KlearVision releases new color reproduction server
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Press release from the issuing company
HOLON, ISRAEL and PHOENIX, AZ, USA -- KVD KlearVision Digital today announced the release of the KOLOR-D Intelligent Color Server, engineered specifically for the unique needs of graphic arts production managers. Based upon DIMA award-winning Photo-D technology, KOLOR-D offers unsurpassed automated, customizable multi-component color production server capabilities. It manages both Objective ICC-based color conversions, as well as the Subjective color corrections of the most finicky imaging expert. Designed by color experts for color experts, KOLOR-D, which is as effective and efficient with a single image or a folder of images, is also compatible with composed PDF files, as well as both MAC and Windows platforms. For more information, go to www.klearvision.com. See us at the PIA/GATF Color Management Conference (December 6-9) in Phoenix.
The KOLOR-D Difference
KOLOR-D eliminates infinite man-hours spent „fixing images in editing applications, such as Adobe Photoshop. Engineered by KlearVision CEO Moshe Keydar (the former chief color scientist at Scitex), KOLOR-D is tailored to be both affordable and geared to graphic arts production workflows.
At its core is a comprehensive, rule-based Intelligent Expert System (IES) that automatically optimizes and enhances digital image files, preparing them for printing or viewing. Using sophisticated „fuzzy logic and „artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms, KOLOR-D, in effect, emulates the decision-making expertise of a traditional color expert, or digital imaging professional, to analyze, correct and produce high-quality image and PDF files. With KOLOR-D, anyone can quickly and automatically create exceptional images that are accurate in every way ˆ this includes book and magazine publishing houses, newspaper publishers, photographers, photo labs, digital service studios or ad agencies regardless of the output device (digital printers to wide format).
David Zwang Quote
According to notable industry consultant and color expert David L. Zwang, „The server simplifies color management and editing to a mere Œblack-box conversion process for production managers. Beyond basic color management capabilities, KOLOR-D emulates the functions of a digital high-end color prepress expert. It automatically evaluates each image, analyzing for the key image attributes, and auto-corrects and enhances critical elements to ensure optimization. The difference is speed∑ In the time it takes to typically open one image, edit it, and save it back to a page, KOLOR-D could have processed a complete 24-page magazine worth of images. ROI is usually achieved in fewer than 1000 images.
Editor Note: David Zwang also resides on the KlearVision Board of Directors.
KOLOR-Ds color transformer component enables transformation to/from various desired color-spaces using standard ICC based conversions. Its advanced color control component enables adjusting the color for the entire workflow. Operators communicate with the KOLOR-D workflow through a simple GUI and a „prefs file, where the user defines the workflow and assigns one or multiple „hot folders, enabling a 24/7 production system. KOLOR-D also offers an optional „before/after for additional control and confirmation for every image.
Moshe Keydar Quote
"Were taking graphic arts workflows to the next level by simplifying and automating intelligent high-quality color reproduction, notes KlearVision founder Moshe Keydar. „KOLOR-D is a dramatic improvement over todays typical, labor-intensive image-by-image processing techniques. Its fast, automated, reliable, field-tested, and engineered specifically to the market. I like to say that push-button color for digital image workflows has finally become a reality.