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 Friday, January 18, 2013
From X-Rite:
 
i1 Professional product owners automatically benefit from i1Profiler v1.4 improvements including new scanner profiling
 
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., (January 15, 2013) – X-Rite, Incorporated, the world leader in color management, measurement and communication technologies, announces the latest enhancements to i1Profiler, the next generation professional color management software. i1Profiler offers an unprecedented level of flexibility and features a number of unique color management capabilities. And now with the version 1.4 update, i1Profiler includes scanner profiling, the latest OS support, and several other improvements. Current i1Profiler users will receive this software update for free.
 
“These new i1Profiler software improvements bring even more functionality and workflow improvements for X-Rite’s professional i1 color management products,” said Thomas Kunz, X-Rite’s Market Manager, Imaging. “Current i1 professional product owners will benefit from an automatic free software update and new i1 professional customers can be sure they will receive the most up-to-date profiling software that now includes easy scanner profiling.”
 
The latest release of i1Profiler software features basic and advanced modes for professionally calibrated and profiled monitors (including presets for video production workflows), projectors, scanners and printers. Scanner functionality is now available in i1Photo Pro 2, i1Publish Pro 2, i1Publish and all upgrade packages.
 
Key i1Profiler v1.4 improvements include:
 
Scanner Profiling
Users simply scan the target to generate a high quality custom ICC profile. The software will automatically detect and crop the target. It supports the following targets:

  • ColorChecker Classic
  • ColorChecker Digital SG
  • Reflective IT 8.7/2
  • Transmissive 4x5 and 35mm IT 8.7/1

OS Support Update
i1Profiler 1.4 now supports the following Operating Systems:

  • MacOS X 10.6.x, 10.7.x and 10.8x (with the latest updates installed)
  • Microsoft Windows®: XP® 32 bit, Vista® 32 or 64 bit, Windows 7 32 or 64 bit, Windows 8® 32 or 64 bit (with latest service pack installed)

In addition to the above improvements, i1Profiler 1.4 also includes additional CGATS and other minor workflow improvements, plus several maintenance fixes.
 
Availability
i1Profiler 1.4 is available for immediate download from xrite.com and xritephoto.com websites. If a current owner has auto update activated, they will automatically receive the update next time they launch the software.
 
B&H carries X-Rite products.

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Post Date: 1/18/2013 12:11:51 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, December 04, 2012
From X-Rite:
 
Online educational tutorials provide photographers with basic information, insights, and tips to achieve color control, consistency and creativity in their digital imaging workflow
 
North White Plains, NY – December 4, 2012 – X-Rite Photo Marketing announces its schedule of December 2012 Webinars that have been developed to address specific color management topics and are designed to appeal to both professional and serious amateur photographers and videographers.
 
Three free webinars this month are sure to help photographers and videographers gain new confidence and to learn quick, easy and powerful ways to enhance their color workflow. Webinar attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions to the live trainers.
 
“X-Rite is dedicated to teaching photographers and videographers how to effectively take control of their color management and digital imaging workflows,” said Mark Rezzonico, vice president, X-Rite Photo Marketing. “This month’s webinars will focus on professional color management applications for video as well as still photography and are designed to provide the expert advice and education that imaging professionals and enthusiasts need.”
 
December Webinar Schedule
 
Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM EST
 
Professional Monitor Calibration for Still & Video
 
As more and more still photographers move into videography with DSLR cameras the need for color management solutions specific to those output environments has become obvious. X-Rite’s i1Profiler software now includes video presets for popular video formats including NTSC, PAL-SECAM, and Rec. 709. The introduction last year of the new i1Display Pro colorimeter combined with these presets in i1Profiler makes the X-Rite i1Display Pro the perfect solution for calibrating and profiling monitors for video editing and output.
 
When i1Display Pro is combined with X-Rite ColorChecker Targets the combination provides a capture to output solution for video editing that allows exceptional control over white balance in any scene.
 
