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ColorChecker Passport Photo 2 is ideal for any photographer looking for accurate and consistent colour and creative flexibility. The combination of targets and camera calibration software combined with your choice of Lightroom®, Photoshop®, CaptureOne® or Canon® DPP, delivers the most professional quality colour control possible.
It’s a passport to a more perfect place, to a stress-free and consistent state, to a land of infinite creative possibilities.
ColorChecker Passport Photo 2 is an indispensable tool that helps you to capture the colours of the world more perfectly and ensures that from capture to edit, you are beginning with the most accurate image possible.
The art of colour management is all about getting your colours to match from input to output. That means your camera captures true colours, your monitor displays them accurately, and your printer produces a photo that matches what you see on screen.
ColorChecker Passport Photo 2 is an essential component for your colour-managed workflow. It includes 4 targets giving you everything you need for exposure control, white balance, camera profiling and creative enhancements wherever your creativity leads you.
18% middle grey is the industry standard reference used to produce consistent image exposure and/or colour in film and photography. Use it with a reflective light meter or your in-camera meter to check lighting ratios and light distribution. Plus, it can be used to neutral balance and remove colour casts.
Starting with an accurate white balance ensures that the colours you capture are true and provides a point of reference for post-shoot editing. This target is created to exacting standards to be spectrally neutral and reflect light equally across the visible spectrum. This provides a neutral reference point to accurately compensate for different lighting conditions.
Note: Raw shooters can capture this target anytime during the session. JPEG shooters should make it their first shot.
White balancing with a piece of paper or other grey element in the scene may seem like a simple workaround, but most objects are not actually neutral under all lighting conditions; and they’re certainly not consistent.
An inaccurate white balance results in colour casts and a lack of consistency as lighting conditions change. This can slow down your post-processing as you attempt to fix the resulting colour casts.
Photographing the industry-standard ColorChecker Classic is an important step in attaining consistent, predictable colour at capture. When combined with the Camera Calibration Software, you can produce custom DNG and/or ICC profiles of your camera’s response to scene lighting for consistent, predictable and repeatable results from image to image and camera to camera.
The Classic target also provides a visual point of colour reference so that you can see exactly how colour corrections will affect the rest of your colours before you apply them. Each of the 24 colour patches represents the colours of natural objects, such as sky blue, skin tones and leaf green; and each patch reflects light just like its real-world counterpart. Each square is individually coloured using a solid tone to produce pure, flat, rich colour without dots or mixed tints.
ColorChecker Classic target is also supported by these 3rd party software solutions:
The Creative Enhancement Target adds a higher level of colour creativity and control to your workflow. It includes four rows of colour patches designed for image editing that can be instantly applied with just the click of an eyedropper.
Now even more powerful - create both custom DNG and/or ICC camera profiles!
Build custom camera profiles using the industry standard 24-patch ColorChecker Classic Target or the ColorChecker Digital SG Target together with either the stand-alone ColorChecker Camera Calibration software or the Adobe Lightroom® Plug-In.
This advanced camera profiling technology provides excellent results with either reference target, producing profiles that work exceptionally well under virtually any lighting condition. Auto-detection will locate the target automatically making the profile creation process a breeze. Whether you are shooting with just one camera or multiple cameras, colour perfectionists can easily establish an accurate colour foundation and maintain control of their colours.
Dual-Illuminant DNG Profiles
A dual-illuminant profile combines images taken under two different light sources to create a single profile, which can be applied to an even wider variety of lighting conditions. Dual-Illuminant profiles can be made with any two of twenty-one supported illuminants, giving you the freedom to move between most lighting conditions without switching profiles.
ColorChecker Passport Photo 2 was designed for absolute convenience and portability, so that you can take it with you to every shoot. The travel-sized case is made of a rugged plastic material that houses and protects the four targets from the elements and extends their lifespan.
The self-standing Passport case adjusts to multiple positions, allowing you the flexibility to place the targets exactly where you need them. Plus, the included lanyard ensures your Passport is close at hand during every photo shoot.
Windows Minimum suggested hardware requirements:
Mac Minimum suggested hardware requirements:
Supported Profile Format
DNG and ICC Profiles
ICC Profiles only
For use in a Raw editor
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ColorChecker Passport Photo 2 Physical Specifications