ColorMunki Display

WillnRicVa

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Hello I have a x-rite ColorMunki calibrate I can not get it to work with MacOS Mojave it worked fine to calibrate my iMac
using Sierra no go with Mojave.

Anyone which software version of x-rite ColorMunki is working with Mojave?
 

WillnRicVa

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Ok I trying using using the link and uninstalling the software but the same thing, on my powermac using Mojave it works just fine, but on my iMac it will not connect I try all 4 usb ports???
 

Mr Dobey

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The iMac 5K is calibrated from the factory with a similar instrument to the Konica Minolta CS-2000 Spectroradiometer, which is a $7,000 unit that needs routine calibration itself in a controlled environment itself.

Though prolific advertising and numerous forum posts will tell you otherwise, a $169 Colormunki photometer that's been sitting on a shelf in various temperatures for lord knows how long uncalibrated, will not give you more accurate results than that from the factory even years later. This is without even beginning to consider user error involved in simply dangling the unit on your screen with a counter weight on the other side of the cord.

But of course everyone will chime in that they wouldn't dare look at their screen without using their Colormunki/Spyder/Xrite but whatever. Or that they wouldn't dream of looking at photos on their iPhone XS MAX, even though the OLED is incredibly accurate.
 
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Riwam

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Ok I trying using using the link and uninstalling the software but the same thing, on my powermac using Mojave it works just fine, but on my iMac it will not connect I try all 4 usb ports???
You certainly wrote "powermac using Mojave" by mistake, isn'it so?
Powermacs cannot possibly run any modern Mac OS.
Ed
 

Apple fanboy

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The iMac 5K is calibrated from the factory with a similar instrument to the Konica Minolta CS-2000 Spectroradiometer, which is a $7,000 unit that needs routine calibration itself in a controlled environment itself.

Though prolific advertising and numerous forum posts will tell you otherwise, a $169 Colormunki photometer that's been sitting on a shelf in various temperatures for lord knows how long uncalibrated, will not give you more accurate results than that from the factory even years later. This is without even beginning to consider user error involved in simply dangling the unit on your screen with a counter weight on the other side of the cord.

But of course everyone will chime in that they wouldn't dare look at their screen without using their Colormunki/Spyder/Xrite but whatever. Or that they wouldn't dream of looking at photos on their iPhone XS MAX, even though the OLED is incredibly accurate.
All panels drift. That’s why Eizo CG monitors, the worlds leading maker of colour accurate monitors have built in calibrators.

Unless you measure the screen you are relying on your eyes to tell you it’s accurate. As your eyes will get used to a faulty colour shift, most people won’t see it.
That’s why you calibrate your screen regularly. The calibration that’s done before is obviously better, but a year down the line that’s not relevant anymore.
Two identical machines, running for the same time will not both drift at the same rate.
That’s why people use calibrators.
Not sure why you mention the iPhone CS max screen colour as the OP is using a Mac book pro! But have a quick look on any section on here about people complaining about yellow or blue displays!
That’s why calibrating them will always be the answer, as opposed to taking them back to Apple and keep swapping them until you get a colour temperature that you like.
 

backwardghost

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Sep 5, 2019
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Hello I have a x-rite ColorMunki calibrate I can not get it to work with MacOS Mojave it worked fine to calibrate my iMac
using Sierra no go with Mojave.

Anyone which software version of x-rite ColorMunki is working with Mojave?
I had the same problem!

I just got off the phone with x-rite about this. They discontinued support for Colormunki Photo (hardware and software) in 2017. They replaced it with a new product and new software. The new package is called i1Studio (where did they get such a futuristic name?!). Looks like they just made a few cosmetic changes to the old device (black to ugly silver) and renamed it. And it has new software to go with it. So dumb.

But the good news is that you can use the new software for the i1Studio with the old ColorMunki Photo. Download the new software here:
https://xritephoto.com/ph_product_overview.aspx?action=support&id=2458

BUT! Before you install it make sure you uninstall the old one with this software here

Whew. At least mine seems to be working now. Good luck!
 
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mudflap

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But the good news is that you can use the new software for the i1Studio with the old ColorMunki Photo. Download the new software here:
https://xritephoto.com/ph_product_overview.aspx?action=support&id=2458

BUT! Before you install it make sure you uninstall the old one with this software here

Whew. At least mine seems to be working now. Good luck!
OMG thank you so much for this info! I paid like $350 for my Colormunki just 3 years ago and I was afraid I just threw that money away. I use it to to calibrate my Epson printers with PrintFab and several inkjet stocks. Can't live without it.
 

sandresen

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Oct 23, 2019
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OMG thank you so much for this info! I paid like $350 for my Colormunki just 3 years ago and I was afraid I just threw that money away. I use it to to calibrate my Epson printers with PrintFab and several inkjet stocks. Can't live without it.
I have the same problem as you had. And I have tried to install the new software for i1. But I can't make I work. When I want tor print a colorchadt for profiling, nothing happens. What am I doing wrong?
 

cswaneck

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Oct 29, 2019
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Yes I did. With the uninstaller mentioned above.
This worked for me ... https://xritephoto.com/ph_product_overview.aspx?ID=2458&Action=Support&SupportID=5933

I trashed the files related to Colormunki and X-Rite and installed the new software. Just calibrated my iMac and Apple Cinema Display with no issues. Device connected right away.

There are different documents for different Hardware/OS combinations ... you can find it at https://xritephoto.com/ph_product_overview.aspx?action=support&id=2458 ... Support [Tab] > Operating System Support [Dropdown Menu]

Hope this helps!
 

sandresen

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Oct 23, 2019
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This worked for me ... https://xritephoto.com/ph_product_overview.aspx?ID=2458&Action=Support&SupportID=5933

I trashed the files related to Colormunki and X-Rite and installed the new software. Just calibrated my iMac and Apple Cinema Display with no issues. Device connected right away.

There are different documents for different Hardware/OS combinations ... you can find it at https://xritephoto.com/ph_product_overview.aspx?action=support&id=2458 ... Support [Tab] > Operating System Support [Dropdown Menu]

Hope this helps!
Thanks for your answer. But I have made it work.
 
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