Reviews and Problems with X-RITE ColorMunki Display
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Outdated UI, horrible UX, all around bad experience. Skip X-Rite.
N. Hyland, Amazon
1 December 2014
Summary: This is a terrible product. I bought it thinking I got a good deal on sale. But, even if it was a quarter of what I paid for it, I would not want it. Why? - The software takes forever to install. It took two days on an iMac. I think this is because it is clunky, old code from the 1990s. It just takes forever to install. You will also need to do a version update (another install) for it to work. Also, you have to do a permissions repair BEFORE you install.
Summary: The Colormunki turned out to be exactly what I had hoped for only AFTER I figured out what I was doing wrong. The manufacturer really does not provide enough information about how one should go about preparing to use this product and I can see how there are negative reviews here, because my first attempts did NOT give me the results I was hoping for.
Summary: Major issues installing this. You have to find solutions deep down in X-rite webiste. Product comes with very old software (Version 1), that has had one old update (last update 2010!). You then have to make changes you environmental variables on your system (Win7 for me) and when that doesn't work, go find files in the Windows folder to delete! Yes, they've issued lots of work arounds, but no software updates in 4 years. It's nearly 2015 people.
Summary: I do work with photos and video and own many computer systems so I wanted to see just how much this product would improve the accuracy of my displays. The first thing was to update the old software it shipped with. Next, remember to select your monitor type, I have a feeling that those who had a problem using this didn't. The first to get the Colormunki treatment was a average, nice 27 inch IPS, 1080 from 2013.
The ColorMunki does a better job than my previous Huey
J. Davis, Amazon
17 August 2014
Summary: The ColorMunki does a better job than my previous Huey. I find that both of my monitors (one LED lit and one CCF) have amazingly identical color and brightness. Can't wait to see a printed photo and compare to the screen. The only drawback is that the ColorMunki needs to be connected directly to a USB port on the motherboard and Will Not operate when connected to an external USB hub. this includes USB 3.0.
Summary: I have 2 Auria 27" 2560x1440 monitors that I love but never could get the colors to match each other with the Spyder 4 Pro from Datacolor used it many many times and no luck at all. Just finished using the ColorMunki and calibrated both monitors faster than the Spyder did 1 monitor and the best part I cant tell the difference in color between the monitors now! Thank you ColorMunki!!!
Summary: I bought this as I was very dissatisfied with the color accuracy of my laptop screen; all of the photos I had processed in lightroom looked totally different in print and on other screens. It was a little expensive, but it's an investment. I would recommend going to the website and installing the latest drivers and software, since the ones on the included disc were outdated. I ran the program three different times because I was so put off by the final result.
Summary: I needed to work with a calibrated monitor on my HP laptop. Before I used the ColorMunki Display, I sent a photo off to get printed and it came back a bit to orange. After I calibrated my laptop I was able to see how off my color was. I did the necessary color correction to the photo, sent it off again and it came back just as I expected. The colors totally matched what I saw in the screen. Yes I would recommend this to a friend.
Summary: X-rite has numerous, similar products on the market and its very difficult to see how one is different from the next. the colormunki display is very limited in what it can do. the device does build a profile, but its not a true calibration. in fact, it took my monitor further away from a neutral color than when I started.