Release Notes for i1Profiler 1.6.3 and Previous

New for the 1.6.3 Release

The following features and improvements have been added for this release:

 General Application

Added support for Microsoft® Windows 10. ®  

Implemented new “All in One” measurement mode for the i1Display Pro to improve the measurement stability for certain displays and projectors.  (Only affects Rev. B devices.) 

Incremental enhancements to the infrastructure of the product as well as the color engine have been implemented.  

Bug Fixes

Fixed issue where test charts saved in the PDF format were low resolution and were in the incorrect color space.

Fixed issue where some ColorPort xml test chart reference files were not reading with the i1iSis and i1iSis 2 devices in the Measure Reference workflow.

Fixed issue where IdeaAlliance P2P25Xa and P2P51 charts could not be read with the i1iSis and i1iSis 2 devices in the Measure Reference workflow.

Fixed issue where CMYK+N channel names were not being written into the profile correctly. 

Fixed issue where custom profile white points were not getting written into the profile correctly. 

Fixed issue where the i1iO and i1iO2 would frequently switch to spot mode during measurement.

Installation and Registration

Administrative rights are required to install and uninstall the software.

Do not connect measurement devices until the software installation is complete and the system has restarted.

The i1Profiler Dongle, i1Display Pro or the i1Pro 2 must be connected in order to register your i1Profiler solution.

Minimum suggested hardware requirements:

Macintosh®:

MacOS X 10.6.x through MacOS X 10.10.x

All Operating Systems should have the latest updates installed

2GB RAM

Intel® Core 2 Duo Processor

2GB of available disk space

Powered USB Port

Monitor resolution of 1024x768 pixels or higher

Dual display support requires either 2 video cards or a dual head video card that supports dual video LUTs being loaded

Latest drivers for video card installed

DVD drive or high-speed Internet connection required for software install, download and automatic software update

User must have Administrator rights to install and uninstall the application

Windows®:

Microsoft® Windows® XP® 32 bit

Microsoft® Windows Vista® 32 or 64 bit

Microsoft® Windows 7® 32 or 64 bit

Microsoft® Windows 8® 32 or 64 bit

Microsoft® Windows 8.1® 32 or 64 bit

Microsoft® Windows 10® 32 or 64 bit

All Operating Systems should have the latest updates and Service Packs installed

2GB RAM

Intel® Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 or better CPU

2GB of available disk space

Powered USB Port

Monitor resolution of 1024x768 pixels or higher

Dual display support requires either 2 video cards or a dual head video card that supports dual video LUTs being loaded

Latest drivers for video card installed

Network adaptor installed and driver loaded

DVD drive or high-speed Internet connection required for software install, download and automatic software update

User must have Administrator rights to install and uninstall the application

Known Issues

Test chart and workflow files made for the i1iO and i1iO2 devices in earlier versions of i1Profiler (before version 1.6.0), will have a different patch height when loaded into i1Profiler. You will need to adjust the patch height to the correct dimension and then resave the file for current and future use.

The Reference Files for the ColorChecker SG and ColorChecker 24 for scanner profiling have been updated. These new reference files apply well to ColorChecker SG and 24 charts manufactured after November 2014. For ColorChecker editions prior to November 2014, please use the former Reference Files, which can be downloaded from www.xritephoto.com, including instructions how to replace and apply them in i1Profiler.

Profiling and optimizing profiles with very large patch sets (>3000) will require a very large amount of RAM. If profiling fails, reduce the amount of patches in the test chart.

The i1Profiler UI and text may appear very small on 4k/5k displays.

Monitor calibration does not work when multiple monitors are in mirror mode (this issue affects Windows® installations only.)  Special Note: On Windows XP, if a display is removed from a system, the operating system will put the primary display in mirror mode even though the secondary display has been removed. In this case, the user will get an enumeration error. This error can be dismissed and the user will still be able to make a profile.

i1Profiler does not support the calibration of displays connected via AirPlay.

