It could be interesting to share the same Color Table between different kind of software, like the Adobe Suite, RIPs, Coraye and other software to use an only one Color Database.
Coraye is, with these functions, a powerful Color Table Converter.
Color Tables are also used by Coraye to find a color easily among a color book like the PANTONE® colors collection, with the "Color Finder", or also to create a reference Color Table to do quality control.
To import a color table, you just need to drag & drop your swatch book into Coraye in the left or right column. Or File / Open file in the top corner menu, to select your swatch book.
To create a new Color Table, click on the bottom button "Create a new color table".
Click on the bottom button "Capture a color"
A small window will appear, choose the options to perform the measurement. Then click on "I'm ready".
If your spectrophotometer is not calibrated, you have to calibrate it.
During calibration, you must put your spectrophotometer in its calibration position.
When calibration is complete, you are ready to capture the colors.
Successive measurements will be displayed one below the other. You can edit and change the name Click "Save and Exit" to add the colors directly to the color table.
If you know the Lab values of your color, you can add it manually in the color table.to do that, enter the Lab values and the Color Name in the bottom area and click on the "Add" button.
The new color will be add in the color table.
To change the name or Lab values, you just select and modify its
It's also possible to drag and drop a color measured with the "Add Color" function.
To add the Gold Color to the color Table, I just need to drag and drop it into the table.
With Coraye, it is possible to sort the colors of your tables. Sorting is carried out:
By Delta E
To validate the change, click on the button "Re-order patches"
From the color table, it is possible to create a printable color chart in pdf format, including the index, a first page and crop marks. To create this color chart, you can right click on the color table located in the left column or on the "Create Swatchbook" button when you display the colors of the table.
The window for creating the printable color chart appears
For more details on creating the printable color chart, you can refer to the chapter "Create a color chart"
The purpose is to mix many Color Table to update the main Color Table for example.
To do this, simply drag a table into another (one is open in the module allowing you to view the content of the tables, the other is already in the list of files).
To avoid an error, a notification asks
To export you Color Table into different format, you just have to click right and choose your kind of file.
With the right click, you can also Rename, Duplicate or delete you file.
A window displaying the list of the different supported file formats appears.
Each type of export file is customizable. Once the options have been selected, click on the "Export" button to save the file.
Then, use the color chart with your Adobe software or your RIP according to your needs.
Click on the left corner of the color and click on "Delete"
You can extract a color sample from the color table by a simple drag & drop from the color table preview to the left column.
The color from the table appears in the left column.
Then you can use this color: - To convert it Useful to know the closest CMYK value and to know if a PANTONE® is printable e.g. - To compare it Useful to compare a printed color with a PANTONE® e.g. - To create a new color table Useful to create reference color table for a quality control e.g.