The new version of Mac OS X – Mavericks has been out for a few days now and we have gathered as much compatibility data as we can from our manufacturers. We will keep updating this post as we get more information and feedback from users and our own testing. I would urge you not to update unless you know that all your key applications are compatible. www.roaringapps.com is a good source of information but always check with the developer.
EIZO have issued a fix for ColorNavigator 6.4.5 that enables it to work fully under Mavericks. You can click here to download it, you must be running 6.4.5 to install it.
X-Rite have issued an update for X-Rite Device Services – the drivers for their colorimeters and spectrophotometers. This fixes an issue with Mavericks. You can download it from here. The ColorMunki Photo and Design do not need the update.
We are still waiting for full information from Datacolor but they think that most of their products work OK with only a few minor issues.
NEC & BasicColor
NEC SpeactraView Profiler and BasicColor Display both work OK under Mavericks. They also added:
We did think for a while that Mavericks had finally enabled Apple to catch up with Microsoft and allow full 10 bit output to a monitor, from a compatible graphics card. However even though Mavericks does allow the creation of 10 bit look up tables in the graphics card the actual output is still 8 bit, even with Thunderbolt. So for now it looks as though they are one step closer but not there yet.
If you have any experience of colour management applications and Mavericks then please share your feedback by commenting on this blog.