- A standard 24-patch ColourChecker target in a handy credit card size
- 6 greyscale patches; RGB and CMYK colours and a mix of everyday colours for great results
- Can be used with the ColourChecker Camera Calibration software to create ACR or ICC profiles
The ColorChecker Classic Mini is a small, handy, pocket-sized target measuring 63.5 x 109.0mm. Designed for on-the-job convenience, it’s great for location shots as well as the following scenarios and more.
Digital Photography: Check images, output, and monitors.
Traditional Photography: Check films, lights, filters, and paper.
Graphic Arts: Check any printing or proofing process.
Digital Imaging: Check scanners, monitors, and proofing devices.
Cinematography: Television and video: check cameras, monitors, lights, and film.
Photo Colour Control from Capture to Edit
ColourChecker targets are ideal for creating custom camera profiles (DNG and ICC), correcting neutral balance and exposure, and providing a standard for colour corrections.
The targets provide a non-subjective standard of comparison to help determine the true colour balance of any colour rendition system. It provides the needed standard for comparing, measuring, and analyzing differences in colour reproduction in various processes—avoiding costly mistakes.
The ColourChecker target is an array of 24 scientifically formulated colours that have been the leading industry colour reference target for more than 40 years. It is designed to deliver true-to-life colour reproduction so that photographers and filmmakers can predict and control how colour will look under any illumination.
Each of the 24 colours found on a ColourChecker target represents the actual colour of natural objects, such as human skin tone, foliage, and blue sky, and reflects light just like its real-world counterpart. Since these colours exemplify the colour of their counterparts in the natural world and reflect light the same way in all parts of the visible spectrum, the squares will match the colours of representative samples of natural objects under any illumination, and with any colour reproduction process. Each solid patch is formulated individually to produce a pure, flat, rich colour.
ColourChecker targets have been used by Colour perfectionists for the past decade to create custom DNG profiles for Adobe Lightroom® and Photoshop® workflows. You can also build custom ICC camera profiles for use in Capture One® (or other ICC-compatible software) when you combine ColourChecker targets with Calibrite ColourChecker Camera Calibration software. You’ll get accurate colour at capture based on specific lighting, camera, and lens combinations during any given shoot, saving valuable time in the edit.
Taking advantage of a ColourChecker target is easy. Simply include the ColourChecker in your photo or video capture and then later, while editing use it to compare, measure and analyze differences in colour reproduction in any colour rendition system.
The ColourChecker can help you make global corrections based on accurate information. If you shoot a large number of images that all require the same colour correction, you know that editing a few key photos and applying your changes can sometimes change colours you didn’t intend to change. A shot of the ColourChecker captured under the same lighting as your images will provide a point of reference, so you can see exactly how changes will affect the rest of your colors before you apply them.
This objective standard will help you avoid costly mistakes and trial-and-error colour adjustments while editing your images or colour grading.
3rd Party Software Support:
Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom via a free plugin
Black Magic DaVinci Resolve for colour grading in a video editing workflow
Hasselblad Phocus for ICC camera profiling
DxO Photolab 4