Mac only support for older i1Display colorimeters
X-Rite are looking to allow Mac users to continue with the i1Display 2/LT.
Apple’s upcoming 10.7 Mac OS release has a most unwelcome feature for my own day to day computer use. It drops Rosetta, the software that allows me to seamlessly fire up older mac software (based on the older PPC processor)
It so happens that there are a few bits of software that I use regularly that were never updated – fortunately I can carry on with what works fine now (for the time being)
One casualty of the change will be X-rite’s i1Match software.
However, if you currently use an i1Display 2 or i1Display LT, then X-rite have announced that a special (Mac only) module for i1Profiler will be available to allow you to do monitor calibration with these two colorimeters.
This will function similarly to the i1Display Pro we recently reviewed.
Note that this only applies to using the colorimeters to calibrate your display – it’s got nothing to do with running older profiling software such as ProfileMaker Pro.
This software module is scheduled for September, and obviously we’ll try it out and report back when it’s available.
This from X-Rite:
Any customer who purchases and registers their i1Display LT or i1Display 2 solution from January 1, 2011 will be eligible for a free update. All purchases prior to 2011 will be charged a nominal fee. X-Rite customer technical support applies if solution is still within its original warranty period. Final details will be provided prior to software release.
There is a page with more info at:
X-Rite i1 update information
There is a form on the X-Rite page where you can request to be notified when the software is available.