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Latest version: ChromaPure 2.5.3 (ZIP file)


Contact us for custom orders. We also sell bare (standalone) meters to existing ChromaPure users.

Display 3 PRO bundles now include a free ChromaPure Calibration Disc and 10 foot USB Extender cable.


NEW TO CALIBRATION? CONSIDER OUR MOST POPULAR BUNDLE:



EyeOne Display 3 PRO (enhanced version of i1 Display Pro) + ChromaPure Standard + Calibration Disc + 10 foot USB extender

More information


The PRO version offers substantially enhanced accuracy across a wide range of displays
  
Regular price: $595 USD
Our price: $579 USD

NEW LOWER PRICE


ChromaPure's for calibrating TVs/projectors. If you also want to automatically calibrate PC/Mac monitors, make sure to also purchase the $29 upgrade to the retail (boxed) meter. It includes the necessary software from the meter manufacturer. See further below.
 


SOFTWARE ONLY:

ChromaPure Lite

For Beginners

(Includes a licence for one (1) meter)

Does not support: Gamma, Advanced Color Management, Color Checker, Reports, Auto-Calibrate, Lumens Calculator, Conversion Utility, PRO meters, Signal generators.

Digital download
(no shipping)
  
Regular price: $99 USD
Our price: $95 USD

 
ChromaPure Standard

For Beginners/Enthusiasts

(Includes licences for two (2) meters)

Digital download
(no shipping)
  
Regular price: $200 USD
Our price: $175 USD

 
ChromaPure Plus

Same as ChromaPure Standard but adds support for the AccuPel 3D video test pattern generator without having to upgrade to ChromaPure Professional. Includes licences for two (2) meters.

Digital download
(no shipping)
  
Regular price: $300 USD
Our price: $260 USD

NEW LOWER PRICE

 
ChromaPure Professional

For Professionals

Includes unlimited licences for all supported meters and all advanced features including Auto-Calibrate.

Digital download
(no shipping)
  
Our price: $999 USD

 
Licence for 1 additional meter

Digital download
(no shipping)
  
Regular price: $100 USD
Our price: $90 USD


 
Auto-Calibrate Add-On

Allows anyone with little or no training in video technology to fully calibrate their display with almost no user input. Radiance or Duo video processor required.

Digital download
(no shipping)
  
Regular price: $149 USD
Our price: $124 USD

 
Advanced Auto-Calibrate Add-On

Same as Auto-Calibrate but increases calibration from 6 to 125 (or more) colours, achieving unparalleled colour accuracy. Radiance video processor required.
More information

Digital download
(no shipping)
  
Regular price: $229 USD
Our price: $204 USD

NEW LOWER PRICE

 


SOFTWARE UPGRADES:

Upgrade from older ChromaPure 1.x to ChromaPure Standard 2.2

Digital download
(no shipping)
  
Regular price: $59.95 USD
Our price: $55.95 USD

Upgrade from ChromaPure Lite to ChromaPure Standard

Digital download
(no shipping)
  
Our price: $80 USD

 
Upgrade from ChromaPure Standard to ChromaPure Plus

Adds support for the AccuPel 3D video test pattern generator.

Digital download
(no shipping)
  
Regular price: $100 USD
Our price: $90 USD

 
Upgrade from ChromaPure Standard to Professional

Digital download
(free shipping)
  
Our price: $799 USD

 
Upgrade from Colorfacts, Progressive Labs, or CalMAN Pro to ChromaPure Professional

Digital download
(no shipping)
  
Our price: $599 USD

 
Upgrade from Auto-Calibrate to Advanced Auto-Calibrate

Digital download
(no shipping)
  
Regular price: $79 USD
Our price: $74 USD

 


CHROMAPURE STANDARD PACKAGES
:



EyeOne Display 3
(i1 Display Pro)
+ ChromaPure Standard

More information
  
Don't want the enhanced (PRO) meter? Purchase ChromaPure software here (see above) and the meter at:



or Amazon.ca


EyeOne Display 3 PRO (enhanced version of i1 Display Pro) + ChromaPure Standard + Calibration Disc + 10 foot USB extender

The PRO version offers substantially enhanced accuracy across a wide range of displays
(
More information)
  
Regular price: $595 USD
Our price: $579 USD

NEW LOWER PRICE


 


EyeOne Display 3 PRO (enhanced version of i1 Display Pro) + ChromaPure Standard + Auto-Calibrate + Calibration Disc + 10 foot USB Extender

More information


Auto-Calibrate allows anyone with little or no training in video technology to fully calibrate their display with almost no user input. Radiance or Duo video processor required.
  
