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X-Rite ColorMunki Photo Color Management Solution

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Product Highlights
  • Camera, Monitor & Projector Profiling
  • RGB & CMYK Printer Profiling
  • Ambient Light Measurement
  • Spot Color Measurement
  • Built-in White Calibration
  • No Cumbersome Accessories
  • DigitalPouch Communication Tool

Editor's TakeDesigned specifically for photographers, the X-Rite ColorMunki Photo Color Management Solution provides display, projector and RGB/CMYK printer profiling in an easy-to-use all-in-one integrated solution with a streamlined interface, enabling photographers to easily, quickly and affordably match colors from display to print. The ColorMunki Photo software provides particular accuracy when profiling for FleshTones along with providing excellent grey balance for neutral Black & White output. Plus, you'll be able to send your images to your clients with a high level of confidence that they are viewed in a calibrated environment with the DigitalPouch communication tool.

The Swiss-engineered ColorMunki spectrophotometer is a portable all-in-one device that provides Monitor, Projector & Printer Profiling, along with ambient light measurement and spot color measurement without the need for any cumbersome accessories to repurpose the device; it even has a Built-in white calibration tile for self calibration. Think of it as a "Swiss Army Knife" of color management.

You'll get precise monitor calibration using a basic mode with preconfigured settings or an advanced mode with settings for white point, ambient compensation and precalibration. It also has the ability to capture the ambient light within a room or a light box for an impressive level of color calibration. The ColorMunki is even capable of fast and accurate projector profiling to project your images to your clients, family, or friends with color confidence. It's RGB and CMYK printer profiling technology provides complete color control along with optimized printer profiling, and has the ability to optimize specific colors, black & white shades, and flesh tones to ensure that the color you see is the color you get. Plus there is no need to read individual color patches because ColorMunki's super fast printer profiling can rapidly scan test charts in less than one minute.

Furthermore, the ColorMunki software provides color creation and communication tools that allow you to grab colors from virtually anywhere, including your entire image library, preview your color palettes under different light sources and even preview for PrintSafe production under a variety of different printing methods.

No Cumbersome Accessories Needed
The All-in-One design of the ColorMunki spectrophotometer means no separate accessories are needed to profile your displays and printers. A white calibration tile is integrated right into the device, and it includes a protective bag, which doubles as an integrated monitor holder.
Calibrate with Ease
Quick, easy, and accurate display-to-print matching is what the ColorMunki is all about. The included software guides you through whichever profiling function you desire. You can select "match my printer to my display" and you'll be completely guided through the profiling process, or you can easily jump right to display, projector or printer profiling.
Calibrate LCD & Laptop Computer Displays
The ColorMunki calibrates LCD & Laptop monitors using either the Easy or Advanced mode. The Easy mode has predetermined selections, so you don't need to be a color expert. For those looking for more control over whitepoint or ambient measurements, choose the "advanced" mode. The DDC auto detect control will quickly determine if your monitor is compliant and if so, perform one button display profiling. ColorMunki can also calibrate multiple displays with ease, and provides before and after visualization, as well as calibration reminder prompts.
Projector Profiling
Using Video projectors to display images has always been a hit-or-miss proposition in regards to color accuracy. Utilizing the same profiling technology for your computer display, and with just a flip of the devices selector wheel, ColorMunki will give you fast and accurate projector profiles so you can project your images to your client, family or friends with confidence.
Printer Profiling
The ColorMunki can profile RGB and CMYK printers, and delivers outstanding printer profile quality for print color that matches what you see on your screen. You simply scan one test chart of 50 patches, and ColorMunki calculates an interim profile and learns how your printer behaves for these colors. It then produces a second chart that perfects your profile once you scan it. The ColorMunki even has the ability to optimize for specific colors, black & white, and flesh tones from individual image types. And the ColorMunki's super fast scanning capability can rapidly measure test charts in less than one minute, so you don't lose precious productivity time with the process of printer profiling.
Camera Profiling
With the X-Rite ColorChecker Camera Calibration software, you'll be able to use both a desktop application and an Adobe Lightroom Plug-In for creating custom DNG profiles
Color Profile Management
ColorMunki includes software to help manage and fully utilize your color profiles. ColorMunki's AppSet talks with your photo and design applications to automate printer profile setting, and with PrintSafe checking capabilities, you'll be able to preview your color palettes under different lighting sources or printing processes before you go to production.
Color Extraction
ColorMunki can capture colors from virtually anywhere to enhance your editing and design creativity. It can automatically extract the top colors from any image or you can go directly into your image and add any color to your palette. ColorMunki also lets you grab any color from the visible spectrum - quickly and accurately capturing spectral color from any surface and import it directly into your photo and design applications.
Communicate in Color - Effortlessly
The ColorMunki optimizes the shadows, highlights, and balance of your images, so no matter how you show your work, the world will see exactly what you intended. You'll share your images with confidence with DigitalPouch, a self-executable application that checks for ViewSafe* conditions on the receiver side. Simply drag and drop the images you want to transport into the pouch and "zip" it up to send. The receiver will be able to view the images in the same application viewing screen, while the application looks for and verifies that an accurate, up-to-date monitor profile is in use. Amazingly, this assurance of viewer color does not require the receiver to own any version of the ColorMunki software.