If you have problems loading the display profile after it has been created or if the system cannot load the display LUTs, turn off Automatic Display Control (ADC) on the measurement page and try again.

i1Profiler uses OpenGL to display the profile’s 3D gamut. If you encounter a problem with the gamut preview, make sure that your video card drivers are up to date.

i1Profiler can import CGATS measurement files from other applications. However, the color engine has been optimized to work with the patch sets generated within i1Profiler. The profile quality from profiles made entirely within the i1Profiler workflow will exceed profiles made from legacy charts and measurements. In the case of CMYK+N profiles, some legacy patch sets may not even build a profile successfully. It is strongly recommended that users build new charts within i1Profiler for CMYK+N profiling.

If you are using Ambient Smart Light Control when making your display profile, expect to get higher Delta E values in Display QA. This function optimizes profiles for visual appearance based on measured ambient conditions not for minimal Delta E.

The i1ProfilerTray does not update the time stamp on a rebuilt profile. If a profile is rebuilt using the ambient monitoring feature in the Tray, the original profile creation date is displayed instead of the rebuilt profile creation date.

The i1ProfilerTray application looks for connected displays at launch. If you disconnect or connect a display, the i1ProfilerTray will not see the change until it is restarted, the user logs out or the system is restarted. On Windows the i1ProfilerTray can be restarted from the Programs\Startup menu, on Mac, the tray is located in the same folder as the i1Profiler application.

The application may lose its connection to a measurement device if the computer goes into sleep or hibernation mode. If this happens, disconnect and reconnect the device to restore the connection.

Installation of older applications that use the previous version of X-Rite Device Services may cause i1Profiler to not connect with devices or to not launch. If this occurs, reinstall i1Profiler to restore the latest Device Services.

If you encounter any problems connecting to your measurement device, please disconnect and reconnect the device to restore the connection.

Make sure your i1iSis power button is on when you connect the USB cable. If you connect with the button off, then turn the power on, the i1iSis will not be seen.

The i1iO device does not support single row charts.

You cannot measure an optimization test chart that contains patches extracted from an image if you are using an i1iO or i1iO2.

The version of XRD being installed by i1Profiler causes an issue in ColorPort where targets containing partial rows cannot be read using the i1iO table. The instrument will measure the row, but the data does not come into ColorPort. This affects ColorPort 2.0 and later.

Change History

Version 1.6.1

Bug Fixes

Fixed issue where users could not save PDF files for single-page test charts.

Fixed issue where the standard Japan Color Proof Equip/Operation Coated target was getting reformatted for the i1iO with an i1Pro 2.

Fixed issue where XYZ data was not properly written into CGATS files.

Version 1.6.0

Added support for dual scan mode (M1 and M2) for the i1iO table. (User must have the i1Pro 2 device as well as an i1iO 2 table running firmware version 1.0.7 or later.)

Added support for the new i1iSis 2 with M1 measurement condition. 

The Patch Set Editor allows users to create custom patch sets and to modify existing patch sets from i1Profiler, ColorPort, MeasureTool and other applications.

The Patch Set Editor import supports:

            i1Profiler Patch Set Files (*.pxf)

            i1Profiler Test Chart Files (*.txf)

            i1Profiler Measurement Files (.mxf)

            i1Profiler ICC Profiles (*.icc and *.icm)

            ColorPort XML Files (*.xml)

            CGATS Text Files (*.txt)

            CxF Files (*.cxf)

            Tab-delimited Text Files (*.txt)

The Patch Set Editor export supports:

            i1Profiler Patch Set Files (*.pxf)

            i1Profiler CGATS Files (*.txt)

            Custom CGATS Files (.txf)

            ProfileMaker5 CGATS Files (*.txt)

            CxF Files (*.cxf)

            Tab-delimited Text Files (*.txt)

The Patch Set Editor will also allow users to manually create custom patch sets, add or remove patches from existing patch sets and change the order of patches within a patch set.

i1Profiler Publish users can now see detailed measurement data for individual patches within a measured test chart. To access the information, double-click on a measured patch within any printer-related Measurement Page. (Does not apply to display measurements.)

