ZENCOLORCONNECT
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ZENCOLORCONNECT DESKTOP

It’s not your father’s color tool.

It’s more than just the world’s first interactive swatch book, it’s the world’s first universal digital color standard. The zenColorCode® (ZCC) was specifically designed to provide lightning fast, cost-effective, and accurate color communication and tagged metadata via email or text. Not only does zenColorCode® (ZCC) provide accurate and affordable color communication with any digital device, it is easily mapped to all other color systems, making it the first universally workable color language.

zenColorConnect™ Desktop contains the complete zenColorCode® (ZCC) Swatch Library of an expandable range of over 4,000 unique colors, each represented by a simple 4-digit code, plus a suite of collaborative tools.

Do you speak zenColor?

It’s time to learn.

INTRODUCTORY OFFER – ONLY $89.95 A YEAR

FOUR ZENCOLORCONNECT BENEFITS THAT YOU WON’T GET WITH A PRINT SWATCH BOOK

zenColorConnect™ automatically normalizes
over 16.77 million mapped coordinates in
the sRGB space into an expandable range of over 4,000 universal digital
color swatches, each identified by a simple
4-digit code.
After saving your swatch files, you can
instantly export your color assets and
associated metadata directly from
zenColorConnect™ via email or text.
Tag and embed metadata to graphic
(JPG, PNG) swatch files to communicate
and cross-reference internal color names,
numbers, tech pack, and a note.
Our ZCC® digital swatches do not fade,
are stored locally, can be easily searched,
and are never lost unless you delete them.
COLOR FILE OUTPUT
GRAPHIC AND DATA FILE FORMATS

Your zenColorConnect Desktop application can import, save, and export both graphic (JPG, PNG) and data (ACO, ASE) files. The purpose of using both graphic and data files is to make color communication across the product development ecosystem simple and seamless for our users.

01

Merchandising creates or imports a palette as a JPG or PNG graphic swatch file, tagging the individual swatches with unique metadata that includes color names and color numbers, then exports that graphic swatch file to the design team.

02

Design team imports the graphic swatch file into their zenColor File Exchange, converts the graphic file into an ACO, or ASE data file, then exports it to Photoshop, Illustrator or other design tools that accept those formats.

03

Once the design assignment is complete, the data swatch files can be sent digitally, via email, text, or any file transfer, along with the original graphic swatch file. Color standard is maintained throughout the entire process.

 

You can now easily integrate the complete ZCC® Swatch Library
into your existing design program.

Accurately communicating color between merchandising, design, and production teams has never been faster, easier, or more cost-effective.

ONE COLOR STANDARD FROM START TO FINISH

INTRODUCTORY OFFER – ONLY $89.95 A YEAR

FEATURES

FILE EXCHANGE

 

• Share swatch files via email or text

• Save and store swatch files locally

• ACO, and ASE data file formats

• PNG and JPG graphic file formats

• Metadata saved to swatch files

• Merge two files and save as new file

• Access swatch files by search or scroll bar

• Swatch Preview loads up to 64 colors

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REFERENCE TAGS

 

• Embed internal metadata to swatches

• Cross-reference internal tags to ZCC

• Default setting for ZCC reference

• Auto-check for missing tags

• Identify and remove duplicate swatches

• Tag by swatch file name

• Embed note and tech pack metadata

• Files are easily edited, sent, and saved

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ZCC® SWATCH LIBRARY

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• expandable range of over 4,000 unique colors

• Chromatic and numeric formats

• Compare ZCC to RGB swatch colors

• Standardized HEX and RGB values

• ZCC conversion to all color spaces

  (HSB/V, Lab, HSL, CMYK)

• Editable fields

• Save, edit, and share swatch files

• Dark, medium, light background colors

• Portrait and landscape formats

 

 

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COLOR SAMPLER

 

• Create inspirational palettes

• Automatically translates to ZCC

• Extract up to 24 colors from an image

• Enlarge image up to 16 times actual size

• Color Sampler tool

• Adjustable pixel sampling function

• Marquee tool

• Load image from desktop or local files

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ZCC® COLOR PICKER

 

