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(Including icclib, cgatslib and DPS)

Author :- Graeme Gill (Home Page)
Last updated 2014/1/31




Current Version 1.6.3

ArgyllCMS is an ICC compatible color management system, available as Open Source. It supports accurate ICC profile creation for scanners, cameras and film recorders, and calibration and profiling of displays and RGB & CMYK printers. Device Link can be created with a wide variety of advanced options, including specialized Video calibration standards  and 3dLuts. Spectral sample data is supported, allowing a selection of illuminants observer types, and paper fluorescent whitener additive compensation. Profiles can also incorporate source specific gamut mappings for perceptual and saturation intents. Gamut mapping and profile linking uses the CIECAM02 appearance model, a unique gamut mapping algorithm, and a wide selection of rendering intents. It also includes code for the fastest portable 8 bit raster color conversion engine available anywhere, as well as support for fast, fully accurate 16 bit conversion. Device color gamuts can also be viewed and compared using a VRML viewer. Comprehensive documentation is provided for each major tool, and a general guide to using the tools for typical color management tasks is also available. A mailing list provides support for more advanced usage.

Argyll is a collection of source code that compiles into a set of command line tools, licensed under the GNU licensing terms.

Argyll also includes a general purpose ICC V2 profile format access library, icclib, and a general purpose CGATS file format I/O library.

Also hosted here, is DPS a "Demo Print System". This is an inkjet printer driver framework, currently aimed at driving the Epson R1800 printer. This is under development, and not yet complete.

If you'd like to help support ArgyllCMS, please see the Contribution information at the bottom of this page.


On Line Documentation
Download V1.6.3 Argyll Source Code
Download V1.6.3 Main Microsoft Windows executables
Download V1.6.3 Main Apple OS X executables
Download V1.6.3 Main Linux x86 Executables
Commercial Use and non-GPL Licensing
Download V2.16 icclib or cgatslib Source Code
Download DPS Source Code
Download SnoopyPro Source Code or Executables
Argyll mailing List Information

After you have downloaded the source or executables, please read the notes on installing.

Please note that some of the Linux packages based on "ArgyllCMS" have been modified in various ways, and may not work exactly the same as what is distributed here. If something doesn't work using such a package, please download the real thing from here and re-test before reporting a bug.


Articles:

Modifying the i1i0 table for the i1pro2


If you would like to support the development of the GNU releases of ArgyllCMS, you can make a financial contribution using PayPal by selecting the button below.

Money contributed will primarily be used in purchasing additional color measurement instruments and other hardware, as well as defraying other expenses accrued in developing and making available the GNU release of ArgyllCMS.
If you have a suggestion as to what your contribution should be put towards (e.g. to purchase a particular instrument), then please include that suggestion in the message accompanying your payment.

Thanks to the following people for their recent contribution and support:

  
   Tilman Hager, Giuseppe Pistilli, Kjell Irgens, Pascal de Bruijn, Dieter Pongratz, Ivan Kadomin, Dmitry Nikolaev
   Christian Ramharter, Brad Funkhouser


 
If you've decided to buy a color instrument because Argyll supports it, please let the dealer and manufacturer know that "You bought it because Argyll CMS supports it" - thanks.