LinoColor 6.0 with New Features for Color Management and Copix
LinoColor, the professional scanning, image processing and
integrated Color Management software from Heidelberg, is now
available in a new version - LinoColor 6.0.
The update features a range of improvements,
particularly in its Color Management performance and the Copix
function. In addition to its classical application as a scanner
operating program for Heidelberg drum and flatbed scanners,
LinoColor 6.0 is also an impressive stand-alone product for image
processing. Image data can be optimized, corrected, sharpened,
scaled, separated and stored productively and at an excellent level
of quality. With its Color Matching Methode (CMM), the ICC Profile
Editor and its softproof options, LinoColor 6.0 is the leading
Color Management program.
The Color Management facility in LinoColor 6.0 has been
further developed and made even more convenient to use. It is now
possible to read and generate "Embedded ICC Profile"
image data (ICC = International Color Consortium), which is now
being encountered with increasing frequency in modern workflows.
Until now, the ICC profiles embedded in the files alongside the
image data have had to be manually assigned, which can lead to
errors. Now the scanned fine-resolution data with the relevant ICC
profile attached can be output in a single file. This considerably
improves the workflow for applications such as Photoshop 5.0, Quark
XPress 4.0 and Helios OPI 2.0.
With the integrated ICC profile editor, ICC output profiles,
ICC monitor profiles and ICC input profiles can be individually
modified in LCH mode. The ICC output profiles can also be color
corrected in CMYK mode prior to output. This is of particular use
to printshops who want to precisely tune their output profiles to
their presses. But it is equally useful for matching monitors to
The user can select his ICC profiles at a glance from the
"Profile Setup" window. This simplifies operation.
LinoColor 6.0 now also features selectable Gray and RGB profiles
for simulating the print preview. The softproof can be visualized
and inspected in all modes (RGB, Gray, CMYK). A further improvement
in LinoColor 6.0 is the "PrintTableEditor ICC", which is
now based on ICC profiles rather than the LinoColor print tables
used in the past.
The RegisterAssistant is now available for the TOPAZ Copix
flatbed scanner, which is used to redigitize screened originals.
The RegisterAssistant supports the existing CopixAssistant in the
same way as on the TANGO Copix drum scanner. While the
CopixAssistant calculates screen ruling, screen angle and basic
film density, the RegisterAssistant analyzes the register marks on
the lithos, automatically aligns the color separations and prevents
register errors during mounting. All that is needed is to precisely
scan in between two and four register marks.
A Mac OS 8.5 operating system is required to run LinoColor
6.0. This system offers improved and simplified file access and
enables the operator to customize his own user interface. This
version provides excellent support during scanning, image
processing and the entire Color Management process.
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