8. Convert yours colors samples in CMYK or RGB with the Color Converter
This option converts your color into CMYK or RGB values depending on the ICC profile of your media.
With the Delta E value, you can tell whether your color sample is reproducible or not.
In this example, we have a saturated red and we want to know if our offset printer will be able to reproduce it faithfully.
For this, we will drag the CMYK profile Isocoated_v2_eci.icc * into the profile area.
This will convert our red to the closest CMYK values.
But we can see that this color is not reproducible in this color space because the Delta E = 5
We also see in the Gamut Viewer that this color is outside the Isocoated_v2_eci.icc color space.
The Isocoated_v2_eci.icc profile is a standard used in Europe for processing CMYK files.
In this example, we have the same saturate Red as above.
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.
9. Find the closest color from a swatch book in Color Finder
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.