I’ve had a difficult experience trying to linearize Piezo Pro files (Mac, i1Pro1). I’m stuck near the end of the 51-step process.
Prelude: A first frustration was simply extracting the ‘Deluxe’ manual from the larger one in order to print it – please make it available separately. My second difficulty was in trying to follow the instructions, with a color management professional at my side: he was embarrassed for you because you apparently haven’t beta tested the instructions with a novice at hand to catch omissions/errors. He was able to fill in gaps that he thought would have baffled me. He recommends going over the documentation again.
Now the real problem:
I wanted to make a linearized curve starting with the HahnPhotoRag settings for Cool/Neutral/Warm as in Screen Capture 1 (H=100C, M=50C/50W, S=100W). We made it through the instructions for Section 9 to p. 70, “6. Save the sheet to the same folder as the .quad you want to linearize,” and below, “1. 51 STEPS, LINEARIZE THE .QUAD: 1. Select BOTH the measurement.txt file AND the .quad file you want to linearize.”
Initially, “The same folder” is ambiguous: Make a new folder with these two files in it, or slip the measurement file into the existing folder of .quads?
If that were clear, I still wouldn’t know what to do next – the main problem:
There’s no “BOTH,” as in the instructions, but instead three .quad files, Cool, Neutral, and Warm, as in Screen Capture 2. Unless I skipped something important, this is the first mention in the Deluxe manual of .quad files, either singular or plural, so I have no clue what to do next.
Soow do you linearize a Piezo Pro file that uses three curves, Col/Neutral/Warm, not just one?