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DXO PhotoLab 7™ Color profile guide:

  1. Transfer a Raw image to your computer with the ColorChecker™ being properly displayed and facing the camera as flat as reasonable as illustrated above. ColorChecker™ should occupy a fair amount, say 25% of the image for convenience’s sake. It is best not to be in a lighting environment where Color Checker is overexposed.
  2. Click on PhotoLab’s “Customize” tab located at the upper left. The Customize options will all be displayed.
  3. Go to the “Color” tab in the upper right. This has an icon with three small circles.
  4. Look for the “Color/B&W Rendering” option box to the far right just below the Raw White Balance option box (See illustration below).
  5. Click the tiny “Create Profile” at the bottom of the Color/B&W Rendering box.
  6. Locate the small crosshairs and drag to reveal the ColorChecker™ template. Drag and shape the template over the image of the Color Checker™ so that the colored squares of the template properly overlay the identical color squares in the image.
  7. Next, locate and click the small icon in the lower left of your display. An options box will be displayed (as is shown below). Note that “Set White Balance” is checked by default. From the drop-down “Chart Type” menu, you may select: Calibrate ColorChecker™ Passport Photo 2, Calibrate ColorChecker™ Classic, Datacolor Spyder Checker™ Datacolor Spyder Checker™ 24, Datacolor Spyder Checker™ Photo 24, Datacolor Spyder Checker™ Photo.
  8. When satisfied with your selections, click “Save and Apply.” You will be asked to choose a name and directory location for this Color profile (.dcp) file.
  9. You may retrieve and employ a .dcp profile file by selecting: “DCP Profile” from the “Type” dropdown menu in the Color/B&W Rendering box. This option will not be available for .jpg or .tif images…only Raw.

Below: Color/B&W Rendering box. Note: “Create profile” icon near bottom….

Below the “Chart Type” options box which is displayed after clicking the small icon at the lower left of your display….

Note that the color profiles may be useful for experimentation or, perhaps, a similar shoot.