Maxwell Color Set Details
Once you have measurements of your devices uploaded into Maxwell, there is a great wealth of information that you can obtain. You have several different options for viewing your colors.
To access the Color Set Details click on a track, choose Measurements, choose an individual measurement, and see the list under "Related Items." This page explains in detail what you can do with a measurement or other color set.
- All the colors in the colorlist are presented in the order that they are represented on the colorlist file.
- Any of the colors can be clicked on to present a histogram of the color, XYZ values, etc.
The Channel Report uses SmartTargetTM technology to:
- Find single-ink patches
- Uses the calculation engine in CHROMiX's ColorThink Pro software to
- Automatically calculate dot gains.
Note: Channel Report requires CMYK data. (It will not work with RGB data.)
The Solid Colors report uses SmartTargetTM technology to pull key patches from the target, including:
- "Paper" white
- 100% Cyan, 100%, Magenta, 100% Yellow, 100% black
- 300% ink patches, 400% ink patches
This feature provides a quick and easy way to view these important colors without having to remember where they are on the target.
For example, you can check to see if your paper has any optical brighteners by quickly choosing the paper white patch and viewing the histogram.
For more information on optical brightners, click here.
Note: These patches must exist in the color set in order for Maxwell to find them! Solid Colors requires CMYK data.
Target View will display the target colors in the correct dimensions if Maxwell can recognize the target contents.
In addition, you can:
- Mouse over any color on the target and view the address of the color
- View a color-accurate enlarged sample swatch of the color
- See the total number of patches in the target
Clicking again on any color in the target will
- Open up the color detail
- Show a histogram of the color
- Show XYZ information
The a/b Plot is a representation of the colorset as it would be seen in Lab colorspace. This is a 2-dimensional view of your colors showing hue and saturation (but not luminance.)
- All the colors shown in Maxwell are taken from the actual color data itself, converted to sRGB in order to be viewed correctly on internet browsers.
The Results Summary pane is a very powerful tool which can be used to diagnose problems and identify what colors are falling outside of the metric tolerance.
The Metric Summary duplicates the metric results as they would be seen by the ColorShuttle Label.
The delta E histogram will confirm which delta E calculation is being used here: dE2000 or dE76.
The histogram identifies which delta E result occurs most often in the data, providing you with a typical "bell curve" - popular for identifying trends in data.
Patch to Patch Comparison
Add to Report
For information on how to add your Color Set to a Report, go to Maxwell_Reports.