Handheld Scanner Easily Identifies Colors

Handheld Scanner Easily Identifies Colors

An exciting new device accurately scans materials and presents them in RGB and CMYK codes.

Don Michael Acelar De Leon
  • 26 october 2010

Pantone’s latest innovation is set to alleviate the painstaking process of sifting through leaflets of color guides just to match a color seen in a particular material. With the new Capsure, designers can simply scan anything under it and derive the corresponding color in RGB and CYMK number codes.

The press release further illustrates the amazing possibilities of the Capsure:

Created for professionals in fashion, home furnishings, interior, industrial and graphic design, as well as contractors, paint retailers and do-it-yourselfers, CAPSURE allows users to accurately identify color inspiration from any surface, material or fabric and match it to a PANTONE(R) Color for easy communication. With unsurpassed accuracy, CAPSURE significantly reduces the time it takes to measure or choose a color from a sample or any other form of color inspiration.

The device uses powerful tri-directional image capture technology that eliminates the shadows and interference inherent to patterned and textured materials and surfaces. By illuminating the surface being measured from three different directions while simultaneously recording 27 color-accurate images in 1.6 seconds, CAPSURE can extract up to four dominant colors from an intricate pattern so the viewer can clearly identify the desired color.

CAPSURE’s image capture technology lets professionals preview what they are measuring on its 1.75-inch color screen, in real time, to affirm image accuracy. Those images are then stored on the device for later reference. CAPSURE has the ability to record the last 100 colors measured for later reference. Users can also annotate colors with a voice recording as well as a time and date stamp. Additionally, the device provides harmonious shades and identifies related colors that are lighter, darker or similar in tone to the identified color.



[via Engadget]


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