Are You Seeing?
MonacoVIEW, by Monaco Sys-tems, Andover, MA, is designed to create ICC and other profiles, especially to quantify the monitor's imaging capabilities.
X-Rite, Grandville, MI, offers a dedicated Monitor Optimizer solution; in addition, its Colortron product for comprehensive desktop color management, is available with a monitor foot for display calibration and characterization.
Carlstadt, NJ-based Beta Indus-tries' Beta ProColor monitor calibration solution will automatically adjust color temperature and gamma to standard or custom settings, and includes an ambient light compensation feature.
GretagMacbeth, New Windsor, NY, offers the Spectrolino hand-held spectrophotometer which can read three types of light: emissive (from monitors), reflective (from paper) and transmissive (from transparencies).
"So you can use one tool (to profile) all of your workflow devices," notes Cathy Hofknecht, marketing manager, digital imaging for GretagMacbeth.
Apple Computer's ColorSync 2.5 is more than a computer program: It is an operating system-level color management tool. Not only does it help to translate color between spaces, but it helps automate color management.
"Whether you want to view with thousands or millions of colors, ColorSync (ensures monitor calibration)," says Ow. Also, Apple has released a monitor compatible with ColorSync which is designed to create a profile and then calibrate itself to that profile.
Radius, Sunnyvale, CA, offers the PressView Display System for Windows. PressView is designed to reach a color space by adjusting the electronics of the display, not of the display card. The package also includes ProSense colorimeter and software, ColorMatch ICC profiles and ColorShield display hood.