KVD KlearVision Digital has released the KOLOR-D Intelligent Color Server, engineered for the needs of graphic arts production managers. Based upon Photo-D technology, KOLOR-D offers 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.
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?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).
"The server simplifies color management and editing to a mere 'black-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," said David L. Zwang, industry consultant and color expert and member of the KlearVision Board of Directors.
KOLOR-D's 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.
"We're taking graphic arts workflows to the next level by simplifying and automating intelligent high-quality color reproduction," said Moshe Keydar, founder, KlearVision. "KOLOR-D is a dramatic improvement over today's typical, labor-intensive image-by-image processing techniques. It's 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."