Specialized software

for specialized needs

Whether you want to analyze a light fixture or a light booth, verify the accuracy of your computer monitor, or verify the accuracy of printed colors, you should find a tool in either CT&A or PatchTool which meets your requirements. Please consult the Products page for more information.

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CT&A PatchTool Products page Mac OS compatibility Program activation RGB Spaces tutorials Products museum The ColorChecker pages

WELCOME TO BABELCOLOR

BabelColor provides software (CT&A and PatchTool) dedicated to the measurement and analysis of color. Our software is used by printers, pre-press departments, photographers, color-management consultants, lighting specialists, as well as advanced amateurs and hobbyists. CT&A and PatchTool are compatible with Mac and Windows.

WHAT’S NEW!

CT&A 6.0.6 (November 2021): See the CT&A Revision History page for all changes. V-6.0.6 - Maintenance release: - TIFF images from CT&A can now be opened in Photoshop CC 23: TIFF images from CRI / TM-30-18 reports and ISO 3664+ / ISO 12646 Targets now include the specific data required by CC 23. Adobe may also have fixed the issue so that TIFF images from previous CT&A versions will also open. - i1Pro 2 and i1Pro 3 instruments (from X-Rite): The libraries/DLLs (Windows) and Frameworks (macOS) have been updated to their latest versions. V-6.0: - Support of the X-Rite i1Pro 3 and i1Pro 3 Plus spectrophotometers. - New dedicated “Munsell tools” to convert FROM and TO Munsell HVC. - Added computation and display of TM-30-18 Color Rendition Categories (Px | Vx | Fx). Highlights from previous versions: - V-5.4 Added support for the Datacolor SpyderX and Spyder5. - V-5.3: Added the IES TM-30-18 Method to the CRI tools. - V-5.2: Added the Spot Colour Tone Value (SCTV) formula for “Dot/Tone (Dot area)” measurements as defined in ISO 20654-2018 in the “Density tool”. - V-5.2: Define RGB spaces with negative coordinates in the “Custom RGB space” dialog. New “RGB vs RGB” tool spaces: ACES AP0, DCI P3 Theater, Display P3, Rec. 2020 (UHDTV). PatchTool 7.1.2 (November 2021): See the PatchTool Revision History for all changes. V-7.1.2 - Maintenance release: - TIFF images from PatchTool can now be opened in Photoshop CC 23: TIFF images from PatchTool Export Image” dialog now include the specific data required by CC 23. Adobe may also have fixed the issue so that TIFF images from previous PatchTool versions will also open. - QTX import: The program now properly processes files when the user system is set to use a period as a separator for thousands. - (Windows OS) “Window/Arrange” menu: This command now properly re-arranges the windows as it did before. - i1Pro 2 and i1Pro 3 instruments (from X-Rite): The libraries/DLLs (Windows) and Frameworks (macOS) have been updated to their latest versions. V-7.1: - Color gamut computation of ICC profiles as per ISO/TS 18621-11. - Added support for CMYK JPG images in the Extract Target from Image tool. V-7.0: - Support of the X-Rite i1Pro 3 and i1Pro 3 Plus spectrophotometers. - New “Emission-Reader“ tool for single patch and line-scan emission measurements on light boxes (transmissive measurements). - New “MIN X, Y, Z“ method to determine the minimum patch of the Reference substrate in the “Substrate Correction“ tool. - Updated G7 Colorspace Pass/Fail Requirements tolerance set (August 2019) in Compare files certification reports. Highlights from previous versions: - V-6.6: Support of the Datacolor SpyderX colorimeter. - V-6.5: Support for CIE 170 cone fundamentals 2 deg. and 10 deg. Std Observers (CIE 2006 / CIE 2015). - V-6.1: QTX file input. - V-6.0: “3D graph” tab in each opened file (specs). - V-5.5: “Spectrum Generator” tool: outliers filtering in the “Average” tool; 8 bit dithering option in images. Application Notes (March-June 2021): AN-12 Design and test of a high quality illumination lamp for color samples and prints. (description and download) AN-13 Adding DMX512 control to the high quality illumination lamp of AN-12. (description and download) macOS compatibility (November 2021): Please consult the Mac OS compatibility page for more information and the current status.
BabelColor ®
Color Measurement and Analysis
About BabelColor / Contact / Legal info / Privacy policy Copyright © 2021 The BabelColor Company

WELCOME TO BABELCOLOR

BabelColor provides software (CT&A and PatchTool) dedicated to the measurement and analysis of color. Our software is used by printers, pre-press departments, photographers, color-management consultants, lighting specialists, as well as advanced amateurs and hobbyists. CT&A and PatchTool are compatible with Mac and Windows.

