There are some issues, too many variables! I would have another suggestion:
Download one of those synthetical Color Checker targets, preferably one in LAB or at least with an embedded color profile.
I would recommend this one: http://www.brucelindbloom.com/downloads/Co...culator.tif.zip
Now open it in photoshop and try:
Choose any good paper profile or "Fogra Coated" or something useful. Check the same boxes as I have below:
This should look as a good approximation of your CC-card. If it looks OK, fine, if it does not you need to do something!
Thank you so much for your help, your tips did help a lot.
I know it sounds crazy, but base idea is, if the CC Passport (and it's plugin) works, then it has to be a basis to generating a image comparable to the target. Also, comparable to the several 24-patch images available.
Here's the thing, it worked, weird enough. The CC Passport was properly exposed with a simple softbox, no reflexes or shades on it, done with flash, and with a flashmeter, not simply camera metering. Once the screen was calibrated to 110cd/m2, and black point to 0.35cd/m2 ( the lowest I could go ), I ran the plugin, created the profile for the DNG image, White Balanced in Lightroom, the image of the target did indeed come very very close to the actual target, being held side by side to the screen.
Also, the actual target came very very close to the image posted by Tim on the other thread. The downloaded 24-patch LAB image still has a "washed out" feeling to it tho. But the actual colors are spot on.
But, the actual calibration was done using ColorEyes Display Pro, not the actual Spyder software.