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X-Rite ColorMunki Smile Color Calibration Solution

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Price after rebate: $79.00
Product Highlights
  • Intuitive Color Calibration Solution
  • For Use with One or More Displays
  • Includes Color Measurement Device and CD

The X-Rite ColorMunki Smile Color Calibration Solution is a simple calibration tool to help ensure your laptop or desktop monitors are consistent and displaying proper color values. This calibration solution can be used with just one LCD or LED monitor or on several to maintain accuracy from monitor to monitor. Once the colorimeter has been placed over the desired monitor, operation and calibration is handled through an intuitive wizard-driven software program that utilizes the same color engine technology found in professional-level X-Rite color calibration solutions. Once calibrated, a before and after image can instantly show you comparative results.

A calibration reminder will also automatically notify you as to when it is time to re-calibrate displays, helping you to consistently maintain color accuracy across all of your monitors.

Helps to ascertain proper color accuracy and consistency on one or several monitors.
Straight-forward, simple software requires no color science knowledge.
Automatic reminders notify you when it is time to re-calibrate your monitors.
Simple online help videos provide troubleshooting assistance and eliminate the need to refer to other manuals.
Mac System Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, or 10.8 (all with latest upgrades installed)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo CPU or better CPU
  • 500 MB RAM
  • 500 MB of available disk space
  • Powered USB port
  • Display resolution of 1024 x 768 or higher
  • User must have Administrator rights to install and uninstall the application
  • Internet connection required for software updates
  • Windows System Requirements
  • Microsoft Windows XP 32-bit, Vista 32- or 64-bit, Windows 7 32- or 64-bit, Windows 8 32- or 64-bit (all with latest Service Pack installed)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2 or better CPU
  • 500 MB RAM
  • 500 MB of available disk space
  • Powered USB port
  • Display resolution of 1024 x 768 or higher
  • User must have Administrator rights to install and uninstall the application
  • Internet connection required for software updates
  • X-Rite ColorMunki Smile Color Calibration Solution
  • Colorimeter with Counterweight
  • ColorMunki Software
  • Quick Start Guide
  • End-User License Agreement
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    X-RiteColorMunki Smile Color Calibration Solution
     
    4.4

    (based on 90 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (55)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (67)
    • Easy to set up (59)
    • Fast (42)
    • Good power output (10)
    • Good price / value (3)

    Cons

    • Slow (5)
    • Hard to set up (4)

    Best Uses

    • Upgrade (26)
    • Photography (5)
    • Replacement (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (49), Budget shopper (17), Business user (4), Casual user (4), Graphics enthusiast (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (54), Business (30)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (10), Mac (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    XRITE "Smile" Works Great.

    Bought this product from B&H 11/4/2013 after fighting with software based monitor calibrating tools. Sometimes photos printed great, other times I have to make several adjustments (dark photo print...Read complete review

    Bought this product from B&H 11/4/2013 after fighting with software based monitor calibrating tools. Sometimes photos printed great, other times I have to make several adjustments (dark photo print issues). I use a Canon 7D and my 2 lenses 17-55mm and my favorite 70-200mm 2.8 - use lightroom for print. (I shoot raw). I print mostly 12X18 on 13X19 - (expensive ink and paper to screw up on) on a Canon PRO 100.

    I installed the software 11/6 (no problems what-so-ever Win 7 Pro) and calibrated my 24" monitor. Several test prints the last 2 days (I used images I'd had problems with) came out excellent and matched extremely well with my monitor on different sized papers and profiles. Didn't see huge difference in before and after calibration on Monitor, but HUGE difference in the prints. Very happy with the results. Agree with another review - powerful results. I see upgrading in the future though. The "Smile" worth every penny.

    My prints are printing the way I want them to look.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good Results, But Horrible Install

    Once installed and running properly, calibration is simple and results are good: bot the internal LCD on my laptop and my external Dell UltraSharp IPS monitor look goog and they look as much like...Read complete review

    Once installed and running properly, calibration is simple and results are good: bot the internal LCD on my laptop and my external Dell UltraSharp IPS monitor look goog and they look as much like on another as one could expect.However, I almost returned this product and went shopping for a different manufacturer. The initial ColorMunki Smile installation was straightforward, but it didn't 'stick' -- I had to re-run calibration every time I re-booted or powered-up my system. Totally unacceptable.Online documentation / FAQs / Troubleshooting were worse than unhelpful, they sent me looking for files that don't exist in a ColorMunki Smile installation (but do exist for other X-Rite products). Finally found answers in a 3rd-party website by Mr. Laszlo Pusztai, but I was one click away from throwing in the towel.X-Rite really should create product-specific online support material for each product, and their installers need updating to deal with known problems (e.g., Intel video driver Persistence module problem).Will shop for alternatives before I buy another X-Rite product.

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    5.0

    Calibration

    By Warren

    from Western Ma.