This brief webinar will review how to access and utilize the video presets in i1Profiler software and will briefly look at use of ColorCheckers in the video footage as a visual reference. For those shooting, editing, and preparing video for output this webinar will provide the insight into X-Rite color management solutions that can streamline color control in video.
 
To register for this webinar at 10:00 AM EST, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/353699538
 
To register for this webinar at 1:00 PM EST, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/790441482
 
Thursday, December 13, 2012, 3:00 PM EST and 7:00 PM EST
 
Simply Amazing Color. Take control of your monitor, printer and camera!
 
The ColorMunki Family of color management solutions provides advanced control for a photographer’s digital workflow. This webinar will review the individual ColorMunki solutions including software demonstrations and discussions of how each solution is used.
 
From monitor and projector to printer and camera, the ColorMunki family provides choices and solutions for any photographer’s needs. All options are small and portable for travel.
 
This live webinar gives users the opportunity to ask questions and understand each solution in detail so they can make the right decision on what ColorMunki family solution is for them. Attendees will enjoy special discounts.
 
To register for this webinar at 3:00 PM EST, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/646822754
 
To register for this webinar at 7:00 PM EST, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/779781170
 
Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM EST
 
Raw Color Power - The Benefits of Custom Camera Profiles with the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport
 
ColorChecker Passport is a powerful “capture to edit” color solution for any photographer looking for more accurate, consistent color and creative flexibility. And when combined with Adobe® Imaging solutions users can gain even greater benefits.
 
Imagine a near-effortless color workflow. Imagine having multiple cameras - even different models, shooting the same event or scene and color matching. Imagine significantly reducing image processing time.
 
Host Joe Brady will show step by step how to bring digital photography color to a new level. Attendees will learn how to quickly and easily capture accurate color, instantly enhance portraits and landscapes, create their own color look with one click and maintain color control and consistency.
 
To register for this webinar at 11:00 AM EST, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/827810818
 
To register for this webinar at 1:00 PM EST, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/656185274
 
For more information on all X-Rite Photo webinars visit the Webinar page found under the Learning section on XritePhoto.com. All webinars are also archived for online viewing any time.
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Post Date: 12/4/2012 5:50:11 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, October 19, 2012
From X-Rrite:
 
Online educational tutorials provide photographers with basic information, insights, and tips to achieve color control, consistency and creativity in their digital imaging workflow
 
North White Plains, NY – October 18, 2012 - X-Rite Photo Marketing announces its schedule of November 2012 Webinars that have been developed to address specific color management topics and are designed to appeal to both professional and serious amateur photographers.
 
Three free Webinars this month are sure to help photographers and videographers gain new confidence and to learn quick, easy and powerful ways to enhance their color workflow. Webinar attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions to the live trainers.
 
“This month’s webinars provide color management tips not only for photographers but videographers as well,” said Mark Rezzonico, vice president, X-Rite Photo Marketing. “From learning about professional color management applications for video as well as still photography to creating images with amazing colors or gorgeous landscapes, one of X-Rite’s November webinars is sure to provide the expert advice and education that photographers need.”
 
Click here to see the November webinars schedule.
Category: X Rite News
Post Date: 10/19/2012 2:33:04 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, September 18, 2012
X-Rite Announces ColorMunki Smile, a New Entry-Level Color Calibration Solution
 
ColorMunki Smile provides amazingly simple monitor calibration
 
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., (September 18, 2012) – X-Rite, Incorporated, the world leader in color management, measurement and communication technologies, announces today a new addition to the ColorMunki family of color calibration solutions – the ColorMunki Smile. Ideal for photo hobbyists, design enthusiasts, gamers and any other users looking for the easiest way to color correct their computer monitors, ColorMunki Smile offers a simple and affordable option for beginner color perfectionists.
 
