First, Connect your spectrophotometer, then click on Add Color icon.
Give a name to the bundled reading then click on Continue
If your spectrophotometer need to be calibrate, Coraye is going to ask to you to start the calibration procedure. During the calibration, you have to put your spectrophotometer on it calibration position. (see the picture on the screen).
When the calibration is done, you are ready to capture colors.
For each measure, the color will be displayed on the left.
At this step, you can rename colors before save them.
When you have finish reading and renaming yours colors, you can save them by clicking on Add to files list and Save and quit.
You just have to select a color in the left column then informations relative to this color will be displaying in the right column.
Reading mode (Reflective, Transmissive, Emissive) depending of instrument.
RGB values (sRGB)
Hexadecimal values (sRGB web space)
Click right on the color to Rename, Duplicate and Delete. Export option allow to save the color as a .spc file with spectral data. These .spc files are useful to share and backup yours colors samples.
It could be useful to display color in 3D to compare them or compare with a picture or an icc profile like a media profile. Click here for more information
You can add yours colors into a Color Table, by a simple drag & drop . Click here for more information
In the Color Density tab, you can get density values. Click here for more information
It could be useful to compare reflectance curves of your color sample with a spectral curve of a specific light to understand the metamerism effect. Click here for more information
This option allow to convert your color into CMKY or RGB values depending of the icc media profile. With the Delta E value, you can know if your color sample is printable or not. If the delta E value is upper 2, that's mean you will have some difficulty to reproduce it.
In this example, we have a saturate blue. We have drag & drop the Isocoated_v2_eci.icc CMYK profile into the profile area. Now we are getting the most closest CMYK values. But we can see that this color is not reproductible in this color space because the Delta E = 5 and we also see in the gamut viewer that this color is out the Isocoated_v2_eci.icc gamut.
In this example, we have the same saturate blue. We have drag & drop the AdobeRGB 1998.icc RGB profile into the profile area. Now we are getting the most closest RGB values. Here we can see that this color is reproductible in this color space because the Delta E = 0 and we also see in the gamut viewer that this color is into the AdobeRGB 1998.icc gamut.
You have captured a color sample and you need to know what is the closest PANTONE value ? To know that, you just need to select your color, go to the Color Finder tab, and drag & drop a color table (ex PANTONE C) to the Color Table area. Then you will get the closest Color of the swatch book with the Delta E value to give to you the color accuracy. This function can be also useful to do a quality control from a swatch book containing sample color to check.
If you need to compare two sample colors to know the accuracy between these colors, you can use the Delta Finder function. To use it, you just need to select your first color into the left column, to go to the Delta Finder tab then drag & drop the second color to the Color area. you will get the Delta E value.