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Features and bug fixes in CoPrA 4.2.1

Features With quality improvements in calculating DeviceLink profiles, the color reproduction in highlight areas is improved. This is relevant for read more…

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Software updates

This section provides links to the descriptions of features and bug fixes integrated in the latest versions of our software. The read more…

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New features and bug fixes in CoPrA 4.2

New features in CoPrA 4.2 As of version 4.2 ColorAnt 4 and the new Measure Tool is included. Detailed information about read more…

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New Rendering options Saturation and Lightness

The Printer Profiling and DeviceLink modules have an extended Rendering option to change the overall Chroma, Lightness or Saturation of read more…

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New Rendering Minimum White Compression

An additional Rendering option has been added to the DeviceLink module. The new option Minimum White Compression is similar to read more…

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Improvements to the Profile Report

The Profile PDF Report and the Color Comparison PDF Report features have been improved in the layout with some flaws read more…

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Other new features and improvements

The Highlights option First Printed Tone in the Printer Profiling module has been qualitatively improved and a new feature added. read more…

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Bug Fixes in CoPrA 4.1

The calculation of the Gray Exception in the DeviceLink module has been improved. For some profile combinations grays are now read more…

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What is ColorAnt?

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Intelligent analysis and optimization of measurement data ColorAnt corrects and optimizes measurement data prior to profiling. There are many situations read more…

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Tools

Tools to edit and modify measurement data are organized in groups in a vertical tool bar on the left hand read more…

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Compare measurement files

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ColorAnt’s comparison window allows comparison of measurement data before and after optimization. The comparison window also allows the user to read more…

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Density support

In case your measurement data have the full spectral remission information ColorAnt allows to calculate and show the density values read more…

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ColorAnt Overview

ColorAnt 3’s main window is divided into 3 sections.  All the tools are located and grouped by function on the read more…

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Installation

System Requirements Mac OSX  – 10.5 or later – (Intel only) Windows - Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 Installers read more…

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Viewing and analyzing measurement data

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If you wish to view a measurement file more closely, select this in the Data Sets area and open the read more…

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Tone Value

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ColorAnt’s Tone value tool can optimize measurement data according to either a desired tone value increase property or gray balance read more…

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Correction according to TVI targets

ColorAnt displays recent and the modified tone value increase (TVI or dot gain) curves, for fine tuning, modifying, smoothing, adding read more…

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Custom Tone Value – corrections

ColorAnt’s Custom Tone Value options is specifically for manual corrections like smoothing, adding or deleting points and to modify single read more…

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Averaging

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When several measurement files from the same test chart layout available and you wish to average these, ColorAnt offers different read more…

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Link

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There are three options available in the Link tool. The options are grouped with radio buttons that are enabled and disabled according read more…

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Redundancies

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The Redundancies tool corrects color patches by averaging the redundant patches and replacing them with the same value. When redundant read more…

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Rescale

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ColorAnt offers the option of calculating large test charts that can be used for profiling from small test chart measurement read more…

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ICC Transformation

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The ICC Transformation tool gives the option of using both ICC device and DeviceLink profiles on reference data (device data read more…

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Correction

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The Correction tool detects faulty measurements or “illogical” measured values and replaces the data with expected measurement values. One example read more…

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Automatically correcting and smoothing measurement files

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A specific sequence in the working method is recommended when preparing measurement data. First clean up redundant color patches in read more…

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Smoothing measurement data

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The Smoothing tool will fix inhomogenious measurement data and bumpy curves. The tools uses an interpolation method that fits perfectly read more…

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Paper White Correction

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The tool White Correction allows to apply manual corrections to the whitest color patch of the measurement data which is read more…

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Full spectral data support in all tools

ColorAnt 3 works with spectral data! Spectral data is the full remission data (shown as Remission in the CIE section read more…

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Product contents

ColorAnt M is available as a standalone application or is included with ColorLogic’s CoPrA in combination with the CMYK PrinterProfiling read more…

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Correction of optical brighteners

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Paper manufacturers often use optical brighteners to make the paper look brighter. Unfortunately, visual validations will take place under different read more…

