DNG ProfileManager – organising DNG profiles
DNG ProfileManager software
Managing DNG colour profiles for cameras with X-rite software
DNG Profile manager from X-rite for the ColorChecker Passport
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.
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.
It’s also possible to rename and export files (they normally live in a specific place)
There is also a video available for download, that shows more about how to use the ColorChecker Passport.
More info at X-Rite
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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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