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ColorChecker profiling

Postby the foto fanatic on Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:43 pm

Playing around with camera setup in LR4. Photo taken in natural lighting, 1/30 sec @ f5.6; ISO 1600. D800 with Nikon 105mm Micro.

The same photo processed three different ways in Camera Calibration, everything else constant:

1. Camera Standard
Image
2. Adobe Standard
Image
3. ColorChecker Profile
Image

Interesting. All the images are a little pinker than what I see with the naked eye, but the middle one is probably the closest to the actual colour.
The images also look different on the smugmug site.
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Re: ColorChecker profiling

Postby CraigVTR on Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:48 pm

Interesting comparison. The centre image seems to work best from a colour and contrast perspective which makes it seem sharper.
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Re: ColorChecker profiling

Postby Mr Darcy on Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:52 pm

CraigVTR wrote:Interesting comparison. The centre image seems to work best from a colour and contrast perspective which makes it seem sharper.
:agree:

How did you do the ColorChecker image? Was it from the same shoot or one you prepared earlier? I have found CCP to be an excellent aid in getting colour correct, but then I am colour blind. I tend to use it when I want accurate colour & prepare a new one for each shoot. I don't entirely trust the "made earlier" ones. Though I prefer them to my eyes. Also did you do a WB adjustment? I use the third square from top right and find it makes a world of difference. Also have you tried knocking back the saturation a little? It looks like it may help, though it would invalidate your test I guess.
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Re: ColorChecker profiling

Postby the foto fanatic on Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:40 am

Mr Darcy wrote: :agree:

How did you do the ColorChecker image? Was it from the same shoot or one you prepared earlier? I have found CCP to be an excellent aid in getting colour correct, but then I am colour blind. I tend to use it when I want accurate colour & prepare a new one for each shoot. I don't entirely trust the "made earlier" ones. Though I prefer them to my eyes. Also did you do a WB adjustment? I use the third square from top right and find it makes a world of difference. Also have you tried knocking back the saturation a little? It looks like it may help, though it would invalidate your test I guess.


The profile was made earlier in the same room using Passport. I hear what you say about that - one must assume that as the light changes so does the profile.

And yes, I used Passport to set WB as part of this shoot.

I only did limited PP because I wanted to compare the different settings available in LR4 Camera Calibration.
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