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DGK Color Tools DKC-Pro Multifunction Color Chart

You Pay: $24.95
Product Highlights
  • Color Tool for Photographers
  • Neutral Gray Targets for White Balance
  • Gray Patch / Scale for Exposure Setting
  • Color Targets for Color Correction
  • DKC-Pro Card 5 x 7"
  • Quick-Start Guide 3-Fold Card
  • Resource CD with Color Profile Software

The DGK Color Tools DKC-Pro Multifunction Color Chart is a color tool for the performance of several tasks related to photography: white balance, exposure setting and color correction. The package consists of a DKC-Pro card 5.0 x 7.0" (12.7 x 17.8 cm), a Quick-start guide 3-fold card, and a Resource CD with additional guides and color profile software.

The color chart features multiple neutral gray targets for performing white balance in all lighting conditions. A large calibrated 18% gray patch and 6-step gray scale enable the performance of exposure setting. The gray scale can adjust and control for proper exposure using the histogram function of DSLR and other HD video cameras. On the opposing side of the chart, there are 18 scientifically prepared color targets for performing color correction in cameras, displays, and printers, along with software for creating custom color profiles using Adobe Camera Raw (CS2 or higher).

The color patches are 100% coated with DGK's n-Chrome process, allowing for a much higher level of color saturation, luminance, and accuracy, while getting rid of metamerism. These patches represent the primary colors, process colors, and natural colors like human skin, sky, flowers, fruit, and foliage. The card creates an objective reference to be used in the studio or in your post-production work to compare and analyze any color differences or errors. This way, you can be assured of top-notch digital colors every time, from capture to display and print!

Includes a DKC-Pro card 5.0 x 7.0" (12.7 x 17.8 cm), a Quick-start guide 3-fold card, and a Resource CD with additional guides and color profile software
Multiple neutral gray targets for performing white balance in all lighting conditions
Large calibrated 18% gray patch and 6-step gray scale enable the performance of exposure setting. The gray scale can adjust and control for proper exposure using the histogram function of DSLR and other HD video cameras
18 scientifically prepared color targets for performing color correction in cameras, displays, and printers, along with software for creating custom color profiles using Adobe Camera Raw (CS2 or higher)
Color patches are 100% coated with DGK's n-Chrome process, allowing for a much higher level of color saturation, luminance, and accuracy, while getting rid of metamerism
Patches represent primary colors, process colors, and natural colors like human skin, sky, flowers, fruit, and foliage
Card creates an objective reference to be used in the studio or in your post-production work to compare and analyze any color differences or errors - so you can be assured of top-notch digital colors every time, from capture to display and print!
Process 100% coated with DGK's n-Chrome process
Bit Depth / Gray Scale 6-step gray scale
Dimensions DKC-Pro card: 5.0 x 7.0" (12.7 x 17.8 cm)
DGK Color Tools DKC-Pro Multifunction Color Chart
  • DKC-Pro Card 5 x 7"
  • Quick-Start Guide 3-Fold Card
  • Resource CD with Additional Guides / Color Profile Software
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    DGK Color ToolsDKC-Pro Multifunction Color Chart
     
    4.2

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (9)
    • Lightweight (6)
    • Compact (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family photos (4)
      • Weddings (4)
      • Landscape/scenery (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional (3), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (9)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Good compact card, directions lacking

      I use this to balance color when shooting artwork: shooting raw and processing in Lightroom. Using it to white balance off of and to compare the grey scale is helpful in achieving more accurate...Read complete review

      I use this to balance color when shooting artwork: shooting raw and processing in Lightroom. Using it to white balance off of and to compare the grey scale is helpful in achieving more accurate results. I was intrigued that I might be able to create a color profile but there was very unclear information about how to do that. Also, some of the documentation that came on the CD referred to a product with a different model number. They also speak about exposing +2 in raw but do not go into much detail on how to follow through with that approach in post processing. This may be due to my general lack of understanding of current methods of color control. The packaging is annoying. While it does come in a DVD case with a holder for the card, that is a bulky package for my camera bag. Once you unwrap the plastic from the card, it is bare and succeptible to scuffs and dirt. It would be good to provide a plastic sleeve as well that the card can be stored in. The DVD package is a pain because it does not snap closed easily.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Incomplete product

      The included help files refer to a zip file supposedly on disk -this file is required and not on my disk,- had to be downloaded. Once you have the zip file you have...Read complete review

      The included help files refer to a zip file supposedly on disk -this file is required and not on my disk,- had to be downloaded. Once you have the zip file you have a far superior help file set and the .jsint file required to run check and calibrations in photoshop. Also in those help files are the actual pathing instructions missing from the disk. In half a dozen attempts I have been unable to get the calibration procedure to work. It crashes out after around 10 mins having substituted the image in photoshop for an image contaning text. As it flattens down any layers you make in the process you must open image again for another attempt. The checker script does run for me but doesn't seem to actually give much of great use.
      Emails to Digital imageflow are so far unanswered. Box is about as cheap and nasty as a dvd box can get and the clips rub on card surface. Card itself is small and flimsy.

