LOS ANGELES, August 9, 2004 – Left Dakota, the Los Angeles-based color management software and consultancy company, continues to advance the world of color management and is going into beta with a new software product, UltraLinks 1.0.
UltraLinks creates specialty RGB to CMYK ICC-device links designed to create the kind of stunning color separations which, previously, were available only to users of traditional high-end drum scanners, but now have been lost with recent desktop technology.
“Photoshop is an incredible piece of software, but by using its standard ICC color management, it is impossible to separate from RGB to CMYK and get pure yellows, or magentas or cyans,” explains Eric Magnusson, president of Left Dakota. “Additionally, ICC profiles in Photoshop often create reds that are too ‘tomato-soup’ or blues that are ‘too purple.’ UltraLinks solves this, and is designed specifically for the high-end prepress professional.”
UltraLinks basically maps the outer gamut of RGB to a user specified outer gamut in CMYK space. “It adjusts for RGB/CMYK gain differences to protect tonal distribution, but this is not color management. It’s more color-by-numbers and, as such, is saturated, smooth and stunning,” Magnusson adds.
A demo of the product and results that can be achieved with UltraLinks can be seen on the Left Dakota web site at www.leftdakota.com. Users interested in beta testing the product should contact Eric Magnusson at 323-660-5066 x21 and must have a workflow system capable of running ICC-device links (such as Creo Brisque or Prinergy or Nexus 7).
UltraLinks 1.0 is scheduled for a summer release and is one of five new products planned for release from Left Dakota this year.
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