Originally Posted by TomHuffman
And the previous version offered no reporting, no dE chart, no luminance chart, no data export, and no support for meter corrections. It provided raw xyY data and dE data with CIE charts and nothing else. On top of that it was impossibly fugly.
With the upgrade there was a trade-off between substantially increased functionality and better aesthetics (though that's a subjective judgment) on the one hand and less automation on the other hand. Automation in this module is something we can always add, but programming time is finite and we have much higher priority issues on our plate that deal with new and enhanced functionality.
This is highly debatable. The old module offered an overall view which was a great report in itself (at least for the advanced user), and the CIE chart was much more readable than the new ones, and therefore much more useable. In the new module, the scale is wrong and the points are plotted way to close to each other to give a clear idea of where they actually sit, especially for a color like cyan, where they are all bundled next to each other.
All this was reported at the time, and I have completely given up on this, even if it seems you might have improved this slightly in the latest version.
As I said, I am all for the new features, and for the advanced report, which is great. I'm not asking to go back to the old module. I'm just saying that when you have a radiance (or use the internal patterns generator through HDMI I believe), that measurements are automated - as they should be - for reading greyscale, gamma and gamut, it's a bit ridiculous that one year down the line it's still manual for the module which requires the most measurements. Even HCFR can do it automatically!
The advanced calibration module used to be, at least for advanced users, one of the unique selling points of Chromapure versus the competition (definitely one of the reasons why I bought the software at the time). It became - to me - with V2.1 one of the most frustrating parts of the software, because of the 43 clicks and the five menus to pull out to get a global snapshot.
I've been asking for the return of this (automation) for about a year, and although I understand you have other priorities as you seem to cater more for the beginners than the advanced users, I feel that after a year it's fair to ask whether what I believed was a bug (breaking existing functionality, ie automation for a time consuming task) is indeed a bug or a "feature". By the way, automation in the ACM isn't a new feature. It was there prior to 2.1, and used to work great with the internal pattern generator. It's a broken feature, replaced by others.
I totally accept that you have other priorities, and it seems that you are entirely right from a business point of view, as only three users seem to be asking for this, myself included.
Thank you for confirming we should not expect this to be fixed in a near future, I will stop waiting for it to happen
And most importantly, keep up the good work