camprof is an easy to use ICC profile maker for your digital camera. You can use your Colorchecker Passport or Colorchecker target with Capture One or other raw converters that support ICC profile management to profile your lighting and get better color balance and consistency than basic white balancing.

camprof can be used as easy to launch extension from C1 and generates profiles that are fully compatible with it:

  • Profiles have the right curve expected by C1,
  • they work in the color editor,
  • and automatically placed in the folder where C1 expects them.

How to use it with Capture One:

  • Create a recipe with the following parameters:
    • Name: camprof
    • Format: TIFF 16bit
    • Options: Uncompressed
    • ICC Profile: Embed camera profile
    • Open with: Set it to camprofgui.exe in C:\Program Files\camprof\camprofGUI
    • Root folder: Image Folder
    • Sub Name: _C1
    • Disable sharpening (checked)
    • Leave everything else as default.
  • Shoot your target with the same lighting as your photos. Exposure shouldn’t be the same, but use low ISO.
  • Import the RAW file into C1 and open it:
    • Set the curve to Linear. (This is optional step. camprof works with Auto or Film curve.)
    • White balancing: White balance it using your target. The Colorchecker Passport target has neutral WB patches in the “Creative Enhancement Target” area. Use one without the + or – signs.
    • Don’t modify anything else.
  • Process the image with the camprof recipe.
  • The gui of camprof pops up with the image.
  • Click the pencil icon and click on top left, top right, bottom right and bottom left fiducial marks. The order is very important!
  • camprof will now generate your ICC profile into the folder where C1 expects them.
  • Exit from camprof.
  • Restart C1.
  • Open your real photo in C1 and apply the ICC profile. You will find it in the Other category.
  • Set the color temperature / tint to same value that was used on the profiling image with the target.

Downloads:

You can download and use camprof free of charge, subject to the License conditions.

If you’ve tried camprof and decided to integrate into your workflow, please consider making a donation to the camprof project using the Donate button below. Your donation will help fund further development and support. There’s no recommended amount—please give what you feel camprof is worth to you.

Download the latest install package here: camprof_x64.zip

camprof is not just another front end for ArgyllCMS. The target scanning and profile calculation / generation is done by new modules written by me.
camprof uses icclib and cgats from Graeme Gill / ArgylCMS.

Troubleshooting:

If you have problems running camprof, than you probably have to install manually .NET 4.5.2 Framework from here http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42643 and the 64bit version of the Visual Studio 2013 Runtime (vcredist_x64.exe) from here http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40784

Release history:

  • v1.5.2 10.03.2015:
    • Check whether target is white balanced. It should be white balanced in C1 before exporting.
    • Add Visual Studio 2013 Runtime dependency to installer.
  • v1.5.1 07.27.2015:
    • Fixes a few issues with incorrect luminance clipping and has better gamut clipping algorithm.
  • v1.5.0 07.13.2015:
    • Major rewrite
    • New target scanning module with perspective distortion correction
    • Improved color accuracy
    • TIFF Transfer function tag support for better C1 compatibility
    • Generated profiles are fully compatible with C1
  • v1.0.0 12.29.2014:
    • Initial release
    • LUT and Matrix profile support
    • Generated LUT profiles are not usable with C1

Notes:

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27 thoughts on “camprof – camera profile maker

  1. I’m sorry but i don’t understand where or with what I create a recipe
    Create a recipe with the following parameters:
    Name: camprof
    Format: TIFF 16bit
    Options: Uncompressed
    ICC Profile: Embed camera profile
    Open with: Set it to camprofgui.exe in C:\Program Files\camprof\camprofGUI
    Root folder: Image Folder
    Sub Name: _C1
    Disable sharpening (checked)
    Leave everything else as default.

    1. Hi, You can find the Process Recepies tab on the gui of Capture One. It has a cogwheel symbol, it is between the Keywords (I symbol) and Batch tab (3 little cogwheels).
      Here you can define and select output formats for your photos. You should press the + symbol to create a new recipe with the listed options.

  2. ok it all works till i have the red box then i get a message
    failed to process image: cannot parse the output of camprof.exe command.

    i have used the links above to upgrade or repair the net framework and visual studio.
    this windows pc on win7 x 64

  3. Hi,

    I’m getting error on color checker passport “Failed to process image: Error Input file doesn’t contain 50 samples”
    Windows 7 64 bit, camproof 1.5.4

    Thanks,
    Marcin

    1. Hi,

      You should set the target type to ColorChecker and not ColorChecker Passport.
      ColorChecker Passport support is not implemented yet.

      Br,
      Peter

      1. I have set target to ColorChecker not Passport. I’m am using DNG file format in C1. Is it OK?

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