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Dec 27, 2005

Chromix Ships ColorThink Pro

CHROMiX ships ColorThink Pro, a major upgrade to it’s color management and profile utility.

ColorThink Pro offers enhancements to 3D color graphing and ICC color profile analysis for Mac OS X and Windows 2000/XP. Also introduced is a ground-breaking Color Worksheet tool for workflow modeling and color analysis, and the new ColorCast profile technology.

ColorThink Pro adds major features to the award-winning ColorThink software toolset. While most tools have been updated and enhanced, the biggest changes are the Color Worksheet, the ColorSmarts Guide and in the Graphing and Profile Inspector tools.

New underlying architecture allows integration across tools, supports up to 10- channel profiles everywhere!

Graphs have more detail, automation & features. Can be saved as images or movies.

ProfileInspector adds gamut volume, inking statistics, dot gain and the best curve analysis.

New Color Worksheet opens a whole new world of learning and analysis. Models entire workflow to isolate color issues.

ColorSmarts Guide acts as your color consultant; performing tests and automating tasks.

Powerful profile linking. Create device-link and abstract profiles from ANY multi-profile combination. Includes clean-black links.

Revolutionary ColorCast technology modifies existing profiles to have powerful build-in proofing capabilities. Overcome Photoshop limitations for proofing up to 10 channels!”Our ColorThink toolset is used by every major imaging company in the world, as well as color consultants, trainers, prepress technicians and photographers” explained Steve Upton, CHROMiX CEO and President. “As you can imagine, we’ve received a long and varied list of feature requests over the years. ColorThink Pro is the first in a new level of professional-grade tools that offers many of the advanced analysis and trouble-shooting tools that are needed today.”

A color managed workflow involves multiple color conversions using several ICC profiles. If the resulting colors are not satisfactory, it can be difficult and confusing to isolate each color conversion and determine where the problem lies. The Color Worksheet allows the user to lay out the workflow graphically and use images or color measurements to illustrate where the problem lies.

But the Color Worksheet’s utility doesn’t stop there. Any list of profiles (including device, abstract and link types) can be bonded together to create device link abstract or standard device profiles. Linking existing device profiles to other profiles is a radical and powerful new technology called ColorCast that offers solutions to several sticky color problems around today.

ColorCast profiles capture complex color transformations such as proofing a 6-channel press and embed them inside regular workingspace and device profiles which can be used anywhere – see technology announcement for ColorCast, also announced today.

Tying all of this together is the ColorSmarts Guide. A combination automator and teacher, the ColorSmarts Guide is like having a color consultant standing over your shoulder. Select from over 20 tests that are built into the Guide, and it will perform them for you and present the results as a graph, worksheet or delta-E report.

ColorThink’s graphing and profile analysis abilities have been expanded as well. Graphs can now be saved as movies or sessions, and include gridlines and a sectioning tool called the Slicer. The Profile Inspector adds dot gain curves, gamut volume calculation, and ink statistics.

About CHROMiX

CHROMiX was founded in 1998 to provide technical services and products to businesses in content-production industries. We have dedicated our efforts to color management and image fidelity and have combined an excellent suite of tools with many years combined industry experience. We feel we are uniquely qualified to serve our customers. Much of our business takes place in the US but we regularly provide products and services internationally and have customers, dealers and partners in over 95 countries.

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