Color Inspector

Color Library, Color Palette

Library versus Palette

The difference between the Library and the Palette in Color Inspector is small, more related to the function. In principle, a large, sample collection of samples are created as Libraries. The Palette is a bit more temporary, in particular, it can be used as a collection of library corrections created for special tasks.

Print Inspector allows each track to have both a library and a palette connected simultaneously. The priority for searching value will be Palette, if the definition is not found, then the search will happen in the library. This solution allows you to create a color variant and put it in a palette. Without violating the main repository which is the Library, we can temporarily create a color variant - placed in the Palette of the same name.

Sometimes, when working with the Client, we will start using the color from the e.g. Pantone library, but in the findings of the arrangements the appearance of the original color was accepted a little differently than the one drawn in the original Pantone Library - the user can create a variant of this particular color and place it in the Palette. This will make that when working for this Client, we will use the Palette dedicated only to this recipient, and in the remaining cases, we can continue to use the intact reference.

Each library can be converted into a palette and vice versa. Palettes or libraries can be duplicated. The content of the library or Palette can be changed - the samples can be deleted and added.



Creating a library from scratch

The user can connect with a new Palette or Color Library.

Spectral method (recommended).

The best method requires having physical samples of ideal examples and a measuring instrument - a spectrophotometer. We recommend using a high-quality instrument, which we trust that measures correctly (Instrument Inspector can easily solve this problem). Ideally, this instrument will allow you to measure in many measuring methods simultaneously (M0, M1, M2, M3) because the created bifurcation will be a universal reference. The comparison of measurements of different measurement methods will additionally allow assessing the potential fluorescence phenomenon. The use of a spectrophotometer will allow the assessment of colors under different lighting conditions.


Colorimetric method

Lab coordinates are required here. A certain difficulty in using such a method is the requirement to circumscribe the Color Specification, and hence to determine a number of parameters such as Illuminant, Observer, Measurement Method, which is required for the uniqueness of color definition but may be a problem for some users.

The colors defined in this way are less precise, and phenomena such as fluorescence or metamerism can significantly disrupt the correct assessment.



Copying color samples to the palette

Looking through any library or palette, we can select a part of the samples and copy them to the already confirmed Palette - if we do not have it - we can create it first empty. You can also duplicate an existing Library or Palette and delete unneeded samples or enter new ones.