Over the past several years I’ve found the ColorChecker Passport to be an invaluable tool for my photography. It lets me get consistent colour weeks or months apart, even using different cameras. But it has one slight drawback. It’s only really compatible with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. And more recently, DNG Profile support was added to Skylum Luminar.
But one of the things that’s kept many people from adopting the ColorChecker is Capture One support. It’s also one of the things that stopped many ColorChecker users from switching away from Lightroom to Capture One. But now, all that changes as X-Rite announces Capture One support has been added to the ColorChecker Camera Calibration software v1.2 (Public Beta).
X-Rite’s software enters a public beta version 1.2, and the process is quite simple.
- Photograph a ColorChecker Passport or any ColorChecker Classic in raw file format
- Process the file in Capture One using the recommended settings and output a TIFF
- Run the TIFF through the Camera Calibration software v1.2 to create your custom ICC profile.
- Quit and reopen Capture One.
And that’s it, the profile’s right there ready to use. X-Rite also posted a video of the whole workflow to show the right settings.
If you want to try the ColorChecker with your copy of Capture One, you can download the new Public Beta version of the software from the X-Rite website. Remember, though, this is a Public Beta. It is a work in development. So, just be warned that things might not always work as perfectly as you’d like. If you face issues, be sure to let the folks at X-Rite know, so they can fix it.
But if you’ve been on the fence about either the ColorChecker or Capture One due to lack of a clean compatible workflow between the two, maybe this will make your decision a little easier.