dispcalGUI gets support for online database of display correction files

dispcalGUI gets support for online database of display correction files

Florian Höch released a new version of dispcalGUI, a free display calibration and profiling tool.

Essentially dispcalGUI is a somewhat verbose user interface for Argyll, a free color management system with support for various popular colorimeters and spectrometers. Which is why the new version benefits from features of the latest Argyll's version, such as support for i1 Display Pro and ColorMunki Display, as well as generation of Colorimeter Calibration Spectral Sample (.ccss) files.


But Florian didn't stop there and implemented creating, uploading and fetching correction matrices and Calibration Spectral Sample files to/from an online database currently hosted at dispcalGUI's server. Coincidentally this subproject duplicates (or, one might say, complements) a GSoC2011 project by Sebastian Oliva to create an online database of shareable ICC profiles.

Florian says:

Judging from the few correction matrices contributed to Argyll CMS, I don't expect it to be used that widely, but it may still be useful for some people.

We'll see how it really works. For now the new version of dispcalGUI is freely available for Linux, Mac and Windows users.

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  1. Thanks Florian Höch and Sebastian Oliva for DispCalGUI and this new feature.

  2. Alexandre Prokoudine 07 October 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Having seen, in what lighting conditions people create profiles, I’m a bit sceptical about the database idea, but I’m ready to be proven wrong.