X-Rite has released ColorTrue for Apple iOS and Google Android platforms, an app designed to calibrate and profile tablets and other mobile devices for accurate colour matching. It includes a Create Profile tool and an Image Gallery viewer and is currently available as a free download on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
It’s a free download, but only works in conjunction with an X-Rite measuring device such as the i1 Pro2 and Color Munki.
The app automatically creates a profile, which is then applied to all images displayed through the ColorTrue Image Gallery, so that images displayed on a mobile device match the colour output of other colour managed monitors. It includes Ambient light compensation and a Before and After view.
Steve Rankin, Product Manager, at X-Rite, commented: “Tablets have become increasingly important in imaging workflows and getting accurate colour on the mobile device is now as critical as it is on the desktop.”
It’s difficult to see prepress operators relying on a tablet to check colours but this would clearly be of use to photographers showing a portfolio to potential clients.
X-Rite has said that it will release a Software Developers Kit (SDK) that will allow third party app developers access to the ColorTrue profile, for use within their own app(s). More information can be found at xritephoto.com/colortrueSDK.
X-Rite has now released the ColorTrue Aware SDK for both the Apple iOS and Google Android platforms.