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i1Studio update 1.1

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i1Studio software update 1.1

New software includes profile data saving

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X-rite updates i1Studio to version 1.1.

It includes the ability to save measurements from multiple charts when creating printer icc profiles (V2 and V4 supported).

See Keith’s full i1Studio review for the complete range of functions supported with i1Studio.

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New X-rite i1Studio software

V1.1 finally adds the ability to save measurement sets … yay!

This has probably been my main complaint about the i1Studio and the ColorMunki before it. It’s always worked well, but if you wanted to do a whole lot of profiles at the same time, the workflow was awkward.

I was asked to test this update before its release and can confirm that it works well. The ability to save profiles in both V2 and V4 will be welcome as well.

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The Data Save workflow

This is from the X-Rite guide:

i1Studio offers the option to use a Data Save Workflow, which allows you to exit the printer profiling workflow to complete at a later time. This feature is ideal for users who want to print their test chart in another program, allow for longer drying times or profile a remote printer. To use this feature, select the Data Save Workflow checkbox. When you mouse over Data Save Workflow, new help files will appear to guide you through this workflow.

The Data Save Workflow allows you to exit the printer profiling workflow to complete at a later time. This feature is ideal for users who want to:

  • Save a TIFF file of a test chart to print from another application such as Adobe Photoshop
  • Finish the profiling process at a later time
  • Allow the test charts to dry for an extended time period
  • Create a printer profile for a remote printer such as at a photo lab or another location within a building

If you choose Data Save Workflow, it will remain selected for all three printing workflows, including Color Print, B/W Print, and Optimize Profile. To return to the default printer profiling workflow, deselect the Data Save Workflow checkbox. This will not delete your saved sessions

Create and Save a New Session:
  • Select the Data Save Workflow check box.
  • Make sure the correct printer and paper are selected as this information will print on the test chart for easier identification.
  • Create Session and Load Saved Session buttons will appear below the check box.
  • Click Create Session.
  • Give the session a name and save it. The session will save a TIFF version of the test chart to the location you choose. A session file with reference information about this chart will be saved and used when you return to your session.
  • Print the 1st test chart from the printer you are profiling. You can print the test chart using the print button in i1Studio or by printing the TIFF in another application such as Adobe Photoshop. NOTE: Make sure color management settings are turned off, and that you record the settings you choose. Consistent printer settings are required to create an accurate printer profile.
  • At this point you can close i1Studio if you want to continue at a later time.
Load a Saved Session:
  • When you are ready to continue your session, click the Load Saved Session button and select the session from your list of saved sessions.
  • i1Studio will automatically advance to the Measurement page for the 1st test chart.
  • Measure the test chart and click Next to continue.
  • The 2nd test chart will generate. When generation is complete, click Save Session to save a TIFF version of the 2nd test chart, and to update the reference information in your session file. Print the 2nd test chart using the same print settings you used to print the 1st test chart.
  • At this point you can close i1Studio if you want to continue at a later time.
  • When you are ready to measure the 2nd test chart and create your profile, start the application and load the session file. Now i1Studio will detect that you have measurement data for the 1st chart and automatically advance to the Measurement page for the 2nd test chart.
  • Measure the test chart and click Next to advance to the ICC Profile page to create your profile.

      The software works as before, but without the need to do everything all in one go.

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      X-Rite release notes

      i1Studio software provides the ability to profile monitors, projectors, scanners and printers. Monitor module supports both photo and video workflows. Printer modules include ability to create profiles for both color prints and Black & White prints. Profile Optimization module is designed to optimize a profile using colors extracted from a specific image and/or measured spot colors.

      v1.1 update includes:

      • New Data Save Workflow for all modules of printer profiling – enables users to start the printer profiling process, pause it any time and resume automatically where they left off . Ideal for users that would like to print test targets from another application, speed up the process to profile several paper types, allow for extended paper drying time or profile a remote printer not on their network.
      • Ability to save ICC profiles in either Version 4 or Version 2
      • Profile Reminder feature to remind users to re-profile their displays
      • Updated sepia look in Black & White workflow
      • Several usability improvements and minor bug fixes

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      2 Comments
      • Andre Yew | Aug 2, 2019 at 12:05 pm

        Keith, thanks for the update! It sounds like they haven’t added back the spot reading mode of the old ColorMunki software? if they did, then combined with the ability to save multiple measurement data sets, it would be worth it to upgrade to the latest software. As it is, I’m kind of committing myself to learn how to use Argyll: its display calibration and profiling is already proving more accurate than the previous ColorMunki software.

      • ipdouglas | Aug 2, 2019 at 12:05 pm

        Does this software work with the idisplay pro instead of iprofiler? Is there any advantage or drawback to using istudio instead of iprofiler?

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