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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.

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Library Catalog

CollectionSourceSpectraShopText

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

MercuryMercury SpectraShop file icon Text file icon

Observers

ObserversCIE SpectraShop file icon Text file icon

Reflective

Candies

Black Ace LicoriceFood Savvy SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Hershey ChocolateHershey Company SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
M&M'sMars Inc. SpectraShop file icon Text file icon

Ceramics

Ceramic colorsWallace China SpectraShop file icon Text file icon

Charts

Centroid ChartsISCC-NBS SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
ColorChecker® Passport #1 X-Rite SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
ColorChecker® Passport #2 X-Rite SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
ColorChecker® Passport Video X-Rite SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Color Control Patches Kodak SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Color System Atlas Munsell Color Co. SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
ColorChecker® Classic 1989MacBeth SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
ColorChecker® Classic 1990MacBeth SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
ColorChecker® Classic 1991MacBeth SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
ColorChecker® Classic 1996MacBeth SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
ColorChecker® Classic 2002GretagMacBeth SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
ColorChecker® #1 1977 MacBeth SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
ColorChecker® #2 1977 MacBeth SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
ColorChecker® DC 2000GretagMacBeth SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
ColorChecker® SG 2005GretagMacBeth SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Exposure Profile Target II XTH Sekonic SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Exposure Profile Target II i1ProSekonic SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Geological Rock Color ChartMunsell Color Div. of X-Rite SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Grey Scale 1989 Kodak SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Grey Scale 2000 Kodak SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Hiler Color SystemHilaire Hiler SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Munsell Book of ColorMacbeth 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 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Rock-Color Chart Rock-Color Chart Committee SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
SpyderCheckr™ 2010 Datacolor 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. SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Chrome Colors on WoolNyanza Color & Chemical Co. SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Embroidery Floss DMC SpectraShop file icon Text file icon

Inks

Color Change InkCoors Brewing Co. SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Day-GloDay-Glo Color Corp. SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Enzo di Napoli Iron Gall Ink Lunalux SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Fountain Pen Ink Sampler 2001Greg Clark SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Fountain Pen Ink Sampler 2006Greg Clark SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Star Fleet Uniform Color CodeBallantine Books SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Watercolor Ink Dr. Ph. Martin's SpectraShop file icon Text file icon

Natural Objects

Autumn Leaves Nature SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Dyed HairL'Oreal SpectraShop file icon Text file icon

Paint

Acrylics Liquitex 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 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Fluid AcrylicsGolden SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Heavy Body AcrylicsGolden SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Model Master Testors SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Pigment SticksRF Handmade Paints SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Oil ColoursWinsor & Newton SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
WatercolorsWinsor & Newton SpectraShop file icon Text file icon

Paper

Alpharag Artcare V2 Nielsen Bainbridge SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
DesignJet Hewlett-Packard SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Fine Art MediaBF Inkjet Media Inc. SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Media Fine ArtBF Inkjet Media Inc. SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
FineartHahnemühle SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
LumijetHahnemühle SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
MuseoCrane & Co. SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Professional Media Epson SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
SavageSavage Universal Corp SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
Superior SeamlessSuperior Seamless SpectraShop file icon Text file icon

Photographic Media

IT8.7/2Eastman Kodak SpectraShop file icon Text file icon

Printers

Electrostatic ECP-42Versatec SpectraShop file icon Text file icon

Standards

CRICIE 13.2 SpectraShop file icon Text file icon
CQS V9NIST SpectraShop file icon Text file icon

Transmissive

Lee FiltersLee Filters SpectraShop file icon Text file icon

Updated 2020-02-29