Spot measurements with i1 profiler


#1

Does anyone know of a 3rd party app for doing spot measurements with the i1Profiler. I have the photo version so it doesn’t have that feature. Thank you.


#2

i1Profiler is fully capable in demo mode for all the different measurement types. ? Not sure exactly what you are trying to do.

ColorPort also does spot measurements as well.

best,

Walker


#3

One feature that Datacolor Print has is the ability to use the Spectrophotometer to take a spot measurement and get a lab reading instantly in a small window. So when I’m comparing prints I can quickly ascertain the difference in patches. It doesn’t require me to have a target. Unfortunately you can’t do the same in i1Profiler and I just looked at Color Port again and it requires a target also. I want to be able to do this with i1 profiler, but I have to upgrade to the publish edition. The X-rite technician said there are third party programs but he couldn’t name names.


#4

In colorport:

Just make a new “blank” target in colorport (say 1 or 2 or 3 patches), save the target .tif (this you can throw away) and then when you go ahead to measure and select this target you will wee 1, 2, or 3 patches to measure.

After measuring these patches, export as LAB (tab decimated). It’s no instant but it wont force you to do make 21 measurements.

best,

Walker


#5

Here is a third-party option : http://www.babelcolor.com/products.htm it’s called PatchTool. It’s $125 dollar option or luxury depending on your viewpoint. I got this info from Andrew Rodney, “The Digital Dog”. He finds it quite useful and his line of work. I’m thinking about it, will let you know if I get it.


#6

Yes, PatchTool works well (I have used it on occasion). I did not mention as it’s not free.

 

best,

W