* ViewSafe Image Transport runs on Mac and PC, and is compatible with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and QuarkXPress.

System & Software Requirements Computer: Pentium 4, Intel Centrino, Intel Core Duo, AMD Athlon XP; PowerPC G4, PowerPC G5, Intel Mac
Operating System: Windows XP (32/64-bit), Vista (32/64-bit), 7 (32/64-bit); Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5, 10.6
Memory: 512MB (1GB recommended)
Hard Drive: 300MB
Display: 1024 x 768 with 16-bit video card
Hardware: DVD-ROM drive, Powered USB port, Internet connection for updates, Network card, Broadband Internet for online services
Software: QuickTime 7 (Mac)
Supported Languages
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

    Interactive training modules available in all languages except Portuguese
  • X-Rite ColorMunki Photo Color Management Solution
  • ColorMunki Spectrophotometer (Black)
  • USB Cable
  • Protection Case with Monitor Holder
  • ColorChecker Classic [mini] Target
  • Software (ColorMunki Profiling, ColorMunki Photo ColorPicker, ColorMunki DigitalPouch, ColorChecker Camera Calibration)
  • Interactive Training DVD
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 1-Year Manufacturers Limited Warranty
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    X-RiteColorMunki Photo Color Management Solution
     
    4.5

    (based on 368 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (238)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (103)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (10)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Accurate colors (290)
    • Easy to navigate (223)
    • Easy to collaborate across programs (202)
    • Versatile (146)
    • Easy to customize (116)

    Cons

    • Freezes or crashes (16)
    • Difficult to navigate (8)
    • Pricey / poor value (6)
    • Not very powerful (5)
    • Inaccurate controls (4)

    Best Uses

    • Professional quality (241)
    • Presentations (65)
    • Educational purposes (53)
    • In the studio (4)
    • Photography (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (311), Budget shopper (20), Photographer (7), Business owner (5), Pro photographer (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (185), Business (159)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (98), Mac (83)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Covers all the bases at a great price

    Finally a color profiling tool with all of the features I need at a price I can afford.

    I had used the Eye-1 profiler before to create paper profiles for my...Read complete review

    Finally a color profiling tool with all of the features I need at a price I can afford.

    I had used the Eye-1 profiler before to create paper profiles for my printer while owning the Spyder 2 for my monitor. But I never could quite justify the price of the entire kit for monitors, projectors and printer profiling.

    But then along came the Color Munki.

