Today marks the release of the X-Rite ColorMunki Smile…
A name which lends itself to a host of puns and cheesy marketing gimmicks – although to be fair, I think we were fairly restrained with our efforts at CC HQ!
Anyway enough of that…
If you are completely new to the world of colour management, image editing or photography and are starting to require a solution to produce greater on-screen accuracy, then this is the solution for you.
Have you ever wondered why the pictures you took on your camera don’t look the same when displayed on your monitor? Well, monitors aren’t prefect; displayed colour can vary from monitor to monitor or even drift over time. This means the image you view on screen might not be a true reflection of what you actually captured.
Monitor calibrators are designed to solve this problem by optimising your monitor to display colours as accurately as possible.
The ColorMunki Smile has been designed with simplicity in mind. Unlike its bigger brothers; ColorMunki Display and i1Display Pro which offer a host of advanced features to play with, the Smile is as straight-forwards as plugging into your USB and letting it get on with calibrating your screen. This means you don’t need to have an expert knowledge of colour science to get the results you want.
In a nutshell – this is the ideal monitor calibrator for a beginner.
In summary you get:
- The ability to calibrate one, or multiple LCD & LED laptop or desktop displays
- An easy and intuitive wizard interface – simply plug in and click
- Powerful calibration technology found in X-Rite’s professional calibration solutions
- Before and After image comparison
- Easy to follow help videos and guides
You can learn more about and purchase ColorMunki Smile here.