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About X-Rite

One of the most photographed images in the world, a checkerboard 4x6 array of 24 2" scientifically prepared colored squares in a wide range of colors used for calibrating and evaluating color reproduction systems.

Many of these squares represent natural colors such as human skin, foliage, and blue sky. The industry standard for color comparison.

The ColorChecker is 8.5"x11.5" proportioned to fill a 35mm frame. Packaged in a protective sleeve with instructions describing suggested applications and technical information.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Lightweight (12),Easy to use (11),Durable (8),Reliable (5),Improves product function (3)
Best Uses:
Studio (10),Portraits (7),Professional (6),Everyday (3),Home (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-professional (5),Enthusiast (4)

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(based on 15 reviews)


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Most Liked Positive Review


A must for color management

Having a standard that can be counted on for accuracy is a must in any color managed workflow. This chart fits the bill and I have been able to calibrate the last remaining unprofiled source, my camera's sensors. Had no idea that there could be such a difference in a profiled sensor. Highly recommend for anyone serious about color management.

Reviewed by 15 customers


Accurate color reproduction


from Columbia, MD  -  Casual user

I could show befpre/after photos from editing using this card but there are plenty online already. It really does make a huge difference using this if you remember to shoot a frame with it. I've had mine for about a year and it's holding up well, but there are some sections between the colors where the black is beginning to peel off. Hopefully it doesn't actually separate.


Must have color tool


from Brandon, MS  -  Semi-Professional

I use the Color Checker to develop custom camera profiles for different lighting conditions. The custom profiles greatly reduce the time required to process RAW images. I also get far better color accuracy than I could without it. The only negative I have is that the card does not lay flat, it has a slight warp resulting in a twist. This however does not effect the accuracy, its just annoying.


Great item!


from Honolulu, Hawaii

I have always wanted to get one of these to verify my white balance and colors. This works beautifully for that!


White Balance & color correction


from New York, NY  -  Professional

I use this product mainly to adjust white balance and to color correct. Works great!


Must have photo tool


from Irvine, CA  -  Professional

I used to sell these when I managed a camera store in Orange County, CA. I remember them being mounted on thicker backing then with the unit I just bought. I worry about damaging it.[...]

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Nothing's better


from Australia  -  Professional

Everyone I work with says my color is the best. I put it down to color checker. Do wish a smaller grey's only version was available.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


X-Rite Color Checker Exposure Aid, 8-1/2


from WV  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Caught it on sale, exellent price when I got mine. Everyone who cares about accurate color management should think about getting one.


Color Checker is a must have!


from New Orleans, LA USA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I use the X-Rite Color Checker to create custom camera profiles for ACR. I have created custom camera profiles using other manf's color charts but did not obtain desired results. Once I used the X-Rite Color Checker there were major improvements in my camera profiles. It is the industry standard!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


High Quality Color Chart


from Fort Collins, CO  -  Semi-Professional

Useful in unusual lighting situations, where a non-standard illuminant, mixed illuminant, or predominant ambient color is present. If you haven't used a color checker before, this is *the* standard. It comes with a little "using your color checker" card that I found very useful - things to check for, etc.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Good target for fine tuning color


from wellington, fl  -  Semi-Professional

May not have been necessary for me since I don't do studio work. But it helps to have something standard to judge color in digital processing and printing.


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Shopper  Are the colors created from pantone dots, or are they solid colors?
GARY R  The Xrite color checkers are made from individual small squares which cut from Munsell color sheets. These are tightly color controlled sheets coated with specially chosen ink/paint which is stable and has minimum color shift. No screening is used, the patches are solid color.

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