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

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 6.0.5 (April 2021): Maintenance release: - “RGB vs RGB” tool (macOS Big Sur 11): Improved program stability when resizing. - “CRI” tool: The Color Vector Graphic (CVG) graph is now smoothed (screen and reports). - “ISO3664+” tool: Now shows the MI value as well as the MI Quality Grade on the screen. V-6.0 changes: - Support of the X-Rite i1Pro 3 and i1Pro 3 Plus spectrophotometers. - New dedicated “Munsell tools” to convert FROM and TO Munsell HVC. - Added computation and display of TM-30-18 Color Rendition Categories (Px | Vx | Fx) See the CT&A Revision History page for all changes. Highlights from previous versions: - V-5.4 Added support for the Datacolor SpyderX and Spyder5. - 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. New “RGB vs RGB” tool spaces: ACES AP0, DCI P3 Theater, Display P3, Rec. 2020 (UHDTV). PatchTool 7.1.1 (January 2021): Maintenance release: - macOS Big Sur 11: Improved program stability when resizing the opened files windows. - macOS Big Sur 11: The popup arrows/disclosure triangles are visible again. - “Extract Target” tool: Extraction is now performed in a separate thread. V-7.1 changes: - Color gamut computation of ICC profiles as per ISO/TS 18621-11. - Added support for CMYK JPG images in the Extract Target from Image tool. See the PatchTool Revision History for all changes. V-7.0 changes: - Support of the X-Rite i1Pro 3 and i1Pro 3 Plus spectrophotometers. - New “Emission-Reader“ tool for single patch and line-scan emission measurements on light boxes (transmissive measurements). - New “MIN X, Y, Z“ method to determine the minimum patch of the Reference substrate in the “Substrate Correction“ tool. - Updated G7 Colorspace Pass/Fail Requirements tolerance set (August 2019) in Compare files certification reports. Highlights from previous versions: - V-6.6: Support of the Datacolor SpyderX colorimeter. - V-6.5: Support for CIE 170 cone fundamentals 2 deg. and 10 deg. Std Observers (CIE 2006 / CIE 2015). - V-6.1: QTX file input. - 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. Application Note (March 2021): AN-12 Design and test of a high quality illumination lamp for color samples and prints. (description and download) macOS compatibility (April 2021): Please consult the Mac OS compatibility page for more information and the current status.
BabelColor ®
Color Measurement and Analysis
About BabelColor / Contact / Legal info / Privacy policy Copyright © 2021 The BabelColor Company

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 6.0.5 (April 2021): Maintenance release: - “RGB vs RGB” tool (macOS Big Sur 11): Improved program stability when resizing. - “CRI” tool: The Color Vector Graphic (CVG) graph is now smoothed (screen and reports). - “ISO3664+” tool: Now shows the MI value as well as the MI Quality Grade on the screen. V-6.0 changes: - Support of the X-Rite i1Pro 3 and i1Pro 3 Plus spectrophotometers. - New dedicated “Munsell tools” to convert FROM and TO Munsell HVC. - Added computation and display of TM-30-18 Color Rendition Categories (Px | Vx | Fx) See the CT&A Revision History page for all changes. Highlights from previous versions: - V-5.4 Added support for the Datacolor SpyderX and Spyder5. - 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. New “RGB vs RGB” tool spaces: ACES AP0, DCI P3 Theater, Display P3, Rec. 2020 (UHDTV). PatchTool 7.1.1 (January 2021): Maintenance release: - macOS Big Sur 11: Improved program stability when resizing the opened files windows. - macOS Big Sur 11: The popup arrows/disclosure triangles are visible again. - “Extract Target” tool: Extraction is now performed in a separate thread. V-7.1 changes: - Color gamut computation of ICC profiles as per ISO/TS 18621-11. - Added support for CMYK JPG images in the Extract Target from Image tool. See the PatchTool Revision History for all changes. V-7.0 changes: - Support of the X-Rite i1Pro 3 and i1Pro 3 Plus spectrophotometers. - New “Emission-Reader“ tool for single patch and line- scan emission measurements on light boxes (transmissive measurements). - New “MIN X, Y, Z“ method to determine the minimum patch of the Reference substrate in the “Substrate Correction“ tool. - Updated G7 Colorspace Pass/Fail Requirements tolerance set (August 2019) in Compare files certification reports. Highlights from previous versions: - V-6.6: Support of the Datacolor SpyderX colorimeter. - V-6.5: Support for CIE 170 cone fundamentals 2 deg. and 10 deg. Std Observers (CIE 2006 / CIE 2015). - V-6.1: QTX file input. - 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. Application Note (March 2021): AN-12 Design and test of a high quality illumination lamp for color samples and prints. (description and download) macOS compatibility (April 2021): Please consult the Mac OS compatibility page for more information and the current status.
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
About BabelColor / Contact us - Legal info - Privacy policy Copyright © 2021 The BabelColor Company