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Steve Sprengel | profile | all galleries >> Technical Examples >> Adobe Calibration Results tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Adobe Calibration Results

 These figures indicate the color-error of various camera profiles used in Lightroom 2.0 and Adobe
Camera RAW 4.5+ as computed by Imatest for images of a Color Checker with a Canon 450D/XSi:

 • Adobe DNG Profile Editor dual-color custom profile,
 • Adobe DNG Profile Editor single-color custom profile,
 • Adobe Standard profile,
 • Adobe ACR44 profile pre-Lightroom 2,
 • QImage is another RAW converter using dcraw,
 • Tindemans Photoshop script custom-calibration,
 • Various new Adobe camera-match profiles.

Color-error is indicated by the length of the line between the circle and the square for each of the 24-color-patch points on the graph. Saturation error is a deviation from the center. Hue error is a rotation.

The DNG Profile Editor custom profile contains a 2850K color-table computed from a 2700K image and a 6500K color-table computed from a 6500K image. I typically use this dual-color-table profile for my images, except for arena lighting, sunset, twilight and a few other scenarios.

The caption for each image indicates the color temperature of the lighting on the target (2700K or 6500K), the overall color-error in parentheses, and the color-profile used with the image.

References: Adobe Profile Editor (tutorial), Tindemans Script, Imatest Studio, QImage Studio, X-Rite
 
2700K (3.61) DNGProfileEditor 2700K+6500K
2700K (3.61) DNGProfileEditor 2700K+6500K
2700K (2.56) DNGProfileEditor 2700K-specific
2700K (2.56) DNGProfileEditor 2700K-specific
2700K (7.69) AdobeStandardBeta1
2700K (7.69) AdobeStandardBeta1
2700K (6.18) ACR44
2700K (6.18) ACR44
2700K (8.26) QImageDefault
2700K (8.26) QImageDefault
2700K (4.31) ACR44 TindemansScript 2700K-specific
2700K (4.31) ACR44 TindemansScript 2700K-specific
2700K (3.91) ACR44 TindemansScript Linear 2700K-specific
2700K (3.91) ACR44 TindemansScript Linear 2700K-specific
2700K (5.98) CameraFaithfulBeta1
2700K (5.98) CameraFaithfulBeta1
2700K (11.2) CameraLandscapeBeta1
2700K (11.2) CameraLandscapeBeta1
2700K (8.32) CameraNeutralBeta1
2700K (8.32) CameraNeutralBeta1
2700K (9.32) CameraPortraitBeta1
2700K (9.32) CameraPortraitBeta1
2700K (9.48) CameraStandardBeta1
2700K (9.48) CameraStandardBeta1
6500K (4.21) DNGProfileEditor 2700K+6500K
6500K (4.21) DNGProfileEditor 2700K+6500K
6500K (4.21) DNGProfileEditor 6500K-specific
6500K (4.21) DNGProfileEditor 6500K-specific
6500K (4.57) AdobeStandardBeta1
6500K (4.57) AdobeStandardBeta1
6500K (4.27) ACR44
6500K (4.27) ACR44
6500K (3.8) QImageDefault
6500K (3.8) QImageDefault
6500K (2.79) ACR44 TindemansScript 6500K-specific
6500K (2.79) ACR44 TindemansScript 6500K-specific
6500K (2.18) ACR44 TindemansScript Linear 6500K-specific
6500K (2.18) ACR44 TindemansScript Linear 6500K-specific
6500K (4.31) CameraFaithfulBeta1
6500K (4.31) CameraFaithfulBeta1
6500K (7.97) CameraLandscapeBeta1
6500K (7.97) CameraLandscapeBeta1
6500K (5.43) CameraNeutralBeta1
6500K (5.43) CameraNeutralBeta1
6500K (7.74) CameraPortraitBeta1
6500K (7.74) CameraPortraitBeta1
6500K (6.33) CameraStandardBeta1
6500K (6.33) CameraStandardBeta1