Datacolor to Demonstrate New Features of ChromaCal Microscope Color Calibration Software
Lawrenceville, NJ – April 22, 2014 – Datacolor® ChromaCal image calibration software now offers expanded features in delivering color accuracy for brightfield microscope images. Version 1.1 of ChromaCal includes auto white balance, the ability to handle JPEG images and more. Datacolor will demonstrate the software at the upcoming Experimental Biology 2014 meeting, April 27-29, in San Diego, CA, and at the Council of Science Editors meeting, May 3-5, in San Antonio, TX.
The new version of ChromaCal expands the software’s already notable versatility and performance, while further increasing flexibility and convenience. Thanks to its new automated white balance capability, microscopists may avoid the common practice of subjectively post-processing images (i.e. with Photoshop® software) to balance color in their images. The white balance feature allows ChromaCal to deliver an even more robust color-calibration solution and simplifies the image capture environment.
ChromaCal also now processes images captured as JPEG files, in addition to TIFF file format. This flexibility allows microscope users to utilize the popular JPEG format in environments where reduced file sizes are critical.
“Our goal is to provide a simple, versatile and robust solution for achieving color-standardized images in microscopy,” said Mark S. McNulty, General Manager of Datacolor ChromaCal. “We offer a first-of-its-kind solution, and continue to innovate with additional tools to deliver color calibration for scientists. Microscopists recognize that their digital images are data, and preserving that data while standardizing color is the foundation upon which ChromaCal is built. ChromaCal is an objective, scientific solution that offers a clear, robust alternative to other software that was designed for photographers and design professionals.”
Existing customers will automatically receive the upgrade to the new version at no cost when they next access their ChromaCal Image Calibration software.
Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, provides software, instruments and services to assure accurate color of materials, products and images. The world’s leading brands, manufacturers and creative professionals have used Datacolor’s innovative solutions to consistently achieve the right color for more than 40 years.
The company provides sales, service and support in over 65 countries throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia. Industries served include textile and apparel, paint and coatings, automotive, plastics, microscopy, photography and videography. For more information visit: www.datacolor.com.
Color in microscope images is critical for evaluation, communication, quantification, documentation, publication and decision making. Numerous factors impact color in brightfield microscope images, and this environment is further complicated by the variety of equipment, technology, manufacturers and their proprietary software. ChromaCal is the microscopy industry’s first color calibration solution to standardize color from image capture through communication. The ChromaCal system utilizes a proprietary, precision-engineered color calibration microscope slide, together with advanced image and monitor calibration software. By providing a system solution for brightfield microscopy, Datacolor ChromaCal delivers a foundation for visualizing and communicating specimen images with improved color consistency, reliability and comparability. For further information on this new color benchmark for digital microscopy imaging, visit www.scientific.datacolor.com/products.
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