July 13, 2023

Introduction to QuickChecker Interface

Capture's QuickChecker interface provides an easy way to measure, compare and track color. The interface is designed to make reading immediately in a scratchpad area and store master color reference tracking of color in the ChromaChecker Cloud.  Measurement data can be displayed and stored in a variety of ways to meet your production needs.


The key components of the QuickChecker Interface are:

Scratchpad    Inspector's Bar
Action Bar
Measurement Report
Compare Report      



The Scratchpad (left side of the screen) provides a working space where all measurements from the last 24 hours are displayed. The measurement selected (highlighted with YELLOW) is presented in detail in Measurement Report. On the right side of the measurement, the trash can icon enables permanent deleting - any measurement made incorrectly can be easily removed. All measurements on Scratchpad are deleted after 24 hours; if you want to save then save to library or job, or export cxf.

The Operator can select any measurement to see the related Measurement Report.

All measurements are auto-named - but the user can override the proposed name. The name of the color sample is supplemented with the serial number to make navigation easier.

The "Substrate" and "Start Variation" functions create different types of data, with different Measurement Reports and names corresponding to the applied tool.

Important notes: 

  • Measurements displayed are relative to the connected instrument only and will clear if switching out the instrument. Multiple instruments can be used if the measurements are saved and tracked in the ChromaChecker Cloud.
  • If you need to reference measurements - save them to Assets (Palette or Library) or export to CxF file.
  • QuickCheck provides an autosave function and uses the trash icon to delete measurements but only for a limited time.

Inspector's Bar

This is where the Operator selects which CC Capture Inspector they want to use.


  • If you want QuickChecker to be the default tool for Operators in your Organization —  assign them as Team members with such a default setup in Accountability Inspector.
  • The Operator can only access Inspectors that they have rights for defined within Accountability Inspector. CC Champion can simplify the Capture interface so the Operator only sees options relative to their needs.

Action Bar

Operator selects what and how samples will be measured.

     Measure       Triggers regular measurement.  With most instruments, this button is the same as pushing measure button on Instrument.  
    Calibrate       Calibrate/Recalibrate button enables invoking the instrument calibration process on demand. It makes sense to initiate recalibration if a critical reference is about to be created.  
Start Variations This option allows a series of measurements of the same sample to quantify uniformity (homogeneity) and create spectrally averaged references learn more
     Substrate     If the measurement has to be evaluated in relationship with the Substrate (density calculation, paper, textile, ...) the Substrate measurement should be made first.  learn more
         Clear        Some advanced features are using previous measurements (Job ID, Customer, Project,...). This button is used to reset settings. Useful function when working with Projects  
Average checkbox This is an alternative way to create averaged data. Using this option, only averaged data are sent to the server. No access to any individual measurements allowed  learn more
other options Some instrument's have specific options -  they will be displayed here.  


Measurement Report - Setting (gray bar)

For more advanced tasks additional descriptions or color specification selections might be important for future analysis. Description fields are optional.

Color Specification Instruments can offer different M-conditions and other settings. Spectral to colorimetric value conversion requires Illuminant and Observer and final values can be very different!     learn more
         Job ID            This description is optional. It may be used for filtering data by Job ID, required for Projects. Instead of manual input, a CC-2D barcode reader can be used to record JobID.   
learn more
       Customer         This description is optional. It may be used for filtering data by Customer, which can be useful. Instead of manually inputting, a CC-2D barcode reader can be to capture customer.
    Sample Name     For regular measurements, QuickChecker is suggesting plain English names with sequential numbers. The Operator can change default name to any name. Using ChromaChecker Custom Instance, it is possible to use a custom auto-naming system.  


Important notes

  • CC Champion can edit and add to the list of Color Specifications that are available -  If Custom Lighting is desired to be used for sample evaluation (useful when matching specific color in custom lighting area) - a custom Color Specification has to be created with the custom light.
  • Both Job ID and Customer description fields can be automated using bar codes. Additionally, Project selection can be automated with bar codes.
  • Sample Names in case of Projects come from the Project definition.

Measurement Report - Result

The report uses the Color Specification setting to calculate colorimetric coordinates. If Instruments enable Multi-M-condition measurements (or function is enabled by the Operator) - once measured, the user can switch Color Specification and see how he numbers change per different M conditions. 

When the "Measure"  button is triggered, a typical report looks like this:


The detailed Measurement Report explanation is split into the following scenarios - select one to continue

  • Basic measurement - the result of hitting the "Measure" button
  • Substrate measurement
  • Start Variation function


  • On the right side of menu, there are tools that makes additional calculations possible. To learn more, click on the icon below to get detailed information.

    CxF Assets Grid Variator Snowflake

Compare Report - Setup (gray bar)

 To compare the Sample, a Reference has to be selected. The following options are available:

These provide multiple sources for Reference data to compare against, many of the options provide a best match selection.

Compare Report Results

The following example uses the ChromaSpot Color Library as a reference.



  • Set Source of Reference to Scratchpad to get an instant comparison to previously measured samples.
  • Both reference and sample need to have the same  M-condition data - otherwise, no comparison is possible. 
  • In the Measurement Report, a green spectral curve represents the Reference. Metamerism Tab shows the spectral difference.

Related Topics

Contact ChromaChecker Support

Additional information and Support Form is available for logged users.