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 5.4/5.4.5 (October/November 2019):  - Added support for the Datacolor SpyderX and Spyder5 colorimeters in the RGB vs RGB  tool (supported in 32 bit and 64 bit packages). See the CT&A Revision History page for all changes. Highlights from previous versions: - V-5.3: Added the IES TM-30-18 Method to the CRI tools. - 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 6.6/6.6.5 (September/November 2019): - V-6.6.5: Added Mac 64 bit support for the Datacolor Spyder5 colorimeter. - V-6.6: Added support for the Datacolor SpyderX colorimeter. - Addition of the revised G7 Colorspace Pass/Fail Requirements tolerance set (April 2019) in Compare files certification reports. - New dialog to rename all/selected patches. See the PatchTool Revision History for all changes. Highlights from previous versions: - V-6.5: Added support for CIE 170 cone fundamentals  2 deg. and 10 deg. Std Observers (CIE 2006 / CIE2015). - V-6.1: Added QTX file input 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 compatibility (November 2019): With macOS 10.15 Catalina, Apple has completed its transition 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. In parallel with this transition, Apple has new requirements related to how the software is compiled and how it interacts with the OS; in particular, all packages for macOS 10.15 must be reviewed and registered, i.e. “notarized”, with Apple before distribution. CT&A 5.4 and PatchTool V-6.6 pass the current Apple requirements. 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 5.4/5.4.5 (October/November 2019):  - Added support for the Datacolor SpyderX and Spyder5  colorimeters in the RGB vs RGB tool (supported in 32 bit and 64 bit packages). See the CT&A Revision History page for all changes. Highlights from previous versions: - V-5.3: Added the IES TM-30-18 Method to the CRI tools. - 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 6.6/6.6.5 (September/November 2019): - V-6.6.5: Added Mac 64 bit support for the Datacolor Spyder5 colorimeter. - V-6.6: Added support for the Datacolor SpyderX  colorimeter. - Addition of the revised G7 Colorspace Pass/Fail Requirements tolerance set (April 2019) in Compare files certification reports. - New dialog to rename all/selected patches. See the PatchTool Revision History for all changes. Highlights from previous versions: - V-6.5: Added support for CIE 170 cone fundamentals 2 deg. and 10 deg. Std Observers (CIE 2006 / CIE2015). - V-6.1: Added QTX file input 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 compatibility (November 2019): With macOS 10.15 Catalina, Apple has completed its transition 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. In parallel with this transition, Apple has new requirements related to how the software is compiled and how it interacts with the OS; in particular, all packages for macOS 10.15 must be reviewed and registered, i.e. “notarized”, with Apple before distribution. CT&A 5.4 and PatchTool V-6.6 pass the current Apple requirements. 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