    It took a couple of tries before I grasped the differences in profiling with the Munki as opposed to the Spyder. With the Spyder you would balance the white point with the monitor controls. The Color Munki does this for you. You need to reset the monitor to the defaults. Then spend the time to achieve the green checks indicating that you have set the brightness and contrast properly.

    As of today we have profiled the monitors on both computers as well as seven different fine art papers for two different printers.

    Profiling for printing is easy. I really like the idea that the software bases the second chart on the results from the first chart. Then to make it even better, you can go back and tweak the profile for specific images by creating a custom color chart from the image you want to print. Conceptually this is a great idea.

    Picking up colors from real world objects is so simple. Likewise you can create a custom pallet from an image.

    All of the operations are performed within the same application. The interface is very intuitive. As yet I haven't needed to use the included video instructions.

    We haven't tried the projector profiling yet, but soon.

    The only two criticisms I have are:
    1. They could explain how to set up the monitor for profiling a little better. It will profile the monitor at the brightness and contrast settings you have without requiring you to achieve a green check mark in the software. This resulted in my monitor being a lot brighter than my print. Once I darkened the monitor and spent the time to set it correctly my prints are much closer in brightness to my monitor.

    2. The USB cable has a tendency to pull out of the device too easily. This usually happened just as I was starting to calibrate my monitor. Each time I would have to recalibrate the Color Munki. They could make a little clip to make this more secure. But a piece of tape works just as well.

    Overall I highly recommend this for anyone that wants great looking prints. If you spend the money for a good printer, then the money for paper and ink, it is foolish not to spend the few dollars more the Color Munki costs.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    ColorMunki has room for improvement

    Before I say much about the product let me first disclose that I am a newbie to color managment. While I have a lot of computer experience, I've never exlored this area before....Read complete review

    Before I say much about the product let me first disclose that I am a newbie to color managment. While I have a lot of computer experience, I've never exlored this area before. I can't compare the ColorMunki to other systems. Perhaps it is really the best product available or at least the best value for the money. I don't know. I can only try to describe my concerns and let you make up your own mind. If you want to know all the great things about it, there are other reviews on the Net that will give you that information. Here goes.

    The ColorMunki is a new product that allows one to calibrate monitors, printers, and projection devices.

    My first opinion was that the documentation seemed to be a bit on the terse side. The printed "manual" contains about 18 paragraphs of instructions (many of them single sentences) in english. Even with the computer based help files, instructions are very limited and, to a newbie, confusing. There is room for a LOT of improvement here.

    Next I discovered that the CD does NOT contain the program!!! You have to download the 286Mb file. If you don't have high speed Internet I wouldn't recommend buying this product!

    Another issue not disclosed up front is that the software can only be activated three times. If you install it and activate it once, then buy a new computer and activate it again, and then have a hard drive failure and have to activate it a third time, I guess you'll be out of luck if a virus crashes your hard drive. I often update my hardware and find myself re-installing Windows at least once a year. I forsee problems ahead. If you thought you were going to use the device on more than one computer, you may have to re-think.

    I don't ever like to buy copy-protected software and this is seems like a particularly heavy-handed restriction on the part of the company. It may be that all similar products are so encumbered but if so it's time for the users to complain loudly!

    I got past all that and calibrated the two monitors on my computer. I then got to do it again when a friend suggested I should have reset the monitors to their default settings before doing the calibration runs. Oh well, practice is good. I had three minor problems during the process.

    1) You have to position the ColorMunki over the top of the monitor so it hangs in front of a certain spot on the screen, identified by the software. A case and weighted strap are provided for the purpose but the strap is just not quite heavy enough and not adjustable enough to make it easy.

    2) the mini-USB connector is just too flimsy to make a reliable connection to the ColorMunki. If it comes loose you have to start over with a self-calibration of the Munki.

    3) Changing settings on the ColorMunki (like from calibrate monitor to Self-calibration and back) involves twisting the round center to point to a different location. This twisting isn't exactly difficult but there is a trick to it and it's hard to twist while not pulling the connector out and without bashing your LCD screen. A little flap sticking out from the side that one could grasp to turn would have been nice.

