Camera Raw: Ability to correct colours with the x-rite colour chart

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Could we have the ability to correct colours with the x-rite colour chart in Camera raw. This is part of the DNG editor, but would be really useful in Camera Raw. This would save cluttering up your PC with loads of DNG profiles which you can't delete just in case you ruin an old picture.
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OF course you can delete any .DCP profile you desire. 
The MacBeth target should never be edited (and edits will be ignored) when creating a .dcp profile. 
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> OF course you can delete any .DCP profile you desire. 

what he means is = he is afraid to delete a profile because he thinks it might be used somewhere for conversion ... 
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Did he? 
Work with DNG's, those .dcp profiles will be embedded into the container. Then delete (which of course IS possible) if so desired. 
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> Did he? 

my guess is as good as yours

> Work with DNG's

too much hassle... better option for "ACR" crowd (not LR) will be (optionally, a checkbox in ACR settings) for ACR to pickup .dcp/.xmp profiles from a current folder too, but alas
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I didn't realise that the profile data was fixed into the file, that is good.
What I want is the DNG editor to be part of Camera Raw, so you don't have to make a separate .dcp profile first.
That seems reasonable.
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assume it is a part of a ACR - how do you imagine your workflow now ? you still have to open some raw file with a target shot, create profile using it, save it in some shape = which means "make a separate .dcp profile first" and then only proceed to work with the said profile ... if you want to avoid 2 steps (first create DCP camera profile and then create newlish XMP preset-profile based on DCP camera profile created  during the first step) and combine them into one step then it is a different story... however fully blown profiler+profile editor (edit LUTs like 3DLutCreator or better) is a lot of UI work, a lot of man hours... Adobe never finished DNG PE to a proper state for example.
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It really isn't reasonable; there are tools for this that exist. It's like asking for the Photoshop Type tool in ACR; not going to happen. 
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>>(edit LUTs like 3DLutCreator or better)

I've been looking into that product, looks very impressive. Can you make further recommendations on such a product or if the entry level ($99) version is sufficient? 
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stupid answer : depends what do you want from it ... I only use 3DLutCreator to retouch some tones after ACR simply because I like how it is done there UI wise for what I need (I use dcamprof/LrPD to create camera profiles and after 2 days of testing on my images I am totally not interested to use any new XMP "Enhanced" preset-profiles - neither in 3D luts feature nor in how they replace LookTable - in fact I simply removed all the folder with all such files) ...so for me grading is enough... for you I assume is at least Standard.