Regular price: $699 USD
Our price: $654 USD

NEW LOWER PRICE

 


EyeOne Display 3 PRO (enhanced version of i1 Display Pro) +ChromaPure Standard + Advanced Auto-Calibrate + Calibration Disc + 10 foot USB Extender

More information


increases calibration from 6 to 125 (or more) colours, achieving unparalleled colour accuracy. Radiance video processor required.
More information
  
Regular price: $779 USD
Our price: $734 USD

NEW LOWER PRICE

 


EyeOne Pro 2 + ChromaPure Standard

More information
  
Regular price: $1249 USD
Our price: $1179 USD

NEW LOWER PRICE


 



EyeOne Display 3 & EyeOne Pro 2 + ChromaPure Standard

EyeOne Pro 2 info

Display 3 info
  
Our price: $1538 USD

NEW LOWER PRICE


 



EyeOne Display 3 PRO + EyeOne Pro 2 + ChromaPure Standard + Calibration Disc + 10 foot USB Extender

EyeOne Pro 2 info

Display 3 info
  
Our price: $1688 USD

NEW LOWER PRICE


 


CHROMAPURE PROFESSIONAL PACKAGES
:



EyeOne Display 3 PRO (enhanced version of i1 Display Pro) + ChromaPure Professional  + Calibration Disc + 10 foot USB Extender

More information
  
Our price: $1349 USD

 


EyeOne Pro 2 + ChromaPure Professional

(Includes the X-Rite i1Basic Pro 2 (EO2BAS) retail package)

More information
  
Our price: $1799 USD

 



EyeOne Display 3 PRO (enhanced version of i1 Display Pro) + EyeOne Pro 2 + ChromaPure Professional  + Calibration Disc + 10 foot USB Extender

EyeOne Pro 2 info

Display 3 info
  
Our price: $2499 USD

 


JETI Specbos 1211 with  ChromaPure
Professional

More information
  
Our price: $10699 USD

FREE SHIPPING

 


HARDWARE & ACCESSORIES:



ChromaPure Calibration Disc

More information

Free with the purchase of a ChromaPure Display 3 PRO bundle
  
Regular price: $25 USD
Our price: $23 USD

 


AccuPel
DVG-5000 Deluxe


(Includes foam carrying case, USB cable, 3D support)

More information
  
Regular price: $1499 USD
Our price: $1425 USD

 


AccuPel
DVG-5000 Professional


(Same features as Deluxe in addition to motion test patterns)

More information
  
Regular price: $1699 USD
Our price: $1615 USD

 


DVDO iScan Duo Video Processor

More information
  
Our price: $999 USD

 
USB to
RS-232 adapter


For connecting the PC running ChromaPure Auto-Calibrate to the video processor.
(Not available for sale separately - Must be purchased at the same time as a meter).
  
Our price: $30 USD

 


UPGRADES & SERVICES
:



UPGRADE: Include the retail* (boxed) version of the Display 3 meter in my order

* Includes software from the meter manufacturer to automatically calibrate PC/Mac monitors.

(Must be purchased at the same time as a Display 3)
  
Our price: $29 USD

 
Upgrade a Display 2/LT to PRO
(same as recalibration)


You pay for shipping to us and for US customers we pay for shipping back to you.
ChromaPure licence required (not included).
  
Our price: $175 USD

 
Upgrade a Display 3 to PRO
(same as recalibration)


You pay for shipping to us and for US customers we pay for shipping back to you.
ChromaPure licence required (not included).
  
Our price: $175 USD

 
Upgrade a DTP-94 to DTP-94 PRO
(same as recalibration)


You pay for shipping to us and for US customers we pay for shipping back to you. ChromaPure licence required (not included).
  
Our price: $175 USD

 
Upgrade a Chroma 5 to Chroma 5 PRO
(same as recalibration)


You pay for shipping to us and for US customers we pay for shipping back to you. ChromaPure licence required (not included).
  
Our price: $175 USD

 
Recalibrate a meter

Recalibrate your Display 2/LT, DTP-94, Display 3, Spyder3, Chroma 5, Hubble, or K-10.

You pay for shipping to us and for US customers we pay for shipping back to you. ChromaPure licence required (not included).
  