    About Me Value Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy To Use
    • Fast
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Better Images
      • Enhance Experience

      Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Smile Color Calibration Solution:

      Never calibrated my monitor with anything. I make prints up to 17 x 22 on paper and canvas now. Using the ColorMunki Smile was really simple. I like the before and after views you get. I didn't think my monitor was off that much but it was. Did I mention soooo easy to setup. Just run the CD put the ColorMunki Smile on your monitor and you'll Smile. That's it.
      Have not found anything I didn't like about it yet.

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      • Personal

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      3.0

      Not sure....

      By planejane

      from Madison, WI

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Smile Color Calibration Solution:

          I recently used this on my mac laptop and a month later I'm have graphics card and/or logicboard issues. I still have to see if this is the culprit, but has anyone else have this issue? Also, the calibration to my monitor looks a little too warm....

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          • Business

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          5.0

          The Smile works great

          By Warren

          from Western Ma.

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy To Use
          • Fast
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Photo Editing
            • Photography
            • Printing

            Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Smile Color Calibration Solution:

            I print my own photos and have been somewhat satified. Just received my ColorMunki Smile. Took only a couple mins to get it setup to use. Hit the calibrate button and about 4 mins later BAM it's done. You can see a before and after look. WOW I was off a bit on my own calibration. Very easy to setup. I'm using windows 8.1. Skin tones are now spot on. Best investment yet.

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            • Personal

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            4.0

            Rebate

            By Larry

            from Florida

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Smile Color Calibration Solution:

                Device installed and after update to v1.0.1 ran smoothly and resulted in a nice calibration.The so called mail in rebate is an on line form not a mail in and for $ is not worth the effort they require to file it.

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                4.0

                ColorMunki Smile makes me smile

                By Adam the Autodidact

                from East Lansing, MI

                About Me Value Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy To Use
                • Fast

                Cons

                • Buggy

                Best Uses

                • Graphic Designer
                • Photographer

                Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Smile Color Calibration Solution:

                For my main monitor this was great. Very easy to use and seems to have fixed my color issues. I had some trouble getting it work on my second monitor though. It crashed a couple times when switching over and then wouldn't recognize the calibrator in the usb port. Since I got what I wanted done on my main monitor I didn't bother messing with it to figure out what the problem was. But I'm very happy to have my main monitor looking right.

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                • Business

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                5.0

                Smiling when I view photos on screen!

                By ULong

                from Fairfax, VA

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Enhance Experience

                  Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Smile Color Calibration Solution:

                  I'm an amatuer photographer, I often print photos at @. The photos printed are always kind of darker than the ones on screen. I knew I need monitor calibration, so I did lots of research online for solutions. I tried some software, but the result is not so satisfactory. Finally I got this one, based on some reviews and price. This little device is so easy to use, just install the software from the CD and plug in the USB port, follow the instruction, you're done. I have two different brand monitors, one Sony, one Samsung. The uncalibrated Sony monitor is warmer, and Samsung is cooler. After calibration, they are very close now. But still there is some difference between the screen and prints, that's another story, I probably need to adjust some settings in the Lightroom to get perfect match.

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                  • Personal

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                  4.0

                  2 monitors to calibrate

                  By cw

                  from oly, wa

                  About Me Value Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Smile Color Calibration Solution:

                      works great, calibrating 2 monitors that I couldn't do manually, now they look the same.

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                      • Personal

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                      3.0

                      Mixed Results

                      By Jackson

                      from Phoenix AZ

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Hard To Set Up

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Smile Color Calibration Solution:

                        First off, I spent nearly a whole afternoon trying to get it to work. Would go through the calibration sequence then say 'error, try moving the device' A word to the wise - de-activate all anti virus before installing the software, and when calibratingOnce installed, yes, calibration is a breeze. On my Sony monitor (SDM-P234) it appears it worked rather well. It appears to have removed a reddish cast i suspected was there, and it was overly contrasty as wellOn my Dell 1909W monitor, it didn't do so hot. It introduced a reddish cast. But the Sony is my primary monitor I use for photoshop work, so I can live it, I just set the Dell back to default

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                        • Personal

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                        2.0

                        Cannot really tell if it works

                        By Eclectic Explorer

                        from Loveland, co

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Smile Color Calibration Solution:

                            The product is simple and easy to use. I use it weekly on a monitor plugged into my laptop. It seems to put a blue caste on the monitor which goes away after I reboot.

                            After using the program, it presents a before/after comparison. This is totally bogus. I ran the program and then ran it again immediately thereafter and the before/after comparision was the same both times.

                            Overall, my confidence in this product is low.

