by eduardoangel – September 15th, 2009
by Eduardo Angel.
There’s a new kid on the block. The ColorChecker Passport is a powerful new tool for an Adobe® Raw workflow. It’s a pocket size, self standing case with three photographic targets. It comes with software to create custom DNG profiles with the most popular Adobe photo apps (Lightroom, ACR, Photoshop, Elements and Bridge).
The idea is to dramatically reduce image processing time and improve quality control by quickly capturing accurate color, enhancing portraits and landscapes and maintaining color control and consistency through your workflow.
The three included targets are:
-White Balance Target Value designed to create in-camera white balance.
-Classic Target Value for Color Consistency with 24 color patches and to be used with the included software, so you can build camera specific DNG profiles.
-The third target is the Enhancement Target Value for Creative Editing with warming and cooling patches which allow you to change the white balance values to neutral values with the level of warming or cooling you choose. Cool uh?
The software comes in two flavors, a VERY handy and easy to use Lightroom plug-in and as a standard desktop application.
And wait, there’s more! Interactive training is vailable via xritephoto.com upon registration and a DVD is available upon request.