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X-Rite's ColorTRUE is the free color management app that delivers true desktop to tablet and phone screen matching from X-Rite Pantone, the global leader in color calibration and profiling.


Now, no matter where you are, you can show your photos with absolute confidence knowing they are completely color accurate.


There’s lots more to learn here .

Hardware Support:


iOS version of App works with ColorMunki Smile, ColorMunki Display, i1Display Pro and i1Pro 2.


Android version of App works with ColorMunki Display and i1 Display Pro
 

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Originally Posted by ConnecTEDDD  /t/1522932/x-rites-colortrue-for-mobile-devices#post_24492717


iOS version of App works with ColorMunki Smile, ColorMunki Display, i1Display Pro and i1Pro 2.

Note that since iOS is crippled in the USB department, that this relies on having a desktop/laptop computer available if you're not on Android. It seems that X-Rite's desktop instrument drivers make their instrument available over Wi-Fi.


The color profiles the application produces appear to be proprietary - ie. unusable by anyone unless they agree to use the X-Rite SDK, thereby tending to lock out other profiling solutions.


[ I wonder what the ICC makes of that, given that X-Rite is a member.... ]
 

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X-Rite Launches Free ColorTRUE App – Delivering Accurate Color from Desktop to Mobile for iOS and Android

ColorTRUE App launch includes ColorTRUE Aware Partner Program allowing any app developer to include color management.



Grand Rapids, Michigan, March 17, 2014 -- X-Rite, Incorporated, the world leader in color management, measurement and communication technologies, today announced the release of ColorTRUE™ for Apple iOS and


Google Android platforms. ColorTRUE provides photographers, designers, and prepress professionals the ability to calibrate and profile their tablet and mobile devices for accurate color matching.


ColorTRUE includes a Create Profile tool and an Image Gallery viewer and is currently available as a free download on the Apple® App Store and Google® Play Store.

ColorTRUE Calibration


ColorTRUE creates a custom display profile for iOS and Android mobile devices using a supported X-Rite measurement device.


The user simply places the connected device on the tablet or phone when prompted and the measurement process begins automatically.


The profile is applied to all images displayed through the ColorTRUE Image Gallery, providing the user with the most accurate color match to a desktop reference monitor, or other color managed monitors.


Steve Rankin, Product Manager, at X-Rite, commented: “While iOS and Android devices deliver pleasing color right out of the box, ColorTRUE is the first app that will provide photographers, designers, and prepress professionals with a true color match from desktop to mobile.


Tablets have become increasingly important in imaging workflows and getting accurate color on the mobile device is now as critical as it is on the desktop.


Whether showing your portfolio to a perspective client or soft-proofing an image before final run, ColorTRUE delivers color accuracy at the level X-Rite customers expect, while maintaining the speed and simplicity of use necessary in the mobile environment.”

ColorTRUE Image Gallery


ColorTRUE is the only mobile color management app that delivers an Image Gallery viewer with a unique set of tools that enables the highest level of color accurate viewing:

Ambient Light Compensation – ColorTRUE will adjust to any ambient viewing condition ensuring that images are displayed correctly regardless of the lighting condition and display brightness setting

Print Simulation – Preview or soft-proof images using different printer profiles and rendering intents

White Point – Match your tablet to your desktop – to ensure you are assessing the same image on tablet and desktop, ColorTRUE lets you choose between D65, D50 and Native white point

ICC Profile – Embedded image profiles are used or you can manually select correct working color spaces for your images (sRGB, Adobe RGB, ProPhoto RGB)

Before and After – Toggle the calibration on and off to see the color accuracy improvements on your images



Coloratti George Jardine states, "It only makes sense that X-Rite would be first to the party with a super-easy mobile calibration solution that really works! ColorTRUE gives me the confidence that what I'm seeing on my iPad will match the corrections that I've made on my professional i1Display-calibrated and profiled desktop displays. And the best part is...ColorTRUE uses my existing hardware."

ColorTRUE Aware Partner Program


With the launch of ColorTRUE, X-Rite also announces its ColorTRUE Aware partner program.


Unlike laptop or desktop operating systems, iOS and Android operating systems do not have system wide color management capabilities.


This means each app must apply color profiles independently.


X-Rite will soon release a Software Developers Kit (SDK) that will allow 3rd party app developers access to the ColorTRUE profile, enabling them to seamlessly deliver color management within their own app(s).


