMunki Display v1.1.0 software.

 

What’s New in Version 1.1.0?
•    Added video standard presets; ITU-R Rec. 709, NTSC, and PAL SECAM, which are pre-configured presets.
•    A new version of XRD (X-Rites Device Services), which corrects the dual Display profiling on OSX 10.9.x.
•    Updated i1 Display device SDK to support, the new display EDR files and Burst measurement mode.
•    Support for Microsoft® Windows 8 and 8.1
•    Support for OSX 10.8.x and 10.9.x
•    Fixed dual display profiling on OSX, 10.9.x
•    Fixed several other minor issues.

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System Requirements:
Minimum suggested hardware/software requirements:

Supported Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), Japanese, Chinese Simplified, and Chinese Traditional
Windows®:
•    Microsoft® Windows® XP 32 bit (with latest Service Pack installed)
•    Microsoft® Windows Vista® 32 or 64 bit (with latest Service Pack installed)
•    Microsoft® Windows 7® 32 or 64 bit (with latest Service Pack installed)
•    Microsoft® Windows 8® 32 or 64 bit (with latest Service Pack installed)
•    Microsoft® Windows 8.1 32 or 64 bit (with latest Service Pack installed)
•    1GB RAM
•    Intel® Pentium® IV or AMD® Athlon® XP or better CPU
•    500MB of available disk space
•    Powered USB Port
•    Monitor resolution of 1024×768 pixels or higher
•    Dual display support requires either 2 video cards or a dual head video card that supports dual video LUTs
•    Network adaptor installed and driver loaded
•    CD drive or High-speed internet connection required for software install, download and automatic software update
Macintosh®:
•    MacOS X 10.6.x , 10.7.x, 10.8.x, or 10.9.x (with the latest updates installed)
•    1GB RAM
•    Intel® Processor
•    500MB of available disk space
•    Powered USB Port
•    Monitor resolution of 1024×768 pixels or higher
•    Dual display support requires either 2 video cards or a dual head video card that supports dual video LUTs
•    CD drive or High-speed internet connection required for software install, download and automatic software update

Installation:
•    Administrative rights are required to install and uninstall the software.
•    Do not connect the ColorMunki Display device until the software installation is complete.
•    The ColorMunki Display device must be connected in order to register the software.

Known Issues:
•    Monitor calibration does not work when multiple monitors are in mirror mode (this issue affects Windows® installations only.)  Special Note: On Windows XP, if a display is removed from a system, the operating system will put the primary display in mirror mode even though the secondary display has been removed. In this case, the user will get an enumeration error. This error can be dismissed and the user will still be able to make a profile.
•    Windows 7 and Vista only – During monitor profile creation, you may see a message stating that the display’s color scheme is being changed. This is temporary to allow proper in-screen measurement. The display will be restored to its previous state after the measurements are completed.
•    You may not be able to load display LUTs if you are running Windows on a MacOS system using Parallels Desktop® or similar software.
•    The application may lose its connection to the ColorMunki Display if the computer goes into sleep or hibernate mode. If this happens, disconnect and reconnect the device to restore the connection.
•    The ColorMunkiDisplayTray application looks for connected displays when it launches. If you disconnect or connect a display, the tray will not see the change until it is re-launched or the system is restarted.

X-Rite logoLearn how you can stop guessing and start knowing with color management solutions from X-Rite at www.xritephoto.com.

Get the latest news, special offers, webinar notifications and much more by reading the X-Rite Photo Blog and following @xritephoto on Twitter, “Like” X-Rite Photo on Facebook. Now check us out on Google +. Start saving time and money with color management solutions from X-Rite. Visit www.xritephoto.com for information on all color management solutions for video and still photography.

Eden Maxwell and Color Management

Eden Maxwell and Color Management
Eden Maxwell and Color Management

Eden Maxwell on color managementColorMunki Display and ColorChecker Passport are easy to use color management solutions. Most often we find photographers using these easy to use professional options. We recently got to know an artist who is super passionate about color management. We’re very happy to introduce to you Eden Maxwell, author, artist, and mystic.

We met Eden through his very fine article on color management featuring ColorMunki Display and ColorChecker Passport published in the summer of 2013. CLICK HERE to read that article in its entirety. “If your objective is to accurately print or publish the colors you see on your computer display, then you’re going to have to tackle the realm of color management on several fronts,” says Eden. “For example, to maintain consistent color control, photographers need to create a custom white balance and color DNG profiles for their camera and … [y]our computer display has to be calibrated for accurate color so what you see on the screen is what you see in the final print.”

Eden was kind enough to give us an interview. We hope you enjoy it and visit his website www.edensart.com to see his beautiful art and check out his new book!

Queen Esther by Eden Maxwell color management

Queen Esther
©2007 Eden Maxwell

X-Rite Photo Blog:     Is your art done exclusively on a computer?

Eden Maxwell:     Yes—exclusively for the past five years.

XB:     Have you always produced your artistic vision in this medium or do you (have you) worked in other media as well?

EM:     For years, I worked with acrylics, pastels, oils, water colors, pure pigment, ink, and color pencils. I bring these skills to my computer work using Corel Painter 12.

