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X-Rite ColorMunki Photo Color Management Solution

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X-Rite ColorMunki Photo Color Management Solution
Key Features
  • Camera, Monitor & Projector Profiling
  • RGB & CMYK Printer Profiling
  • Ambient Light Measurement
  • Spot Color Measurement
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.

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X-Rite CMUNPH Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2No Cumbersome Accessories Needed
  • 3Calibrate with Ease
  • 4Calibrate LCD & Laptop Computer Displays
  • 5Projector Profiling
  • 6Printer Profiling
  • 7Camera Profiling
  • 8Color Profile Management
  • 9Color Extraction
  • 10Communicate in Color - Effortlessly

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.

X-Rite CMUNPH Specs

Mac RequirementsOperating System
Mac OS X 10.7.x, 10.8.x, 10.9.x, or later (with latest upgrades installed)
Please visit the ColorMunki website to download the software version for your operating system.
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion uses ColorMunki Photo software version 1.1.1.
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite uses ColorMunki Photo software version 1.2.1.
RAM
512 MB (2 GB recommended)
Processor
Intel Core 2 Duo or better
Storage
Up to 500 MB of available disk space (depending on components installed)
Ports
Powered USB port
Monitor Resolution
1024 x 768 or higher
Other Requirements
Latest drivers for video card installed
DVD drive or high-speed Internet connection required for software install, download, or automatic software update
User must have administrator rights to install and uninstall the application
Windows RequirementsOperating System
Microsoft Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 (32- or 64-bit)(latest Service Packs installed)
RAM
512 MB (2 GB recommended)
Processor
Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon XP or better
Storage
Up to 500 MB of available disk space (depending on components installed)
Ports
Powered USB port
Monitor Resolution
1024 x 768 or higher
Other Requirements
Latest drivers for video card installed
Dual display support requires either 2 video cards or a dual head video card that supports dual video LUTs being loaded
Network adapter installed and driver loaded
DVD drive or high-speed Internet connection required for software install, download, or automatic software update
User must have administrator rights to install and uninstall the application
Supported Languages
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

    Interactive training modules available in all languages except Portuguese
  • Packaging Info
    Package Weight1.54 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.4 x 6.15 x 2.9"

    X-Rite CMUNPH Reviews

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    question

    RE: COlorMuinki Photo Color Management System - can the printer profiles created by this package (adduming the monitor has been calibrated) be tweaked - adjusted? Or is it necessary to create an entire new printer profile if the first one isn't quite accurate?
    Asked by: bill
    Yes, you should be able to customize and adjust a printer profile to your needs with this product.
    Answered by: Joseph
    Date published: 2019-02-13

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    What about the new models vs this one? Will it worth the money? Should I upgrade? (Not talking about the i1 Pro)
    Asked by: Anonymous
    If you buy the Older Color Munki Photo you can get the up grade to the new software for free. I have been told that the devices are the same except the new one is white.
    Answered by: William G.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    How many computers can be covered by one license? Can I buy the unit for 2 of my comps (desktop and laptop) and my daughters machines?
    Asked by: Shalum S.
    Not sure, but I believe that the color munki website has that info
    Answered by: Hans S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    What are the imac system requierments? I have an OS X 10.6.8 and a macbook 10.7.5
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Based on spec sheet; OS 10.6.8 won't work. You need 10.7.x or newer. I have been updating my Colormunki software and my OS is currently 10.12.6, and it works well. If you don't want to update your OS, contact X-Rite and ask them via email. They are very responsive.
    Answered by: Thomas C.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    Any one use it to calibrate printer than use ICSS (ink continue supply system), will the result match the monitor?
    Asked by: Tao B.
    You create a custom ICC paper profile by printing out a series of color patches (also referred to as swatches) on the paper you want to use, then have the spectrophotometer read each patch once the ink has thoroughly dried. After the ColorMunki's software goes though an algorithmic computation process, you repeat with a fresh set of color patches. The ink being used in this process is not differentiated by manufacturer during the software computation phase. Using a third-party ink or ink system will not affect the accuracy of profiling of the paper with that ink. If you do ever change the CIS to another brand, you would need to create another custom ICC profile for that particular ink and paper combination.
    Answered by: Steven C.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    How do I get the software to work on a 4K laptop screen? The menu windows are so compressed that you can't read the screen or the buttons.
    Asked by: Stephen
    I don't know what laptop or Operating System your using, but the issue lies with the os software not with the calibrator. You'll need to change the screen size parameters or icon size parameters in the OS to solve this.
    Answered by: Steven N.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

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    How many monitors can I calibrate?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Not quite sure what you are asking, but I don't know of any limit to how many monitors you can calibrate. I have used my one ColorMunki on 3 different iMacs of differing years. It has done an excellent job every time, on every monitor.
    Answered by: Sean G.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    ColorMunki Photo can be used to calibrate a printer that is printing over disks not paper?
    Asked by: Horacio B.
    I have a printer that prints both on paper and on disks. To calibrate the printer you have to feed the medium into the printer, the printer then creates test sheets with five 8 inch rows of color swatches on them, over which you then have to glide the ColorMunki for the calibration. I don't see how that could be done with disks.
    Answered by: Sepp M.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
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