More Targets for i1Match

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More targets for i1Match


I have GretagMacbeth's Eye-One Match software, but it is limited in what profiling targets it offers. What if I want to print and measure bigger targets, like the Bill Atkinson's 1728-patch target? What do I have to buy?


You can do what you want to do without buying anything new. You would need to download the ProfileMaker demo package from GretagMacbeth. You need this in order to use the Measure Tool app that is included. Even while Measure Tool is in demo mode, it still allows you to read and save measurements. You might also need the latest version of Eye-One Match (V.3.6) I have not tested this with earlier versions, but I know the feature you need is in 3.6.

What to do:

  1. Print out the Atkinson targets using the usual conditions: In Photoshop, with no embedded profile, no color management in Print Preview, and no CM in the printer driver.
  2. Read the target with your Eye-one using the Measure tool. Save it.
  3. Transfer the Atkinson reference file into the Reference folder that i1Match uses (probably something like: Applications, Eye-one match, Eye-one match 3.6, Reference files, Printer.)
  4. You will want to move the existing TC9.18 RGB i1 Ref.txt file (in the above location) into another folder to hide it. (Create an Original folder and put it in there.) Then rename your Atkinson reference file to be called "TC9.18 RGB i1 Ref.txt" so that i1Match will find IT when it goes looking for the 918 file.
  5. Open i1Match 3.6 and proceed through the menus. At the Select chart screen, choose the TC9.18 RGB i1 Ref. You should see a representation of the Atkinson target on the screen. Choose "Load the measured chart" and click the right arrow to proceed.
  6. At "Choose a File", browse to the measurement file you created in Measuretool. Continue through the steps to name and build the profile.

Users have successfully used this method to create profiles of targets that contain over 4000 patches!;wap2

i1Match - Perceptual gamut mapping options

Here is a page offered by Eric Chan that provides a way to use alternate gamut mapping when making profiles in i1Match:

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