ColorMunki Smile includes a color measurement device and very simple software. Thanks to a wizard-based user interface that uses graphics and video animation, users just need to follow the on-screen instructions that walk them through the quick and easy calibration process. Best of all, users don’t need to know anything about color science to get good quality results with the ColorMunki Smile.
 
“ColorMunki Smile features advanced color measurement technologies that X-Rite is known for while providing beginner color enthusiasts with an easy-to-use solution for calibrating monitors,” said Thomas Kunz, X-Rite’s Market Manager, Imaging. “With the introduction of ColorMunki Smile, users can now be sure that their monitors always accurately display the true colors of their photographs, videos, games and web browsing experiences.”
 
Using the same color profile technology as X-Rite’s professional-level color calibration products, ColorMunki Smile provides color accuracy on commonly used LED and LCD displays.
 
Users can also calibrate multiple monitors to accurately show colors. ColorMunki Smile software automatically detects when multiple monitors are connected to a single Mac or PC computer and allows users to color correct each one.
 
ColorMunki Smile extends the X-Rite portfolio of Display products by now offering an entry level display product. Also available for more advanced users is the ColorMunki Display and for professional users – the i1Display Pro.
 
Availability
ColorMunki Smile is available now from X-Rite (North America) and Pantone online stores and also from the company’s worldwide network of resellers for an MSRP of $99. ColorMunki Smile includes a colorimeter with counterweight, ColorMunki Smile software for calibrating monitors, and Quick Start Guide.
 
For more information on this solution, please visit www.xrite.com, www.xritephoto.com or www.pantone.com, or contact your local X-Rite press representative.
 
B&H carries X-Rite ColorMunki products
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Post Date: 9/18/2012 10:18:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, April 12, 2012
X-Rite i1Profiler 1.3.1 color management software is now available for download.
Category: X Rite News
Post Date: 4/12/2012 10:26:04 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, April 11, 2012
From X-Rite:
 
X-Rite Announces New i1Pro 2 Professional Color Management Solutions for Photo, Pre-press, Publishing and Digital Printing Markets
 
New solutions include all-new second-generation i1Pro spectrophotometer delivering increased accuracy, ease of use and expanded professional level feature set
 
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., (April 11, 2012) – X-Rite, Incorporated (NASDAQ: XRIT), the world leader in color management, measurement and communication technologies, today announces its new portfolio of i1 Professional Color Management Solutions which now include a newly redesigned i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer.
 
Built upon the success of X-Rite’s i1Pro spectrophotometer as the de facto industry standard for more than a decade, the newly enhanced i1Pro 2 device has been redesigned to provide an even higher level of accuracy, versatility, ergonomics, functionality and value. Combined with the recently released i1Profiler software v1.3, which accommodates all levels of proficiency and expertise, the new i1Pro 2 portfolio of four different products is specifically targeted to meet the unique needs of photo, pre-press, digital print and publishing professionals, providing exceptional value at very attractive price points.
 
This new portfolio, comprised of X-Rite’s i1Basic Pro 2, i1Photo Pro 2, i1Publish Pro 2 and i1Publish products feature groundbreaking new technology and applications. Each Pro solution includes the new i1Pro 2 second generation spectrophotometer – the most accurate and forward thinking device available today accommodating three measurement modes in one single device. These modes include the most commonly used M0 (Standard Illuminant A), the emerging M1 (illuminant D50) and M2 (known as UV-cut). Also included are i1Profiler, X-Rite’s entirely new next generation color profiling software, PANTONE Color Manager color swatch bridging software and ColorChecker Camera Calibration software.
 
“Exceptionally accurate color measurement and calibration remain basic building blocks for professional-level workflow,” commented Vic Stalam, X-Rite’s Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing. “Nowhere is repeatable, predictive color management more critical than in the highIy connected and forward-looking graphic arts, publishing, digital printing and photography markets that make up the core Imaging market customer base for X-Rite. With the introduction of these new products, X-Rite once again delivers to color professionals around the world the products they need that incorporate important emerging color standards.”
 
