Downloading Display Calibrations, Named Color Palettes & OEM instrument files

Some instruments come with files that are either needed for their operation, or enhance their operation, and you will need to download these files  to your Android Device
to make use of them.

For files that are packaged into the software that comes with your instrument, or has been installed on a personal computer, a special utility oemdnld is provided to run on that computer, to allow these files to be located, extracted from archives, and transferred to your Android device. Version 2.3.2 or latter should be used:

To be able to run oemdnld, you first need to de-archive it, and save it somewhere you are able to run it from. It is best run from the command line, since this easily lets you provide arguments to it, although you could also create a shortcut to run it if you like.

If you just run oemdnld, it will search your computer for installed files. If you have the OEM files on a CD or DVD and have it in the computers optical media drive, oemdnld will search on the CD or DVD for files to install. If you do not have an OEM CD, or do not have a CD drive on your computer, then you will need to download from the instrument manufacturer, or copy from the OEM CD, the MSWindows install executable file (typically the setup.exe file) and run oemdld with the file path to that file as an argument. This can be done from a command line shell, or by creating a shortcut to oemdld, and then modifying the shortcut to supply setup.exe as the argument. You may need to set oemdld to start in the same folder as the setup.exe file. If you have individual files (such as display calibration .ccmx or .ccss files, instrument support files such as spyd2PLD.bin or spyd4cal.bin, or Named Color Palette files .cxf, .cxf2, .cxf3, .icm, icc), you can also provide the path to them as arguments to oemdnld, or you could download them individually using the import button of the OEM file Download and Install dialog.

OEM download utility

When run, oemdnld will pop up a local web page in your browser, and indicate what local URL it can be found at, and what OEM files it has found to download. Once open, choose the Measurement menu Downloading Display Calibrations & OEM instrument files.

OEM Install
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On some systems you may have to modify your machines firewall or internet permissions to allow port 8080 to be accessed by your Android Device. Access also depends on mDNS/Zeroconf being able to run on your local network.
Touch Search to start searching for the local oemdnld Web server.

OEM install -
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When complete, you can touch Done to dismiss the dialog.

When you have individual files to install that don't need extracting from an install archive, you can use the Import button on the OEM file Download and Install dialog to open the Android file selection dialog. You can browse the storage on your Android device, or select remote file using Google Drive or equivalent, and once selected, the file will be installed.

To remove installed files, either clear ColorMeter data in Settings->Apps (which will clear most settings and the Measurement Log), or use an Android File manager such as Google Files or IO File Manager to locate the files under Internal_Storage->Android->data->com.argyllpro.colormeter under the instrument and ncpalettes directories, and delete them. (Note that any .cal files are the latest instrument self calibration files.)

Named Color Palettes

The Named Color and Named Color Swatch Readouts will match the measured color to the closest color in the selected Named Color Palette library. ColorMeter supports two Named Color Palette file formats: ICC, and CxF version 2 or version 3.

A very limited number of free Named Color libraries come pre-installed with ColorMeter, currently just the W3C Extended colors.

A source of the popular Pantone® 3rd party commercial Named Color sets, is to purchase a copy of Pantone Color Manager where you can export the libraries you want to use in cxf format using the "Save as..." menu item, and then Download them to ColorMeter.
[ Note that it is not possible to use any of Pantone's Mobile Apps for this purpose. ]

If you have an X-Rite or Pantone instrument such as the i1Pro 2/3 or i1Display Pro etc., then it may have come with a copy of Pantone Color Manager or other CxF files - check the included software.

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