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« on: May 26, 2010, 15:22 »
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I just saw this thing and plan on checking it out.  I always think it is tough to know if I have my colors correct.  I know I can shoot a white balance, or use a gray card to find middle gray but it there still seems to be a lot of other colors that can be off.

Adobe Photoshop: Raw Workflow Color Tool from Capture to Edit with ColorChecker Passport


Anyone use this already?  thoughts?

[ColorChecker on BHPhoto]
« Last Edit: May 26, 2010, 15:28 by leaf »


« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2010, 03:57 »
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This looks interesting.
I've got the "Original ColorChecker" and used to run AcrCalibrator on it.
Took for ages to run though, so stopped using it.

« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2010, 05:39 »
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I plan to be brining it to Dublin so I guess people could test it out there since the software is free.

« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2010, 20:37 »
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It's an excellent piece of kit...I use the software with the full size color checker...do a frame at the start of each shot and get the color right for each set of images...it helps a lot with skin tones on Canon which can be on the red side


I plan to be brining it to Dublin so I guess people could test it out there since the software is free.

« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2010, 01:13 »
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It's an excellent piece of kit...I use the software with the full size color checker...do a frame at the start of each shot and get the color right for each set of images...it helps a lot with skin tones on Canon which can be on the red side


I plan to be brining it to Dublin so I guess people could test it out there since the software is free.

Do you use it with Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw

« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2010, 10:01 »
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Lightroom

I believe the profile is then also available to ACR


It's an excellent piece of kit...I use the software with the full size color checker...do a frame at the start of each shot and get the color right for each set of images...it helps a lot with skin tones on Canon which can be on the red side


I plan to be brining it to Dublin so I guess people could test it out there since the software is free.

Do you use it with Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw

« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2010, 16:58 »
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yeah, it looked a little smoother running through lightroom (using the plug-in).  I don't use Lightroom though so I am wondering if it is going to be more work than I think it is worth.

« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2010, 17:12 »
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yeah, it looked a little smoother running through lightroom (using the plug-in).  I don't use Lightroom though so I am wondering if it is going to be more work than I think it is worth.
Why? You just drop a DNG of the ColorChecker in the app, press "play" and in ACR you have a new Camera Profile you can apply to that lighting setup. Looks cool to me.

« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2010, 02:08 »
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yeah, it looked a little smoother running through lightroom (using the plug-in).  I don't use Lightroom though so I am wondering if it is going to be more work than I think it is worth.
Why? You just drop a DNG of the ColorChecker in the app, press "play" and in ACR you have a new Camera Profile you can apply to that lighting setup. Looks cool to me.

well assuming you took quite a few color checks during shooting you would have to make 10-20 profiles for each shoot.  Convert those 20 images from CRW to DNG format.  Open up the app, create the profiles, then in ACR find the correct profile and apply it.
In Lightroom, after having a DNG format, you can do it all there, create the profile and apply it to the images. 

I dunno perhaps it isn't so bad, just with lots of little steps in the work flow it gets to be time consuming.

« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2010, 10:44 »
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It all depends on how accurate you want your color...no pain no gain.


yeah, it looked a little smoother running through lightroom (using the plug-in).  I don't use Lightroom though so I am wondering if it is going to be more work than I think it is worth.
Why? You just drop a DNG of the ColorChecker in the app, press "play" and in ACR you have a new Camera Profile you can apply to that lighting setup. Looks cool to me.

well assuming you took quite a few color checks during shooting you would have to make 10-20 profiles for each shoot.  Convert those 20 images from CRW to DNG format.  Open up the app, create the profiles, then in ACR find the correct profile and apply it.
In Lightroom, after having a DNG format, you can do it all there, create the profile and apply it to the images. 

I dunno perhaps it isn't so bad, just with lots of little steps in the work flow it gets to be time consuming.

« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2010, 15:11 »
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Yes, I use it. And it works very well. Anyway it's just a fine-fine tuning for the colour balance of your camera. It's really easy to use, don't worry. With the 5dmkII it's fine, but it works very better with Panasonic GF-1 photos that in Camera raw look often too "violet" in the blue.
Have a look at this review:
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/accessories/colorchecker-psssport.shtml [nofollow]


 

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