Generally, where OpenColor is installed on the same system as ColorProof, there are no errors when connecting to the database.
In cases where OpenColor is installed on a separate system on the same network, the connection to the OpenColor database is formed by entering the IP address of the OpenColor PC into ColorProof.
What should I watch out for?
- Ensure any firewall is not blocking the connection to OpenColor.
- Make sure IIS is activated.
- Turn anti-virus off or exclude OpenColor.
Depending on your configuration, Windows Firewall might ask you at the program start of GMG OpenColor whether to unblock the program or not. If you are not prompted, you might need to manually unblock GMG OpenColor by adding an exception to the firewall, as described in the following.
How to configure the Windows 7 Firewall
1. Open the Control Panel, double-click System and Security.
2. Click Windows Firewall.
The Windows Firewall dialog box is displayed.
3. On the left pane, click Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall.
A list of allowed programs is displayed.
4. Add a check mark to GMG OpenColor.
5. Click OK to confirm your changes.
For requesting and sending profiles, GMG OpenColor and GMG ColorProof can communicate via an http web service. Per default, the web service in GMG OpenColor is already activated and only needs to be configured if you want to change the default web service port. The connection will be automatically established as soon as both programs are up and running.
How to connect GMG OpenColor with GMG ColorProof
Make sure GMG OpenColor is running and the option Share Application via Web Service (Options > Preferences) is activated. If GMG OpenColor is installed on a separate computer, make sure the network connection is fine.
Start GMG ColorProof.
When submitting a proof job using an OpenColor proof standard, GMG ColorProof will automatically request a profile from GMG OpenColor. The job is processed as soon as GMG OpenColor delivers the requested profile.
If the connection cannot be established, enter the IP address 127.0.0.1 into the address bar of Windows Internet Explorer. If the connection is in principle available, the main IIS web site will be displayed. If the IIS web site is not displayed, please check to ensure IIS is activated and the firewall correctly configured.