About Next Generation i1Pro Spectrophotometer
 
The i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer introduces a new level of color accuracy, delivering increased ease of use and an expanded professional level feature set, including supporting the latest developments in industry measurement standards. i1Pro 2 solutions are sure to maximize profitability and minimize wasted time, ink and paper, while delivering the confidence that the user’s digital workflow is perfectly and professionally calibrated and profiled.
 
New i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer highlights:
 
New illuminant design allows for 3 standard measurement conditions (ISO 13655 M0: Tungsten; ISO 13655 M1: D50; ISO 13655 M2: UV Cut) plus Optical Brightener Compensation (OBC) without changing filters or needing a second instrument.
 
Enhanced Optical Brightener Compensation allows for the most accurate profiling (both Tungsten and UV/LED mode) for today’s enhanced range of substrates. Now users can predict what colors printed on optically brightened paper will look like under different light conditions using a single hand-held device.
 
Positioning Detection with Zebra Sensor provides a more robust scanning experience even on special substrates and low-resolution printers. It allows for the measurement of smaller patch sizes (as low as 7mm) in manual mode and enables dual measurement workflows for OBC, M1 and M2.
 
New Wizard-driven interface with status LED leads users through the profiling and calibration process while providing all the options and control desired, regardless of expertise.
 
New Design Ergonomics throughout allows for greater usability, flexibility, cleaning, protection, and storage of the precision i1Pro 2 device.
 
Improved Emissive Measurement allows for better temperature stability and higher brightness levels resulting in the best possible calibration and profiling of monitors ever.
 
All new diagnostics and self-correction features
 
Wavelength calibration LED allows for self diagnosis of optical grating in relation to sensor during white calibration (with automatic correction and notifications)
 
Maintaining and protecting the device (and investment) is easier than ever
 
Self-cleanable aperture protection glass and calibration white tile cover provides additional built-in protection from dust and dirt.
 
About i1Profiler Software
 
With the latest release of i1Profiler software v1.3, X-Rite has further enhanced this next generation professional color management software. i1Profiler offers an unprecedented level of flexibility and features a number of unique color management capabilities such as optimizing profiles, creating profiles with ambient light measurements, compensating for optical brighteners in papers, and utilizing simple yet advanced controls for black separation and significant ink savings, 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.
 
New i1Profiler Software v1.3 highlights:

  • i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer support added for monitor, projector and printer profiling
  • M1 measurement mode support added
  • White Point Editing added – from current measurement, saved measurement, ICC profile, or custom
  • Improved CGATS reading module
  • Improved handling for printer test chart measurement
  • Default patch size reduced to 7mm
  • Two new measurement workflows added:
  • Measure Chart – specify number of rows and columns
  • Measure Reference Chart – import CGATS reference from ProfileMaker 5
  • Improved CMYK+n profile generation
  • Russian language support added

About X-Rite i1 Professional Color Management Solutions
 
i1Basic Pro 2 is a fundamental solution for high-end monitor profiling, monitor and printing quality verification, and spot color measurement. Designed for an imaging professional’s unique needs, i1Basic Pro is ideal for an effective workflow in a color-managed ecosystem. i1Basic Pro includes i1Profiler software, PANTONE Color Manager software and an i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer.
 
i1Photo Pro 2 is specifically designed for discerning photo professionals to manage their RGB workflow from camera to display and projector to print. Thanks to the iterative profiling capability of the i1Profiler software, professional photo users will enjoy the highest quality color results that especially target highlight and shadow details and delivers greater color accuracy for more neutral grays and natural skin tones. With the new Optical Brightener Compensation capability, photographers can even optimize their prints by taking into account optical brightening agents often found in photo papers and create output profiles for specific lighting conditions in studios or galleries, or wherever the print will be displayed.
 