Our price: $175 USD

 


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Most US orders ship USPS Priority Mail and international orders ship USPS Express Mail. For exact shipping costs click BUY NOW and enter your location. International orders may include extra import duties and/or taxes according to the laws of the target country.
Contact us for custom shipping.

Payment methods include PayPal and all major credit cards
(PayPal account *not* needed to pay by credit card).
Our payment processor will automatically convert the amount
to your local currency.


Orders ship directly from our ChromaPure partner in Missouri, USA.


We've worked out an exclusive deal for our members to bring you these ChromaPure packages at prices lower than anywhere else on the internet. Buy direct from our ChromaPure partner at prices lower than buying off their own website. Same product, same support, just more money in your pocket at the end of the day.
 

ChromaPure is very easy to use calibration software designed by experienced professional ISF certified calibrator Tom Huffman.

Doesn't matter if you're new to calibration or a seasoned professional, ChromaPure provides all the features you need, including advanced features not found in any free software.

Support for life is included. There are no yearly maintenance or support fees. Unlike some other calibration packages, none of our meters are locked to only work with the software it was sold with.
 

New to calibration? Give our free step by step guide a read:


 

Confused about meters?  See our FAQ: Which meter is right for me?
 

Why buy from CurtPalme.com?

CurtPalme.com are calibration experts and authors of popular free calibration guides. We live and breath calibration. No matter what your needs we can assist in choosing what's right for you. We offer products for the budget DIY'er all the way up to the seasoned professional, all at CurtPalme.com discounted prices.

 

What is ChromaPure?

Even expensive video displays are often adjusted at the factory to make the best impression on well-lit show room floors. This generally means bluish whites, elevated black levels, excessive edge enhancement, and peak whites that preclude comfortable viewing. When you get the video display home under realistic viewing conditions many are shocked at the difference.

Most displays do not have accurate colour out-of-the-box. Fortunately, it is becoming increasingly common for manufacturers to offer built-in colour management systems that allow users with the right equipment and software to dial in industry standard colour. Without this calibration you are not viewing television and film the way it was intended to be seen.

Used in conjunction with test patterns and a colorimeter, ChromaPure software allows the user to quickly bring a any video display with adequate controls into conformity with industry standards.

The display's performance is presented in colourful charts and precise numerical values, both of which can update in real time as calibration adjustments are made.

ChromaPure is based on a before/after model. When the calibration is finished, the user can generate a printable report that depicts the performance of the display before and after calibration.

User Friendly Interface

ChromaPure offers a simple, easy to use interface that will be familiar to anyone who has browsed the world wide web (see further below for screenshots and videos).

All major functions are laid out in the order that you will use them on a navigation pane that spans the left side of the page:

Optimized for Colour Management

ChromaPure was designed especially with modern colour management systems in mind.

To facilitate quick, easy, and accurate calibration of a display's colour, you must be able to display in real time the lightness, saturation, and hue of each of the primary and secondary colours.

  • User-selectable DeltaE formulas for accurate and flexible analysis of colour accuracy.
  • Real-time analysis of lightness, saturation, and hue of primary and secondary colours in % error and DeltaE. Watch the values change as you make adjustments.
  • User-selectable colour luminance targets. Use fixed targets from selected gamut or calculated targets from measured primaries.

Comprehensive Reporting

ChromaPure offers comprehensive PDF and Microsoft Excel-based reports. Generate a calibration report with a single click to provide before and after information about the display performance in nine areas:

  • Raw xy data for greyscale tracking.
  • DeltaE and CCT analysis of greyscale tracking.
  • Point-by-point RGB data for greyscale tracking.
  • Raw xyY data for primary and secondary colours.
  • DeltaE analysis of primary and secondary colours relative to the user-selectable gamut.
  • % Error in lightness, saturation, and hue relative to the user-selectable gamut.
  • xy coordinates of the user-selectable gamut displayed on 1931 xy and 1976 u'v' chromaticity charts.
  • Colour decoding performance.
  • Gamma response.

Click here for a sample detailed report.

 

FAQ

What is Auto-Calibrate?

Auto-Calibrate allows anyone with little or no training in video technology to fully calibrate their display with almost no user input. Just setup a few simple options, click Auto-Calibrate, and then just go have a cup of coffee while the process completes, usually in 5-10 minutes.

Auto-Calibrate will adjust the display's grayscale, gamma response, and color gamut to within industry standards.