XB:     Do you print your own work?

EM:      Yes. I use an Epson 3800 Pro with great results, as the inks are pigment, not water dye based. I also matt and mount my work to museum standards. I use Photoshop to handle my printing.

XB:     Do you use photography in your work?

EM:     I don’t, but now and then photographic realism surprisingly shows up in my work from the collective unconscious.

After the Chaos by Eden Maxwell color management

After the Chaos
©2006 Eden Maxwell

XB:     How did you discover and come to embrace color management as a part of your process?

EM:     Some years ago, when I printed my first art piece that did not match what I saw on my monitor, I realized that I had to bite the bullet and learn about a color management workflow.

XB:     When and how did you come to the particular method and style that we see on your website today?

EM:     I was the one on one student of a great Zen master artist/painter for ten oftentimes daunting years—24/7. He didn’t teach me to be an artist; he helped unleash the artist within. After all, no one can teach anyone to be an artist for good reason. You can’t teach someone else how to be original.

My method and style evolved (and continues to do so) organically over time; each painting is an experiment. Keep in mind that an artist has no medium.

XB:     What other artists have inspired your work and thought processes?

EM:     Kandinsky, Picasso, Hundertwasser, Matisse, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Dali, Rothko, Miro, Pollock, Gorky, Duchamp, Chagall, Franz Marc,  Roberto Matta, Lee Krasner, and Beatrice Wood — to name a few for their dedication to their vision.

XB:     What else would you like our readers to know about Eden Maxwell?

EM:     After my decades long odyssey in becoming an artist, I wrote a hefty primer for creators –

An Artist Empowered: Define and Establish Your Value as an Artist—Now.

In 2012, I was the featured speaker on two successful webinars for artists.

Cassandra by Eden Maxwell color management

Cassandra
©2007 Eden Maxwell

CLICK HERE to find out more about An Artist Empowered: Define and Establish Your Value as an Artist—Now by Eden Maxwell.X-Rite logo

Eden Maxwell uses X-Rite ColorMunki Display and ColorChecker Passport to manage color between screen and print. Learn how you can stop guessing and start knowing with color management solutions from X-Rite at www.xritephoto.com.

Get the latest news, special offers, webinar notifications and much more by reading the X-Rite Photo Blog and following @xritephoto on Twitter, “Like” X-Rite Photo on Facebook. Now check us out on Google +. Start saving time and money with color management solutions from X-Rite. Visit www.xritephoto.com for information on all color management solutions for video and still photography.

Welcome to X-Rite Festival of Color Calibration!

Welcome to X-Rite Festival of Color Calibration!
Welcome to X-Rite Festival of Color Calibration!

X-Rite Festival of Color Calibration

Welcome to the first annual X-Rite Festival of Color Calibration! The month of November 2013 is filled with activities and specials all across the USA. From dealer events to webinars, Google + Hangouts to free laptop calibration, it’s time you had an opportunity to really find out what color management can mean in your workflow.

X-Rite Festival of Color CalibrationX-Rite has created a nationwide celebration of digital color calibration for photographers, filled with education, demonstration, creative workflow revelation and jubilation both in stores and online. X-Rite’s goal is to help its customers better understand the calibration process, recognize its importance in their digital workflow and see how easy it is to get accurate color results.

Together with their dealer network, X-Rite will be bringing hands-on color management to photographers with free laptop calibration at locations throughout the U.S. During Festival of Color Calibration events, retailers will host on-site color management seminars, give away free sample packs of ILFORD paper, offer special pricing on the most popular X-Rite color management solutions and demonstrate how incredibly simple it is to calibrate a photographer’s digital workflow.

X-Rite Festival of Color CalibrationX-Rite will be taking the Festival of Color Calibration celebration online across the X-Rite Photo Blog, Twitter, Google+,  and Facebook to share success stories, provide color tips and offer additional giveaways. X-Rite will be offering an exciting schedule of webinars all month long with respected Coloratti including Mark Wallace, Rick Sammon, Mark Muench, Andy Williams, and Sally Wiener Grotta. There will be Google+ hangouts where users can chat with color experts and X-Rite Coloratti Vincent Versace, plus lots of added bonuses with several close industry partners.

Joshua Fischer, X-Rite Photo product marketing manager states, “The X-Rite Festival of Color Calibration was created to provide a broad range of opportunities for our potential customers to gain a better understanding of color management and the X-Rite color management solutions in a fun, and exciting way. Color is so critical to every image, even black-and-white, and we want to add a new level of exposure and education to make sure every photographer that cares about color perfection is getting the most accurate color each and every time.”

X-Rite Festival of Color CalibrationWhile education is the most important bridge to cross when it comes to color management, special pricing for customers will add additional incentives to purchase. All through the month of November, customers will enjoy instant rebates including: $10 off ColorChecker Passport, $10 off ColorMunki Smile, $25 off ColorMunki Display, $25 off i1Display Pro, and $50 off ColorMunki Photo. And for any in-store purchase of the above products customers will be able to add on a ColorChecker Passport for only $49!

Visit XritePhoto.com/festival to see the full calendar of events and participating dealer locations. Color Perfectionists Unite!