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!

CT&A 5.3 (January 2019):  - Added the IES TM-30-18 Method to the CRI tools. See the CT&A Revision History page for all changes. Highlights from previous versions: - V-5.2: Added the Spot Colour Tone Value (SCTV) formula for “Dot/Tone (Dot area)” measurements as defined in ISO 20654-2018 in the “Density tool”. - V-5.2: Define RGB spaces with negative coordinates in the “Custom RGB space” dialog; four new standard spaces were added in the “RGB vs RGB” tool (ACES AP0, DCI P3 Theater, Display P3, Rec. 2020 (UHDTV)). PatchTool 6.5 (May 2019): - Added support for CIE 170 cone fundamentals 2 deg. and 10 deg. Standard Observers (CIE 2006 / CIE2015). See the PatchTool Revision History for all changes. Highlights from previous versions: - V-6.1: Added QTX file input (Datacolor format) and the CMC(2:1) and CMC(1:1) color difference formulas. - V-6.0.5: A 64 bit package is now available for macOS.. - V-6.0: “3D graph” tab in each opened file (specs). - V-5.5:  “Spectrum Generator” tool: outliers filtering  in the “Average” tool; 8 bit dithering option in images. macOS 64 bit compatibility (October 2018): Apple is transitioning towards a 64 bit only environment. In view of this change, we now offer CT&A and PatchTool for Mac in both 32 and 64 bit packages. Please consult the Mac OS compatibility page for more information and the current status. 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!

CT&A 5.3 (January 2019):  - Added the IES TM-30-18 Method to the CRI tools. See the CT&A Revision History page for all changes. Highlights from previous versions: - V-5.2: Added the Spot Colour Tone Value (SCTV) formula for “Dot/Tone (Dot area)” measurements as defined in ISO 20654-2018 in the “Density tool”. - V-5.2: Define RGB spaces with negative coordinates in the “Custom RGB space” dialog; four new standard spaces were added in the “RGB vs RGB” tool (ACES AP0, DCI P3 Theater, Display P3, Rec. 2020 (UHDTV)). PatchTool 6.5 (May 2019): - Added support for CIE 170 cone fundamentals 2 deg. and 10 deg. Standard Observers (CIE 2006 / CIE2015). See the PatchTool Revision History for all changes. Highlights from previous versions: - V-6.1: Added QTX file input (Datacolor format) and the CMC(2:1) and CMC(1:1) color difference formulas. - V-6.0.5: A 64 bit package is now available for macOS.. - V-6.0: “3D graph” tab in each opened file (specs). - V-5.5:  “Spectrum Generator” tool: outliers filtering in the “Average” tool; 8 bit dithering option in images. macOS 64 bit compatibility (October 2018): Apple is transitioning towards a 64 bit only environment. In view of this change, we now offer CT&A and PatchTool for Mac in both 32 and 64 bit packages. Please consult the Mac OS compatibility page for more information and the current status. 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