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ColorChecker Passport update

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The free X-Rite Colorchecker Passport software from X-Rite has been updated to V2

It continues to support camera DNG calibration, with V2 adding support for ICC profiling. This adds support for the Colorchecker SG card for ICC profiling.

There is more about using the software in Keith’s original Colorchecker Passport review

It’s also widely used in our reviews looking at product photography, such as the ESDDI LED Ring Light or the Kaiser K5850 shown here.

Update May 2020 V2.1 allows for making ICC and DNG camera profiles with the SG card

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X-Rite camera calibration

The software is a free update – downloadable from X-Rite.

This video shows the updated ColorChecker Passport, which has also been released.

It works the same as the original, but adds a grey card as well as the existing white balance panel.

Software update release notes

In this document:

1. Revision History
2. System Requirements
3. Installation
4. Known Issues
5. 3rd Party Software

1. Revision History

New in release 2.0.0

  • Added ICC Profiling workflow
  • Added support of the Digital ColorChecker SG for ICC profiling workflow
  • Added the ability to track the age of the ColorChecker after being put in use

New in release 1.2.0

  • Added ICC Profiling workflow

New in release 1.1.3

  • Added support for macOS 10.14
  • Updated macOS app to 64bit
  • Made a change to the Mac setup to allow Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® to find the ColorChecker software plugin automatically
  • Fixed a bug where auto cropping set the crop marks incorrectly for certain images
  • Fixed a bug with the size of the app icon

New in release 1.1.2

  • Added support for macOS 10.13
  • Fixed a bug in the Mac installation package
  • Updated system requirements (see below)

New in release 1.1.0

  • Compatible with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6.1
  • Support for DNG images larger than 40mb

New in release 1.0.2

  • Compatible with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3
  • Improved colour extraction for better profile accuracy
  • Improved patch detection (eliminates errors in cases where the luminance of light-coloured patches meets or exceeds the luminance of the white patch)

2. System Requirements

Windows Minimum suggested hardware requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows 7 thru Windows 10 with all updates installed
  • RAM: 2 GB minimum
  • Display: Resolution 1024 x 768 or higher
  • 4 GB free hard disk space minimum
  • Internet connection required for software update

Mac Minimum suggested hardware requirements:

  • Operating System: macOS 10.12 thru 10.14 or later with latest updates installed
  • RAM: 2 GB minimum
  • Display: Resolution 1024 x 768 or higher
  • 4 GB free hard disk space minimum
  • Internet connection required for software update

3. Installation

IMPORTANT: You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to install this utility.

4. Known Issues

On Windows systems, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom must be shut down before installing ColorChecker software.

5. 3rd Party Software

All Open Source/3rd Party License agreements are located in the \win\licenses folder in the ColorChecker Programs folder [Windows] or the /Contents/Licenses folder inside the Application package [Mac]

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