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      5.0

      Useful Chart of Color Accuracy

      By John

      from Conover, NC

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about DGK Color Tools DKC-Pro Multifunction Color Chart:

        My project involved taking pictures of paintings and I needed to be sure the colors were accurate. The DKC Color Chart was useful in setting the white balance and for verifying the accuracy of the colors.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice color reference chart

        By Bob

        from Western Massachusetts

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about DGK Color Tools DKC-Pro Multifunction Color Chart:

            This is a useful chart in a useful size. I used it to calibrate my camera/monitor/printer to a single color chart standard - photographed the chart (after using the gray scale to adjust the color balance of my camera), the used it to verify the color balance of my monitor matched the photograph of the chart, then used it to determine the print settings of my printer so that the print of the photo matched the chart.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Versatile

            By footagehead

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Not Durable

            Best Uses

              Comments about DGK Color Tools DKC-Pro Multifunction Color Chart:

              As described. Great size. Good swatches. Only thing is I wish that it came with a compact carrying case, like a simple plastic sleeve, not the DVD case that it comes with. The swatches are vibrant and solid, but seem delicate and can be easily scuffed, torn, etc.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Essential

              By Stefan

              from Washington, DC

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Not Durable

                Best Uses

                  Comments about DGK Color Tools DKC-Pro Multifunction Color Chart:

                  A color chart is an essential tool for film makers like me to color grade shots and for multi-camera shots to make the images of all cameras consistent in post.

                  Unfortunately, it is made of cardboard and needs careful handling. I originally wanted to mount it on the back of my clapper board, but it would not survive the daily handling and occasional drops from light rain.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good compact card, directions lacking

                  By JerManski

                  from Cleveland

                  About Me Professional

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Just the right size

                  Cons

                  • Poor Advanced Directions

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about DGK Color Tools DKC-Pro Multifunction Color Chart:

                    I use this to balance color when shooting artwork: shooting raw and processing in Lightroom. Using it to white balance off of and to compare the grey scale is helpful in achieving more accurate results. I was intrigued that I might be able to create a color profile but there was very unclear information about how to do that. Also, some of the documentation that came on the CD referred to a product with a different model number. They also speak about exposing +2 in raw but do not go into much detail on how to follow through with that approach in post processing. This may be due to my general lack of understanding of current methods of color control. The packaging is annoying. While it does come in a DVD case with a holder for the card, that is a bulky package for my camera bag. Once you unwrap the plastic from the card, it is bare and succeptible to scuffs and dirt. It would be good to provide a plastic sleeve as well that the card can be stored in. The DVD package is a pain because it does not snap closed easily.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Works for Me

                    By Traderjoe

                    from Bourbon & Bluegrass Country

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Copy work

                      Comments about DGK Color Tools DKC-Pro Multifunction Color Chart:

                      Wish it was a little bigger but it's sufficient for its purpose

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Necessary tool

                      By Channel 70 Productions

                      from Burbank CA/Asheville NC

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about DGK Color Tools DKC-Pro Multifunction Color Chart:

                          We taped this to back of our clapper board so it's always handy.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          A necessary item!

                          By graphixNimagery

                          from Greater Philadelphia Area

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Good Video Quality
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Underwater
                            • Video
                            • Weddings/Events
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about DGK Color Tools DKC-Pro Multifunction Color Chart:

                            As a multitasking professional, I use it for color reference for illustration, photography, video, color copier print calibration, pre-press and anywhere that I need consistent color and grayscale reference.

                            I purchased four sets. Two sets to have a balanced reference cards on either side or top and bottom of whatever the subject matter. The other 2 were for my boss to have a pair for his photography set-up as well!

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Color it in

                            By Van Uxem

                            from New York, NY

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Studio
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about DGK Color Tools DKC-Pro Multifunction Color Chart:

                              You cannot beat this set for the price. Full range color on one side and a grey card on the other side, prefect for setting custom white balance. Comes in a handy DVD case, protecting the card while it hangs with the rest of the gear.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Incomplete product

                              By Pioneer

                              from Australia

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Flimsy Construction
                              • Software incomplete

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about DGK Color Tools DKC-Pro Multifunction Color Chart:

                                The included help files refer to a zip file supposedly on disk -this file is required and not on my disk,- had to be downloaded. Once you have the zip file you have a far superior help file set and the .jsint file required to run check and calibrations in photoshop. Also in those help files are the actual pathing instructions missing from the disk. In half a dozen attempts I have been unable to get the calibration procedure to work. It crashes out after around 10 mins having substituted the image in photoshop for an image contaning text. As it flattens down any layers you make in the process you must open image again for another attempt. The checker script does run for me but doesn't seem to actually give much of great use.
                                Emails to Digital imageflow are so far unanswered. Box is about as cheap and nasty as a dvd box can get and the clips rub on card surface. Card itself is small and flimsy.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes

                                Share this review

                                 
                                5.0

                                Awesome and Cheap!

                                By Eloc Remarc

                                from Bellingham WA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Good Video Quality
                                • Great Picture Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Video

                                  Comments about DGK Color Tools DKC-Pro Multifunction Color Chart:

                                  For its price this thing is awesome. It can be used for a tight budget that will up production values by having color correction stepped up.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Color Chart & gray card

                                  By dpduncan

                                  from Fort Mill, SC

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Weddings/Events
                                    • Wildlife Photos

                                    Comments about DGK Color Tools DKC-Pro Multifunction Color Chart:

                                    Great for setting in-camera white balance or confirming exposure (gray card). The color chart is good for setting white balance in Lightroom or confirming colors. It is on paperboard and will have to be treated carefully to last, but comes in a plastic clip package like a DVD sleeve. Good value for the price.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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