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                            5.0

                            ColorMunki Smile Color Calibration

                            By Bruce USAF Ret

                            from hillsboro, or

                            About Me Value Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Smile Color Calibration Solution:

                                used on both my lap top and Desktop PC, It was so simple to set up, and use. what a difference it made on my monitor to insure proper printing colors. Prior to this I would set up my photos for color with the monitor then print the photo the printed photos would be real dark and colors washed out.Now when I print I get the same colors wonderful product. It takes about 3 minutes to run the monitor scan with this. For me to buy mor expensive one to do the same thing in a minute is not worth the extra money

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                                5.0

                                Worked Great. Simple. Great Price

                                By MSL

                                from Naperville, IL

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                                Pros

                                • Price Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                • None

                                Best Uses

                                • Enhance Experience

                                Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Smile Color Calibration Solution:

                                I have been sharing images with my mentor and he commented my images seemed dark (or I was quite moody when processing them- he wasn't sure). I had never calibrated my monitor so I thought it was time. This device and SW installed with ease, worked just fine, and didn't break the bank.

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                                5.0

                                Solid Product for the Price

                                By LL Productions

                                from Jackson, WY

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                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fast

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Smile Color Calibration Solution:

                                    Easy to use, affordable, gets the job done. For everyday editing this is a great must-have tool.

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                                    • Business

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                                    4.0

                                    Easy and efficient

                                    By Dr Joe

                                    from New York, NY

                                    About Me Quality Oriented

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Fast

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Smile Color Calibration Solution:

                                        The device was easy to use and improved what I see on the screen - very quick process versus older devices I've used.

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                                        • Personal

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                                        1.0

                                        this is a very basic model

                                        By gasnaps

                                        from howell nj

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                                          Cons

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                                              Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Smile Color Calibration Solution:

                                              the calibrator did a horrible job it had a red bias and the before and after picture honestly were staged. luckily it broke and kudos to b&h on their awesome return policies.

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                                              5.0

                                              Dead Simple to Use and very effective

                                              By Albert_T

                                              from Riverview, FL

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Set Up
                                              • Easy To Use

                                              Cons

                                              • Slow

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Enhance Experience

                                              Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Smile Color Calibration Solution:

                                              I have three monitors from two different manufactureres. All three had a different interpretation of what the colors of my photos looked like. All you have to do is install and run the ColorMunki software and click on the monitor you want to calibrate. It asks you to center the m device on the monitor by draping the cord over the monitor. (A counterweight allows it to stay put.) About 5 minutes later one monitor is done. (seems a bit slow but it works!) Start again by selecting a different monitor and the process begins all over again.

                                              Now all three monitors look EXACTLY the same. Two of my monitors are very directional and the viewing angle has to be within a narrow range to get the right contrast but when I am there all three are spot on!

                                              One thing that was unclear was how should you set up your monitors on screen setup and brightness and contrast. A quick response from Xrite told me to set the monitors to their default settings before calibration and I may have to adjust brightness a bit. I did and the two directional monitors were a bit brighter so I turned them down a bit to match the dimmer one.

                                              I am very pleased with this product. It took some digging to find that it is set to a gamma of 2.2 and the color temperature ends up at D65 6504K

                                              A great value especially when on sale.

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                                              5.0

                                              Cheap and functional

                                              By Miro

                                              from Seattle

                                              Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Smile Color Calibration Solution:

                                              I have been looking for calibrating solution that doesn't break the bank for quite some time. I was not sure what to expect from this one. After I ran it on my dual monitor setup it did beautiful job. Both monitors now look exactly the same and editing pictures is not a guesswork anymore.

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                                              5.0

                                              Works great, priced right.

                                              By rico

                                              from indiana

                                              About Me Quality Oriented

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Set Up
                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Fast
                                              • Works well

                                              Cons

                                              • None

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Monitor Calibration

                                              Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Smile Color Calibration Solution:

                                              Works great and priced right. Glad I got it.

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                                              • Business

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                                              5.0

                                              Very happy with my purchase

                                              By JWay

                                              from KC,MO

                                              About Me Quality Oriented

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Set Up
                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Fast

                                              Cons

                                              • None That I Could See

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Enhance Experience

                                              Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Smile Color Calibration Solution:

                                              I needed a tool to calibrate my computer screen for my photos. I didn't want to have to spend a lot of money or time getting the results I wanted. I have been very happy with my purchase. It is very user friendly. It really made a difference in how my computer screen colors appeared.

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                                              5.0

                                              Monkeying with color

                                              By Lima Being

                                              from Finger Lakes

                                              About Me Value Oriented

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Affordable
                                              • Easy To Set Up
                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Fast

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Set Screen Color

                                                Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Smile Color Calibration Solution:

                                                Installed without a hitch on two WIN7 desktop machines. Auto mode worked fine. Experimented with differing room lighting, program seemed to change settings with room lighting changes so set up with most common lighting. Too bad a similarly easy to use and affordable printer setting system does not exist.

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                                                5.0

                                                A good deal for the enthusiast

                                                By Dan in NC

                                                from Cary, NC

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                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Set Up
                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Fast

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Smile Color Calibration Solution:

                                                    It is very easy to use and calibrate both my MacBook Pro LCD screen and ASUS PA238Q external monitor. The ColorMunki software creates .icc profiles based on the measurements of the ColorMunki Smile spectrophotometer. The results are much better than anything I have been able to do with the software only based calibrations. The cost is very reasonable.

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