Information displayed includes:

            Patch ID

            Patch Location

            Patch Visualization

            Patch Recipe

            Spectral Curves

            Colorimetric Data

            Density Data

Added the ability to specify a target white point using u’,v’ coordinates.

Added the ability to specify a custom target black point or measure a secondary display to set a target profile black point.

Added the ability to change the reference data for the ColorChecker 24 and ColorChecker SG. These reference files are now located with the other scanner reference files in the i1Profiler Assets.

Added the following targets to Printer QA:

IDEAlliance ISO 12647-7 2013 Control Wedge: i1Pro

IDEAlliance ISO 12647-7 2013 Control Wedge: i1iSis

IDEAlliance TC2011 Color Control Wedge: i1iSis

            IT8-7.4 Color Control Wedge: i1iSis

            P2P25Xa Color Control Wedge: i1iSis

General Application - In addition, some incremental enhancements to the infrastructure of the product as well as the color engine have been implemented. 

Fixed issue (Mac Only) where i1Profiler would crash at launch if a secondary display or projector was connected to a system using a VGA/Display Port or VGA/Thunderbolt adaptor.

Fixed issue where scanner profiles were failing due to a reported contrast error.

Fixed issue where Hasp dongle driver was crashing on MacOS X 10.10.x.

Version 1.5.6

I1Pro SDK Fix - Fixed a bug in the i1Pro SDK that caused slightly false measurement errors when calculating M1 (D50) & M2 (UVCut) spectral values.  It is important to note that this issue did not affect M0 (tungsten only) measurements.

General Application - In addition, some incremental enhancements to the infrastructure of the product as well as the color engine have been implemented. 

Version 1.5.4

Support for New Version of i1Display Pro - i1Profiler has been updated to support a new revision level of the i1Display Pro hardware and firmware.

General Application - In addition, some incremental enhancements to the infrastructure of the product as well as the color engine have been implemented. 

Version 1.5.0

Device Link Profiling – Added the ability to create Device Link profiles.

NOTE: Users must have an i1Pro 2 with an i1Profiler Publish license OR a dongle with an i1Profiler Publish license to unlock device link profiling.

Dual Spot Measurement for i1iO - Added the ability to perform dual mode measurements with the i1Pro 2 in a supported i1iO table. This is spot mode only.

Display and Projector - Better support for Plasma Displays with the i1Display Pro – Fixed issue in previous releases where plasma displays yielded poor calibration results when measured with an i1Display Pro.

Display and Projector - Enhanced the Projector Location algorithm for more accurate location of projected image on screen.

Printer QA - Added the Ugra/Fogra Media Wedge CMYK v3 LFP for large format printing.

Scanner Profiling - Added support for HutchColor (HCT) family of scanner targets.

Removed the resolution restrictions for scanned targets.

Patch Generation -Fixed an issue where there was a slight discrepancy in the CMYK device values between the CGATS and TIFF files created for a given patch set.

Tray Application - After installation and restart, the Tray application will no longer launch automatically. The Tray is only activated if a user selects the Profile Reminder and/or the Ambient Monitoring feature found in the Display Profiling branch.

Tray Application - Fixed the issue where the Tray application was preventing the MacOS from shutting down.

General Application - In addition, some incremental enhancements to the infrastructure of the product as well as the color engine have been implemented. 

Version 1.4.2

Scanner Profiling  - Added support for the following scanner targets:

X-Rite ColorChecker 24

X-Rite ColorChecker SG

LaserSoft Reflective IT 8.7/2

LaserSoft Transmissive 4x5 and 35mm IT 8.7/1

Wolf Faust Reflective IT 8.7/2

Wolf Faust Transmissive 4x5 and 35mm IT 8.7/1

CGATS Functionality - Improved the support for "SampleID", "SAMPLE_NAME", and "Sample_Loc" column types.

Made enhancements for custom output column selections. Made location information content optional in "SAMPLE_NAME" column.

Added support for P2P and other popular single-page color control wedges.

Dropped support for MacOS 10.5.x (Leopard.)

Version 1.4.0

Note: The 1.4.0 release was distributed on a limited basis to OEM customers. It was not put into wide release.

