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DNG ProfileManager – organising DNG profiles

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Although not something I use every day, making DNG profiles is a good way of working round awkward lighting conditions, where the trouble of making a full icc profile is perhaps not merited.

I’ve looked at DNG profiles when Adobe first made their DNG profiling software available for ACR users and again when X-rite produced the ColorChecker Passport and profile making software last year.

X-Rite have now announced some free software  (available when registering a colorchecker passport):

ColorChecker Passport DNG ProfileManager (Mac and PC)

Key features (from X-Rite)

  • Provides a single list of all installed DNG profiles
  • includes non-printing image data such as file name, camera, light-source(s), and creation date
  • filters by camera
  • sort by any column header to locate or correctly rename profiles (both internal and external names)
  • easily enable/disable profiles to prevent profile overload
  • quickly collect and export DNG profiles for backup or distribution

The software displays current profiles available – some Canon 1Ds3 ones I had in use are shown.

profilemanager screen

installed profiles

It’s also possible to rename and export files (they normally live in a specific place)

rename profiles

Profile options

There is also a video available for download, that shows more about how to use the ColorChecker Passport.

More info at X-Rite

We've reviews of many X-Rite products. See the X-Rite Category in the dropdown menu at the top of the right column.

More colour management and printing related information

For information about printers, paper reviews and profiling (colour management) see the Printing section of the main printers and printing page, or use the search box at the top of any page. All colour management information is indexed on the main Colour Management page.

Some specific articles that may be of interest:  

  • Why don't my prints match my screen? A short article showing why there is more to getting your prints to match your screen, than just calibrating your monitor. It's the vital first step, but you do need to consider some other factors for best results.
  • Why are my prints too dark - some basic suggestions to this common problem.

 


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