X-Rite Coloratti News | John Paul Caponigro on ColorChecker Passport
by Brenda K. Hipsher – July 15th, 2011
ColorChecker Passport is in the bag of thousands of photographers now. But I still run into folks who are not convinced that using custom DNG camera profiles can really enhance your photographic workflow. Coloratti John Paul Caponigro recently wrote a blog on ColorChecker Passport called Using X-Rite’s Color Checker Passport – Target Or Profiles. Here’s a quote from the post:
“It’s easy to use. Shoot the Color Checker once at the beginning of each shooting session and you can use that exposure as a target for all exposures made under the same light. The exposure of the target doesn’t have to be perfect. Just, roughly fill the frame with the target; it doesn’t even have to be focussed. To use the exposure of the target, use your choice of Raw conversion software to open it along with other exposures you’d like to apply the same measurements to; click on the appropriate color patches (black for black point, white for white point, gray for gray point); and sync all of the files. It’s that simple.”
John Paul steps though his workflow for using ColorChecker Passport. Be sure to read the entire post Using X-Rite’s Color Checker Passport – Target Or Profiles at www.johnpaulcaponigro.com. You’ll find links to two videos produced by X-Rite Photo on ColorChecker Passport: Adobe Photoshop: Raw Workflow Color Tool from Capture to Edit with ColorChecker Passport and Adobe Lightroom: Raw Workflow Color Tool from Capture to Edit with ColorChecker Passport and see Seth Resnick in Seth Resnick and X-Rite ColorChecker Passport.
While your there at www.johnpaulcaponigro.com you can also check out other blogs by John Paul including Rendering Intents Compared with a great graphic showing you what happens rendering intents in your printing workflow. Find out about upcoming workshops and other events. And remember to watch the new video on www.xritephoto.com called Exploring Beauty, Color, and Nature with John Paul Caponigro.
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