PatchTool
PatchTool
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PatchTool

4.7
03 October 2014

Visualize color lists as color patches.

Overview

PatchTool is designed to:
  • Visualize color lists (xyY, XYZ, L*a*b*, L*C*h*, RGB, CMYK, spectral data) as color patches
  • Import lists saved in standard file formats (CGATS, CxF V-1, V-2 and V-3)
  • Import lists created with spreadsheets or word processors
  • Import/export spectral data with various scales and ranges
  • Import RGB data encoded in 8 bit, 15 bit, 16 bit, or scaled to 100%
  • Import/export color lists in OSA UCS coordinates
  • Import small TIFF images as color lists
  • Import/export Adobe Swatch Exchange (ASE) files Switch between the Measured, Random, or Visual layouts of ECI2002 and IT8.7/4 targets
  • Perform printer and monitor certification as defined by IDEAlliance
  • Derive Color Correction matrices as per ASTM E1455
  • Check your display calibration with a DTP94, i1Pro, i1Pro 2, i1 Display, i1Display Pro, Spyder2, Spyder3 or Spyder4
  • Measure colors in reflectance with an i1 Pro or i1Pro 2
  • Compare patches from separate files
  • Compare two files with detailed statistics
  • Average files using weighted or un-weighted methods
  • Re-order, rename and renumber lists; turn and mirror patch layouts; flip rows and columns
  • Convert color lists to standard color spaces (xyY, XYZ, L*a*b*, L*C*h*, RGB, CMYK)
  • Convert lists using RGB or CMYK ICC profiles
  • Generate device dependent (RGB, CMYK), device independent (L*a*b*, L*C*h*, XYZ), and OSA UCS color lists
  • Check if a color list is clipped by a destination profile
  • Determine profile gamut volume
  • Extract data from photos of targets Tweak color lists for improved printed accuracy
  • Export color lists in CGATS or text files
  • Export RGB in 8 bit, 15 bit+ (Photoshop 16 bit), true 16 bit, or scaled to 100%
  • Export to Munsell HVC
  • Export to images
  • Export to BabelColor CT&A (sold separately)

What's new in PatchTool

Version 4.7:

New features:
  • Extract Data from Profile tool: Extract and save the measurement data provided in dedicated tags within an ICC profile. The data can be in the form of a CGATS file, an XML file, or a compressed CxF3 file (ZXML tag). This tool can be used with the program in demo mode.
  • Extract Target from Image tool: This tool can now extract targets from 8 bit and 16 bit TIFF L*a*b* images.
Improvements:
  • Extract Target from Image tool:
    • Added a 'Set to corners' button to lock the target mask on the image corners; this is useful when the target fills the image.
    • The tool now provides more accurate extraction at low zoom values and high patch-fill ratios. In particular, the program will reject image pixels located at, or near, a patch edge and will not process the same edge pixel for two patches.
    • Faster target extraction.
  • Patch view tab of opened files (standard files and Compare files):
    • The patch layout is now in the center of the window.
    • Now draws unused patches, in the bottom part of the last column, with a cross.
    • Now shows the current row quantity when changing the window size in 'Floating' mode. This is useful when you want to manually assign and lock the row quantity after a resize.
    • (Mac) The patch layout is resized in real time while changing the window size.
  • i1Pro and i1Pro 2:
    • Now supports the i1Pro 2 SDK Version 4.2.0.
    • Added a button in the Instrument Info dialog (when called from Patch-Reader) to check i1Pro / i1Pro 2 lamp restore. Lamp restoration is performed, if required, when this check is requested.
    • Note: Lamp restore is not available in the PowerPC and Windows XP packages, which still use the older SDK.
  • New improved-accuracy table-based algorithm to compute the CCT. The acceptable isotemperature zone is between 1000 K and 100,000 K. A warning is issued when calibrating an instrument with a white patch if Duv (CIE1960) is not within plus or minus 0,05 (Duv data not provided).
Bug fixes:
  • Fixed a bug where out-of-gamut profile transforms are properly detected. The problem affected only some functions of the Gamut Tools, more specifically the 'Gamut volume' computation and the 'Device independent spaces' list generator. This bug mostly happened with CMYK profiles and ICC V4 RGB profiles.
  • Fixed a bug where the 'Stats' tab of opened Compare files is properly updated when changing the preference for the 'CIE 94 reference mode' or the preference for 'Delta h* computation...' in the Preferences dialog.
  • Fixed a bug where the DTP94 colorimeter was not properly detected by pressing the 'Info' button in the 'Display-Check' or 'Display-Reader' tool windows if the instrument was connected after opening 'Display-Check' or 'Display-Reader'.
Other:
  • Version 4.7 is the last version which supports Mac computers with PowerPC processors.
  • Version 4.7 is the last version which supports OS X 10.6; future versions will require at least OS X 10.7 (Lion).
  • Version 4.7 is the last version which supports Windows XP; future versions will require at least Windows Vista.

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1 PatchTool Reviews

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Andrewrodney
20 February 2012

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Developer is super responsive to updating the products and making suggestions. I asked about having the ability to drag and drop CGATS files into the product for averaging because I often have to do this with many files. One at a time? Too much work. Within about two weeks of the request, the dot release had this useful new functionality. I can’t use ProfileMaker’s MeasureTool any more thanks to Lion, PatchTool provides Intel Native support that now allows me to do a lot of work I had to do in MT.
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Version 3.7.0
Andrewrodney
20 February 2012
Developer is super responsive to updating the products and making suggestions. I asked about having the ability to drag and drop CGATS files into the product for averaging because I often have to do this with many files. One at a time? Too much work. Within about two weeks of the request, the dot release had this useful new functionality. I can’t use ProfileMaker’s MeasureTool any more thanks to Lion, PatchTool provides Intel Native support that now allows me to do a lot of work I had to do in MT.
Like (1)
Version 3.7.0