    I did get my monitors calibrated and I do believe it did a good job of it (though see disclamer at the start.)

    Next I wanted to try the printer calibration system. I had some HP Premium Plus Photo semi-gloss paper from my former HP printer and wanted to use it on my Epson R2400. I managed to get through the process with a minimal amount of frustration. Sliding the ColorMunki along the strips of color sometimes works and sometimes fails. I haven't yet figured out if I'm starting too far or too close to the leading edge? Am I going too far or not far enough off the far edge? Am I going too fast or too slow? Am I going straight enough? Do I need to wait longer after pressing the button to start the scan or am I waiting too long? I'm sure practice and experience will tell. Still, I was able to get the job done and it worked. The printer produced noticably better prints than before the calibration.

    Later I decided to try to refine the calibration by using colors from an actual photo I wanted to print. I was able to sample the colors easily with the ColorMunki and I got the sample strips printed. When I tried to scan them I got some kind of error and the system crashed. I haven't had the nerve to try again yet.

    If you just want to calibrate your monitor, there are less expensive alternatives. I thought the combination of monitor and printer calibration was a pretty good value for the price and perhaps it is. I do think the company has a lot of room yet for improvement or perhaps thats just the current state of the art. I don't know. Despite my criticisms, I am using it and it is working. I hope I've been objective enough so more experienced users can form their own opinions. Caveat Emptor.

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    5.0

    Worked Great!

    By AKG

    from Missoula, MT

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      Cons

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        • Professional Quality

        Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Photo Color Management Solution:

        It was very easy to use and I had great results.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        5.0

        Super Easy

        By JAX

        from Sacramento, CA

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Colors and Controls
        • Easy
        • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
        • Easy To Navigate
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Photo Color Management Solution:

            Gone is the fear of calibrating my monitor, with the ColorMunki , it was a snap. I am not very computer literate so I get intimidated easily. This was very easy to use and I will continue to do it every two weeks.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            2.0

            Caution

            By gdtoo

            from Phoenix

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Accurate Colors and Controls
            • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs

            Cons

            • Limited Calibration Sizes
            • No Repair Service

            Best Uses

              Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Photo Color Management Solution:

              The product is excellent, however after the warranty period has ended there is no repair service available. The response from X-Rite is buy a new product or a more expensive unit that offers repair. I do not support products that offer no real support. Like many products today a new one is cheaper than repair, but let me decide what I want to do. Munki will not connect and was told it is a hardware issue within the unit. Used about 50 times.

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              • Business

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              5.0

              Simple and complete color management

              By GST

              from metro NYC

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate Colors and Controls
              • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
              • Easy To Navigate
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Color management
                • Photography
                • Professional Quality

                Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Photo Color Management Solution:

                A simple toolkit to color manage from taking the picture, to monitor soft proofing, to printing on different papers. Works as advertised.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                5.0

                wonderful tool!

                By wyobanty

                from Cheyenne, WY

                About Me Value Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate Colors and Controls
                • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                • Easy To Navigate
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Photo Color Management Solution:

                    Easy to follow instructions on the software that comes with the ColorMunki. What a change it made to my monitor and now my picture print with better anticipated colors. There are a lot more features in the software I need to try.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    5.0

                    I really like the product

                    By heike

                    from clarksville tn

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                    Pros

                    • Accurate Colors and Controls
                    • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                    • Easy To Customize
                    • Easy To Navigate
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Educational Purposes

                      Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Photo Color Management Solution:

                      i used the product to calibreate my computer and printer

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      5.0

                      Color Workflow under my command

                      By wara

                      from Mexico

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate Colors and Controls
                      • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                      • Easy To Customize
                      • Fast

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Professional Quality

                        Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Photo Color Management Solution:

