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Pantone Beta Tests Color Management Software

(August 2010) posted on Mon Aug 02, 2010

End users invited to participate.

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Pantone reports that it is inviting end users to participate in a public beta test of its Color Manager software. Once the beta test is complete, testers will automatically receive the final version of the software.

Color Manager is a desktop application for the Macintosh operating system designed to provide the assurance and confidence to use the latest Pantone colors accurately.

Key features of Color Manager include:

• Automatically updates all Pantone Color Libraries.
• Uses Pantone Plus Color Bridge values.
• Will build ICC profile-based device-specific CMYK recipes for any Pantone Graphics library (Pantone Fashion + Home libraries will be added in future releases).
• Simulates and helps users visualize spot vs. 4-color process, including display and print gamut warnings to make it easy to identify any colors that cannot be properly printed on a target output device or properly displayed on a monitor.
• Synchronizes spot color values to design applications.
• Enables synchronization of device-specific values to myPantone iPhone application and the myPantone X-Ref iPhone application (including standard Pantone Color Bridge CMYK values).

Price: $49.95; free to registered myPantone members. A version supporting Windows will be made available in the future.