The following article is excerpted from Digital Arts.
Datacolor has debuted a new color reference tool that allows photographers to obtain consistent, accurate color in their shots. Designed to work within a standard raw processing workflow using tools such as Adobe’s Photoshop Lightroom, Photoshop or Camera Raw, it helps you perform precision in-camera white balance, create custom camera calibration and record known color references.
SpyderCheckr features 48 scientifically engineered color patches in a wide range of spectrally neutral colors and user-friendly profiling software that enables photographers to achieve consistent, predictable color control from capture to edit.
The high-consistency standardized color patches and calibration software allow photographers to create custom camera profiles. Datacolor says that SpyderCheckr decreases post-production time by eliminating trial and error color adjustment.
Datacolor has also released the SpyderCheckrPro, which bundles the SpyderCheckr along with the Datacolor SpyderCube for capturing custom white balance, neutrality data from multiple light sources and correcting highlight and shadow details.
The SpyderCheckr costs $129, with the SpyderCheckr Pro bundles costing $169. Both products require Mac OS X 10.4 or later.