Consistent, presentation-quality color images without subjective adjustments…FAST!

Even with all of the advances in microscopes, scientific cameras and imaging software, we continue to struggle with the color, quality and reliability of our specimen images. Image editing software isn’t the answer – they lack controls, documentation and scientific rigor. Then our images don’t look the same on the monitor as they do through the microscope, and they may look different from monitor to monitor. Which image is right? Datacolor CHROMACAL provides a scientific and objective solution to color calibration, ensuring accurate color communication and rendering. The CHROMACAL solution enables researchers, scientists and technicians to establish and preserve the color integrity of their digital transmitted, brightfield microscopy images. CHROMACAL: 10-1010

  • Delivers reproducible, reliable images with improved color detail
  • Ensures consistent color in images across imaging workstations
  • Saves time and effort, improves comparability, and reduces risk of compromised data
  • Preserves the integrity of your images and the rigor of your research

CHROMACAL integrates three components to establish a color profile for your microscopy system:

The CHROMACAL solution automatically establishes a color fingerprint for each imaging session – accounting for the light source, microscopy system, and camera settings – then applies that profile to your specimen images to ensure consistent and reliable color representation. The outcome is improved comparability of images and enhanced communication and collaboration for better decision making.

CHROMACAL fits easily into your existing microscopy workflow. Simply capture your specimen images and an image of the calibration slide. Open the calibration slide image in the CHROMACAL software and apply the calibration to any or all of your specimen images. All original images are preserved and “CHROMACAL-calibrated” images are saved separately. Then continue with your evaluation and communicate your images with confidence.

System Requirements

  • Windows XP 32/64, Win7 32/64, Win8 32/64
  • Mac OSX (10.7 or higher)
  • USB connection
  • Monitor resolution 1024×768 or greater; 1200×800 or greater is recommended
  • 16-bit video card (24-bit recommended)
  • 128MB available RAM; 100MB available hard disk
  • Unaltered TIFF or JPEG images acquired with scientific-grade camera
  • For maximum workflow efficiency, internet connection required