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Date Created: 8/7/2006   Date Modified: 5/23/2016

+Eye-One Software Installation

Depending upon the system you purchased, your i1 is designed to run of these two programs:

- i1 Match 3.6.2 (PC), 3.6.3(MAC)

- ProfileMaker 5 (i1 Pro Bundle only) for profiling

And these utilities Programs:

- i1 Share 1.4, an unsupported freeware program for color evaluation

- i1 Diagnostics 2.5.1, for checking the instruments


The latest versions of these programs are available for free download from www.xrite.com. Before installing your i1 system, we recommend you download the latest version of the program, which may be more recent than the one on your application CD.


Before installing the program, make sure your i1 instrument is *not* connected to the computer. The installer will automatically place the necessary i1 instrument driver on your system. This driver is necessary for the computer to connect to the i1. After installing the software, you should be able to plug your instrument into a USB port and have it be recognized by the computer.

The installer is downloaded in compressed format and will automatically decompress if your system has a decompression utility. If not you may download Aladdin's free StuffIt Expander utility (Mac & Windows) from www.allume.com to decompress the installer.

Once decompressed, double-click the installer to install the programs you want to use.


To run i1 Match, you must have your i1 instrument connected to the computer. Systems that use i1 Match are licensed through an internal copy-protection "dongle" inside the instrument. If there are i1 Match modules not licensed on your system, they can be purchased separately. Optional modules are installed via an alphanumeric license key using i1 Diagnostic.

If you have an i1 Pro Bundle, this system is licensed to run ProfileMaker 5 through an external USB dongle. These systems are not licensed to run i1 Match, but can run i1 Share and i1 Diagnostic.

i1 Display can only use the Monitor module of i1 Match. The Display instrument is only for profiling monitors; it cannot read reflective readings and therefore cannot be used to profile printers.


If your Windows software application cannot connect to the i1 instrument after installation look at the realated article below.