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color checker passport vs Datacolor spyder 24

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Nov 03, 2022 Nov 03, 2022

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I want to buy one of these for color cailbrating. Any opionions of which is better/easier to use in PS and ACR?

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Nov 04, 2022 Nov 04, 2022

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Hi, FYI, there is a color management forum, do you want me to move your thread there, or do you prefer to have feedback from Fellow Photoshop users?

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Nov 04, 2022 Nov 04, 2022

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In principle they should both use the same standardized set of patches, but x-rite has a better reputation for reliability and durability. So that's the one I have.

 

EDIT: hang on. Looking at images, it seems the Spyder has mirrored the patches. So that's not standard after all. Of course it doesn't matter for manual readings, but in some scenarios you might rely on automatic reading of the patches.

 

Anyway, here are the standard Lab numbers, translateable into any standard color space or even Lightroom %:

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There is a major difference. ColorChecker Passport creates a real camera raw profile. Spyder creates a series of slider settings in the HSL panel, so it creates a preset.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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