Argyll Color Management System
(Including icclib, cgatslib and DPS)
Author :- Graeme Gill (Home
Last updated 2013/3/8
Current Version 1.5.1
ArgyllCMS is an ICC compatible color management system,
available as Open Source under the AGPL. It supports accurate ICC
profile creation for scanners, cameras and film recorders, and
calibration and profiling of displays and RGB & CMYK printers.
Spectral sample data is supported, allowing a selection of
illuminants observer types, and paper fluorescent whitener
additive compensation. Profiles can also incorporate source
specific gamut mappings for perceptual and saturation intents.
Gamut mapping and profile linking uses the CIECAM02 appearance
model, a unique gamut mapping algorithm, and a wide selection of
rendering intents. Device Link can be created with a wide variety
of advanced options. It also includes code for the fastest
portable 8 bit raster color conversion engine available anywhere,
as well as support for fast, fully accurate 16 bit conversion.
Device color gamuts can also be viewed and compared using a VRML
viewer. Comprehensive documentation is provided for each utility,
and a general guide to using the tools for typical color
management tasks is also available. A mailing list provides
support for more advanced usage.
Argyll is a collection of source code that compiles into a set of
command line tools, licensed under the GNU licensing terms.
Argyll also includes a general purpose ICC V2 profile format
access library, icclib, and a general purpose CGATS file format
Also hosted here, is DPS a "Demo Print System". This is an inkjet
printer driver framework, currently aimed at driving the Epson
R1800 printer. This is under development, and not yet complete.
If you'd like to help support ArgyllCMS, please see the
Contribution information at the bottom of this page.
Download V1.5.1 Argyll Source Code
Download V1.5.1 Main Microsoft Windows
Download V1.5.1 Main Apple OS X
Download V1.5.1 Main Linux x86
Commercial Use and non-GPL Licensing
Download V2.14 icclib or cgatslib Source
Download DPS Source Code
Download SnoopyPro Source Code or
Argyll mailing List Information
After you have downloaded the source or executables, please read the
notes on installing.
Please note that some of the
based on "ArgyllCMS" have been modified in various ways, and may not
work exactly the same as what is distributed here. If something
doesn't work using such a package, please download the real thing
from here and re-test before reporting a bug.
Modifying the i1i0 table for the i1pro2
you would like to support the development of the GNU releases of
ArgyllCMS, you can make a financial contribution using PayPal by
selecting the button below.
Money contributed will primarily be used in purchasing additional
color measurement instruments and other hardware, as well as
defraying other expenses accrued in developing and making available
the GNU release of ArgyllCMS.
If you have a suggestion as to what your contribution should be put
towards (e.g. to purchase a particular instrument), then please
include that suggestion in the message accompanying your payment.
Contributions have been used recently to:
- Purchase an X-Rite i1 DisplayPro and ColorMunki Display, to
add support for these instruments.
- Purchase a DataColor Spyder 4 to add support for this
- Purchase an X-Rite i1Pro2, to add full support for this
- Purchase of a more modern Apple laptop capable of running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
Thanks to the following people for their recent contribution and
CJM Trimbach, Christian Gegenhuber, Druckereiberatung D.
Pfeiffer, Manuel Pérez, Mathias Placho, Mironov Denis,
Федянин Станислав, Daniel Lenardon, Matthias Prager, Xingguo
Shi, Mason Livingston, Pascal de Bruijn,
Nejib Boubaker, Jens Niederfellner, Hening Bettermann,
Michael Gestgrasser, Oscar Gali
If you've decided to buy a color instrument because Argyll supports
it, please let the dealer and manufacturer know that "You bought it because Argyll CMS
supports it" - thanks.