Tech Tips

  • Curve3 and Caldera v9.1

    Chromix Curve3

    In the beginning of May we notified customers of the long anticipated release of Chromix Curve3 was indeed now available.
    Shortly after some of the customers who upgraded to Curve3 reported issues importing the CGAT file exported from Curve3. Specifically we noticed these calls from Caldera VisualRIP+ and Caldera GrandRIP+ v9 customers.

    We looked into the issue and noticed a small change in one field. Editing this singular data field allows the CGAT file to again be imported into Caldera v9 RIP.


    1. Open the exported Curve3 data file in spreadsheet editor, using tab separated eliminator. You can also use a text editor as long as the formatting is retained and not changed to .rtf
    2. Find the data field "SAMPLE_NAME" and update to "SAMPLENAME"
    3. Save data file again using tab delimited export from the spreadsheet editor
    4. You can now import in Caldera v9.1.x Build 130424 or earlier

    Caldera GrandRIP+ v9.1


    This week Caldera released an update to address this small incompatibility. There has been numerousCaldera v9.1 RIP updates this year. Be proactive and backup your system before updating and applying Caldera patches.

    • If you are using Caldera v9.1x with Curve2 -- compatible, no update required, still supported in build 130607 or later
    • If you are using Caldera v9.1x with Curve3 -- should upgrade to build 130607 or later which supports updated Curve3 formatting. Download update from Caldera User area from
  • Profiling your Camera & Choosing the Right Color Space

    Jack Bingham, Owner Jack Bingham Digital Studio & Partner, Integrated Color Corp. joins host Scott Sheppard to share tips and techniques on profiling your camera. Jack, a studio photographer who is also a renowned color consultant explains the details of how and why to use a tool like Integrated Color’s ColorEyes Camera 20/20. Many experts recommend profiling your monitor and your printer, as profiling your camera can seem a bit tedious, take some time to setup, and are not inherently supported or promoted by major image editing applications.

    Additionally, our own Dan Reid, Photographer & Color Consultant, RP Imaging & Color Geek 2 joins Inside Digital Photo to talk about how choosing the right color space for your image can make a big difference in capturing and editing your images. Dan explains the differences between Adobe RGB vs. sRGB and others and how to select a color space with a gamut large enough to support your printer’s capabilities.

    Click here to listen to the webcast.

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