Sharing and reproducing color across devices can be frustrating. Colors that have been created during the design process can end up looking quite different depending upon the display or projector that a user or client is using to view finished work. Matching the colors on a display to the final print output or video can be even more challenging.
Color Calibration Solutions
Wacom worked with X-Rite, to develop an advanced, fast and user-friendly calibration tool to elevate these problems. The new Color Manager combines a colorimeter calibrator and custom profiling software – developed by market leading color expert X-Rite – to give Cintiq® users more speed and confidence throughout the creative process.
Wacom started shipping the Wacom Color Manager. This is a new color calibration solution designed for photographers, designers and other creative professionals who need color accuracy across their workflow on the Cintiq family of products.
X-Rite’s ColorTRUE, a color calibration app for mobile devices is a free app that provides accurate color viewing of images on tablets and phones for both iOS and Android devices.
Don Varga, Wacom’s Senior Director of Market Strategy and Planning says, “Bottom line, our customers work hard to create artwork. We want to help them gain full control over their process so that colors look the same on their displays,” “By eliminating the frustrations and guesswork inherent with color management, we are helping professional creators save valuable time and money, not to mention produce great images.”
For iOS devices simply connect a ColorMunki Display, ColorMunki Smile, i1Display Pro, or i1Pro 2 device to a computer on the same WiFi network as your mobile device. Launch the ColorTRUE app and let it find the measurement device. Then simply place the measurement device on the face of your iPad or iPhone and watch the magic begin. Wacom customers working on the latest Mac OS X El Capitan (version 10.11) will need to update their Wacom Color Manager software from version 1.0.0 to version 1.1.0.
Color accuracy across devices and print has been a time consuming frustrating process for years but with modern tools like those mentioned, professionals can now be confident the colors they use will be the colors you see regardless of the device being used on either end of the creative process.