Canadian developer The BabelColor Company announced on Monday that the Mac version of
BabelColor, which translates color coordinates between RGB spaces, is now available. The application is geared toward anyone who needs to see and translate colorimetric data between RGB spaces, such as graphic and Web designers, product designers, and colorimetry specialists.
BabelColor simultaneously displays color coordinates, as well as color patches, from 2 RGB spaces selected from the 13 pre-defined industry standard spaces available. The application allows you to translate color coordinates back and forth and check for clipping or color difference values.
You can input data in RGB, L*a*b*, or L*u*v* color languages or select colors along an x/y axis in the chromaticity diagram. Color coordinates are available in 9 different representations — such as HSB, Hex #, and so forth — and color differences come in 12 industry standard formulas and variants, such as DeltaE*ab, CIE94, and so forth. If you’re not experienced with RGB color coordination, an included help manual offers basic theories as well as detailed equations for color conversions.
You can download a trial version of BabelColor, which is unlimited but has some features blocked, from the BabelColor Company Web site. The registration price is US$65.
Suggested system requirements are Mac OS 9.2 or Mac OS X v.10.2.x “Jaguar” or higher, a 700MHz processor, a 1024 x 768 display with 32-bit color, and 256MB RAM.