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ColorChecker Passport comments and reviews.


by eduardoangel – November 3rd, 2009

By Eduardo Angel

Sean McCormack is one of the contributing editors at the influential “lightroom-news” blog. On a recent post he says: “as a suitably impressed X-Rite user, the new X-Rite ColorChecker Passport looks like a great tool for easy colour correction with Lightroom.” Click here to read the full post.

Eric Zepeda from Real World Workflow posted another good review. He says “I love the case. Yes that’s right, no more greasy assistant hands on my color cards and you can place it all over a still set without having to prop it up with something.” Awesome. Here’s the complete article.

Last week, David Cardinal from cardinalphoto.com shared his hands-on experience with ColorChecker passport while photographing artwork.

And Keith Cooper, a photographer based in the UK also writes an excellent, in-depth, review on his Northlight Images blog. Here is his post.

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13 responses to “ColorChecker Passport comments and reviews.”

  1. fotofah says:

    I went to each of the links and sad to say, I think I’d give much more of a rave review to the Passport as a use than they did.

    Some missed the advantage of having more than just an generic camera profile from Adobe, or “synching” the colors from multiple cameras (whether the same make and model or not). And the *huge* difference it makes to use this with the tight integration of Lightroom!

    One of the writers (whom I contacted) thought the Passport was only useful in a studio. Wrong!

  2. fotofah says:

    correction to my first post: use > user

    I find the Passport so useful that I’ll be teaching to my incoming students here at the university where I teach as part of wise color management and workflow.

    Compare the size, weight and price of the Passport to the (paper) classic MacBeth ColorChecker. Stick one of those in your bag in the field? I don’t think so. And way faster to use than say a device you have to put in front of your lens to custom white balance while on a shoot.

  3. Ellis Vener says:

    What folders are the ColorChecker Passport created profiles stored in in an Apple OS x 10.5.8 system? I’d like to look at mine in ColorThink.

  4. Steve says:

    I always read blogs in similar topic, but I never visited your blog. bookmarked and i’ll be your constant reader. Thanks

  5. John MacLean says:

    Interesting that the basket image appears to be in ProPhoto RGB, and wasn’t converted to sRGB for the web.

    • John,
      Thanks so much for pointing this out and going to the trouble to send me a copy of the image in sRGB! I’ve just revised the post to reflect the MUCH improved color. Really appreciate you!
      Brenda K. Hipsher

  6. John MacLean says:

    Thanks for the kind words Brenda.

  7. Thanks for an awesome product, I have been using it for several months with great results.

    I’m on a Win XP box and using LR2 and ARC.

    My question and problem has to do with how to manage all the profiles that x-bite creates? My drop down list of profiles is rather long. I tried moving some to a sub folder, but still see them all in the camera calibration drop down.

    What should I do?

    1- Apply them to all images and delete them?
    and will that remove them from the LR Camera Calibration Tab?

    2- Whats the best way if I should remove them after applying them?

    Louis Dallara

  8. I am a user of passport and posted a question, it got deleted, lets see if you delete this one.

    How do I manage all the color profiles that passport creates in ACR/LR2 ?

  9. Gary Phillips says:

    X-rite Colorchecker Passport is a miracle tool for color blind people. No more checking with my wife to confirm my colors are right! No more insecurity regarding my colors when I create a profile. You should market it as such so that you get hits when people search the internet. Took me years to find this. Combining this with i1 Display monitor calibration allows me to finally make great prints. Thank you!

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