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Color Correction with X-Rite Colorchecker Passport

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The ColorTRUE SDK seems to be for display calibration on mobile devices https://xritephoto.com/colortrueSDK

Adobe does publish a manual for tool to edit DNG profiles mentioning a dependance on X-rite color chart https://www.adobe.com/content/dam/acom/en/products/photoshop/pdfs/cs6/DNGProfile_EditorDocumentation.pdf

X-Rite also publishes a manual for a tool to create DNG Profiles https://www.xrite.com/service-support/creating_dng_profiles_for_adobe_camera_raw

I think the confusion stems from ColorChecker being the name of both a physical colorchart and a software application to do color correction using the chart.

It was my impression that the request by OP was for software support in Affinity for the physical device, not for the software solution wih th same name, my apologies if this assumption was in error.

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Using X-rite Colorchecker passport to create custom camera profiles and light source profiles for raws for Affinity can't be that hard. It's been possible with Photo Ninja raw converter for years and Photo Ninja's just a two-person outfit. No DNGs involved. It's the main reason I haven't switched to Affinity.

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Dam I just ordered a spyderCHECKER 24 simply assuming that either the software it came with would provide me with something of use or that whatever the spyderCHECKER software outputted would be of use in Affinity Photo. But as it stands it looks like I have a $80 paint chip card. I have to be honest I have been very happy with Serif. I own Photo, Designer and a few brush packs as well. I am about half way through buying all the products at this point. This to me seems like such a absolute necessity in order to be taken seriously at all that the fact that it has not been implemented in some way is completely baffling. But not only has it not been implemented the thread of people requesting it have been completely ignored. Anyone in the "pro world" would take one read through that thread and forget about Serif for a good while I would think. 

I don't see how something like Picture to LUT would be accurate enough to trust batch processing whole sets of photos through. It is one thing to use it to produce cool film color renditions but to go for absolute accuracy in color that just seems very iffy.

Serif please please please take a person off your Puplisher project and implement this. While I hope you guys work on this I will shoot Dattacolor an email asking them to stop kissing Adobies ass and have there software output a dam LUT so the non Adobe section of the world can actually get some use out of there products.

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AiDion pointed me in the right direction in another thread and after some learning I now understand how to get calibrated colour in Affinity Photo. Not as smooth as I would like but now that I know the steps it does not take long. I posted my process here if anyone is interested. 

Thanks AiDion for pointing out the Beta x-rite software. It seems like the best way to do it.

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In meantime again a year ahaid, still not implemented... :-(
Since some years working with Affinity and requested this color checker also a long time ago.
Really a pitty we don't get this implemented.
Same for decent working of Vizenza 2 (However, when you order DXO tools, you get DXO also today, so there is a decent working solution implemented)
No too bad, that you get DXO, because the raw convertor from Affinity is still not at the level you get from Adobe, Nikon Capture NX-D and DXO

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On 10/27/2019 at 2:25 PM, WMax70 said:

In meantime again a year ahaid, still not implemented... :-(
Since some years working with Affinity and requested this color checker also a long time ago.
Really a pitty we don't get this implemented.
Same for decent working of Vizenza 2 (However, when you order DXO tools, you get DXO also today, so there is a decent working solution implemented)
No too bad, that you get DXO, because the raw convertor from Affinity is still not at the level you get from Adobe, Nikon Capture NX-D and DXO

Hi, Lucky you did not request it in On1 Photo raw as I and many others did over 4 years ago, yes that's 4 years!! And now to be offered it up only if you upgrade to the 2020 version, it is the main reason I kept hold of Lightroom 6 and now dumped On1 software. It is available in Skylum Luminar also (Camera colour profiles).  Russ.

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On 10/28/2019 at 6:00 PM, Russ2 said:

Hi, Lucky you did not request it in On1 Photo raw as I and many others did over 4 years ago, yes that's 4 years!! And now to be offered it up only if you upgrade to the 2020 version, it is the main reason I kept hold of Lightroom 6 and now dumped On1 software. It is available in Skylum Luminar also (Camera colour profiles).  Russ.

Thanks, that motivates a lot... :/

I really started to look at lightroom again. (because of supported Raw)
Not a bad deal, 144 Euro for yearly up-to-date software including cloud storage for the projects working on.
I really miss the feature for my products shoots, and I'm currently using Photoshop elements for this. (even elements support it)
And to be honest, I really close to step back to Adobe.
I'll keep Affinity photo also, no doubt, because of the Photoshop related functions which are not in lightroom, but the main part and editing I will do in lightroom again.

Main reasons:
Lightroom supported functions I do not have with Affinity:

  1. Color correction (card)
  2. Multi-camera logical sort based on the time the shot was taken -> sort (and time correction)
  3. Better plug-in support (incl DXO vivenza 2)
  4. Much better Raw import quality.
  5. Since the last 2 updates, pen drawing in affinity is really lagging. (specially in overlays - Develop persona, it did not in previous versions)

After 3 years working with Affinity I really like Affinity's work flow etc, it became my favorite tool, but I'm really missing the listed items and I continuously must use work arounds to get it done This takes so much additional time that I often run out of my planning.  Therefore I really doubt to step back to lightroom and will import the files if I need the to have some Phtoshop related Affinity functions.

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I feel your pain WMax70. Where colour is critical, like product photography, I really need to use my X-rite!! I can't face going back to Adobe. I use OnOne, but Affinity is such a superior, professional product :(

I'll keep my fingers crossed

 

K

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