Specialized software

for specialized needs

Whether you want to analyze a light fixture or a light booth, verify the accuracy of your computer monitor, or verify the accuracy of printed colors, you should find a tool in either CT&A or PatchTool which meets your requirements. Please consult the Products page for more information.

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WELCOME TO BABELCOLOR

BabelColor provides software (CT&A and PatchTool) dedicated to the measurement and analysis of color. Our software is used by printers, pre-press departments, photographers, color-management consultants, lighting specialists, as well as advanced amateurs and hobbyists. CT&A and PatchTool are compatible with Mac and Windows.

WHAT’S NEW!

PatchTool 5.5 (October 2017): - New “Spectrum Generator” tool: generate spectral data from XYZ/L*a*b* coordinates. - Added outliers filtering in the “Average” tool. - Added an “8 bit dithering” option to improve color accuracy in exported target images. - New in 5.3 (July 2017): Upload measurements to the ChromaChecker PRINT INSPECTOR service from the PatchTool Export dialog (registration with ChromaChecker is required). - New in 5.1 (November 2016): Custom Illuminants; Datacolor Spyder5 support. See the PatchTool Revision History page for all changes. CT&A 5.1 (January 2017):  - Added the Metameric Index (MI) computed according to CIE15:2004, Section 9.2.2.3. - Added file input with no instrument in the Metamerism Index and RAL DESIGN tools. - Improved data table interface for the CRI tools. - New in 5.0: Addition of the IES TM-30-15 Method to the CRI tools. See the CT&A Revision History page for all changes. macOS Sierra issue (October 2016): The Gatekeeper settings (Security & Privacy control panel) need to be changed with the “Terminal” before download! (more information) TM-30-15 SPD data base (July 2016): Files with the Spectral Power Distribution (SPD) of more than 500 light sources (380-780 nm @ 5 nm). (description and download) Application Note (June 2016): AN-11 The effects of a 10 nm bandwidth on data derived from spectrophotometer measurements. (description and download)
BabelColor ®
Color Measurement and Analysis

WELCOME TO BABELCOLOR

BabelColor provides software (CT&A and PatchTool) dedicated to the measurement and analysis of color. Our software is used by printers, pre-press departments, photographers, color-management consultants, lighting specialists, as well as advanced amateurs and hobbyists. CT&A and PatchTool are compatible with Mac and Windows.

WHAT’S NEW!

PatchTool 5.5 (October 2017): - New “Spectrum Generator” tool: generate spectral data from XYZ/L*a*b* coordinates. - Added outliers filtering in the “Average” tool. - Added an “8 bit dithering” option to improve color accuracy in exported target images. - New in 5.3 (July 2017): Upload measurements to the ChromaChecker PRINT INSPECTOR service from the PatchTool Export dialog (registration with ChromaChecker is required). - New in 5.1 (November 2016): Custom Illuminants; Datacolor Spyder5 support. See the PatchTool Revision History page for all changes. CT&A 5.1 (January 2017):  - Added the Metameric Index (MI) computed according to CIE15:2004, Section 9.2.2.3. - Added file input with no instrument in the Metamerism Index and RAL DESIGN tools. - Improved data table interface for the CRI tools. - New in 5.0: Addition of the IES TM-30-15 Method to the CRI tools. See the CT&A Revision History page for all changes. macOS Sierra issue (October 2016): The Gatekeeper settings (Security & Privacy control panel) need to be changed with the “Terminal” before download! (more information) TM-30-15 SPD data base (July 2016): Files with the Spectral Power Distribution (SPD) of more than 500 light sources (380-780 nm @ 5 nm). (description and download) Application Note (June 2016): AN-11 The effects of a 10 nm bandwidth on data derived from spectrophotometer measurements. (description and download)
BabelColor ®

Specialized software

for specialized needs

Whether you want to analyze a light fixture or a light booth, verify the accuracy of your computer monitor, or verify the accuracy of printed colors, you should find a tool in either CT&A or PatchTool which meets your requirements. Please consult the Products page for more information.

Click for info:

  CT&A   PatchTool Products page Mac OS compatibility  Program activation  RGB Spaces tutorials Products museum The ColorChecker pages