Top positive review
A MUST if you are a serious photographer
25 August 2015
I have a Dell laptop, windows 8.1, with a superbly crisp screen.When I added a second monitor, the colours were quite a lot warmer. I spent a lot of time trying to get the new monitor to look like the Dell, but nothing doing.
Buying Colormunki Smile settled the issue once and for all - the Dell was much too cold looking, and after calibrating both monitors, photos look the same on both. So far, so good.
Problems have not been with Colormunki, but with the Dell. After calibration it would look fine. Then a while later it had reverted to the original profile. Many hours searching the net showed this is a common problem, and for a whole variety of reasons. I tried all the suggestions - disabling programs like Intel's Persistence, and other unnecessary stuff. I even made the 2 calibrated profiles the only profiles, but still it reverted! But at last, I have found a way of making the profile stick. - CPKeeper (Color Profile Keeper) -[...]. "This tool allows to apply and lock ICC profile files to keep monitors calibration even while running or quitting 3D fullscreen applications such as video games"
Quite why manufacturers and publishers think they can bugger up your colour profiles is beyond me!
Bottom line - I recommend this product very highly. More expensive versions do fancier things - but they all use the same calibration software
UPDATE - Feb 2016.
My Colormunki stopped working! Suddenly! Did'nt even say goodbye! After carrying out all the usual checks, including reinstalling the software and downloading the latest drivers from Xrite, to no avail, at which point I reckoned the problem must lay with the hardware.
Amazon's response was superb, and I had a new one within days, but this didn't work either. At this point I raised a Problem Report with Xrite. After a few days they replied to say this is a known problem with more recent operating systems (I’m on Windows 8.1), and directed me to a patch to download. As I am unlikely to be the only one of your customers to be thus affected, I thought I should let you know about this, and the location of the patch, which is to be found here: (and I'm fairly sure Amazon will strip out this link for security reasons)
After installing the patch the device works just fine - I'm pleased about that because I felt lost without it