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Proprietary Calibration Software

The EIZO-developed ColorNavigator software makes calibration simple and produces predictable color results. ColorNavigator works with a wide range of measurement devices to directly utilize the Look-Up Table of ColorEdge monitors for accurate and reliable calibration in minutes.

Calibrate to Preset or User-Assigned Values

Preset Values

Preset values* for web contents, photography, and printing are available. Just select one, click "Adjust", and ColorNavigator will begin calibrating. This takes the guesswork out of assigning values for users with limited color management knowledge.

Preset values* for web contents, photography, and printing are available. Just select one, click "Adjust", and ColorNavigator will begin calibrating.

  • Default Values
Photography Brightness: 100 cd/m2, White Point: 5,500 K, Gamma: 2.2
Printing  Brightness: 80 cd/m2, White Point: 5,000 K, Gamma: 2.2
Web Contents  Brightness: 80 cd/m2, White Point: 6,500 K, Gamma: 2.2

User Assigned Values

Experienced users can assign the desired values for brightness, white point, and gamma and then calibrate.

Experienced users can assign the desired values for brightness, white point, and gamma and then calibrate.

Calibration Parameters

Brightness* Brightness

30 cd/m2 – 200 cd/m2  in 5 cd/m2increments.

Setting to the monitor's minimum and maximum values is also possible.

Black Level

0.2 cd/m2 – 3.5 cd/m2 (0.1 cd/m2 increments)
Setting to the monitor's minimum value is also possible.

White Point Color Temperature 4,000 K – 10,000 K in 100 K increments
Color Coordinate x Value, y Value
Gamma 1.0 – 2.6 in 0.1 increments and L*, LUT file
  •  Settable ranges vary depending on the monitor or sensor.

Paper White Measurement

A paper white measurement function offers better color matching between the image on the monitor and the image on the printouts. By measuring the white of the paper to be used for printing, ColorNavigator will automatically set the target values for brightness and white point accordingly. (This feature is not available for ColorEdge monitors with a built-in calibration sensor.)

Paper White Measurement

Prioritize Gray Balance or Contrast, or Both of Them Equally

Three adjustment settings are available depending on what you want to prioritize when you are calibrating.

  • Prioritize Gray Balance: Adjusts the gray chromaticity of the mid tones so they are the same as the white point
  • Standard: This is the default setting and it adjusts gray balance while maintaining the contrast ratio in the darker tones.
  • Prioritize Contrast: Maintains a high contrast ratio.

prioritize

gray adjusted

Gray balance adjusted

 

gray adjusted

Gray balance not adjusted

Post-Calibration Color Adjustment

Sometimes due to variations in output from different printers or the special requirements of a project, it is necessary to fine-tune an otherwise perfectly calibrated monitor to match target colors. ColorNavigator lets you easily adjust hue and saturation for all six primary and secondary colors (red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, yellow), as well as white balance, brightness, black level and gamma, to achieve the closest possible visual match. You can decide which of the adjustments will be saved to the profile. (6 color adjustment settings cannot be saved to the profile.

For confirmation of calibration results or to achieve more accurate manual adjustments, a test pattern screen can be displayed. The test pattern screen shows a full grayscale ramp, as well as just the low tones (blacks), high tones (whites), gamma values, and the EIZO and ColorNavigator logo areas. Brightness, white point, and gamma can be adjusted manually with the results immediately reflected on the test pattern screen.

post calibration adjustment

post calibration adjustment

Test pattern screen divided into grayscale areas, whitescale areas, gamma areas, and EIZO / ColorNavigator logo areas. Adjustments of brightness, white point, and gamma made on the screen to the left are shown immediately on the test pattern screen.

Recalibrate from Previous Calibration Results

With ColorNavigator you and prepare several profiles for different needs and switch between them as needed. You can also use past calibration results to easily adjust your monitor.

Recalibration

See How Other Devices Display Color with Device Emulation

ColorNavigator emulates* the color characteristics of other media devices such as tablets, smart phones, notebook PCs, other LCD/CRT monitors and even portable gaming devices. With a spectrophotometer, ColorNavigator reads the emulated device's color patches as they appear in a web browser and creates an ICC profile. By using this profile with a ColorEdge monitor, content creators see how their customers view color on their respective media devices.

*This feature is available with ColorEdge CG monitors only.

ColorNavigator Device Emulation Video

See How Other Devices Display Color with Media Emulation

See How Other Devices Display Color with Media Emulation

Recalibration Reminder

After initial calibration, a monitor needs to be recalibrated at regular intervals to maintain color accuracy. ColorNavigator includes a recalibration reminder that will appear after a certain number of user-determined hours. When the monitor is first calibrated, the date and time are saved. After the time you set has elapsed, an LED on the front panel lights up, and a reminder message appears the next time ColorNavigator starts up.

reminder

ColorNavigator Agent

ColorNavigator Agent allows you to quickly change the target profile without having to start up ColorNavigator. You can also use it to start up ColorNavigator and it allows you to monitor the status of your video card's gamma if you are using Windows.

ColorNavigator agent

If you are using ColorNavigator's timer function that reminds you to recalibrate after a user-specified number of hours, then the ColorNavigator Agent icon will turn from blue to red when it is time to recalibrate.

