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X-Ritei1Photo Pro 2 Color Management Kit for Photographers
 
4.7

(based on 11 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good power output (4)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Upgrade (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (6), Graphics enthusiast (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (6), Business (5)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (3)

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    5.0

    A Great Way to Get It All Together!

    By TCBob

    from Arlington, VA

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

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      Cons

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          Comments about X-Rite i1Photo Pro 2 Color Management Kit for Photographers:

          If like me you have been taking a piece meal approach to color management using different profiling apps for the scanner, printer and monitors save yourself a lot of hassle and grief - buy the i1Pro 2 Profiler for Photographers. I now have a set of profiles that are coordinated and consistent -- and were very easy to produce using the i1Photo package. I already have IT8 Reflective and Transmissive Targets, but the kit does not provide any. You will need one or both to profile a scanner - but you can use the X-Rite Color Checker Card if you have one.

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          • Business

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          5.0

          Excellent product very well built.

          By Keith

          from Eugene, OR

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about X-Rite i1Photo Pro 2 Color Management Kit for Photographers:

              It is really nice to be able to do a good job of profiling the monitor and making profiles for your print paper. It does an excellent job of both monitor and printer calibration.

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              • Personal

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              5.0

              i1PhotoPro 2

              By adkero

              from Delray Beach, Fl

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Enhance Experience
                • Upgrade

                Comments about X-Rite i1Photo Pro 2 Color Management Kit for Photographers:

                I have a ColorMunki but wanted to get that extra this Pro version of the hardware and software could offer. Calibration of both the display and paper profiles was easy and got me that extra I was looking for in the darker areas of my photos using 16bit workflow. Each paper profile provided exactly the same color and tonal values and was as close to on screen projected viewing as I've ever seen.

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                • Business

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                5.0

                Great, but a bit complicated

                By Photos on the run

                from Utah

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Powerful

                Cons

                • Hard To Set Up

                Best Uses

                • Enhance Experience
                • Replacement
                • Upgrade

                Comments about X-Rite i1Photo Pro 2 Color Management Kit for Photographers:

                The final output product of this X-Rite calibration tool does everything it says it will do. I am extremely happy and pleased with the final results. What I see on my monitor now matches exactly what I see coming out of my printer. That was my original purpose for purchasing this device. If I can now get my camera (Canon 5D Mark III) to match the monitor and/or get my scanner and/or my projector to match what I see on my monitor than I will consider it bonus points. The process of calibrating the monitors was pretty straight forward after using the X-Rite i1Photo Pro 2. However, the process of calibrating the printer (Epson 4900) was a bit of a surprise at the amount of effort and time required. It requires reading in over 2 thousand colored tiles. That takes some time. It became much easier once I adjusted to the routine and the process. In the end, I do not think it will take as much time, nor effort, the second time around now that I know what I am doing. The important thing is the results of all this money, time, and effort, and that is worth shouting about. What I see on my monitors after much work in Photoshop CC or Lightroom 5 is exactly what I see come out of my printer. It was worth the price - no further comments needed. It is top of the line in the final outcome.

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                • Personal

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                4.0

                Great profiling quality.

                By Sheng

                from Taiwan

                About Me Quality Oriented

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                Pros

                • Great Profile Quality
                • Powerful

                Cons

                • Difficult To Use
                • Not So User Friendly
                • Slow

                Best Uses

                • Professional Profiling

                Comments about X-Rite i1Photo Pro 2 Color Management Kit for Photographers:

                but it can be a little more user friendly. For example it is a bit difficult to separate the i1 pro 2 and the monitor calibration module once they are attached, and this has to be done several times if you are testing the device.

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                • Business

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                4.0

                Excellent but costly

                By Digital Ed

                from Southern CA

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Powerful
                • Wide Profiling Adjustment
                • Wide Range Of Profiling C

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about X-Rite i1Photo Pro 2 Color Management Kit for Photographers:

                    Somewhat unusal application. Three separate, different manufacture LCD monitors in a 3 monitor wide desktop using Win7 Ultimate 64.
                    Does a better profiling job on monitors than the Color Munki it replaced. Does not match all three monitors without minor monitor manual adjustment after profiling.
                    Does a much better job profiling printer than the Munki did.
                    Happy with the purchase even though it is not perfect with my PC system.

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                    • Personal

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                    4.0

                    An Improved Device

                    By LouMin

                    from Kansas City, MO

                    About Me Graphics Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about X-Rite i1Photo Pro 2 Color Management Kit for Photographers:

                        We use this product in a museum setting were color accuracy is very important. After checking the color profiles in Colorthink we saw a greater gamut in the new Pro 2 profiles, in the red an yellow areas, compared to our older EyeOne unit. The puck balances better on the monitor as well. I haven't checked print profiles yet.

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                        • Business
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        5.0

                        Works Great, Easy to use

                        By Aero Steve

                        from Redondo Beach

                        About Me Graphics Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Automates A Tedious Proce
                        • Great picture quality

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • calibration

                        Comments about X-Rite i1Photo Pro 2 Color Management Kit for Photographers:

                        Makes calibrating my monitors an easy task.

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

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                        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Quality Piece of Kit

                        By thinkstopthink

                        from Anacortes, WA

                        About Me Fine Art Photographer

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                        Pros

                        • All Cables Included
                        • Great Case
                        • Reliable Performance
                        • Well Designed

                        Cons

                        • A Tad Pricy

                        Best Uses

                        • Ambient Light Testing
                        • Monitor Profiling
                        • Printer profiling

                        Comments about X-Rite i1Photo Pro 2 Color Management Kit for Photographers:

                        I use the i1 for linearizing profiles in my Bowhaus True Black and White RIP for use with my Canon IPF6300. The Bowhaus RIP accepts data input from the i1 automatically. The ICC profile for Canson Infinity Platine from the manufacturer was laying down too much ink and the profiling really cleaned that up.

                        I also use the i! to profile my 24" LCD. I have an old i1 Display2 and recently profiled my monitore, when I redid the profiling, the new i1 did a more accurate profile.

                        The included hardware to calibrate, mount the spectro to the strip reader panel and mount the spectro to the monitor are well designed, snap in firmly (almost too firmly at the beginning, but that was just because it is new--I would want it to be any other way).

                        I am torn about giving it 5 stars because of the price. I don't ever see myself using the projector calibrator, and would have preferred to not have to pay for it. But since I can't rule that use out in the future, I went with five stars.

                        Oh yeah—the case is brilliant. It is design so if you accidentally open in up upside down, the gear won't fall all over the place. Nice job X-Rite!

                        All in all a solid piece of gear to keep my Black and White, and Color processes where I want them.

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                        • Business
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Pull up to my color

                        By MoJaWiJe

                        from Randallstown, Maryland

                        About Me Graphics Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

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                              Comments about X-Rite i1Photo Pro 2 Color Management Kit for Photographers:

                              I would spend a lot of time correcting to get my photos to print correctly(color wise ) and not being truly happy with the end product. After profiling my iMac and Pro9500 Mark II I've landed in the wysiwyg zone.

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                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • Mac

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                              5.0

                              The "Best of the Best" for colour

                              By Ray Semenoff

                              from Edmonton, AB, CANADA

                              About Me Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Exceptionally Accurate
                              • Reliable Performance
                              • Small Footprint

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Critical Colour Profiling
                                • Exact Colour Matching

                                Comments about X-Rite i1Photo Pro 2 Color Management Kit for Photographers:

                                Fantastic colour management in a very smart design.

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

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