EIZO EasyPIX Hardware Calibration Accessory

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EIZO EasyPIX Hardware Calibration Accessory

EIZO EasyPIX lets professionals in graphic design, CAD animation, and digital photography get predictable color from select EIZO FlexScan and FORIS monitors through hardware calibration. (See specifications for compatible models.) It can also be used by amateur SLR camera enthusiasts as a simple way to match colors between their monitors and photo prints.

Key Features

  • Hardware Calibration Mode (for Advanced Users)
  • Matching Mode: Color Matching between Your Prints and Your Monitor (for Beginners)
  • Photo Viewing and Web Viewing Modes (for Beginners)
  • EIZO Calibration and Print Matching Solutions

Product Brochure:
Accessories - Manual-EN.pdf

Compatible OSWindows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
Mac OS X 10.4.11 - 10.7 *
* FlexScan EV series, T2351W and FORIS series are not supported with Mac OS environment.
InterfaceUSB 2.0
Power 
Power RequirementsUSB bus power
Power Consumption100 mA
Weight120 g
Dimensions (W x H x D)93 x 99 x 33 mm
Certifications & StandardsCE, FCC-B, RoHS, WEEE
Package ContentsEX2 photo sensor, User's Manual, CD-ROM
WarrantyTwo years

FlexScan

Widescreen Format29.8"
SX3031W
27"
SX2762W, SX2761W, EV2736W
24.1"
SX2462W, SX2461W, S2433W, S2432W, EV2436W
23"
EV2333W
22"
SX2262W, S2243W, S2242W, S2233W, S2232W
Touch Screen (Multitouch, Infrared Optical Imaging Technology)23"
T2351W

FORIS

Widescreen Format23"
FS2333, FS2332, FS2331

Hardware Calibration Mode (for Advanced Users)

Select Calibration Values

Select a gamut and input target values for brightness, color temperature, and gamma.

Color parameters can be adjusted as follows:

Brightness: 60 – 160 cd/m2 in 10 cd/m2 increments.
Color temperature: 5,000 K – 6,500 K in 100 K increments.
Gamut*: Monitor native, Adobe RGB, or sRGB.
Gamma: 1.8 to 2.4 in 0.2 increments (varies by model).

  • Gamut adjustment is only available for The FlexScan SX series except with the FlexScan SX3031W.

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You can also select calibration presets for common tasks listed in the table below. This takes the guesswork out of assigning values for users with limited color management knowledge.

TaskBrightnessColor TemperatureColor GamutGamma
See/Adjust Pictures80 cd/m25500 KAdobe RGB2.2
Browse Web100 cd/m26500 KsRGB2.2
Create Documents80 cd/m25500 KsRGB2.2
Watch/Edit Movies120 cd/m26500 KsRGB2.2

 

Calibration Results

When calibration is finished, the results are displayed on the screen. You can name your profile in the "Adjustment Name" box.

result_window.jpg

 

Fine Tuning and Readjusting (Recalibrating)

If necessary, you can fine-tune the brightness and color manually by selecting "Finely Adjust."

You can also set EasyPIX to remind you to recalibrate your monitor after a specified number of hours have elapsed (not shown) and then recalibrate your monitor to the same settings by selecting "Readjust."

readjust.jpg

Matching Mode: Color Matching between Your Prints and Your Monitor (for Beginners)

EasyPIX can also be used for simple color matching between your prints and monitor either through paper white measurement or through visual perception. Both are explained below.

Color Matching Through Paper White Measurement

Hold the sensor about 25 cm away from the paper you will use for printing.

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The white of the digital paper in the middle of your screen will change to match the white of your printing paper. If further adjustments to the white paper on the screen are required, you can tweak the monitor's color and brightness manually before calibrating.

fine_tune_pw.jpg

 

Color Matching through Visual Perception

Adjust the color and brightness of your monitor to match the white of your printing paper.

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Calibration

Whether you use the paper white measurement function or color match through visual perception, you calibrate the monitor with EIZO's sensor and create a profile.

calibrate.jpg

 

Color Matching Achieved

Once you've created a profile for your monitor, you can share it with your retouching software. The color of your photo prints should match those displayed on your monitor.

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Photo Viewing and Web Viewing Modes (for Beginners)

Two additional modes are also available. Photo Viewing Mode sets the monitor's color temperature to 5500 K, a common default setting at which many digital cameras take photos. It also lets you adjust the monitor's brightness.

Web Viewing Mode is ideal for previewing how others will see your photos when shared online. Web Viewing mode's 6500 K default color temperature is the same as most web browsers. Or, adjust the brightness manually for greater control.

Settings for Retouching Software

When color matching with ink jet printers, you can get better results in"Matching Mode" by applying the correct color management settings in your image retouching software.

ManufacturerSoftwareWinMacColor Management CompatibleInitial Setting
AdobeAdobe Photoshop CS3/CS4/CS5dot_blackdot_blackdot_blackColor management active2
Adobe Photoshop Lightroomdot_blackdot_blackdot_black1Color management active2
Adobe Photoshop Elementsdot_blackdot_blackdot_blackColor management active2
NikonNikon ViewNXdot_blackdot_blackdot_blackColor management active2
CanonZoomBrowser EXdot_black   
ImageBrowser EX dot_black  
Digital Photo Professionaldot_blackdot_blackdot_blackUser configured
OlympusOLYMPUS Master 2dot_blackdot_blackdot_black 
OLYMPUS Viewer 2dot_blackdot_blackdot_black 
PentaxPENTAX PHOTO Laboratorydot_blackdot_blackdot_blackUser configured
PENTAX PHOTO Browserdot_blackdot_blackdot_blackColor management active2
SonyImage Data Lightbox SRdot_blackdot_black  
Image Data Converter SR Ver.2/Ver.3dot_blackdot_blackdot_blackUser configured
PanasonicLUMIX Simple Viewer PHOTOfunSTUDIOdot_blackdot_black  
SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0SEdot_black dot_blackColor management active2
  • indicates compatibility
    Please configure your printer's driver to match the color space of the data you are printing.  
    1 Depending on your usage environment, the printer's output and color may not match.
    2 Automatically references the monitor profile configured in the computer's operating system.

EIZO Calibration and Print Matching Solutions

To learn how EIZO EasyPIX differs from EIZO’s other solutions – ColorNavigator, ColorNavigator NX, and ColorNavigator Elements, see this comparison chart  (PDF: 90 KB).

 


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