EASY Monitor to Print matching tool - Quick Colour Match20/09/2016 | News
EIZO Announces Easy Screen-to-Print Color Matching Software for Simplifying CMS Settings in the Photography Workflow
Hakusan, Japan, September 13, 2016 – EIZO Corporation (TSE: 6737) today announced Quick Color Match – a new software solution that greatly simplifies CMS (color management system) settings for photo enthusiasts and professional photographers alike.
Quick Color Match was developed under a first-ever collaboration between EIZO and Adobe, Canon, and Epson. By combining the know-how and expertise of these leaders in the creative industry, EIZO has developed an ideal software solution that streamlines the color matching and printing workflow.
Even with all the right equipment, color matching can be a tedious process – from monitor adjustment to determining the best retouching software and printer settings – achieving an accurate print takes a great deal of time. Quick Color Match simplifies the process by automatically adjusting to the ideal monitor, retouching software, and printer settings so users can focus on editing photos and print their work quickly and hassle-free.
Quick Color Match automatically adjusts a compatible ColorEdge monitor’s gain, brightness, gamma, and color space (Adobe RGB) and creates a profile for these settings that is optimized for the selected printer paper type. Dragging and dropping a photo into the Quick Color Match window automatically opens Adobe Photoshop and adjusts the software to EIZO’s recommended color settings based on the printer and paper being used.
Chris Quek, Group Marketing Manager Photography at Adobe Systems Inc. commented, “One of the big challenges that photographers face is making sure the colors in their photos are accurately reproduced throughout their entire workflow. EIZO’s Quick Color Match software is a fantastic solution for this issue and makes it easy to use when editing and printing photos using Photoshop.”
With either Canon Print Studio Pro or Epson Print Layout print plugin installed, Quick Color Match will automatically select the print profile and color and soft proofing options recommended by EIZO. Users simply need to choose the paper size, type, and quality and they can quickly print photos without worrying about navigating through several windows of technical settings and options.
Keiichi Wakabayashi, Director at Canon Europe Ltd. Inkjet Product Management commented, “With the introduction of EIZO Quick Color Match, we are happy that this technology enables photographers to focus on their creative side resulting in a satisfactory end print from their PIXMA PRO printer.”
Boris Creischer, Product Manager Pro-Photo at Epson European Marketing Department commented, “Epson collaborates with industry-leading manufacturers to provide photographers with the very latest professional print solutions. These enable them to focus on creating beautiful photographs – without worrying about the process of color management and printing – and stay confident that they will produce beautiful prints. As a result, we are very pleased to use Quick Color Match as part of an expert photograph production and print solution.”
Most monitors in EIZO’s ColorEdge lineup support Quick Color Match software, including its newest models, giving ColorEdge users more options to have a complete and reliable color workflow for realizing creative photographic projects. Quick Color Match is an answer to the complexity of the screen-to-print workflow and offers an option to users who want to simplify CMS settings while achieving color-accurate photos.
Quick Color Match is now available as a free download.