X-Rite ColorChecker Passport
ColorChecker Passport Photo is a powerful ‘capture to edit’ color solution for any photographer looking for more accurate, consistent color and creative flexibility. And when you combine ColorChecker Passport Photo with Adobe® Imaging solutions you’ll gain even greater benefits.
ColorChecker Passport Photo combines three photographic targets into one pocket size protective, multi-positionable case that adjusts to any scene. Together with the included camera calibration software, you get the ultimate in functionality, flexibility and portability.
There are so many ways to incorporate ColorChecker Passport Photo into your Raw workflow. Whether you take advantage of the entire solution, or just a couple of ColorChecker Passport’s many features, you’ll realize improved quality and productivity almost immediately.
You’ll still gain many great benefits when you include ColorChecker Passport Photo in your workflow. Each target provides added value.
White Balance Target
• Ensure your JPEG files are captured with the correct white point
• Eliminate the chance of any extreme white balance errors which cannot be corrected later in JPEG workflow
• Save time on post production edits of each individual shot
Creative Enhancement Target
• Evaluate and optimize shadow details or highlight clipping with gray ramp patches
• Use as visual reference for color spectrum and color adjustment with HSL (hue, saturation, lightness) patches
• Warm or cool images
• Photograph the Classic target in the same lighting as your images and use as a visual reference to help with color correction
3rd PARTY SOFTWARE SUPPORT
ColorChecker Classic target is supported by these 3rd party software vendors:
•Black Magic DaVinci Resolve for color grading in a video editing workflow
•Hasselblad Phocus for ICC camera profiling
ColorChecker Passport Photo offers you an unparalleled tool to attain full color control and customized creative enhancement from image capture to post-processing.
The art of color management is all about getting your colors to match from input to output. That means your camera captures true colors, your monitor displays them accurately, and your printer produces a photo that matches what you see on screen. The ColorChecker Passport Photo is an essential component to attaining a 100% color-managed workflow. Plus, the included Enhancement target helps you take your vision one step further by providing the creativity to quickly and easily edit and express your colors just as you’ve always imagined. Whether it’s a studio shot, a colorful nature scene or a multiple photo event, you can extend the power of your photo editing software with one-click enhancements that articulate your inspiration.
Shooting Raw provides greater flexibility to color-adjust images based on how a particular camera captures color. A calibrated Raw workflow minimizes color differences between cameras and lenses, adapts for mixed lighting, and makes it possible to color match across different scenes. ColorChecker Passport Photo makes the camera calibration experience fast and easy. You’ll have greater capability to edit color because you’re starting with a consistent foundation. Plus, you’ll be able to take advantage of your Raw processing software to automatically apply your profiles to a large number of images.
If your Raw processing application does not support custom DNG profiles, you can still use ColorChecker Passport Photo to provide a physical reference for color editing. The Enhancement Target also offers such things as exposure evaluation and one-click white balancing for Raw editing packages that support these features.