X-Rite i1Photo Pro 3 Color Management System

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X-Rite i1Photo Pro 3 Color Management System

Professional Color Management for Photographers Who Print
i1Photo Pro 3 is the new standard of perfection for “Color Perfectionist” Photographers looking for perfectly accurate color from capture through edit, sharing and printing – the first time and every time. Quickly and easily create custom camera, monitor, projector, scanner and RGB printer profiles, ensuring the colors you capture, view and print are true.

i1Photo Pro 3 offers the most accurate and consistent color calibration and profiling from capture to view to print. i1Photo Pro 3 combines world-class hardware and software to deliver the ultimate professional level color management for photo pros who print.

  • i1Pro 3 Spectrophotometer. The most accurate and forward-thinking profiling device available today with a custom, full-spectrum LED light source, which allows for single-pass scanning and improves device reliability and accuracy – including the ability to more quickly correct for paper optical brighteners often found in photo papers.
  • i1Profiler Software for Monitors, Projectors, Scanners and RGB Printers. The latest release of i1Profiler software features basic and advanced modes for professionally calibrated and profiled monitors (including presets for video production workflows), projectors, scanners, and RGB printers.  Also includes display and printer quality assurance functions.
  • ColorChecker Camera Calibration Software and Target for producing custom camera profiles that work exceptionally well for ICC and DNG workflows, even in unusual artificial light sources.
  • PANTONE® Color Manager. Easily capture and manage spot colors and keep your PANTONE libraries up to date with this color palette creation and swatch bridging software.

There’s never been a better time to invest in an i1Photo Pro 3 solution to maximize your profitability, efficiency and color accuracy. The new i1Pro 3 device delivers more accurate and reliable results than any other device in its category and is two times faster than its predecessor, making this a must-have product for Color Perfectionists.

X-Rite also offers this solution in two other configurations:
i1Basic Pro 3 (EO3BAS): includes monitor/projector profiling and monitor/printer QA capabilities
i1Publish Pro 3 (EO3PUB): includes everything in i1Photo Pro 3 plus CMYK+ printer profiling capabilities

You demanded perfection. We delivered it.

i1Photo Pro 3.
Color. Printing. Perfected.


he i1Photo Pro 3 is ideal for the discerning photographer’s unique color workflow needs and includes:

  • The faster and more accurate i1Pro 3 Spectrophotometer
  • The latest release of i1Profiler Software
  • ColorChecker Camera Calibration and ColorChecker Classic Mini target
  • PANTONE Color Manager Software
  • ColorChecker Proof Target
  • i1 accessories: Ambient Light Measurement Head, Monitor Holder, Scanning Ruler, Backup Board, Spot Color Positioning Target, Soft Carrying Case

The most accurate, versatile and reliable profiling device available today.

Built upon the success of X-Rite’s i1Pro series of spectrophotometers as the de facto industry standard for nearly two decades, i1Pro 3 features the next generation of our industry-leading technology delivering increased accuracy, speed, and an expanded professional-level feature set.


  • New illuminant design offers a custom, full-spectrum LED light source, which allows for single-pass scanning and improves device reliability and accuracy
  • Measure up to 5000 nits for correct calibration on high brightness displays
  • Measures M0, M1, and M2 simultaneously in a single pass, cutting scanning time in half; reads smaller patches than the i1Pro 2 with improved accuracy
  • New Design Ergonomics allows for greater usability, accuracy, cleaning, protection, and storage of the precision i1Pro 3 device, assuring the highest level of reliability and productivity
  • Optical Brightener Compensation predicts what colors printed on optically brightened paper will look like under both standard and specific light conditions using a single hand-held device
  • Real-time user feedback ensures accurate measurement position and a self-check tool to adjust and correct minor shifts
  • Maintaining and protecting the device (and investment) is easier than ever with a self-cleanable aperture protection glass and calibration white tile cover to provide built-in protection from dust and dirt, keeping your device working at top performance at all times
  • XRGA (X-Rite Graphic Arts Standard ) equipped to make it quicker and easier for companies and professionals involved in digital production printing to adhere to ISO standards and have confidence that data sent or received from all links in the supply chain is reliable and repeatable, reducing waste and rework

i1Profiler, based upon X-Rite’s i1Prism color engine, offers an unprecedented level of flexibility and features a number of unique color management capabilities adding power and control in creating professional quality profiles. You can choose between a ‘basic’, wizard-driven interface; or an ‘advanced’, user-driven interface to create high quality, precise, custom color profiles for monitors and projectors.

