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AiDon, This was requested way back in June 2016 and now more than two years later we are still waiting even after the  answer to the original post was " You may want to add this to the Features Request section. " Affinity also teamed up with X-Rite some time ago to offer the Affinity Photo free with an X-Rite Colorchecker but still we wait and wait and wait. Same thing on the Plug-in side of things, that page has been the same for must be well over a year if not more http://www.miguelboto.com/affinity/photo/plugins-support/win/

Company are not interested or not listening to there customers.

 

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On 10/5/2018 at 3:08 AM, AiDon said:

You can use 3D LUT Creator to create a LUT or use DaVinci Resolve to create a LUT and use that.

 

DaVinci Resolve see: http://www.matchstixstudios.com/blog/2015/12/10/how-to-create-your-own-custom-luts-in-under-5-minutes 

Would this actually produce the same results though as using something like Dattacolor SpyderCHECKER? If so could you not just use affinity photo to create a LUT somehow? I am just trying to think of how that would work. I am thinking you would need to have a digital color reference file to match the photo of the color card you use matching them up using a curve adjustment in Affinity then export it as a LUT. Does that make sense? I don't even know that you get a digital reference file with the color cards though. 

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2 hours ago, Sugar Lion said:

Would this actually produce the same results though as using something like Dattacolor SpyderCHECKER? If so could you not just use affinity photo to create a LUT somehow? I am just trying to think of how that would work. I am thinking you would need to have a digital color reference file to match the photo of the color card you use matching them up using a curve adjustment in Affinity then export it as a LUT. Does that make sense? I don't even know that you get a digital reference file with the color cards though. 

You do actually get a reference file from the X-Rite software but remember that the file is only pertinent for the particular lighting that it was taken in during the session. The Spyder Checker software now can be used to produce an ICC Profile as I mentioned in this thread:

 

 

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Thanks AiDon 

So frustraiting seeing that I have a SpyderCHECKR 24 sitting beside me on the table. Great to hear that they are working on it though! I might try and return this passport and order the x-Rite one. I have never used a ICC file. Would have to look into how that works. 

 

*Update* I am assuming that when you said "The Spyder Checker software now can be used to produce an ICC Profile as I mentioned in this thread:"

you where actually refering to the x-rite software. Is that correct? 

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This is very disappointing, the lack of ability for Affinity Photo to create colour profiles from Colorcheckers, and a deal-breaker for me as well. However, Adobe products are not the only ones able to do this. I've been using Photo Ninja, a basic but high quality raw converter, for years and with it you can create light source profiles and camera sensor profiles using various Colorchecker charts, including passports. Photo Ninja can also be set up as a Photoshop plugin so when you've done global adjustments in raw conversion you can just send it to Photoshop for all the extra goodies it provides. It seems Photo Ninja can't be used as an Affinity plugin though. I really want to use Affinity Photo but without colour profile capability it's not going to happen.

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15 minutes ago, Pippan said:

This is very disappointing, the lack of ability for Affinity Photo to create colour profiles from Colorcheckers, and a deal-breaker for me as well. However, Adobe products are not the only ones able to do this. I've been using Photo Ninja, a basic but high quality raw converter, for years and with it you can create light source profiles and camera sensor profiles using various Colorchecker charts, including passports. Photo Ninja can also be set up as a Photoshop plugin so when you've done global adjustments in raw conversion you can just send it to Photoshop for all the extra goodies it provides. It seems Photo Ninja can't be used as an Affinity plugin though. I really want to use Affinity Photo but without colour profile capability it's not going to happen.

No chance with this i'm afraid!! I returned to my L/R 6 for this option along with On1 photo RAW and Topaz Studio as they at least make an effort for user requests and update regularly. Russ.

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Being able to use X-rite colour passport is one of the most important features for me and needs to be addressed by Affinity. I shoot a lot of product shots and colour management is vital. I also use the X-rite system for everything else because of the unparalleled of colour control it gives me. I moved to Affinity Photo to support anyone who isn't adobe, but this is a feature I must have, otherwise I have to add yet another piece of software to use the colour/lens/camera profiling into the mix instead of being able to sort it all out under one roof.

Seriously Affinity, please address this very real problem in the new version.

K

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