BabelColor ®
Color Measurement and Analysis

PatchTool PATCH-READER TOOL

file mode

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In the Patch-Reader PatchTool file mode you select a file currently opened in PatchTool. The file layout is shown in a preview window; if required, you can enlarge the tool window to see the complete layout. Click on the "Start" button when ready. The reference patches of the currently selected row are shown in a separate display, on top of the layout, as shown below; here the bottom portion of the top display is empty since no patches were measured yet on row #14. Patch data corresponding to the mouse position is shown dynamically on top of the window; here we have CMYK values from the reference file (Row: 6; ID: 1084; Name: 2Q21) and measured density data (Status T, as selected in the Preferences dialog).
You can select any patch to make individual measurements, or use a timer to automatically make measurements at fixed time intervals. It is also possible to take measurements one row at a time, by scanning the instrument from one side of the chart to the other (Note: Targets with contrast bars can easily be created with PatchTool). For the measurements of the screenshot above we selected the M0/M1/M2 measurement conditions. We see that the i1Pro 2 ruler is required (and selected) and the low resolution target is not available; both checkboxes are disabled. Please consult the Help manual for more information on the various measurement modes available. Please note that to get the data corresponding to all all three measurement conditions, we need to do two scans for each target row. Because we use the i1Pro 2 ruler, we can start the first scan in any direction, as indicated in the screenshot; the second scan will be done in the reverse direction. The displayed data types can be selected with a menu, shown here, which opens with a right-click over any patch. In the screenshot at the bottom of the page, the patch data shows the reference and measured L*a*b* values as well as the CIELAB color difference. We have also selected row #6, an already measured row. You can click the “Stop” button at any time. If you decide to keep the measurements, you are presented with the CGATS file options dialog, shown on the next page, that presents options to be used for saving the CGATS compatible file; this file can be readily opened by PatchTool and most programs which can read color files. Screenshots of the "Unconstrained" and "Custom chart" measurements modes are shown on the previous pages.
BabelColor ®

PatchTool PATCH-READER TOOL

file mode

In the Patch-Reader PatchTool file mode you select a file currently opened in PatchTool. The file layout is shown in a preview window; if required, you can enlarge the tool window to see the complete layout. Click on the "Start" button when ready. The reference patches of the currently selected row are shown in a separate display, on top of the layout, as shown below; here the bottom portion of the top display is empty since no patches were measured yet on row #14. Patch data corresponding to the mouse position is shown dynamically on top of the window; here we have CMYK values from the reference file (Row: 6; ID: 1084; Name: 2Q21) and measured density data (Status T, as selected in the Preferences dialog).
You can select any patch to make individual measurements, or use a timer to automatically make measurements at fixed time intervals. It is also possible to take measurements one row at a time, by scanning the instrument from one side of the chart to the other (Note: Targets with contrast bars can easily be created with PatchTool). For the measurements of the screenshot above we selected the M0/M1/M2 measurement conditions. We see that the i1Pro 2 ruler is required (and selected) and the low resolution target is not available; both checkboxes are disabled. Please consult the Help manual for more information on the various measurement modes available. Please note that to get the data corresponding to all all three measurement conditions, we need to do two scans for each target row. Because we use the i1Pro 2 ruler, we can start the first scan in any direction, as indicated in the screenshot; the second scan will be done in the reverse direction. The displayed data types can be selected with a menu, shown here, which opens with a right-click over any patch. In the screenshot at the bottom of the page, the patch data shows the reference and measured L*a*b* values as well as the CIELAB color difference. We have also selected row #6, an already measured row. You can click the “Stop” button at any time. If you decide to keep the measurements, you are presented with the CGATS file options dialog, shown on the next page, that presents options to be used for saving the CGATS compatible file; this file can be readily opened by PatchTool and most programs which can read color files. Screenshots of the "Unconstrained" and "Custom chart" measurements modes are shown on the previous pages.
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