This feature is an optional add-on to ChromaPure Standard, and it works in conjunction with a DVDO Duo or Lumagen Radiance external video processor. The processor acts as both a test pattern signal generator and calibration device. The Auto-Calibrate software controls the processor and the color analyzer to get the most out of your display. It will even generate a before and after calibration report for you.

The display's performance with respect to each of these parameters is presented in colourful charts and precise numerical values, both of which can update in real time as calibration adjustments are made.

Auto-Calibrate is available to ChromaPure Standard users at a CurtPalme.com discounted price. It is free for ChromaPure Professional users. ChromaPure Professional users should contact us to enable this option.

Watch the Auto-Calibrate demo video.

Auto-Calibrate requirements:

  • PC or laptop running Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7/8 and ChromaPure 2.2 or higher.
  • A supported color analyzer.
  • DVDO Duo or Lumagen Radiance (any model) external video processor connected to the PC via a USB to RS232 serial cable. Most modern PCs will require a USB-RS232 adaptor.

What is Advanced Auto-Calibrate?

Advanced Auto-Calibrate includes the same features as Auto-Calibrate but also calibrates 124 colours (or more) distributed throughout the gamut achieving unparalleled colour accuracy.

It colour calibrates not just at the gamut boundary, but throughout the entire colour space measuring and correcting 124 colors (or more). This revolutionary ability is made possible by a recent advancement made by the Lumagen Radiance family of video processors.

More information ...

Advanced Auto-Calibrate requirements:

  • PC or laptop running Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7/8 and ChromaPure 2.3 or higher.
  • A supported color analyzer (We strongly recommend a fast and accurate meter, such as the Display 3 PRO, or X-Rite Hubble, or Klein K-10).
  • Lumagen Radiance (any model) external video processor with the supporting firmware installed connected to the PC via a USB to RS232 serial cable. Most modern PCs will require a USB-RS232 adaptor. The DVDO Duo is not supported.

What meters do ChromaPure Standard support?

**Unlocked versions only. Some vendors lock their meter such that it may only be used by the software it was sold with. Contact us for a utility to test if your meter to see if it's been locked. The meters we sell are never locked.

ChromaPure Standard includes two (2) meter licences in the base price. A separate licence must be purchased for any additional meters you may wish to use.

What meters does ChromaPure Professional support?

ChromaPure Professional supports the same meters as Standard in addition to:

ChromaPure Professional includes an unlimited number of meter licences. 

Subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed as new meters are added.

What signal generators does ChromaPure Standard support?

What signal generators does ChromaPure Professional support?

  • Built-in ChromaPure patterns (included)
  • DVDO Duo video processor 
  • Lumagen Radiance video processor 
  • Sencore VP40x 
  • Quantum Data 780/Sencore MP-500
  • Quantum Data 701/801/882
  • AccuPel HDG-3000/4000 and DVG-5000 

Subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed as new signal generators are added.

How is ChromaPure Professional different from ChromaPure Standard?

ChromaPure Professional offers the same ease-of-use and comprehensive feature set as ChromaPure Standard, with the several enhancements aimed at the professional user:

  • Support for high-end color analyzers.
     
  • Support for high-end signal generators.
     
  • Licencing for professional use. This includes any use in which the software will be included in for-profit activity.
     
  • Licencing for an unlimited number of meters. To add a meter, simply contact us and we will update your licence free of charge.
     
  • Support for individually customized Excel-based reports.  Just tell us what charts, graphs, and company information you would like and we will update the software to include this.
     
  • Licencing for Duo/Radiance auto-calibrate is already included at no additional cost (advanced auto-calibrate is still extra). Auto-calibrate lets Duo and Radiance owners click a button in ChromaPure and have their display be calibrated completely automatically. It's really that simple.

How is ChromaPure Lite different from ChromaPure Standard?

ChromaPure Lite is intended for beginners and does not support: Gamma, Advanced Color Management, ColorChecker, Reports, Auto-Calibrate, Lumens Calculator, Conversion Utility, PRO meters, or Signal Generators.

ChromaPure Lite includes one (1) meter licence in the base price. A separate licence must be purchased for any additional meters you may wish to use.

Users may start with ChromaPure Lite and later upgrade to ChromaPure Standard.

Why buy two meters instead of one?

