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Spectral Library

The following files are part of an extensive library of spectra which is being incrementally released for public use. If you do not find listed specimens you need, please let me know, I may have samples already measured but not posted.

File Format

The files are available in two formats; the SpectraShop™ binary format and the SpectraShop text format. The binary files require SpectraShop to view them. The text files may be opened by any text editor and are human readible. SpectraShop will allow you to view and compare the spectra and colorimetry values in either format without purchasing a license. If you need to modify the data, or you want to convert the data for use in other programs or you would like to add your own spectra to one of the collections, it will require purchasing a license for SpectraShop from our online store.

For the curious or those that would like to write their own SpectraShop text file readers and writers, a description of the text file format may be found in this document.

The original files are not big in size but they have been Zip compressed to allow for easier cross-platform downloading. Once downloaded, double-click the files to decompress them.

Notices

While every attempt has been made to measure these items with care, the data in these files is not meant to be the definitive representation of the items, merely measurements of specimens in my collection.

These files may be freely used for personal use, scientific and teaching purposes. They may be redistributed but only if accompanied by attribution to their source: Chromaxion.com or Robin Myers. They may not be sold in any form without express written permission. To get authorization to sell these files, please contact Robin Myers.

Library Catalog

CollectionSourceProduction DateSpectraShopText

Emissive

Monitors

13" CRTApple Computer  SpectraShop file icon Text file icon

Sources

IlluminantsCIE  SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
SoluxEiko  SpectraShop file icon Text file icon

Gases

MercuryMercury2014 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon

Observers

ObserversCIE  SpectraShop file icon Text file icon

Reflective

Candies

Black Ace LicoriceFood Savvy2007 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Hershey ChocolateHershey Company2007 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
M&M'sMars Inc.2001 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon

Ceramics

Ceramic colorsWallace China  SpectraShop file icon Text file icon

Charts

Centroid ChartsISCC-NBS1964 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Color Checker® Passport #1 X-Rite 2009-06 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Color Checker® Passport #2 X-Rite 2013-01 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Color Checker® Passport Video X-Rite 2016-06 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Color Control Patches Kodak 1989-06 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Color System Atlas Munsell Color Co. 1915 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
ColorChecker®MacBeth1989-01 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
ColorChecker®MacBeth1990-11 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
ColorChecker®MacBeth1991-12 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
ColorChecker®MacBeth1996-03 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
ColorChecker®GretagMacBeth2002-10 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
ColorChecker® #1 MacBeth 1977 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
ColorChecker® #2 MacBeth 1977 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
ColorChecker® DCGretagMacBeth2000 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
ColorChecker® SGGretagMacBeth2005-07 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Exposure Profile Target II Sekonic 2008 (ColorEye XTH) SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Exposure Profile Target IISekonic2008 (i1Pro) SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Geological Rock-Color ChartMunsell Color Div. of X-Rite2011 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Grey Scale Kodak 1989-06 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Grey Scale Kodak 2000 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Hiler Color SystemHilaire Hiler1942 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Munsell Book of ColorMacbeth1994 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
QpCard 102 QpColor   SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
QpCard 201 QpColor   SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
QpCard 203 QpColor 2011 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Rock-Color Chart Rock-Color Chart Committee 1948 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
SpyderCheckr™ Datacolor 2010 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon

Clay

Fimo SoftEberhard Faber  SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
SculpyPolyform Products Co.  SpectraShop file icon Text file icon

Fabrics

Acid Colors on WoolNyanza Color & Chemical Co.1955 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Chrome Colors on WoolNyanza Color & Chemical Co.1949 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Embroidery Floss DMC 2000 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon

Inks

Color Change InkCoors Brewing Co.2009 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Day-GloDay-Glo Color Corp.1997 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Enzo di Napoli Iron Gall Ink Lunalux   SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Fountain Pen Ink SamplerGreg Clark2001-08 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Fountain Pen Ink SamplerGreg Clark2006 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Star Fleet Uniform Color CodeBallantine Books1975-11 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Watercolor Ink Dr. Ph. Martin's   SpectraShop file icon Text file icon

Natural Objects

Autumn Leaves Nature 2011 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Dyed HairL'Oreal2008 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon

Paint

Acrylics Liquitex 1988-01 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
AquarelleDaler-Rowney  SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Blue Pigments Kremer Pigments   SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Cadmium Pigments Kremer Pigments   SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Green Pigments Kremer Pigments   SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Red Pigments Kremer Pigments   SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Yellow Pigments Kremer Pigments   SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Colours & Restauro Lascaux   SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Federal Standard Colors US Government 1989-12 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Fluid AcrylicsGolden1999-05 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Heavy Body AcrylicsGolden1999-11 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Model Master Testors 1998 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Pigment SticksRF Handmade Paints2000-10 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Oil ColoursWinsor & Newton2012 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
WatercolorsWinsor & Newton1970 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon

Paper

Alpharag Artcare V2 Nielsen Bainbridge 2002 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
DesignJet Hewlett-Packard 1995 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Fine Art MediaBF Inkjet Media Inc.2007 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Media Fine ArtBF Inkjet Media Inc.2007 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
FineartHahnemühle2007 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
LumijetHahnemühle2007 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
MuseoCrane & Co.2007 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Professional Media Epson 2005-09 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
SavageSavage Universal Corp2002 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Superior SeamlessSuperior Seamless2002 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon

Photographic Media

IT8.7/2Eastman Kodak1998-07 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon

Printers

Electrostatic ECP-42Versatec1982 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon

Standards

CRICIE 13.21988 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
CQS V9NIST2011 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon

Transmissive

Lee FiltersLee Filters2002 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon

Updated 2018-03-21