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Poor Results With ColorMunki Photo On PC

Customers can create a display profile that produces poor results (color cast, low contrast, high contrast, low luminance, etc...).If a display profile produces poor results (color cast, low contrast, high contrast, low luminance, etc...), try reprofiling after making sure to check the following:
Please do the following in exactly this order:

First, make the Windows OS settings that are explained in the following web article.  Although this was written for Windows 7, everything will apply except for Aero Mode…Windows 8 & 10 dropped that visual theme.
Link to Web article:  http://www.xrite.com/service-support/MonitorProfileUnloadingonWindows7Windows8Windows10
Please try the following:

  1. Reset your monitor to factory settings using the monitor’s menu if possible.
  2. Download and save the attached “XRite_LinearProfile.icc” to your desktop.  Right-click on the downloaded file and select “Install Profile”. 
  3. In File Explorer, go to: C:\Program Files (x86)\X-Rite\ColorMunki Photo\Tools\Profiles.  Right click on “XRite_LinearProfile.icc” and then left click on “Install Profile”.  Close File Explorer.
  4.  Select the “DisplayProfile_Linear.icc” profile and click “Set as Default Profile”.  If the “DisplayProfile_Linear.icc” profile is not in the list, select “Add…” to select it from a larger list and then set it as the default.
Profile your display while turning off “ADC” and not using the video LUTs to adjust brightness by opening the ColorMunki Photo “Preferences” window with the ColorMunki plugged in.  Follow these instructions to turn these functions off:

  1. On PC…go to “File” and click on “Preferences”.
  2. Uncheck “Achieve display luminance value using video LUTs” and uncheck “Enable ADC”.  Click “OK” to save these settings and close the “Preferences” window.
  3. Select “Profile My Display”.
  4. When profiling, select the “Advanced” method and use D65 for the white point and select the bottom radio button to choose a target luminance of 120 cd/m2.
  5. Make sure that the shutter is open on the bottom of the zippered pouch and the optics (small glass bulb roughly ¾ inch inside the Munki) is visible thru the open shutter when the rotary dial is pointed to the down (measure) position.
  6. When saving the profile, use a unique name.  CM Photo 1.2.2 will insert a date/time stamp to make it unique.  The profile name MUST end with “.icm”.
The recommended display profiling settings of a D65 white point, 2.2 gamma, and 120cd/m2 has been set by the industry experts.  The photographers and graphic designers of the world have determined that a monitor profiled to these parameters will most closely match a print that is viewed in a 5000K light booth (Graphic arts standard).  The default gamma (aka; tone response) is set at 2.2 in ColorMunki’s Preference menu found in “File” > “Preferences” from the home screen.  We would recommend using the Advanced method and select the bottom option to set luminance to a specific level and then select “120”.  If your prints are darker than your display, feel free to try a lower display luminance setting of 100, 90, or even 80.

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