Added basic scanner profiling to the application.

Fixed issue where channel names were incorrectly assigned in CMYK+N profiles.

Fixed memory issue where application would fail or crash when trying to measure very large (greater than 3000 patches) test charts.

Changed System requirements from 1GB of RAM to 2GB RAM.

Added support for MacOS 10.8.x (Mountain Lion.)

Version 1.3.2

Fixed issue where i1Profiler would hang during display calibration (Windows 7 64-bit only).

Version 1.3.1

Fixed issue where i1Profiler assets were not being installed correctly.

Added the Process Standard Rotogravure (PSR) characterization data (published in 2009 by bvdm/ECI/ERA/FOGRA) to the Printer Quality workflow.

Added the Russian translation of the license agreement to the installer.

Version 1.3.0

Added support for the new i1Pro 2 Device.

New chart layouts for i1Pro 2 with smaller default patch size and removal of spacer lines between patches.

The i1Pro 2 supports three measurement conditions; M0, M1 and M2. The user must be in dual scan mode to get access to all three.

The i1Pro 2 device was added to the OBC workflow.

Can transfer license information from i1Pro to i1Pro2.

The i1Pro 2 can be used in legacy mode to measure charts previously created for the i1Pro.

Can now use the included ColorChecker chart as OBC reference standard.

Added the Measure Reference feature. User can import a test chart reference file from ProfileMaker 5 and measure a previously printed test chart.

Added the Measure Chart capability. User can specify measurement device and number of rows and columns for a previously printed test chart and measure.

Added the ability to change the white point of printer profiles. The white point can be specified in Lab, extracted from a saved measurement or extracted from an ICC profile.

Fixed issue in CMYK+N profiling where extra colors were not being handled correctly within the user interface causing measurement issues.

Fixed CMYK+N issue where +N color names and values were not getting written into the DCS file for saved test charts.

Improved handing of CGATS measurement data.

Added two new photo paper sizes; 8x10 in. (203x254 mm) and 8x12 in. (203x305 mm).

Changed default page orientation to landscape for both i1Pro and i1Pro 2.

Added Russian language support.

Version 1.2.0

Added the ability to balance RGB controls during display calibration.

Improved ADC’s functionality and connectivity for all platforms.

Added the reporting of target and measured values for luminance, white point and contrast ratio during display profiling.

Fixed issue where profiling and QA of second display was producing inaccurate results (Mac only).

Added the ability to calibrate EIZO ColorEdge displays using ADC.

Added the ability to select M0 or M2 measurements for profile creation (when both measurements are present.)

Improved CGATS exporting. Allows user to customize exported CGATS data for multiple uses.

Added support for the Japan Color standard in Printer QA.

New X-Rite Device Services solves Japanese connection problems with i1Display, iO with i1Pro Rev. B problem and various connection issues.

Fixed issue where profile could not be made if the black ink on the test chart was too chromatic.

Version 1.1.1

Added the ability to do small (119), medium (220) and large (478) patch sets when doing advanced display calibration.

Added the ability to specify a target contrast ratio for the display to match the ICC standard PCS black point (287:1).

Added the ability to use the contrast ratio of a printer profile as the target contrast ration for a display profile.

Miscellaneous minor bug fixes.

Version 1.1.0

Support for the i1Display monitor calibrator.

Ambient Smart Light Control adjusts display profiles based on the ambient lighting condition of the viewing area.

Flare Correct provides the capability to measure and correct for incident light falling on the display.

Display QA has been improved allowing users to test their display against known standards, spot colors and images.

Display Trending tracks the color capability of each display over time.

Improved data handling for MO and M2 measurements as well as improved handling of CGATS file made within and from outside i1Profiler.

The i1ProfilerTray application monitors all displays on a system, provides profile reminders and can rebuild the display profile in real time based on changing ambient light conditions (i1Display only.)

Open Source and 3rd Party Software:

All Open Source and 3rd Party License agreements and credits are located in the following locations:

Windows - Program Folder/Credits

Mac - Application package/Contents/MacOS/Credits

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