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I`m just curious, is any of you using this bit of free Adobe software.
I use a colour checker passport for my custom profiles, I gave this Adobe software a go to see how it stands up, considering its free, and colour cards are pretty cheap, it does a surprisingly good job.
For anyone interested.
This is the free software
And this is a card
And here is a youtube video explaining how it works.
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Yes. I bought the colour checker passport a couple of years ago and have used it with the Adobe Labs software to produce bespoke profiles for my three cameras. This came about because on a Club shoot with a red-headed model, I notice that the colour of her hair varied from red to an almost yellowish orange for the 7 photographers (all using different cameras). Two of us used the colour checker passport and Adobe software to create dual illuminent profiles then reprocessed the Raw images; I use a Canon 5D Mkii and a friend was using a Nikon D300. Prior to the bespoke profiles our images were significantly different in colour. When we each used our bespoke profiles, it was very difficult to detect any difference between the two cameras.
I particularly benefited from creating a profile for my IR converted camera. This information is included in the Adobe Labs instructions and enables IR WB (which is usually below 2,000 k and thus out of range for Adobe Raw/LR) to be brought into range and thus achieving neutral images.
I have since created a dual illuminent profile for my recent Bridge Camera purchase and this definitely results in better colours.
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