Often users will purchase both a colorimeter (ex: Display 2/LT, Chroma 5, or Hubble) together with a spectroradiometer (EyeOne Pro / EyeOne Pro 2 or better) to get the best of both technologies. The combination of the EyeOne Pro / EyeOne Pro 2 together with either of these colorimeters offers excellent accuracy, speed, and low-light sensitivity and is suitable for professional calibrations. For more information see our EyeOne Pro 2 order page.

Do you have an upgrade policy?

Yes. Point upgrades will be offered to licenced users for free. These upgrades will generally include only small changes and bug fixes. New versions will be offered to licenced users at a substantial discount. New versions will include major new functionality, and will not be merely cosmetic.

Do I have to pay extra for ongoing technical support?

No. As a licenced owner of ChromaPure, you are entitled to lifetime free e-mail technical support.

Do I have to pay annual maintenance fees?

No. There is no annual maintenance fees for ChromaPure Standard or Professional. The only fee you will ever incur is if you wish to purchase new versions of the software, such as upgrading from version 1.x to version 2.x. The upgrade fee in the past has been approximately $60 USD.

Can I purchase meters separately?

Contact us about this. The rules vary for each meter.

Can I licence more than one meter with my copy of ChromaPure?

Yes. ChromaPure Standard includes two (2) licences for any of our supported meters while ChromaPure Lite includes one (1) licence. If you wish to add additional meters, the cost is $90 (CurtPalme.com discounted price) for each additional licence, plus the cost of any meters if you are purchasing an additional meter from us. ChromaPure Professional supports all meters listed above. No extra licences need to be purchased.

Can I get a replacement for my current meter without incurring any additional licencing costs?

Yes. If you merely want to get a new meter of the same type to replace one that has worn out, the only cost to you is the meter itself. You will be charged an additional licencing fee only if you purchase a different meter than the one you were originally licenced for.

Can I add additional meters after my initial purchase?

Yes.

May I use my copy of ChromaPure for commercial purposes?

Yes. A ChromaPure Professional licence is required for commercial use.

Is there a professional version of ChromaPure?

Yes. The Professional version adds support for high-end colour analyzers, high-end signal generators, a licence for an unlimited number of meters, customized reports, and licencing for Duo/Radiance auto-calibrate (also available in the Standard version as an optional add-on).

Do I need anything extra to use ChromaPure?

No.

Can I install ChromaPure on more than one PC?

Yes. You can install the software on as many PCs as you like. However, you can only use it with the meter(s) that it is licenced with.

Is there a Mac version of ChromaPure?

Not at this time. However, we are constantly reviewing market conditions so this may change. ChromaPure does run fine on a Mac using Windows emulators such as Parallels Desktop or a split partition using Boot Camp.

Is my ChromaPure licence transferable?

Yes and No. Yes in the sense that you are free to sell your copy to someone else if you like. However, "no" in the sense that it will still only function with the meter(s) it is licenced for. If you wish to transfer a fully functional version, it must be bundled with the licenced meter(s).

How much does shipping cost?

US orders generally ship USPS Priority Mail. International orders generally ship USPS Express Mail. For exact shipping costs, use the BUY NOW buttons above to add items to your cart and enter your address. International orders may include extra import duties and/or taxes according to the laws of the target country. Contact us for custom shipping.

Can my meter be recalibrated?

Yes*. For a modest fee, your Display 2/LT, DTP-94, Chroma 5, or Hubble colorimeter can (and should) be periodically recalibrated to ensure it retains its initial accuracy. This service eliminates the problems associated with exposure to the elements over time.

We can recalibrate any of these meters (not just the ones you purchased through us) for use with ChromaPure. A ChromaPure licence is required to use the PRO meter. Subsequent recalibrations are then available as the meter ages.

We recommend doing this yearly.  See our BUY NOW buttons to the right. You pay for shipping to us and for US customers we pay for shipping back to you. (International customers pay shipping in both directions).

The service includes a certificate of calibration that itemizes all the corrections that were applied to the meter.

*Not all Chroma 5's may be upgraded/recalibrated as some vendors lock or modify their Chroma 5's to only work with their software. See our Chroma 5 page for details.

Can I calibrate 3D with ChromaPure?

Yes. There are only two differences between a 3D calibration and a regular one:

1. The test patterns must invoke the 3D mode on the display. We do not know of any Blu-ray test discs that include 3D patterns as of this writing (March 2012). The AccuPel video pattern generator has three different 3D modes (frame packing, side-by-side, and top-to-bottom). When the display detects one of the test modes, it automatically goes into its 3D operating mode. On some displays 3D mode can forced regardless of the signal. The Radiance video processor may also be used as it has some 3D test patterns available.

