Read Target Test Chart


chartread [-options]outfile


Verbose mode

-c listno

Set communication port from the following list (default 1)

  • ** No ports found **


Use transmission measurement mode


Use display measurement mode (white Y relative results)


Emissive for transparency on a light box


Measure patch by patch rather than strip

-x [lx]

Take external values, either L*a*b* (-xl) or XYZ (-xx).


Don't save spectral information (default saves spectral)


Save CIE as D50 L*a*b* rather than XYZ


Save CIE as D50 L*a*b* as well as XYZ


Resume reading partly read chart


Override calibration info from .ti2 in resulting .ti3

-F filter

Set filter configuration (if aplicable):




Polarising filter




U.V. Cut


Disable initial calibration of instrument if possible


Disable auto bi-directional strip recognition


Use high resolution spectrum mode (if available)

-X file.ccmx

Apply Colorimeter Correction Matrix

-X file.ccss

Use Colorimeter Calibration Spectral Samples for calibration

-Q observ

Choose CIE Observer for CCSS instrument: 1931_2 (def), 1964_10, S&B 1955_2, shaw, J&V 1978_2

-T ratio

Modify strip patch consistency tolerance by ratio


Suppress wrong strip & unexpected value warnings

-W n|h|x

Override serial port flow control: n = none, h = HW, x = Xon/Xoff

-D [level]

Print debug diagnostics to stderr


Base name for input[ti2]/output[ti3] file