Shootsmarter Gary Poole on X-Rite ColorChecker Camera Profiles


by Brenda K. Hipsher – July 22nd, 2012

Gary Poole on X-Rite ColorChecker PassportCamera profiles are important to your RAW digital workflow. Why? Because with custom camera profiles using Camera Calibration Software from X-Rite and any ColorChecker Classic target you can produce a custom camera  profile that will allow your camera sensor to produce the absolute best rendition of color in any light source. This reproduction is a standardization that will also allow you to get files that closely match each other using cameras with very different color reproduction on the sensors. You can even get good matches from cameras with CCD sensors and cameras with CMOS sensors. Shootsmarter Gary Poole has published an article on X-Rite ColorChecker Camera Profiles

Gary Poole recommends X-Rite ColorChecker PassportGary Poole’s  new article called Turbo Color shows you how ColorChecker and Camera Calibration software work to give you more vibrant, more true to life colors. You can access Gary’s article at “Most cameras differ greatly in their ability to capture accurate color,” says Gary Poole.  “There are internal adjustments and offsets to help with this issue but the best solution in my opinion is to create a custom camera profile using the X-Rite Color Checker Passport.” We agree!  So get yourself on over to

ColorChecker Passport contains three targets in an easy to carry plastic case that keeps all three targets safe from light, dust, dirt, and moisture. The ColorChecker Classic is the target that Camera Calibration Software uses to produce the DNG camera profile that allows you to characterize your camera sensor for color reproduction in Adobe programs.  As Gary points out this is for use in a RAW workflow.  ColorChecker Passport also includes two additional targets, the enhanced target and a white card.

X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Bundle i1Display Pro ColorMunki DisplayBoth single illuminant (one light source) and dual illuminant (two light sources) profiles can be created with Camera Calibration Software. Visit to learn more about X-Rite ColorChecker Passport. Along the right hand side of the page you’ll find a collection of video tutorials on how to use ColorChecker Passport. For a limited time save on ColorChecker Passport bundles with i1Display Pro or ColorMunki Display in the US and Canada.

Take a few minutes and check out Gary Poole’s Turbo Color at to see Gary’s examples of what Camera Calibration software can do for you. You can download the software free on the “Support” tab on the ColorChecker Passport page. Remember to register your ColorChecker Passport to receive a download link to DNG Profile Manager, a utility that will allow you to delete, rename, export, and archive your camera profiles.

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