• ZCC conversion to all color spaces

  (HSB/V, Lab, HSL, CMYK)

• Standardized RGB and HEX values

• Create perfectly balanced color palettes

• Color Theory tool with six presets

• Color Harmony tool with five presets

• Compare swatch

• Editable fields

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PREDICTIVE COLOR EDITOR

 

• Adjust HSL in controlled increments

• View edits before committing to them

• Display actual color changes

• Compare Swatch

• Revert and Apply buttons

• Automatically translates to ZCC

• Adjust swatch from workspace

• Editable ZCC field

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SWATCH OUTPUT

 

• Graphic file formats (JPG, PNG)

• Data file formats (ASE, ACO)

• Cross-reference internal tags to ZCC

• Tag tech pack reference

• Square or rectangular swatch formats

• Time and date stamps

• Swatch files saved and stored locally

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PREFERENCE SETTINGS

 

• Personal preference settings

• Landscape or portrait orientation

• Dark, medium, or light background

• Preset swatch file output format

• Preset swatch shape format

• Preset ZCC reference location

• Preset application language

• Preset File Exchange location

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Need a fast overview to help you get started?
View the QuickStart Guide

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

WINDOWS
Windows 10 (64-bit), Windows 8.1 (64-bit) or Windows 7 with Service Pack
Intel Core i3 or equivalent. (Core i5 or equivalent recommended)
4GB RAM
300 MB of disk space for application files
1440 x 900 screen resolution (1920 x 1080 recommended)
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To download and activate your product, you must be connected to the internet and have a valid license-key

MACINTOSH
macOS X 10.10 or latest revision
Intel core i5
4GB RAM
300 MB of hard disk space for application files
1440 x 900 screen resolution (1920 x 1080 recommended)
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To download and activate your product, you must be connected to the internet and have a valid license-key

WHAT'S NEW IN VERSION 2.2.0

April 22, 2019

  • Option to display ZCC# in Swatch Preview
  • Helpful hints to familiarize you with app
  • Enable hints at any time
  • Arrange swatches in Workspace for display preferences
  • Landscape format displays with an 8×8 swatch grid
  • Sort your swatches numerically in ascending order
  • Internal color name increased to 25 characters
  • Color conversion output for HSB/V, CIELab, HSL and CMYK values
  • Horizontal scrollbar displayed below Swatch Preview
  • Adjustable “pixel-sampling” tolerance function within Color Sampler

VOLUME DEPLOYMENT

IT personnel have the choice to deploy License Keys through your software distribution process, or as an unattended “silent” installation with activation via a custom script. zenColor provides the script free of charge for 500 or more desktop activations (per License Key). A charge of $500.00 per script is available for purchase under that amount. To apply for a custom script, click here.

MANAGE YOUR ACCOUNT CONSOLE

The administration of your subscriptions can be managed through a secure portal. In this way, your administrator can keep track of subscriptions and manage licenses and installations easily or transfer them to other users within the organization as per the terms of the License Agreement.

DO YOU NEED HELP?

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions, helpful Video Tutorials, Troubleshooting, and access to simply Manage Your Account are available in our Help Center. If you still have a question, please Ask Us and we’ll respond as soon as possible.
“As a holistic designer transferring from automotive research projects to product and interior design and on to brand and communication design, zenColorCode® (ZCC) has become the color communication standard that delivers the general compatibility creatives I have been longing for.

With the zenColorCode digital standard, I can communicate color authentically amongst colleagues and clients from my initial design concept to the commercial launch of the final product. I love that zenColorConnect supports traveling light, encourages a paper free office, and is very affordable.” Olivier De Vries

CEO, ODV Studios

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INTRODUCTORY OFFER – ONLY $89.95 A YEAR

Qualifying businesses can apply for a complimentary license key with multiple subscriptions by filling out and sending this form.