Canadian developer The BabelColor Company has released the second version of its BabelColor application, which compares and converts RGB color spaces for artists, designers, photographers, scientists and anyone else whose work requires accurate RGB color representations. This upgrade includes six new RGB color spaces — BestRGB, Beta RGB, DonRGB4, eciRGB, Ekta Space PS5 and ProPhoto — as well as two color spaces, Munsell HVC and L*C*h*, changed preferences that remain when the software is quit and restarted and a Color Deck viewing mode that users can employ to browse and convert colors from and to color chip catalogs.
In addition, BabelColor 2.0 includes bug fixes and performance improvements. The BabelColor Company recently made version 2.0.1, which fixes a single bug, available. Both are free upgrades for owners of version 1; the full software is US$65. Volume pricing is available, as is a feature-disabled trial version. System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.2, a 250MHz processor (700MHz recommended), 16-bit color (32-bit recommended) and 64MB RAM (256MB recommended).