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Creating a Report for a measurement file

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If you do not know whether your measurement data is suitable for further processing (e.g. for the creation of profiles) read more…

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Registration

If you have bought a ColorLogic product as a standalone application and obtained a license file from your dealer, activate read more…

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Provided Test Images (EditCharts)

Compilation of Suitable Test Images The motifs of a test image play a central role for the creation, control and read more…

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Documents

ColorLogic downloads are available below. For technical information on our software – go to the online help You can find read more…

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Visual Tools for the Editing of DeviceLink Profiles

Existing DeviceLink profiles can be edited in CoPrA to quickly achieve good results in applications with special requirements. To create read more…

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Loading Measurement Data or Measuring Test Charts

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Every printer profiling requires a test chart containing various color patches of the corresponding color space as a basis. There read more…

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Automatic update check

The automatic update check ensures that your copy of CoPrA will always be up-to-date. Therefore, it frequently checks for new read more…

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Modify color appearance by using an additional profile

When creating a DeviceLink profile this option allows you to incorporate a correction by using an additional profile (for example read more…

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Creating DeviceLink profiles: Selecting Source and Target Profiles

A DeviceLink profile converts a predefined color transformation directly from source to target in a single profile. Every color value read more…

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Creation of Multicolor-to-Multicolor DeviceLink profiles

CoPrA makes it possible to create Multicolor-to-Multicolor DeviceLink profiles in the DeviceLink Profiling module. You can use all the options read more…

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Creating DeviceLink profiles: Selecting Presets

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Under Setting you can select a suitable predefined setting for the creation of the DeviceLink profile from the drop-down menu. read more…

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The Tab ‘Exceptions’ in DeviceLink Profiling

Exceptions are used to specifically influence color conversions of special colors. If source and target colors in a color conversion read more…

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Editing of DeviceLink Profiles: Customize Source and Target Colors in Test Images (EditCharts)

To incorporate any desired color transformation into a DeviceLink profile, like general corrections or selective color corrections, this color transformation read more…

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Printer Profiling: Creating Customized Printer Profiles by using Edited Test Images (EditCharts)

Customized printer profiles can be created without measurement data by using edited test images (EditCharts) for profiling. For example, in read more…

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Using Multicolor Test Charts

To create multicolor profiles various test charts (multichannel Photoshop PSD files) with associated reference files are available for measuring in read more…

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Measure with UPPCT

Measure test charts via the UPPCT software tool from Swiss Center of Competence for Media and Printing Technology Ugra, rather read more…

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Loading measurement data

CoPrA can work with all types of test charts and layouts. However, special test charts are required for creating multicolor read more…

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Share CoPrA’s DeviceLink Settings with ZePrA

The SmartLink method in ZePrA allows to calculate the necessary DeviceLink and/or SaveInk profiles for the conversion of PDF files read more…

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Import, Export or Cleanup of Profile Settings

Profile settings for printer, DeviceLink and SaveInk profiling can be selected in the drop-down menu Setting. CoPrA Basic allows you read more…

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Creating Printer Profiles: Measurement Processing

When creating or updating printer profiles it may be necessary to optimize the measurement data. The Measurement Processing in CoPrA read more…

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Printer Profiling: Perceptual Rendering

For printer profiling, CoPrA offers various methods in relation to the perception-oriented rendering intent under Customize/General/Perceptual Rendering: Standard Compression: ColorLogic’s read more…

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Creating DeviceLink profiles – Rendering

All DeviceLink profiles contains one rendering intent. In addition to the standard rendering intents – Perceptual, Relative Colorimetric, Saturation and read more…

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The Multicolor Mode

Multicolor Mode determines how colors will be built up in individual separations. The Multicolor Mode is available in printer profiling read more…

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Black Generation Mode & GCR options

The Mode chooser allows to globally set the separation method used. The following options are available: Auto selects a medium read more…

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The Tab Black Generation: Settings for Black Calculation

Under Black Point and TAC you can define the overall Total Area Coverage (TAC) and the TAC for the black read more…

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The Tab Black Generation: Black Generation and Black Control Range