i1Publish Pro 2 is the ultimate, fully-featured ICC profiling solutions for imaging professionals that need to organize and manage their complete RGB, CMYK and CMYK+ (CMYK plus any 4) prepress workflows, complete with new assurance validation and verification functions using digital standards. This includes a display QA function to check soft proofing for ISO (G7, SWOP, PSO, Japan Color) and a printer QA function to check print quality using ISO media wedges (IDEAlliance ISO Control Wedge or Fogra Media Wedge). With the emerging M1 measurement capability, imaging pros can rely on consistent measurement for visual match under industry standard viewing conditions, including the ability to appropriately account for paper Optical Brightening Agents (OBA).
 
i1Photo Pro 2 and i1Publish Pro 2 include i1Profiler software, an i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer, PANTONE Color Manager software, ColorChecker Proof target (for direct viewing analysis of ColorChecker target compared to customer’s printed target), mini ColorChecker Classic target, and ColorChecker camera calibration software. i1Publish (a standalone software package) includes all of the above except for the spectrophotometer.
 
Availability and Upgrades
 
The new i1Pro 2 Professional Color Management Solutions are immediately available from X-Rite’s online store (North America), and also from the company’s worldwide network of resellers. i1Publish Pro 2 will also be offered with two upgrade options based on original solution purchased. For more information, please visit www.xrite.com or www.XritePhoto.com.
 
Learn more at X-Rite's special i1 Pro Solutions page.
 
Preorder the X-Rite i1Basic, i1Pro and i1Publish from B&H.

Category: X Rite News
Post Date: 4/11/2012 10:07:15 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, December 09, 2011
From X-Rite:
 
Dear i1Display owner,
 
X-Rite is pleased to inform you that i1Profiler D2LionEdition software is now available and ready for download. With this update, i1Display LT and i1Display 2 registered users can now operate their device under Mac OSX 10.7 Lion. These devices, which currently run on i1Match software, now have the benefit of utilizing a limited special edition version of the new X-Rite i1Profiler software named i1Profiler D2LionEdition.
 
http://www.xrite.com/download/i1D2Lion
 
Thank you for your continued support of X-Rite color management solutions.
 
X-Rite Imaging Team
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Post Date: 12/9/2011 1:07:20 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, November 29, 2011
 Saturday, October 29, 2011
 Wednesday, October 05, 2011
From X-Rite:
 
X-Rite extends a sincere thank you for your continued patience as we prepare to deliver our Apple OS X Lion compatible i1Profiler D2LionEdition software for your use with either an i1Display LT or i1Display 2 device.
 
We have news to share to get you up and running on Lion with your X-Rite solution:
 
FREE UPDATE
 
This software will now be available FREE of charge to ALL registered owners, not just to those that purchased in 2011. Please note that i1Profiler D2LionEdition is only compatible with Apple OSX 10.7.
 
PUBLIC BETA NOW AVAILABLE
 
We have been engaged in beta testing over the last several weeks and are confident we are well on our way to delivering a high quality software solution. During the beta test, however, our engineers uncovered some unforeseen issues that are affecting a very small population of our testers. We would like to take some additional time to fix these so we can deliver the professional solution you expect from X-Rite. But, we also understand that you are anxious to use your i1Display device with Lion. Therefore, we are providing a public beta version that you can download and immediately begin using with your i1Display LT or i1Display 2 device.
 
http://www.xrite.com/custom_page.aspx?PageID=284
 
Note: This link contains the software download link and information on known issues and correlated work around.
 
The beta version contains an Auto Update, so when the final release version becomes available, your system will automatically be updated.
 
We welcome any feedback regarding your beta experience. Please send emails to: D2LionEditionBeta@xrite.com.
 
We thank you for your continued support of X-Rite solutions.
 
