The purpose of the Quick Start-Up Guide is to create test profiles by providing examples of color accuracy and resolution with known performance levels. This allows users to visually examine images similar to those expected from their system to determine acceptability limits. Color accuracy, resolution and default limits are combined into a new test profile. This profile can be edited using the Imaging Gauge user interface (recommended) or directly with a text editing program such as Notepad.
Sample images are displayed for five (5) application scenarios (Digital Archiving, Printed Media, Identification Photos, License Plates, and Vehicles). For each application, a range of samples is displayed with varying quality levels. This allows a visual limit sample to be translated into a quantifiable test limit for both color accuracy and resolution.