ColorTRUE users can be confident any third party app such as image editing or viewing, inline production approval, or even creative sketching for proof of concept is color managed whenever they see the ColorTRUE Aware logo.


More information can be found at xritephoto.com/colortrueSDK .


Steve Rankin, Product Manager, at X-Rite, continued, “As tablets and mobile devices increasingly permeate color and image based workflows, it has never been more important that these devices become truly color accurate.


With ColorTRUE and the ColorTRUE Aware partner program, X-Rite now offers the missing color management components on iOS and Android platforms.


Our goal is to enable app developers and help create an eco-system of color managed apps. We encourage all app developers where color is important to their users to contact us and learn more about our ColorTRUE Aware partner program.”

Supported X-Rite Devices


An X-Rite measurement device (sold separately) is required for the ColorTRUE® calibration process.


iOS phones and tablets support ColorMunki Smile, ColorMunki Display, i1Display Pro, and i1Pro 2, while Android phones and tablets support ColorMunki Display and i1Display Pro.


Visit xritephoto.com/colortrue for complete specifications list.
 

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Anyway to use the OEM i1Display Pro or Spectrcal C6?

Hi, X-Rite's software is working with retail versions of the meters only, not with OEM Generic version of the i1Display Pro (id3 OEM) or Custom OEM branded i1Display Pro (SpectraCAL C6).
 

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Originally Posted by ConnecTEDDD  /t/1522932/x-rites-colortrue-for-mobile-devices#post_24502275


Hi, X-Rite's software is working with retail versions of the meters only, not with OEM Generic version of the i1Display Pro (id3 OEM) or Custom OEM branded i1Display Pro (SpectraCAL C6).
I was hoping there was a work around...
 

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Originally Posted by ConnecTEDDD  /t/1522932/x-rites-colortrue-for-mobile-devices#post_24502275


Hi, X-Rite's software is working with retail versions of the meters only, not with OEM Generic version of the i1Display Pro (id3 OEM) or Custom OEM branded i1Display Pro (SpectraCAL C6).
I was hoping there was a work around...

You can try to send them an email, asking to support OEM or OEM Branded versions of the meters.
 

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You can try to send them an email, asking to support OEM or OEM Branded versions of the meters.

Good idea, will do and report back.
 

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I looked into this. I have the retail version of the i1Display Pro. The application software for Apple devices will only work on IOS version 7. Which unfortunately I do not have. For Android it will work on my old Galaxy Tab 10.1. You have to purchase what is called "on-the-go USB (host) adapter" for your android device. I currently have one on order. It appears that no computer is needed, at least for Android devices. Another gotcha is that the color correction will only work for apps that are "ColorTRUE Aware" which currently consists of one photo gallery app.


However this has gotten me to ponder if I can port the ColorHCFR software to the Android platform? That would make a nice portable video calibration system.
 

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Tried this with my I1D3 and galaxy S3' amoled screen. The results are waaay to reddish. So it doesn't work quite well with my amoled screen.
 

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Just received my USB adapter cable last night. Tested the software out using mu i1Display Pro and Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. The software is pretty brainless in the sense that there is no user interaction nor are there any results displayed. Very similar to the i1Profile software that X-Rite supplies to calibrate displays.


The calibration sequence took about ten minutes on my machine. On completing the calibration sequence, I noticed that the software had reset the backlight to its minimum setting! I reset the brightness to my normal level and then look at what the software did.


It looks like you can view photos on the machine using the calculated color correction from inside the app. There is a button allowing you to select a photo on the machine and then while displayed you can enable or disable the color corrections. No evidence that the corrections extend beyond the app itself.


In looking at several photos, it seemed that the correction changed the color toward more yellow. However in closer inspection of several photos I believe that this shift is correct for my machine. Some of the colors displayed when corrected are closer to the actual color of the object. So in thus sense it looks like the app does work, abet in a limited manner.
 

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Originally Posted by Andrei_VVB  /t/1522932/x-rites-colortrue-for-mobile-devices#post_24524518


Tried this with my I1D3 and galaxy S3' amoled screen. The results are waaay to reddish. So it doesn't work quite well with my amoled screen.

I also got somewhat reddish results.


Recently, I've come across several devices where the manufacturers (including xrite) have made announcements that USB 3.0 don't work well with them. Since I was using a USB 3.0 port, I'm wondering if this might have something to do with it.


I'll retry on a known USB 2.0 port and see if it makes any difference.
 
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