Reviews and Problems with X-RITE ColorMunki Display
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My Experience Using Colormunki
Anthony J., Amazon
20 August 2014
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.
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: My previous color calibration software quit working correctly after I upgraded to Mavericks. Bought this, downloaded their update and ran it with ease. Califbrated two different monitors and they both match!
Summary: Would have given ColorMunki 5 stars except that the documentation recommends ICC Profile Version 4 setting for "best" results. This setting produced an unacceptable difference between MS Preview displayed images and images produced by all other applications on the PC. Was ready to send it back when I tried ICC Profile Version 2 - the inferior setting - then everything worked well.
Summary: There has been back and forth, on many photo/tech blogs, about calibrating a monitor or not. Well, after picking up this little gadget, there is a HUGE difference. Mainly so, if you are a photographer that does prints, or a designer, that is passing along a finished product, to an editor/client. I purchased this model, because it fit my needs. I did not need anything more than this, as I'm a passionate enthusiast.
Summary: Since I'm getting back in to printing high quality photographs, and recalling all the hassles and misfortunes I experienced without "good" color management, I knew that calibrating the display on my 27" iMAC was a necessary first step to getting consistently good prints without a heavy reliance on time- and money-consuming trial and error.
Summary: This worked great for me, I have several different flat screen monitors, and they are several different makes and models. The ColorMunki worked great for making them all look similar. The process is fairly simple and gave me very consistent results when doing a back to back repeat calibration on a given monitor.
Summary: The ColorMunki is an incredibly valuable tool if you are doing color sensitive monitor work. If you are photo editing, designing, printing, etc you absolutely use a color profiling tool. This tool in particular works well but it requires a few tries to get to something that looks "right". I realize "right" is subjective but in the case of the ColorMunki there isn't enough instruction on what the varying white points mean or do. D65? D50? Native?
Summary: I use my Color Munki Display with a late 2008 15" Mac Book Pro. Its amazing to see the initial before and after views after the first calibration. I started by downloading the lastest version of the software from their website, installed it, then connected the device. Its super simple to setup. Even the advanced setup option, which is the best option to use in my opinion, is completely guided and easy.
Summary: I was a little tough on the little munki in another review elsewhere and which I can't edit. I'm going to make up for that here if Amazon will allow. I'd noted that the Colormunki wasn't so easy to use and that's still true. It's not because it can be so confusing when it sends up different menus depending on the current state of your display. Displays differ, of course, and so people will get different results (and menus) depending on what display they have.