Updated January 2017. (G) indicates used on the IDEAlliance G7(R) test form. MAY NOT BE SOLD OR USED COMMERCIALLY unless indicated (read legal notice).

Images and targets
CMYK_Peeker.tif (432 K - CMYK)
Find out what your printer does with CMYK files. Also see how black ink and GCR can improve the color gamut of CMY inks.

Checks smoothness and gray balance with undithered scales of 256, 128, 64 & 32 steps
Paints (9.7 M - RGB, CMYK)
Convert this "RGB original.tif" image from the embedded profile to your working space, then try matching the included "CMYK via RGB.tif" image. Proves
the benefits of RGB vs CMYK editing. Copyright © Don Hutcheson. May not be resold or published without written consent.
GrayRails.jpg (876 K - CMYK)
(G) A great visual gray balance test. The same B&W image in CMYK, K-only and CMY only adjusted for G7 gray balance. Updated April 2004 from the older (flipped) version to eliminate scum dots in the K-only image.
GrayBoat.jpg (1.2 M- CMYK)
An alternative to the GrayRails test in horizontal format. One B&W image in CMYK, K-only and CMY-only, adjusted for G7 gray balance.

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G7_Press Control Bar.ai (200 K - CMYK)
(G) Suggested G7 press bar. OK to edit or re-size. COPYRIGHT FREE.G7 Press Control Bar
P2P51.zip (5.1 M - CMYK)
(G) Replaces old P2P25. Updated to match TR015 math and improve gray balance accuracy. Compatible with Curve2, Curve3 and Curve4. Horizontal version (P2P51H) added Jan 2017.
TAC_04.tif (172 K - CMYK)
(G) A handy Total Area Coverage target for analyzing the maximum ink tolerance of a CMYK device.
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HC Screen Test3.JPG (700 K - CMYK)
Compare soft proofs to a master proof with gray images in CMYK, K only & CMY only. Insert your own images but don't lose the gray test! (Gray image derived with thanks from an image available from PIA/GATF.)
graycal_03.tif (548 K - CMYK)
A pretty standard target for finding the CMYK values that match a specific gray balance. Somewhat obsoleted by the P2P target (above).
RGBXPLORER8.tif (120 K - RGB)
Check any source or destination profile for reversals, hue shifts etc. 24 radial HSB slices plus pastels, micro white & black & a continuous gray ramp.
MicroGrayTest.tif (64 K - RGB)
Check any RGB system for neutrality with this 256-step gray target. Also test if you really have 24 bit video.
HC2052F.zip (4.2 M - CMYK)
A new CMYK characterization target that improves results in darker regions compared to the IT8.7/4. Updated to version "F" May 2011. New User Guide July 2013.
CMS 30 128.JPG (36 K - RGB)
Unlike a plain gray field, this desktop pattern can't be mistaken for a window & alerts you to changes in monitor calibration.
White_Balance.tif (24 K - RGB)
Check white and gray balance of your monitor and detect crossed curves introduced by calibration.

Proof Qualifier RGB.tif (48 K - RGB)
Check consistency of any RGB printing system. Include alongside every RGB image and graph measurements on the PQM chart or just compare visually to a master print.
HC Proof Qualifier.tif (32 K - CMYK)
Checks consistency of any printing or proofing system. Graph measurements on the PQM chart. Obsoleted by the IDEAlliance ISO 12647-7 Digital Control Strip 2007.
MicroCMYK.tif (264 K - CMYK)
(G) This RIP-killer has 256 discrete CMYK levels. Count or measure them.
GrayFinder.tif (1.8 M - CMYK)
(G) Multi-level version of the GrayCal target with fine and coarse scales.
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