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X-Rite i1Publish Software (Upgrade A)

X-Rite i1Publish Software (Upgrade A)
Key Features
  • i1Profiler
  • PANTONE Color Manager
  • ColorChecker Proof
  • ColorChecker Passport
The i1Publish Software from X-Rite is a software suite that gives you the tools needed to get the most out of a compatible i1 color calibration hardware device. The suite includes the i1Profiler, PANTONE Color Manager, Color Checker Proof, and ColorChecker Passport software applications. It ships with a mini color target, and is compatible with both Mac and Windows operating systems.
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X-Rite i1Publish Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2i1Profiler Software
  • 3PANTONE Color Manager
  • 4ColorChecker Proof
  • 5ColorChecker Passport Software and Mini Classic Target
  • 6Availability
  • 7Version 1.4
  • 8Scanner Profiler

The i1Publish Software from X-Rite is a software suite that gives you the tools needed to get the most out of a compatible i1 color calibration hardware device. The suite includes the i1Profiler, PANTONE Color Manager, Color Checker Proof, and ColorChecker Passport software applications. It ships with a mini color target, and is compatible with both Mac and Windows operating systems.

To be eligible for this upgrade you must own one of the following:i1Photo Pro; i1Photo; i1Photo SG; i1Proof; i1XT; i1XTReme; ProfileMaker 5.X

MonacoPROFILER 4.x owners are also eligible for this upgrade, but need to submit their dongle serial number to X-Rite prior to ordering. Please contact a B&H phone sales representative for further assistance.

i1Profiler Software
With the i1Profiler software, X-Rite has developed a next generation toolset that combines the best features of its i1Match, ProfileMaker and MonacoPROFILER solutions. i1Profiler software offers an unprecedented level of flexibility to address the needs of digital imaging workflows. It features a number of unique color management capabilities, adding to users' power and control in creating professional quality profiles. Users can choose between a 'basic', wizard-driven interface, or an 'advanced', user-driven interface to create high quality, precise, custom color profiles for monitors, projectors, printers, and presses.

At the core of i1Profiler is X-Rite's i1Prism engine, whose unique iterative profiling technology lets users build printer profiles for up to 8-color workflows (RGB, CMYK and CMYK plus any 4). This reliable, iterative technology is extremely robust, allowing for further profile optimization based on any combination of images, spot colors or captured colors. Users can select from any of the included digital PANTONE color libraries, including the PANTONE PLUS SERIES. This results in superlative image quality and color accuracy.

Using just one software tool, users can optimize their profiles, build profiles with ambient light measurements, correct for optical brighteners in their papers, and utilize simple yet advanced controls for black separation. i1Profiler lets users save and reuse assets or preferred settings with drag-and-drop functionality -- meaning profile generation workflows can be created or shared with others quickly, easily, and efficiently. This exchange functionality also allows users to communicate palette information and other color data across the office or across the globe using X-Rite's Color Exchange Format (CxF) for the most comprehensive digital color data exchange.
PANTONE Color Manager
PANTONE Color Manager will dynamically keep all digital PANTONE libraries up to date, accurate and ready to use in Adobe and Quark creative applications. The tight integration of i1Profiler with PANTONE Color Manager swatch bridging software gives users seamless access to all PANTONE colors for precise spot color matching, and unparalleled accuracy of spot color reproduction. It also makes multiple color space selections simple for easy color translation to multiple applications and is ideal for imaging professionals working with brand color specifications.

PANTONE Color Manager includes a unique feature, which simplifies the creation and distribution of corporate brand style guides. Designers can include palette information, digital color data, and output profiles to ensure that their brand color is faithfully reproduced in any print production process around the corner or across the globe.
ColorChecker Proof
To help users perform a visual color evaluation of their results using physical standards, i1Publish includes include the new ColorChecker Proof, a 24-patch ColorChecker Classic target precut for direct viewing against a printed target. When used in proper lighting conditions, this offers a much more precise visual verification of output quality, so that the user can quickly determine if any adjustment is needed.
ColorChecker Passport Software and Mini Classic Target
With the ColorChecker Passport Camera Calibration Application and Lightroom plug-in, users can quickly and easily build DNG profiles for Adobe Imaging solutions including Lightroom, Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Camera Raw (ACR), and Adobe Bridge. This advanced camera profiling technology provides excellent results with just the mini 24-patch ColorChecker Classic target. It produces DNG profiles that work exceptionally well, even in unusual or artificial light sources. Plus, software auto-detection will locate the target automatically. Whether shooting with just one camera or multiple cameras, photographers can easily establish an accurate color foundation and maintain control of their colors.
i1Profiler 1.4 is available for immediate download from and websites. If a current owner has auto update activated, they will receive the update next time they launch the software.
Version 1.4
i1Profiler offers an increased level of flexibility and features a number of unique color management capabilities. Now, with the version 1.4 update, i1Profiler includes scanner profiling, the latest OS support, and several other improvements. All current i1Profiler users are eligible for a free update.
Scanner Profiler
Scan the target to generate a high quality custom ICC profile. The software will automatically detect and crop the target.
Supports the following targets:
ColorChecker Classic
ColorChecker Digital SG
Reflective IT 8.7/2
Transmissive 4x5 and 35mm IT 8.7/1

X-Rite i1Publish Specs

System Requirements
Computer: Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon XP; Intel Mac
Operating System:
Mac OS X 10.6.x, 10.7.x and 10.8x
(with the latest updates installed)
Microsoft Windows: XP 32 bit, Vista 32 or 64 bit, Windows 7 32 or 64 bit, Windows 8 32 or 64 bit
(with latest service pack installed)
Memory: 1GB
Hard Drive: 2GB
Display: 1024 x 600; Dual display support requires either 2 video cards or a dual head video card that supports dual video LUTs being loaded
Hardware: Powered USB port; DVD drive; Internet connection required for software updates; Network adapter (Windows)
Software: Administrator rights required for installation or uninstallation
Chinese (Simplified), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.5 x 5.7 x 1.1"

X-Rite i1Publish Reviews

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Hi, I own a I1 basic bundle; will this update allow me to calculate RGB and CMYK profiles using my i1 ?
Asked by: Anonymous
i1Basic is a discontinued product, and you cannot use the i1Publish Software (Upgrade A) without first upgrading to the i1Basic Pro 2 ( We recommend that you contact X-Rite (800-248-9748 or 616-803-2100) before making the purchase to see if there are any alternatives.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-28


Will this upgrade work with the new i1Photo Pro 2 Kit so I can make cmyk profiles?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, this upgrade will allow you to make cmyk profiles.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-28


Does this software have Measure Tool?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes it does.
Answered by: Denver S.
Date published: 2018-08-28


Hi there I own the old Gretag Macbeth Profile Maker 5.0.8/5.0.10 Professional hardware/software can I upgrade the software only or do I have or do I have to buy the hole lot ??
Asked by: Andre L.
Answered by: manuel r.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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