Black Generation Various modes for black generation are available for both the creation of printer profiles as well as the read more…

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Using Preview Profiles for Soft Proofs

Preview profiles allow soft proofing of image files in DeviceLink profiling and Multicolor printer profiling, without the need to actually read more…

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Using Preview Profiles for DeviceLinks in Adobe Photoshop

Open the original image data to be converted using a DeviceLink profile in Adobe Photoshop. You can either assign the read more…

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Using Multicolor Preview Profiles in Photoshop

Open the original image data to be converted using a Multicolor printer profile in Adobe Photoshop (for example an RGB read more…

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Creating Printer and DeviceLink Profiles: Format, Size and Further Processing

In the last step in profiling you can assign a Name for the profile and choose the Format and Size read more…

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Sidebar

The most important control elements to configure and use CoPrA can be found in the Sidebar of the main window. read more…

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Distribution Package

What’s included with CoPrA: CoPrA software Additional software: Profile Manager (integrated into CoPrA) and ColorAnt (CoPrA M to XXL) or read more…

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The Profile Manager: Using Profile Filters

On the left of the window you will find various filters for searching profiles and a profile list showing all read more…

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The Profile Manager: Filters for Searching Profiles

Using the four drop-down menus and the text input box allows you to narrow down the search to find profiles read more…

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The Profile Manager: Profile List

The list of available profiles is updated automatically every time the program is accessed (at program start or whenever it read more…

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The Profile Manager: Buttons below the Profile List

There are four buttons below the profile list which differ for macOS and Windows (see screenshots). macOS   Windows   read more…

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The Profile Manager: The Tab General

Description: Here you can enter information about the profile which can be saved when another profile is selected. By default read more…

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The Profile Manager: The Tab Curves

The tab Curves shows the curves for the selected profile. For each Device Class only the appropriate options are available read more…

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The Profile Manager: The Tab Gamut

The tab Gamut displays either a 2D or a 3D representation of the color space for the selected profile (see read more…

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The Profile Manager: The Tab Colorants

The tab Colorants shows the Colorant Table of the profile (if available, for example, for Multicolor profiles and Multicolor DeviceLinks). read more…

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The Profile Manager: The Tab Workflow

The tab Workflow automatically sets the Source and Target Profile of a DeviceLink and automatically enters the PDF/X Information into read more…

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System Requirements

Windows® Microsoft® Windows® 10, Pro or Home Microsoft® Windows® 8, Pro or Home Microsoft® Windows® 7, Home Premium, Business or read more…

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What is CoPrA?

CoPrA will produce high quality profiles with just a few clicks and simple, easy to use tools. CoPrA can create read more…

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General download overview

Information about our software products is available in the Download section. There is a selection of background information, brochures, videos, files read more…

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Movie about ColorAnt

The reasons to use ColorAnt and the main features of ColorAnt about measurement data analysis and optimization are shown in read more…

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Image Conversion

CoPrA permits conversion of PSD, TIFF, and JPEG files with the help of ICC device profiles and DeviceLink profiles. read more…

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Export and Import of Settings

CoPrA 2 allows the export and import of custom settings via the Tools menu. This simplifies the process of exchanging read more…

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Convert to Gray profile

Create a gray ICC profile based on an existing CMYK printer profile. read more…

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Presets management

Presets management (presets are predefined settings designed to boost productivity) is one of the key features of CoPrA 2, since read more…

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Batch Profiling

ColorLogic has incorporated batch profiling functions in CoPrA 2.0 allowing power users to create several profiles at once. The ICC read more…

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License status

The license status of CoPrA is displayed at the bottom, right-hand edge of the CoPrA window on limited-term versions (e.g. read more…

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Scope of supply

The CoPrA software is equiped comprehensively with high quality tools and documentation. read more…

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The Main screen

CoPrA offers four profiling option and five modules. read more…

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DeviceLink Profiling

CoPrA creates DeviceLink profiles for all combinations of color spaces. read more…

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DeviceLink Configuration

Rendering The Rendering defines the gamut compression from source to destination profile. Merging between rendering intents is only possible Merge is read more…

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