X-Rite i1 Publish - a new suite of color management applications
i1Publish - Software Only
With the new i1 Profiler Software, X-Rite has developed a next generation toolset that combines the best features of its i1Match, ProfileMaker and MonacoPROFILER solutions. i1Profiler software offers an unprecedented level of flexibility to address the needs of digital imaging workflows. It features a number of unique color management capabilities, adding to users' power and control in creating professional quality profiles. Users can choose between a 'basic' wizard-driven interface or, an 'advanced' user-driven interface to create high quality, precise, custom color profiles for monitors, projectors, printers and presses (device support dependent upon product purchased).
At the core of the new i1 Solutions portfolio is i1 Publish, a new suite of color management applications which includes:
- Display Profiling (LCD, CRT, Laptop)
- Display Quality check
- Projector Profiling
- RGB Printer Profiling
- CMYK, CMYK+N Printer Profiling
- Printer Quality Check
- Camera Profiling
- Scanner Profiling
PANTONE™ Color Manager will dynamically keep all digital PANTONE libraries up to date, accurate and ready to use in Adobe® and Quark® creative applications. The included PANTONE Color Manager swatch bridging software gives users access to all PANTONE colors for precise spot color matching, and unparalleled accuracy of spot color reproduction. It also makes multiple color space selections simple for easy color translation to multiple applications and is ideal for photographers that need to shoot corporate ID images.
PANTONE Color Manager includes a unique new feature, which simplifies the creation and distribution of corporate brand style guides. Designers can include palette information, digital color data, and output profiles to ensure that their brand color is faithfully reproduced in any print production process around the corner or across the globe.
To help users perform a visual color evaluation of their results using physical standards, i1Photo Pro and i1Publish Pro solutions include the new ColorChecker Proof, a 24-patch ColorChecker Classic target precut for direct viewing against a printed target. When used in proper lighting conditions, this offers immediate visual verification of profile output results.
With the ColorChecker Passport Camera Calibration Application and Lightroom® Plug-in, users can quickly and easily build custom camera profiles for Adobe® imaging solutions including Lightroom®, Photoshop®, Photoshop® Elements, Camera Raw (ACR) and Adobe® Bridge. This advanced profiling technology, which has become widely adopted in Raw workflows since its launch in September 2009, provides excellent results with just the small 24-patch ColorChecker Classic target. It produces custom profiles that work exceptionally well, even in unusual or artificial light sources. Plus, software auto-detections will locate the target automatically. Whether shooting with just one camera, or multiple cameras, photographers can easily establish an accurate color foundation and maintain control of their colors. ColorChecker Software and Target are included in i1Photo Pro and i1Publish Pro.
At the core of i1Profiler is X-Rite's i1Prism engine, whose unique profiling technology lets users build printer profiles for up to 8-colour workflows (RGB, CMYK, and CMYK plus any 4). This reliable, intelligent, iterative technology is extremely robust, allowing for further profile optimization based on any combination of images, spot colors or captured colors, resulting in the best possible image quality and color accuracy. Users can select from any of the included PANTONE color libraries, including the new PANTONE PLUS SERIES. Users can further adapt their profiles to specific ambient light conditions, compensate for optical brighteners in their papers (with an i1iSis), and utilize simple yet advanced controls for black separation. i1Profiler lets users save and reuse assets or preferred settings with drag-and-drop functionality - meaning profile generation workflows can be created or shared with others quickly, easily and efficiently. This exchange functionality also allows users to communicate palette information and other color data across the office or around the world using X-Rite's Color Exchange Format (CxF) for the most comprehensive digital color data exchange.
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