WHAT’S NEW!

CT&A 6.0.6 (November 2021): See the CT&A Revision History page for all changes. V-6.0.6 - Maintenance release: - TIFF images from CT&A can now be opened in Photoshop CC 23: TIFF images from CRI / TM-30-18 reports and ISO 3664+ / ISO 12646 Targets now include the specific data required by CC 23. Adobe may also have fixed the issue so that TIFF images from previous CT&A versions will also open. - i1Pro 2 and i1Pro 3 instruments (from X-Rite): The libraries/DLLs (Windows) and Frameworks (macOS) have been updated to their latest versions. V-6.0: - Support of the X-Rite i1Pro 3 and i1Pro 3 Plus spectrophotometers. - New dedicated “Munsell tools” to convert FROM and TO Munsell HVC. - Added computation and display of TM-30-18 Color Rendition Categories (Px | Vx | Fx). Highlights from previous versions: - V-5.4 Added support for the Datacolor SpyderX and Spyder5. - V-5.3: Added the IES TM-30-18 Method to the CRI tools. - V-5.2: Added the Spot Colour Tone Value (SCTV) formula for “Dot/Tone (Dot area)” measurements as defined in ISO 20654-2018 in the “Density tool”. - V-5.2: Define RGB spaces with negative coordinates in the “Custom RGB space” dialog. New “RGB vs RGB” tool spaces: ACES AP0, DCI P3 Theater, Display P3, Rec. 2020 (UHDTV). PatchTool 7.1.2 (November 2021): See the PatchTool Revision History for all changes. V-7.1.2 - Maintenance release: - TIFF images from PatchTool can now be opened in Photoshop CC 23: TIFF images from “PatchTool Export Image” dialog now include the specific data required by CC 23. Adobe may also have fixed the issue so that TIFF images from previous PatchTool versions will also open. - QTX import: The program now properly processes files when the user system is set to use a period as a separator for thousands. - (Windows OS) “Window/Arrange” menu: This command now properly re-arranges the windows as it did before. - i1Pro 2 and i1Pro 3 instruments (from X-Rite): The libraries/DLLs (Windows) and Frameworks (macOS) have been updated to their latest versions. V-7.1: - Color gamut computation of ICC profiles as per ISO/TS 18621-11. - Added support for CMYK JPG images in the Extract Target from Image tool. V-7.0: - Support of the X-Rite i1Pro 3 and i1Pro 3 Plus spectrophotometers. - New “Emission-Reader“ tool for single patch and line- scan emission measurements on light boxes (transmissive measurements). - New “MIN X, Y, Z“ method to determine the minimum patch of the Reference substrate in the “Substrate Correction“ tool. - Updated G7 Colorspace Pass/Fail Requirements tolerance set (August 2019) in Compare files certification reports. Highlights from previous versions: - V-6.6: Support of the Datacolor SpyderX colorimeter. - V-6.5: Support for CIE 170 cone fundamentals 2 deg. and 10 deg. Std Observers (CIE 2006 / CIE 2015). - V-6.1: QTX file input. - V-6.0: “3D graph” tab in each opened file (specs). - V-5.5: “Spectrum Generator” tool: outliers filtering in the “Average” tool; 8 bit dithering option in images. Application Notes (March-June 2021): AN-12 Design and test of a high quality illumination lamp for color samples and prints. (description and download) AN-13 Adding DMX512 control to the high quality illumination lamp of AN-12. (description and download) macOS compatibility (November 2021): Please consult the Mac OS compatibility page for more information and the current status.
BabelColor ®

Specialized software

for specialized needs

Whether you want to analyze a light fixture or a light booth, verify the accuracy of your computer monitor, or verify the accuracy of printed colors, you should find a tool in either CT&A or PatchTool which meets your requirements. Please consult the Products page for more information.

Click for info:

CT&A PatchTool Products page Mac OS compatibility Program activation RGB Spaces tutorials Products museum The ColorChecker pages
About BabelColor / Contact us - Legal info - Privacy policy Copyright © 2021 The BabelColor Company