Color-Munki $89 today

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  1. PacNWMike

    PacNWMike Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 5, 2014
    Salish Sea
    Color-Munki at B&H today for $120 minus $30 rebate
     
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  2. maritan

    maritan Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 30, 2014
    Do you use this yourself? I haven't printed pictures before, but I want to start - so I'm hoping you can provide some first hand experience regarding this tool. How useful it is, etc.
     
  3. PacNWMike

    PacNWMike Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 5, 2014
    Salish Sea
    I have an old version. Works great. Maybe not exactly WYSIWYG prints but pretty close. Saves a bunch of wasted paper and ink.
     
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  4. robertk328

    robertk328 Going on a prime spree!

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    Northern Virginia
    Robert
    Not so much even printing but viewing as well. I did some photos that looked good in Lightroom and sent them off to someone. On their monitor they were dark. Bought the colormunki and calibrated my monitors. Now we match :)
     
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  5. sammykhalifa

    sammykhalifa Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 22, 2012
    Pittsburgh PA
    Neil
    I don't trust my own eyes but it seems pretty good to me. Now I did have a software issue (I guess having to do with my specific monitor) so I did have to turn off some of the options. Like Robert, my monitor was waay too bright.
     
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  6. maritan

    maritan Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 30, 2014
    Wanted to provide a quick update. B&H Photo as usual was super quick in getting this shipped out to me. I used it to calibrate my MBPro 13" and after my first attempt, I felt I had just chucked $89 down the drain. The before and after were night and day - as in the before was actually good and the after had this magenta cast to the entire damn screen.

    After quietly swearing for a while, I decided to redo the calibration and this time it (for whatever reason) did it flawlessly and similar to both your experiences, @robertk328@robertk328 and @sammykhalifa@sammykhalifa, it darkened my screen a touch and I think it also changed the contrast settings a wee bit. I didn't get a chance to do this yesterday, but I want to take a look back at some of pictures see how they look now.

    Thanks for the heads up @PacNWMike@PacNWMike.
     
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  7. NWright

    NWright Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 13, 2014
    Massachusetts
    I hopped on this deal as well and hope to run the calibration on my two screens soon - I'll provide updates when possible...
     
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  8. PacNWMike

    PacNWMike Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 5, 2014
    Salish Sea
    You might want to check TFTCentral for profiles and recommended settings for your monitor. I used the recommended settings before I calibrated my monitor. The key was reducing brightness to about 30%.
     
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  9. I just checked the settings for my monitor and I had the brightness at a level about three times brighter than suggested. Whoops.

    Andrew
     
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