CHROMiX

plotting individual colors

Will ColorThink allow me to manually enter individual Lab colors and plot them in the 2D or 3D graphs? Can I display them alongside a color profile volume?

Yes! (If by “manually” you mean entering Lab values into a simple color list).

In the manual, in the section on the grapher, there is an example of a simple Lab color list you can create in seconds in any text program. You can just copy and paste this from the ColorWiki manual into your text program:

colorwiki.com/wiki/ColorThin … Color_List

Or copy it from here:

BEGIN_DATA_FORMAT Lab_L Lab_a Lab_b END_DATA_FORMAT BEGIN_DATA 91 -2 96 44 -29 2 END_DATA

Substitute the “91 -2 96” with Lab values of your own choosing, tab to create the space between numbers, make the list as long as you like, save it as a text file, and you can drag this file into the grapher or worksheet - and your Lab colors will be displayed.

Thanks, that’s what I needed.

Hah!
(Once you get me going, I can’t stop!)

You can also create these simple Lab color lists by bringing an image into the worksheet and clicking on it with the eye dropper tool. A list is automatically populated and you can Save List As… to export a text file or open it in the Grapher.