What is CalibrationAider?
CalibrationAider helps users realize the full potential of their computer display device. Use CalibrationAider to create a consistant, reproduceable viewing environment with an optimal viewing angle, screen resolution, and maximized range of colors. Ideal for digital photographers who need to set up a color-managed workflow. Displays built-in test patterns and allows the users to import their own images. New test patterns will be added in future versions. Includes a complete user guide and access to an online tutorial. The tutorial shows how to use the test patterns during monitor calibration and explores concepts important to digital image processing and color management in general.

Test patterns built into CalibrationAider:
  • 8 Bit Grayscale Staircase (8 Bit Linear)
  • 8 Bit Grayscale Gradient (8 Bit Linear)
  • 8 Bit Grayscale Staircase and Gradient Combination (8 Bit Linear)
  • 8 Bit RGB and Grayscale Staircase (8 Bit Linear)
  • Solid Colors
  • TV Color Bars (EBU)

  • Java Runtime Environment 1.4 or greater.
  • Minimum CPU speed is 500 MHz Intel Pentium or equivalent.
  • Preferably 1024 x 768 resolution, minimum resolution is 800 by 600.
  • Minimum 128Mb RAM internal memory.
  • Minimum 8Mb memory on the video card.

CalibrationAider on an eComStation machine with Open JDK

Installing CalibrationAider
Go to free version CalibrationAider. Enter your email address and follow the instructions in the email sent immediately. It is a jar file, after download create a folder (directory) "CalibrationAider". Copy the jar file to the new folder "CalibrationAider". Create a new program object or copy it from the file below.
Specify the path and file name:"[drive:CalibrationAider]\CalibrationAider\CalibrationAider.cmd". In the tabpage Session check the boxes "OS/2 window", "Running as an icon" and "Close Window to end program". In the tabpage General you can enter the name "CalibrationAider".

The used cmd file
CalibrationAider works well with Open JDK in OS/2-eCS. I have created an CalibrationAider.cmd file with the following contents;
@echo off
set BEGINLIBPATH=[drive: java]\JAVA160\bin
set path=[drive: java]\JAVA160\bin
[drive: CalibrationAider]
cd [drive: CalibrationAider]\CalibrationAider
java -jar CalibrationAider.jar
I use 2 separate folders (directories), one for Java and one for CalibrationAider with the files created by this program. The references used in the cmd file;

  • [drive: java] = drive with Java
  • [drive: CalibrationAider] = drive with CalibrationAider

should be replaced with real drive letters. Save the file and name it CalibrationAider.cmd or use the commandfile from the distribution. This file is copied to the CalibrationAider folder (directory). Furthermore, different paths?, adjust according to your needs.

In the file you can find the above command file (all drive letters are on set to C:) and an OS/2 CalibrationAider icon: CalibrationAider-eCS.zip.

revision December 28, 2012