I1Profiler unique capabilities include:

  • Create highest quality professional color profiles for displays up to 5000 nits
  • Produce custom RGB printer profiles for professional printing results on your range of favorite photographic papers
  • Produce custom scanner profiles with ColorChecker Classic or ColorChecker Digital SG targets
  • Quality assurance for soft proofing on monitors and verifying output quality on printers

I1Profiler specific capabilities include:

  • Small, medium, large or custom color patch selection
  • Utilize presets for video production workflows
  • Create profiles for any ambient light condition for optimal viewing of color critical work
  • Unlimited gamma, white point, and luminance settings (also measure other displays or light sources and use as targets)
  • Workgroup match utilizing reference profiles to match all monitors
  • Gray balance optimization for more neutral and better defined grays, in any lighting condition
  • Chromatic adaptation formula for a closer visual match between different monitors  (or of different settings on one monitor) with different white points
  • X-Rite’s Automatic Display Calibration (ADC) to automatically control and adjust display hardware settings

Digital Projector

  • Build an accurate on-screen profile in just a few minutes – just as easy as building a monitor profile
  • Takes room conditions into consideration when creating profile – projected colors, screen color and room lighting


  • Quickly build an accurate scanner profile using the included ColorChecker Classic Mini target (or a larger ColorChecker Classic or ColorChecker Digital SG target purchased separately)

RGB Printer

  • Intelligent iterative profiling technology ensures your output is reproduced accurately from print to print and printer to printer
  • Unmatched quality for smoothness, highlight and shadow detail
  • Utilize Optical Brightener Compensation (OBC) functionality to account for paper optical brighteners
  • Optimize profiles based on your images for specific colors, black & white, or flesh tones, PANTONE libraries and captured spot colors
  • Supports high patch count test charts for the most accurate printer profiles – ideal for fine art printing and proofing
  • Choose from standard test charts or easily build your own to meet your specific color and paper size requirements
  • Capture true colors with flash and ambient light measurements – easily apply to output profiles for your gallery, studio or any specific lighting condition for perfect color match
  • Quickly check color output quality and optical brighteners with ColorChecker Proof visual assessment target

Quality Assurance (QA)

  • Display quality assurance function to check soft proofing
  • Printer quality assurance function to check print quality using ISO 12647-7 compliant media wedges (IDEAlliance Digital Control Strip, Fogra Media Wedge, Japan Color Control Strip)

ColorChecker Camera Calibration System
This widely adapted profiling technology provides excellent results with just the mini 24-patch ColorChecker Classic target, producing both ICC and DNG custom camera profiles that work exceptionally well for Raw workflows, even in unusual artificial light sources. Whether you are shooting with just one camera or multiple cameras, you’ll easily establish an accurate color foundation and maintain control of your colors.

  • Minimize color differences between cameras and lenses
  • Adapt for mixed lighting
  • Make color balance match across different scenes
  • Create dual illuminant profiles which takes into account two different light sources to create a single profile, which can be applied to an even wider variety of lighting conditions


    • Capture and manage spot colors
    • Automatically updates all PANTONE Color Libraries - and keeps them up to date
    • Uses PANTONE PLUS Color Bridge values
    • Builds palettes of best match PANTONE colors that are auto extracted from your own images
    • Enables any library or palette, including palettes extracted from images, to be used in i1Profiler spot color optimization of printer Profiles
    • Builds ICC profile-based device-specific CMYK recipes for any PANTONE Graphics library
    • Simulates and helps you visualize spot vs. 4-color process, including display and print gamut warnings to make it easy to identify any colors that cannot be properly printed on your target output device or properly displayed on your monitor
    • Synchronizes spot color values to design applications


  • MacOS X 10.13x, 10.14x or 10.15x (with latest upgrades installed)
  • 2GB RAM
  • Intel® Core 2 Duo CPU or better CPU
  • 2GB of available disk space
  • Powered USB port
  • Monitor resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels or higher
  • Dual display support requires either 2 video cards or a dual head video card that supports dual video LUTs being loaded
  • Latest drivers for video card installed
  • DVD drive or high-speed internet connection required for software install, download and automatic software update
  • User must have Administrator rights to install and uninstall the application


