The next generation colour profile standard, iccMAX (or more formally ICC version 5) is starting to be implemented. At the Drupa exhibition we saw what we believe to be the first implementation on the basICColor stand.
The German company basICColor is perhaps not as well known as it deserves to be, but has provided software solutions for a range of better known vendors over the years. It has repeatedly presented industry firsts, so shouldn’t be missed when you look for advanced software and hardware for colour management.
We have tested the new version of the camera profiling software basICColor Input 5 which allows calibration of Camera RAW coupled with ICC profile generation. As far as we are aware this is the first such solution on the market, and much wanted. Another new product is basICColor print, which can optimise the print quality for both colour printers and printing presses. We have also tested the high end colorimeter from basICColor, called Discus. But let’s start with version 5 of the scanner and camera calibration software.