Lighting is the key to accuracy in shading. Our system provides the ability to ensure that the correct lighting is used when taking the photo of the patient’s teeth to achieve the ultimate in precision. A tripod-mounted full-spectrum zone light is available as an aid. Illumination cards are used to precisely measure the quality and volume of the light when taking a photo. This is exceptionally important; the colors we see change as fluorescent lighting ages and due to weather conditions as well as wall paint colors in the room. Visually what appeared perfectly matched may require remakes, adding time and cost. Whether using a camera that meets the qualifications for the system, or an iPhone or other high quality smartphone camera set with no flash, the process is fast, simple to use, and exceptionally accurate.