  • Microsoft Windows 7® 32 or 64 bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8® 32 or 64 bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1® 32 or 64 bit
  • Microsoft Windows 10® 32 or 64 bit
  • All operating systems should have latest Service Pack installed
  • 2GB RAM
  • Intel® Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon™ XP or better CPU
  • 2GB of available disk space
  • Powered USB port
  • Monitor resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels or higher
  • Dual display support requires either 2 video cards or a dual head video card that supports dual video LUTs being loaded
  • Latest drivers for video card installed
  • Network adaptor installed and driver loaded
  • DVD drive or high-speed internet connection required for software install, download and automatic software update
  • User must have Administrator rights to install and uninstall the application


This product is available in the following languages:

  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Product registration is required to receive X-Rite technical support during the warranty period. Registration can occur directly through the software, on our website, or via phone. Users are encouraged to register their product within the first 30 days of use.

i1Pro Hardware Specifications


i1® technology with built-in wavelengths check
Spectral analyzer: Holographic diffraction grating with 128-pixel diode array
Spectral Range: 380 - 730 nm
Physical sampling interval: 3.5 nm
Optical resolution: 10 nm
Spectral reporting: 380 ... 730 nm in 10 nm steps
Measurement Frequency in scanning mode: 200 measurements per second


Measurement geometry: 45°/0° ring illumination optics, ISO 13655:2017
Measurement aperture: 4.5 mm (0.18”) diameter (effective measurement aperture during scanning is depending on the patch size and measurement speed)
Illumination Spot Size: 3.5 mm (0.14”)
Light source: Gas filled tungsten (illuminant type A) and UV LED


Data Format: Spectral Reflectance [dimensionless]

Measurement Conditions:

  • UV included - ISO 13655:2017 measurement condition M0
  • D50 - ISO 13655:2017 measurement condition M1
  • UV excluded Filter - ISO 13655:2017 measurement condition M2

OBC: Optical Brightener Compensation (OBC) with i1Profiler software
Calibration: Manual on external ceramic white reference
Measurement Background: white, ISO 13655:2017; for measurements on backup board
Minimal Patch Size in Spot Mode: 6 x 6 mm (0.24” x 0.24”) (Width x Height)
Minimal Patch Size in Scanning Mode: 6 x 7 mm (0.24” x 0.28”) (Width x Height) with i1iO; 7 x 7 mm (0.28” x 0.28”) (Width x Height) with sensor ruler; 10 x 7 mm (0.40” x 0.28”) (Width x Height) without sensor ruler
Maximum Scan Length: 260 mm (10.24”)
Inter-instrument agreement: 0.3 ∆E00 average, 0.8 ∆E00 max. (deviation from X-Rite manufacturing standard at a temperature of 23°C (73.4°F) on 12 BCRA tiles (D50, 2º))
Short-term repeatability: 0.05 ∆E00 on white (D50,2°, mean of 10 measurements every 3 seconds on white)


Data format: Spectral radiance (mW/nm/m2 /sr); Luminance Y (cd/m2)
Measurement range: 0.2 - 5000 cd/m2 on a typical LCD-Monitor
Short-term repeatability: x,y: +/- 0.002 typical (5000°K, 80 cd/m2)


Data Format: spectral irradiance [mW/nm/m2], illuminance [lux]
Type: Cosine-corrected diffuse light measurement head


Interface: USB 1.1
Power supply: Device powered by USB. No additional charger or battery required. USB 1.1 high power device.

Physical dimensions

i1Pro 3 device:Length 162 mm, width 69 mm, height 64 mm (6.4” x 2.7” x 2.5”)
i1Pro 3 Ruler: Length 337 mm, width 102 mm (13.3” x 4.0”)
i1Pro 3 Backup Board: 355 mm x 265 mm (14.0” x 10.4”) folded or 355 mm x 400 mm (14.0” x 15.7”) unfolded
Weight i1Pro 3 device: 285 g (10.1 oz)


i1Pro 3 spectrophotometer (measurement device), calibration plate, ambient light measurement head, monitor holder, positioning target, scanning ruler, backup board, USB cable, i1Profiler software for monitors, projectors and RGB printers, ColorChecker Camera Calibration software, PANTONE Color Manager software, ColorChecker Classic Mini target, ColorChecker Proof target and soft-sided storage case.


    • X-Rite i1Photo Pro 3 Color Management System
    • i1Pro 3 Spectrophotometer
    • Calibration Plate
    • Ambient Light Measurement Head
    • Monitor Holder
    • Positioning Target
    • Scanning Ruler
    • Backup Board
    • USB Cable
    • Software
    • ColorChecker Proof Target
    • Soft-Sided Storage Case
    • Limited 1-Year Warranty