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Release of GMG OpenColor – Service release

Release date
GMG OpenColor has been released today, Tuesday, March 17, 2020.


Online help for GMG OpenColor

License information, system requirements
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Installation instructions
1. Close all GMG applications.
2. Extract the zip archive and run the installation.

The installation instructions are valid for new and update installations. Before updating to a new GMG OpenColor version, you can back up all configuration data: OpenColor > Gear Wheel > Backup > Create


New features

Time saving and more convenient Separation Rules dialog box

Several enhancements make the link between input and output project more transparent and accessible:
  • You can now see the Target Mode in the Separation Rules dialog box. You do not need to switch to the input project anymore to see how a color will be handled if the paper tint of the output project deviates from the input project (or characterization).
  • Instead of manually navigating to the input project, you can now click the Save data and jump to input project button to jump directly to the input project, for example, to change the input colors.
  • You are notified if the separation rules are not synchronized with the input project, i.e. if input colors have been changed without updating the separation rules.
See how it works

Support of 10 additional FOGRA offset print standards

This version now includes all FOGRA offset characterizations for AM screening.
See the list of added characterizations here.

Support of Idealliance ECG test charts CMYKOGV for X-Rite i1iO

The new test charts are based on the Expanded Color Gamut (ECG) characterization chart for use in characterizing and calibrating multicolor print processes.
Download the test charts for printing on our OpenColor product download website.

Customizable columns and improved search

Get a better overview and find items faster by customizing the columns in the Database view.
Learn more

New cross-project profile lists

You will now find separate lists for proof profiles and separation profiles in the Database view of GMG OpenColor. Each list shows all profiles of the respective type from all projects. With this new feature, you can get an overview at a glance as well as easily find a specific profile.
Learn more

Extended test chart view

All test charts supported in GMG OpenColor are now listed in the Test Charts view. (In previous versions, only test charts created by the user were listed.)
Learn more

Change management for custom gradations

For a fail-safe use, it is important that all data is up-to-date with the current project configuration. GMG OpenColor extended the change management to custom gradations.

Database cleanup to boost application performance

When version 2.3.1 is started for the first time, all obsolete information in the database such as incomplete profiles and temporary files will be removed. This new function can also be started manually later, whenever you feel it necessary. Finished and usable profiles will not be touched.
Learn more

Support for import of 7c CMYKOGV Esko Equinox measurement data

You can now import measurement data based on combinations of CMYK, OMYK, CGYK, and CMVK from the standard ECI2002/IT8.7-4 test chart or from the Esko EDK9 test chart.
See which new test chart types are supported

Resolved issues

GMG OpenColor includes improvements that allow you to use your ColorProof even more efficiently. An overview of the improvements and corrections can be found here.

End of life

Please note that we will no longer provide bug fixes, maintenance releases, workarounds, or patches for bugs found in GMG OpenColor or older.


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GMG OpenColor

mit freundlichen Grüßen | with best regards

Jochen Moehrke
Manager Service and Support EMEA

GMG GmbH & Co. KG
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