                        Perfect color management workflow. Just calibrate your monitor, then your printer and you're good to go. You can even pick out colors from surfaces or ads, and measure ambient lighting. Add this with a Color Checker Passport and Pantone Color Manager to be in control of your color workflow.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        5.0

                        ColorMunki photo

                        By Chino

                        from Mesa, Arizona

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Pros

                        • Accurate Colors and Controls
                        • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                        • Easy To Customize
                        • Easy To Navigate
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Photo Color Management Solution:

                            It is easy to use. Before I purchased colormunkie, I was sending my prints out to @ . and all my prints were coming back too dark. Now that I calibrated my computer with the colormunkie, my photos from @ come out perfect; the right amount of color; exactly as it shows on my computer. I highly recommend to calibrate calibrate your computer. And what better product than the colormunkie photo!

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                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

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                            5.0

                            Works quite well

                            By Tony

                            from ID

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Accurate Colors and Controls
                            • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                            • Easy To Navigate
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                            • Poor Fit

                            Best Uses

                            • Presentations
                            • Professional Quality

                            Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Photo Color Management Solution:

                            This is one easy to use product. I love the versatility and the software is not bad. I definitely would like a better quick start guide though. The video tutorial was a nice touch. Also, the case/monitor holder's zipper wouldn't close all of the way because of the USB cable making it difficult to get the calibrator flush on the monitor.

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                            • Business
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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                            5.0

                            ColorMunki Photo

                            By chasfire

                            from Olympia, WA

                            Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Photo Color Management Solution:

                            I purchased this item to achieve better results in my post processing and printing. So far I have found the ColorMunki Photo very easy to use for calibrating both my monitor and my printer, however I am not sure if the monitor calibration is correct for my monitor. My monitor is A Samsung Syncmaster 2333, which was inexpensive when I bought it. It may have the ability for the ColorMunki to adjust it automatically, but I have not seen a way to verify that. After I have calibrated the monitor I can see a slight difference in the before and after, but none of the monitor settings seem to have been changed.

                            I am happy with the ColorMunki, and would recommend it to other photographers.

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                            4.0

                            worked right off

                            By Coog83

                            from Dallas, TX

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                            Pros

                            • Accurate Colors and Controls

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Photo Color Management Solution:

                                I was able to calibrate my monitor very easily. The only downside I found is that the color checker chart for camera calibration was too small for me. It was about the size of a business card, I will now order the larger color chart. All in all very pleased with the colors on my monitor now.

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                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • PC

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                                5.0

                                Great calibration tool

                                By mrbahr2003

                                from Oakland, CA

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Accurate Colors and Controls
                                • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                                • Easy To Customize
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Professional Quality

                                  Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Photo Color Management Solution:

                                  Using it to calibrate an iMac with a Dell 30" monitor attached through a ThunderBolt to DVI cable. Works great.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • Mac

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                                  1.0

                                  Good product when it works!

                                  By Sal

                                  from Italy

                                  About Me Quality Oriented

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Accurate Colors and Controls

                                  Cons

                                  • Freezes or Crashes

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Photo Color Management Solution:

                                    If it works it does the job well but the selection dial breakes easily and XRite will not fix it if outside warranty period. You are stuck with a nice $[$] Knick-knack.

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                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • PC

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                                    5.0

                                    Good device, but expensive

                                    By Bob

                                    from Detroit

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Accurate Colors and Controls
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Photo Color Management Solution:

                                        The ColorMunki does a nice job of color calibration. Ironically I used it on new monitors that were already supposed to be color calibrated. The settings from the ColorMunki dramatically reduced the brightness, I didn't see any other differences in color aspect but I would be surprised if I did see anything major.

                                        What I like is being able to use it with the printer and projectors. Sometimes finding the color calibration for my printer for a new kind of paper is an exercise in frustration. With the ColorMunki I can create the paper profile, and they are spot on. I thought I had a problem with my color profiles from Epson because my prints always came out too red. The ColorMunki came up with the same profile values as Epson had provided, which got me to looking elsewhere. BTW, turns out the issue is with my printer you need to let the prints dry and the red intensity drops.

