X-Rite has announced new partnerships and acquisitions in the field of “digital appearance”, which contains not only on-screen color simulations but more complex rendering of structures and materials.
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When you need to quickly calculate the DeltaE difference between two color samples, the iPhone comes to the rescue with the help of Mauro Boscarol´s DeltaE Lab app.
This is a simple, but very useful app if you are involved with printing. As the name suggests, Paper Sizes is a reference app giving you the measurements of different standard paper sizes. Handy if you for example need to look up the exact dimensions of a C-series envelope, or need to compare US and [...]
If you’re looking for a new smartphone, and comparing cameras, this might be of interest: On the GSMarena.com website, there’s a Photo Compare Tool where you can compare photos taken by different cameraphones. You can choose between three different test charts that’s been photographed with a number of different phones. For each chart, you can [...]
Judging by the incoming traffic from Google to this blog, it seems like lots of people are searching for a color management solution for their iPad. I posted a test a while ago that indicated that ICC profiles are not used by the standard apps in iOS 4. Datacolor, the makers of the Spyder suite [...]
There’s been talk about ICC profile support in the Apple’s new operating system for their handheld and tablets, iOS4. While it might be possible for developers to build ICC profile support into apps on the new operating system, there does not seem to be support of ICC profiles in the most common applications yet.
Would you like to use an iPhone or iPad as a portable proofing device? One thing that is missing so far is ICC-based color management.
An interesting event at this year’s IPEX was a panel debate on the impact of e-readers and tablets on print media. We do not know what impact the iPad and its likes will have on print yet, but content distribution to handheld readers is starting to have an impact on publishing and premedia workflows.