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When the icon changes from blue to red then it's time to recalibrate the monitor

Measurement Device Correction

To eliminate the individual differences in measured values among calibration devices, ColorNavigator conducts settings based on EIZO's own standards that prioritize color management settings. In addition, when color matching with other ColorEdge monitors, ColorNavigator can give priority to matching between monitors and correct the calibration devices.

Measurement Device Correction

Light Box Brightness Adjustment

With ColorNavigator and a measurement device, you can set your light box's* brightness to the desired value. ColorNavigator takes the resulting brightness level and sets it as the monitor's target calibration value to ensure uniform brightness between your monitor and light box when color proofing.

* Currently supports JUST Color Communicator 1 and 2 only. JUST Color Communicator does not work with OS X Mavericks (10.9).

Light Box Brightness Adjustment

light box adjustment

Import / Export Adjustment Targets

Import and export your post-adjustment target profiles and share the same target values in multiple usage environments.

Light Box Brightness Adjustment

Calibrate Your Monitor to Another Profile

If you want to conduct color management between monitors in a workflow then ColorNavigator lets you load the profile of another ColorEdge monitor and use it to calibrate your own.

calibrate to a profile

Profile Emulation

ColorNavigator emulates* the profiles of printers, paper, and other monitors. The profile will be added to a drop down menu of emulated profiles where you can easily access it as needed.

*This feature is not available with the ColorEdge CS series, CX series, CG210, CG211, CG220, CG221, CG241W, CG301W, and CG303W.

emulation

Profile Validation

To verify calibration results or check to see how much the monitor's colors have varied since it was last calibrated, ColorNavigator measures the monitor's color patches to determine the difference between the Delta-E value of the monitor's profile and the actual displayed values of the monitor. ColorNavigator can also measure CMYK color patches* (GRACoL 2006 Coated #1 and FOGRA39) and output them as Adobe Photoshop or Acrobat files. The measurement results of both the monitor and profile for each color patch are indicated in either CIELAB or XYZ values, and the difference between them expressed in Delta-E. The Delta-E variation can be shown in a graph and compared with previous results.

*The ColorEdge CX and CS series only measure RGB color patches.

Validation result

Self-Calibration Scheduling (Available for monitors with built-in sensors)

Using either the OSD menu or ColorNavigator, you can schedule the monitor to self-calibrate at a specific time and specific intervals. Even if the monitor is switched off or not even connected to a computer, it will stick to its preset schedule and self-calibrate.

Self-Calibration

Correlation with External Sensors (Available for monitors with built-in sensors)

With Color Navigator, the monitor can be correlated to the measurement results of an external calibration sensor. This is convenient if the monitor is used in a work environment with other ColorEdge monitors and one measurement device must be used as a standard for all calibrating.

Correlation

System Requirements

Compatible Operating System* Mac Windows
OS X 10.4.11 – Mountain Lion (10.8) / OS X Mavericks (10.9) Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit) / Windows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit) / 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) / Vista (32-bit, 64-bit) / XP (32-bit, 64-bit)
Monitors ColorNavigator is compatible with all ColorEdge monitors except the CG18, CG19, CG21, CE210W, CE240W

Additional Requirements

 

Apple Macintosh that fulfills the OS system requirements (iMac PowerPC, iBook, iBook G4 are not compatible) PC that fulfills the OS system requirements
  • Two or more available USB ports
  • Minimum 16.7 million display colors
  • Recommended minimum resolution of 1024 x 768
  • Mac OS X 9.2.2, 10.2 - 10.3.9, and Windows 2000 can only be run on previous versions (ColorNavigator CE, ColorNavigator 5.4, 4.3) of this software

Compatible Measurement Devices

ColorNavigator is compatible with the following measurement devices.

Manufacturers Supported Sensors Notes
X-Rite

 

i1 Monitor,  i1 Pro, i1 Pro2, i1 Display, i1 Display 2,  i1 Display 3,  i1 Display Pro
  • Ambient light adjustment is not available with the i1 Monitor and i1 Display.
ColorMunki PHOTO, ColorMunki DESIGN
  • ColorMunki Display is not supported.

DTP94, DTP94B

  • Ambient light adjustment is not available.
  • Not compatible with Windows 8 and 7.
DataColor Spyder4, Spyder3
  • Ambient light adjustment and gray balance prioritizing function are not available.
EIZO EX1, EX2
Built-in calibration sensors
  • Ambient light adjustment and paper white measurement are not available and therefore calibration using such measured values is not available.
basICColor DISCUS
  • Not compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.4.
Klein K-10
  • Ambient light adjustment and paper white measurement are not available.
  • Does not work with OS X Mavericks (10.9).
Photo Research PR-680, PR-655
  • Ambient light adjustment and paper white measurement are not available.
  • Not compatible with Mac OS X.

Download ColorNavigator Software

The latest versions of ColorNavigator 6 as well as older versions like ColorNavigator 5.4, ColorNavigator 4.3 and ColorNavigator CE that support Mac OS 9.2.2, X 10.2 – 10.3.9 and Windows 2000 and also older ColorEdge monitors are available for download.

PDF Usage Guide

ColorNavigator 6 How-to-Use-Guide

This illustrated guide shows you how to calibrate a ColorEdge monitor in four easy steps with EIZO's dedicated ColorNavigator software.

 

EIZO Calibration and Print Matching Solutions

To learn how ColorNavigator differs from EIZO’s other solutions, ColorNavigator Elements and EIZO EasyPIX, see this comparison chart  (PDF: 94 KB).

 

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