Learn more about the X-Rite i1Display models at B&H.
Category: X Rite News
Post Date: 10/5/2011 2:40:09 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, August 30, 2011
X-rite Press Release:
 
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Aug. 23, 2011 – X-Rite, Incorporated (NASDAQ: XRIT), the world leader in color management, measurement and communication technologies, and its wholly owned subsidiary Pantone, the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today announced a $150 cash back promotion for X-Rite customers who want to upgrade their i1Match, ProfileMaker or MonacoPROFILER software to i1Publish which contains the next generation i1Profiler color management software. i1Profiler delivers an entirely new, flexible user defined experience to generate the highest quality ICC profiles for unrivaled color accuracy.
 
Fully supporting the new Mac OS X 10.7 Lion operating system, the latest version of i1Publish is a fully-featured ICC profiling solution that includes i1Profiler software, ColorChecker Camera Calibration software, PANTONE Color Manager software and two ColorChecker targets – ColorChecker Classic and ColorChecker Proof. i1Publish quickly and easily creates custom profiles for cameras, monitors, digital projectors, and RGB, CMYK and CMYK+4 printers, ensuring color accuracy from capture to output. It also features new assurance validation and verification functions using digital standards.
 
Users of i1Match, ProfileMaker and MonacoPROFILER users will see improved color quality thanks to a new engine that creates highly accurate profiles for the truest color all the way from capture to output. A new user interface features both basic and advanced modes to give users the flexibility they need. It’s easily customized and enables users to save and share workflows or workflow components.
 
The following enhancements are what users who upgrade to the new i1Publish can expect:
 
Improved color quality - new color engine creates highly accurate profiles for the truest color from capture to output
 
New user interface – basic and advanced modes provide the ultimate flexibility; easily customize, save and share workflows or workflow components
 
Accurately capture colors every time with included ColorChecker Camera Calibration software and target
 
Accurately view colors every time on your monitors and projectors
 
Accurately print colors every time on RGB, CMYK and CMYK+ printers
 
New Quality Assurance Tools
 
Fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion operating system
 
Through Sept. 30, 2011, X-Rite is offering customers a $150 cash back rebate on the upgrade for US and Canadian customers who have i1XTreme, i1Proof, i1XT, i1Pro OEM, i1Photo Pro, i1Photo LT, i1Photo, i1Photo SG, i1Design LT, i1Basic, i1 Basic Pro, ProfileMaker 5, MonacoPROFILER 4.
 
For more information about the i1Publish upgrade and rebate, please visit http://www.xrite.com or http://www.xritephoto.com.
Category: X Rite News
Post Date: 8/30/2011 10:00:37 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, July 14, 2011
From X-Rite:
 
Apple has announced that the new OS 10.7 Lion will no longer support software that relies on Rosetta. This directly affects X-Rite's retired i1Match, ProfileMaker and MonacoPROFILER applications. However, the current i1Profiler and ColorMunki software does not rely on Rosetta and is fully compatible with Apple OS systems from 10.5.8, 10.6 and the new 10.7 Lion.
 
While we recognize there may be some workarounds such as creating a dual-boot Mac where one volume contains Lion and another runs an older version of the Mac OS, this is not ideal for most users. Therefore, X-Rite is providing our customers with upgrade paths so they can continue using X-Rite imaging solutions if they choose to upgrade to Lion.
 
Check out the X-Rite Software Compatibility Guide for more details including the upgrade path provided.
Category: X Rite News
Post Date: 7/14/2011 9:36:02 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, June 28, 2011
X-Rite has just made i1Profiler 1.1.1 calibration and profiling software available for download.
 
This download contains installers for: i1Profiler, ColorChecker Camera Calibrator, PANTONE Color Manager, and X-Rite Device Services.
Category: X Rite News
Post Date: 6/28/2011 12:11:12 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, June 21, 2011
X-rite has introduced the ColorMunki Display and i1Display Pro (X-rite product announcement).
Category: X Rite News
Post Date: 6/21/2011 11:28:19 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, April 07, 2011
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