Measurement View Menu

The left most menu selection, Config accesses the Configurations dialog, which allows overall configurations to be saved or restored, as well as accessing the Options dialog, which allows setting lesser used configuration options.

The ColorMeterDemo version of the application also has a Feedback button to let you fill in and return a quick survey.

Measurement Menu

The rightmost menu list will depend on the instrument and measurement mode and display type, so not all of the following may be present or enabled:

Aiming Target On/Off

Some Tele type Instruments have a set of Aiming Lights or Laser Sight, and this button allows it to be turned on or off.

Re-calibrate menu item

Normally an instrument that requires a calibration will automatically switch to the calibration view when this becomes necessary, but the Recalibrate menu item allows an instrument calibration to be performed at other times as well.

Refresh rate Calibration

Instruments in a refresh display measurement mode typically need to calibrate to the refresh rate for best measurement accuracy. While an attempt to calibrate to the refresh rate will be done automatically, this menu item allows it to be done more predictably when the instrument is on a suitable 80% or white display patch.

Transmission White Calibration

When an instrument is in a pseudo transmittance measurement mode, it needs to be calibrated for 100% transmittance against the backlight being used. While this will be done automatically on selecting such a measurement mode, this menu item allows it to be repeated if the nature of the backlight has changed.

Emission Range Calibration

Some instruments have a fixed integration time measurement mode, and the choice of integration time may need calibrating. While an attempt to calibrate the integration time will be done automatically, this menu item allows it to be done more predictably when the instrument is on a suitable white display patch.

Measure the Refresh Rate

Some instruments are capable of measuring the refresh rate of a refresh type display (see instrument capabilities), and this menu item starts such a measurement. The results will be displayed in the topmost suitable Readout, until a normal measurement is done. You may need to make sure that the topmost Readout is from the "Current Measurement" source for the result to be displayed.

If you try and measure a source that has no discernible flicker, or the flicker is not in the normal range of a display refresh rate, then the measurement will fail with a "Measurement failed with a Measurement misread" error.

Clear Optional Calibrations

Some instruments (such as the SwatchMate Cube) have some optional calibration steps, and if such calibration steps have been performed, then this menu item allows clearing them and reverting to the default calibration values, in the case that the required calibration conditions were not correct.

Clear Registers

All the current Reasurement and Register values can be cleared using this option. This starts with a "clean slate".

Copy Register(s)

Allows copying of register values, either within the current Measurement Register set, or from earlier measurement Register set to the Current set.
Individual register values can be copied, or groups of registers can be copied.

Export Measurements

Start the Export Measurements dialog, to allow saving measurements from the log to either a Tab Separated Value .TSV file, for an ArgyllCMS .sp CGATS file.

Install OEM Files

Start the OEM file Download and Install dialog. This is to allow installing instrument related files that are either needed for their operation, or enhance their operation, such as Display Calibrations. It can also be used to install Named Color Palettes.


This menu item accesses the quickstart help information, and is an entry point for the whole software manual. Use the system Back button to exit the help.

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