Datacolor recently announced the arrival of ColorVision PrintFIX PRO 2.0. The free software upgrade to its PrintFIX PRO and PrintFIX PRO Suite printer profiling solutions are now available for download at http://www.colorvision.com/dl_software.php. The PrintFIX PRO 2.0 upgrade gives photographers and designers several new features to, as Datacolor explains, “enhance the quality of tinted and black and white prints.” Features include a new gray axis algorithm, advanced profiles settings, and new soft proof capabilities—allowing preview of custom profiles and settings before making a test print. Users may also build a range of custom printer profiles for differing black and white tints.
New features of PrintFIX PRO 2.0 include: New Gray Axis Algorithm – Extended Grays Target allows users to add precision gray and near gray data to profiles, enhancing quality of Tinted and Black and White prints; New Curves Import Function – total control over Black & White Tinting curves in your Image Editor—allows users to apply adjustments to the profile rather than to each individual image; and New Multiple Test Image options – users can switch easily from the standard test images or use their own personal images. You get these new features and several more.