                                        On the negative side, the ColorMunki is clumsy to use. You have to practically take it out of the sling to turn the dial and then put it back in. The sling doesn't hold it that well against the display, so you have to fuss with it. I don't have a better solution either, it's not something that anyone else has a much better solution for.

                                        The only other issue would be the cost. But it also does a lot more than the others, and my understand is that since it's a spectrometer it will remain accurate over time. So in the long run it may be a good value.

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                                        • Personal
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                                        • PC

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                                        5.0

                                        Simple comprehensive colour management

                                        By Ginantonix

                                        from Victoria, BC

                                        About Me Quality Oriented

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Accurate Colors and Controls
                                        • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                                        • Easy To Navigate
                                        • Versatile

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Presentations
                                          • Professional Quality

                                          Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Photo Color Management Solution:

                                          I have struggled with getting my prints to match what I see on my screen, particularly after updating to the latest versions of image processing software. The Colormunki quickly calibrated my monitor and created custom profiles for the printer paper I'm using, and almost magically everything is in harmony!

                                          Easy and fast to use, and extremely powerful. Top marks!

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • Mac

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                                          5.0

                                          Colormunki

                                          By Pkfish

                                          from JH

                                          Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Photo Color Management Solution:

                                          I have been having a very hard time trying to get my pictures to match my monitor. I have an iMac 27 inch and an epson r3000. I did the basic monitor and printer calibraiting and found my pictures to match much better. I also turned down the brightness on my monitor and that made it even better. I'm finally on the right track.

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                                          1.0

                                          Returning it.

                                          By Didn't work

                                          from Chico, ca

                                          Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Photo Color Management Solution:

                                          I wanted to love this but it failed miserably in advanced and easy mode to profile my sony vaio laptop. Furthermore, I repeatedly ran the printer profiling on Kirkland photo paper, only to determine I get better results in Lightroom with NO profile. To add insult to injury, the dial is difficult to turn without pressing the button in the middle of the dial which interrupts the process which sadly requires you to turn the dial several times unnessasarially to finish calibrating the device to actually profile the monitor.
                                          I'm going to try the spyser kit. I'm afraid the I one kit is the only one that will actually give me the quality profiles I desire. I may resort to outsourcing my profile jobs, if that's the case.

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                                          5.0

                                          Great product

                                          By Roadrunner

                                          from Charlottesville, VA

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                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Accurate Colors and Controls
                                          • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Professional Quality

                                            Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Photo Color Management Solution:

                                            I use the ColorMunki Photo Color Management to keep my color as I see it for my photos so I know what my customers see when the view their photos from my website no matter what computer the view them from. The color is always the same!

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                                            • Business
                                            • Computer Platform:
                                            • Mac

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                                            5.0

                                            Finally

                                            By joe photo

                                            from detroit

                                            About Me Quality Oriented

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Professional Quality

                                                Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Photo Color Management Solution:

                                                Finally bought one - still figuring it out

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Business
                                                • Computer Platform:
                                                • Mac

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                                                5.0

                                                Excellent Profiling Tool

                                                By Why Not

                                                from Williamsburg, VA

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                                                Pros

                                                • Accurate Colors and Controls
                                                • Easy To Navigate

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Photo Color Management Solution:

                                                    I just purchased this tool and have profiled both my iMac
                                                    and my Epson 4900. The monitor calibration function is
                                                    quick, easy and is every bit as good as my Spyder4 Pro. I
                                                    really bought it for generating profiles for 3rd party papers
                                                    for my printer and they are first rate. I am very impressed.
                                                    I am retiring my Spyder. This tool is most definitely worth
                                                    the money.

                                                    • Primary use:
                                                    • Business
                                                    • Computer Platform:
                                                    • Mac

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