Managing your Nix Pro Color Database

With the Nix Pro Color Sensor you have the option to import your own color libaries and export your existing data. Below are a few guides to help walk you through the process.

Please note that importing and exporting color data is only available when using the Nix Pro Color Sensor and the Nix Pro Color Sensor App. These guides are not compatible with the Nix Mini Color Sensor.

Making Folders in App (Android and iOS)

1.   Make a folder with all the colors for your database
i.   Scan a color
ii.   Click the save icon (top right-hand corner)
iii.   Fill out information for color (make sure folder is same for each color in database – click folder icon and select desired folder)

2.   Complete step 1 for all colors

3.   Go into settings menu

4.  Ensure that the ‘Scan Settings’ are set to an illuminant of D50 and an observer of 2 degrees

5.   Click “Export scanned colors”

For Android

1.   Click folder you want to export – Folder will export to downloads

2.   Head to My Files – Download History

3.   Hold down on file to select it

4.   Click “< “looking symbol in top left hand corner for options

5.   Easiest to email file to yourself

6.   Send email

For iOS

1.   Click folder you want to export – an option’s menu will appear

2.   Easiest is to email file to yourself – click “Mail” option

3.   Send email

Once file is on your computer

1.   Open file in Excel

2.   Copy XYZ values (X column, Y column, Z column)

3.   Paste XYZ values into Nix_CSV_Template file – Align with previously typed names

4.   Save File – See next tabs for importing guide for Android and iOS

1.   Download the Nix Pro Color Sensor App from the Google Play Store

2.   Email the custom database to an email address linked with your device – attach the database

3.   From your email application on your device, download the attached CSV file into your downloads folder

4.   Open the Nix Pro Color Sensor App

5.   Click the icon with the three lines in the top left corner – This will bring up a menu

6.   Access “Settings” from the main menu

7.  From “Settings” — select “Import Color Library”

8.  From the menu icon, select “Downloads”

9.  Select your csv file from the Downloads folder (i.e. our file is “Nix_Sensor_Custom_Database.csv”)

10.  Name your library and hit “OK”

1.   Download Nix Pro Color Sensor from the App Store

2.   Email the database to an email linked with your device – attach the database

3.   This email contains the CSV file – Do not open the file (See Figure 1)

Figure 1: Email in iOS Containing CSV Database

4.  Tap and hold the attachment until the menu pops up – Choose “Copy to Nix Pro Color Sensor” – The App will open (See Figure 2)

Figure 2: After Tapping and Holding the Attachment from iOS email – This menu will appear

5.  Name the library and click OK (See Figure 3)

Figure 3: Name the Library and Click OK in the Nix Pro Color Sensor iOS App

6.  Your custom database is now in your Color Library!

The Nix Pro Color Sensor App gives users the ability to create custom databases and copy them directly to the Color Library on the user’s app. If the user has a fan deck or other color samples they would like to match to. In the below example, a custom database is created from a fan deck:

1.   Scan the first color for the database. Place the Nix Pro firmly on the color sample/swatch you would like to scan to block out all ambient light to achieve the best scan.

1.   Click here to download the Nix CSV Template. Once downloaded, open the spreadsheet “Nix_CSV_Template.csv” in Excel. See Figure 1 for a screen capture of the template.

Figure 1: Screen Capture of the Nix CSV Template showing sections to be filled out

2.   Fill out Country and Province with your respective location (Figure 1 – Blue)

3.   Fill out Brand Name and Color Collection (Figure 1 – Pink)

4.   Fill out Color Name and Color Number (Figure 1 – Green)

5.   Get XYZ color data from each scan desired for database (Figure 1 – Red)

  • Scan each color individually and record the XYZ values from the scan screen. Figure 2 shows the Scan Screen.
  • Alternatively, see next tab for “Exporting Colors from App” to see how to do all XYZ data at once

Figure 2: Screen Capture of Nix Pro Color Sensor iOS App Showing XYZ Value Location

6.   Leave the Notes section in the template blank so the App can read the file

7.   Repeat Steps 1 – 6 for every color sample you would like in your database

8.   Once your database is complete you will need to save it – Ensure it is saved in the .csv format (ex. Nix Sensor_Sample Database.csv)

The Nix Pro Color Sensor App gives users the ability to create custom databases and copy them directly to the Color Library on the user’s app. If the user has a fan deck or other color samples they would like to match to. In the below example, a custom database is created from a fan deck:

1.   Scan the first color for the database. Place the Nix Pro firmly on the color sample/swatch you would like to scan to block out all ambient light to achieve the best scan.

Custom Database Step 1

Scan the sample – user will see the screen below with color and data

Custom Database Step 2

2.   Save the color.

Tap the save icon at the top right of your screen, then follow steps a, b and c below:

Save Folder Pro App

a.   Name
b.   Description (up to the user, can be left blank or put the color number)
c.   Folder (named by user, this will be the name of your color library or fandeck). In our example, we’ve named our folder “Colour Preview”). Note: Always save into the same folder for each Color Library.

A "Save Color" opens up with options what to save the color as and what folder to place it in

3.   Repeat steps 1 & 2 for the rest of the colors you’d like to add to the database.

Create a new color name for each new scan, and tap the folder icon, and select the same folder you just created in Step 2.

Saving scan in folder

You’ve now created a folder with all your color scans! This can be found in the main menu under “Swatches.”

Select swatch in Nix Pro App
The saved swatches on the app are shown

After selecting your library from the “Swatches” page, you can now copy this to your color library.

4.   Go into settings from the main menu, select “Copy Swatch to Library”

The app Settings menu highlights the "Copy Swatch to Library" tab

5.   Tap the database you have created to add it into the Color Library.

The "Swatches" page highlights your saved data

6.   You will get a notification that the library was successfully imported.

A window in the app reads "Importing Success"

The database can now be found in your color library. Under Brand name, select “User Defined.” Your library will be listed here. Happy matching!

The "User Defined" tab on the "Select Brand" menu is highlighted

More Support

For further support, please call us toll free (NA) +1 (800) 649-1387 or email support@nixsensor.com