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SpectraShop™ 5

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With new Instant Difference and Instant Average!

SpectraShop™ is a program for measuring, analyzing and storing visible light spectra. It can measure spectra directly with various instruments, or import data from other programs. Spectral data can also be exported in several formats. In addition to individual specimens, SpectraShop has a very flexible chart definition and measurement feature. An impressive array of colorimetric values are displayed for each spectrum. Easy to use tools are provided for analyzing and visualizing spectral and colorimetric data.

This version has unique features unavailable in other programs: Instant Difference, to calculate the differences between two specimens as they are selected; and Instant Average, which averages multiple specimens in the same way, instantly!

This is a fantastic version with lots of great new tools, along with enhancements to your existing ones. All the tools are designed to have great power yet present an easy to use interface.

Here is partial list of the tools in SpectraShop™ 5:

Measure Specimens Tool

  • Emissive light, emissive monitor, reflective, transmissive
  • Emissive flash with i1Pro, or i1Pro 2
  • Flexible autonaming feature

Measure Chart Tool

  • Emissive light, emissive monitor, reflective, transmissive charts
  • Rectangular charts
  • Arbitrary charts (e.g. OECF)

Define Chart Tool

  • Create emissive monitor, reflective or transmissive chart definitions
  • Rectangular layout charts
  • Arbitrary layout charts
  • Charts saved as editable text files

Measure Chart Tool

  • Emissive light, emissive monitor, reflective, transmissive charts
  • Rectangular charts
  • Arbitrary charts (e.g. OECF)

Graph 2D Tool

  • Graphs of any colorimetric value against any other
  • Gamut graphs
  • Paired graphs of color changes, with or without direction arrows
  • TRC curve graphs
  • Graphs are of publication quality
  • Graphs can be exported to a file or printed
  • Graph examples

Lighting Tool

  • CRI General Color Rendering Index
  • CRI Special Rendering Index
  • CQS (Color Quality Scale) New color index from NIST
  • CQS Gamut Area Index
  • CQS Gamut Area Graph
  • Simulated sample patches for CRI and CQS
  • ∆Eab values for all patches
  • Metamerism Index
  • Export CRI and CQS values to a text file

Calculate Tool

  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide up to 4 lists of specimens
  • Normalize and scale specimens
  • Average measurements for up to 4 charts
  • Useful for creating various spectral interractions

Difference Tool

  • Calculate differences from a single reference (good for QA/QC work)
  • Compute differences between two paired lists (great for comparing two charts)
  • ∆Eab, ∆E94, ∆ECMC, ∆E2000
  • Pass/Fail indicators
  • Difference spectral graph
  • Create difference charts
  • Differences of more than 20 colorimetric values
  • Difference graph or chart difference graph can be exported to a file or printed

Search Tool

  • Search for spectral matches amongst open collections. (wonderful for finding matches in paint chip collections or other color sets)

Special Features of SpectraShop™ 5:

  • Instant Difference to compare two measurements
  • Instant Average averages specimens effortlessly
  • i1Pro, i1Pro 2 and Spectrolino can measure transmissive objects such as transparency charts.
  • Simultaneous M0, M1 and M2 measurements in a single button push with the i1Pro2.
  • ColorEye XTH measurements with the Specular Component Included and Excluded simultaneously.
  • PR-655/670, all SD card stored measurements may be transferred with a single command.
  • Data from instruments with different sampling intervals can be simultaneously examined.
  • Most comprehensive text import/export format available. All metadata and all of the 40+ colorimetric values can be exported for use in other programs.
  • Charts with either rectangular or arbitrary patch layouts may be defined and measured.
  • Supports 1, 2, 4, 5 and 10 nm sampled spectra from 380 to 780 nm, inclusive.

More Features of SpectraShop™ 5:

Devices Supported Measurement Types Supported
Emissive-Light Emissive-Monitor Emissive-Flash Reflective Transmissive
X-Rite i1Pro Rev A (Regular or UV) M0, M2
X-Rite i1Pro Rev B (Regular or UV) M0, M2
X-Rite i1Pro Rev D (Regular or UV) M0, M2
X-Rite i1Pro 2
(aka Rev E)
M0, M1, M2, M0+M1+M2
X-Rite Spectrolino M0, M1, M2
X-Rite ColorEye XTH
X-Rite eXact M0, M1, M2,M3
Konica-Minolta FD-7 M0, M1, M2
Photo Research PR-655
Photo Research PR-670

Import/Export/Save Formats Import Export Open Save
MeasureTool
CGATS.17 ASCII
X-Rite CGATS ASCII
Raw spectral data
SpectraShop 3 collection
InCamera Illuminant
StellarNet  
Solar Laser SDH  
Radiation Instruments  
ColorMunki  

Colorimetry Values
CIE XYZ X, Y, Z, x, y,∑
CIELAB 1976 L*, a*, b*, C*, h
CIELUV 1976 L*, a*, b*, C*, h, s
CIECAM02 J, C, h, a, b
CIE 1964 UCS u', v'
Dominant wavelength nm
Excitation purity pe
Intensity cd/m^2, lux, W/(m^2 sr)
Color Temperature CCT
RGB R, G, B
Density Status A R/C, G/M, B/Y
Density Status E R/C, G/M, B/Y
Density Status I R/C, G/M, B/Y
Density Status M R/C, G/M, B/Y
Density Status T R/C, G/M, B/Y
Density Status V V
Density ISO 1 ISO 1
Density ISO 2 ISO 2

Updated 6.6.2018