2. Place the 3D glasses in front of the meter and calibrate as you would normally.

 

Videos

Watch the videos below to see ChromaPure's features:

System Requirements

Pretty much any laptop or PC from the last 5 years or so will run ChromaPure perfectly fine. The requirements are:

  • PC or laptop running Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7/8
  • 1 MB of RAM (2 MB if using Vista or Windows 7)
  • Monitor with at least 1024x768 resolution

While there is no native Mac OS X version of ChromaPure, it does run fine on a Mac using Windows emulators such as Parallels Desktop or a split partition using Boot Camp.

 

User manual

The ChromaPure user manual may be downloaded here (PDF format).

 

Support

All ChromaPure customers are entitled to lifetime e-mail technical support. All technical support issues will be handled through email.

Before submitting a technical support request, make sure that the issue is not addressed by the Help file included with every installation of ChromaPure or in the FAQ listed above.
 

Reviews/Testimonials

"I don't want to sound like a cheerleader for ChromaPure but in my opinion realistically, even using it manually, the ChromaPure software is much easier to use and is more flexible than [other commercial calibration software], hence, in the end faster with better and more consistent results." - Ron W

"Last night I had my first opportunity to use ChromaPure on the famed JVC D-ILA 750HD Front Projector. Calibrating the Color Management System (CMS) with the Color Management Module on ChromaPure was, dare I say?...a "BREEZE". Yes...CMS is a breeze with this software! I can't overstate my wholehearted endorsement of ChromaPure and Tom Huffman, the man who "wrote the book" on Color Management. In fact, I traded my [other commercial calibration] software in to get the ChromaPure System specifically for new generation displays with Color Management Systems, as well as LED illuminated displays." - Bill Hergonson, Owner, Coast Calibration, Carlsbad, CA. ISF/HAA Level II Certified

"I asked Tom what his key goals were when he set off to develop ChromaPure. He said that he wanted to offer a calibration program that incorporated the features that he wanted to use, along with a well thought out workflow. I’m pleased to report that ChromaPure has delivered on those goals and more. ChromaPure is an excellent calibration program that is well worth the very reasonable purchase price. The software is easy to use, well thought out and is very stable. The CMS support is a standout feature that is not available in competing products and by itself is worth the price of the software. When combined with all of the other features like multiple colorspace support and multiple color difference model support, the program is a compelling bargain. I found that the program yielded excellent results while significantly speeding up my calibration times. After using the program, I’ve decided to use ChromaPure for all of my display calibration needs. Future display reviews on this blog will be done using ChromaPure, so expect the graphs from ChromaPure to show up often." - Mark Petersen of VideoVantage.com

"ChromaPure is very straight forward in it's process ... for the home user that simply wants to calibrate their display quickly and easily, it's very easy to get going and get fantastic results in a single evening, with no steep learning curve. I really loved using ChromaPure. It was simple, powerful, and fast. With the integrated pattern generation features, it sped up my calibrations by a ton, so that I could do one in under an hour without a problem. Tom Huffman was also very responsive, answering all of the questions that I had, and taking all of my suggestions to heart... If I was starting with nothing, and wanted to calibrate my own displays, I would purchase the i1 Display with ChromaPure package, as it's an easy way to get started and get great results if your display gives you access to a full CMS." - Chris Heinonen and Mark Vignola of HomeTheaterHiFi.com

"For the home user like me, I don't want to spend hours trying to sort through the interface. I want to spend that time on the actual calibration. If its software you use only a few times a year, I think it is important that it be very intuitive and user-friendly... and I guess that is the main reason I like the looks of Tom's solution. ... I think most home users will find ChromaPure's easy-to-navigate interface a real advantage." - Stash64

"I have just received my copy of ChromaPure and it simply can do everything I want or need to easily and completely do an accurate run. My opinion is from beginner to long time pro, ChromaPure is now at the top of my list for calibration software whether it is expensive or free." - JimmyR

"I am fairly novice at calibration, but the layout of the software and the implementation of each step really make it easy to use as well as informative." - Kadeeu

"I've made three attempts to calibrate my 1st generation Sony SXRD RPTV. The 1st time thru I used an earlier version of Color HCFR along with my i1 Pro meter. The results were less than stunning, although some improvement was noted. I purchased a Chromapure/Chroma 5 package from Tom. My ChromaPure/Chroma 5 package via insured Priority Mail. It was nicely packed and arrived safely and quickly. Asides from watching ChromaPure videos I dove into the calibration not knowing what to really expect. As to ChromaPure vs HCFR I am no expert but I do think one could get similar results using both software packages. That said it's what ya gotta do to get to those end results. In my opinion Chromapure gets you there quicker and in a far more straightforward (and intuitive) fashion. Don't get me wrong, HCFR is decent freeware but Chromapure is professional grade calibration software that is easier for the novice (me) to use than HCFR. Its layout is terrific. Being able to view gamma response in real time is brilliant. The bottom line is I'm very happy with the purchase. The ChromaPure/Chroma 5 package cost $600, which is not cheap but I can calibrate my displays whenever I choose. Alternatively I could have had my displays professionally calibrated just twice for that price so in the long run I'll be money ahead. Going into this I was less sure of the Chromapure benefits over HCFR (other than not being able to use Chroma 5 colorimeter with HCFR) but in this instance one gets what one pays for. HCFR is decent but Chromapure is several notches better: It's much more refined and far easier to use (IMO). For me it was well worth the $200 price of admission. Perhaps I should not have been surprised - Chromapure is software written BY an ISF Calibration expert who has a keen understanding of the calibration process. But I expected the software to be competent and fitting for the job at hand. What I wasn't sure of is how well crafted and user friendly it was going to be to use but it turns out that it's quite excellent in that regard and is quite intuitive to use. I never pushed the help button once during calibration: Only when I was done did I look at the help section and see how really excellent those files are. They are clear and concise and contain all the info needed to help you understand what you need to do. All I can say is WELL DONE TOM!" - Geof

"ChromaPure is so easy to use and has a simple learning curve. Many years with HCFR have educated me to the ins and outs of video calibration and Tom's guide is a real help. The ChromaPure help is also very good. In my opinion ChromaPure is well worth the investment." - catmother

"I must say that this software rocks and is very easy to use. I was able to calibrate my RS20 to perfection. I have the EyeOne Pro/Display 2 combo. The videos on the website are very good to start you and Tom is very helpful and fast to answer questions. I have no problem recommending it." - B. Gosselin

"ChromaPure is designed with the home user in mind and I believe does a better job of stepping the beginner through the whole process and in the correct order." - Sean

"I can give a Novice's testimony that ChromaPure is a DELIGHT to use! Congrats to Tom for a beautiful product, and thanks to him for taking the effort to bring it out. (And he has been enormously responsive in 'hand holding' me through my endless, probably trivial, questions!). I've only been through the process once, using a Display LT (that I've had for over a year), and the result is outstanding. UMR (Jeff Meier) did a calibration of my RS20 almost a year ago, but I'm now on my second lamp, in fact already with a 1000 hrs on it! So the original calibration was quite out of date; even my first attempt has produced a more striking pic, more depth, and rich natural colors. This weekend I'm looking forward to using an EyeOne Pro to 'train' the Display LT, and then go through the process again. Great fun, and even better when it works!" - Millerwill

"I bought the Chroma 5 Pro from Tom and am extremely happy with the results. IMHO having customized built in offsets particular to your individual meter to improve accuracy is a no brainer. And the way that Tom integrates the offsets into the license file available in a drop down when you initialize the meter makes usage easy as pie... :)" - Bob Sorel

"I just wanted to send you a quick email from my work address thanking you for your help ... I was able to grab the software from the address you posted it to and do a quick test on everything last evening. Great software. Simple to use and understand. Works well with the EyeOne."  - Kevin F.

 

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Links

GUIDE: ChromaPure Grayscale & Color Calibration for Dummies
Official ChromaPure calibration software forum thread
ChromaPure Discussion/Support Forum

FAQ: Which meter is right for me?

Some of Tom's informative Colour Science articles can be found here - an interesting read for advanced users:

Colour Science: About Meter Accuracy
Colour Science: Video Calibration Myths
Colour Science: Display Calculators
Colour Science: Lightness and Luminance
Colour Science: Why CIE94?
Colour Science: Calibrating Front Projectors
Colour Science: The Three Dimensions of Color
Colour Science: Understanding Contrast
Colour Science: All about Color Decoding
Colour Science: Understanding Delta-E
Colour Science: Understanding Gamma



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