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Colormunki Photo/display Calibration

Discussion in 'Printing Photos and Photo Software' started by Tudor, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. Dec 23, 2013
    Emulator

    Emulator Printer Master Platinum Printer Member

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    Having Spyder 3, & SpyderPrint and Colormunki Photo, I think you have made the right choice and will have saved money in the long run.
     
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  2. Dec 23, 2013
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    That’s great news Tudor, but does that mean you won’t be able to post a photo for us.. :hit

    Only eight day left now… :frow
     
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  3. Dec 23, 2013
    Tudor

    Tudor Print Addict Platinum Printer Member

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    @Emulator : Ty, that was the idea.
    @The Hat : hahaha What did they promise you, Brian? :plbb

    Merry Christmas, everyone!
     
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    stratman

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    Excellent! Have fun with your new tool! :clap
     
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    :yaA MERRY CHRISTMAS…. :ya
    Are you sure you don’t want to rephrase your reply. ? ? :duc
     
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    :eek: :confused: o_O

    No hidden or cute meaning. Honest injun! I didn't want to denigrate the ColorMunki by calling it a "toy", so I called it what it is,a "tool" to help tudor get the most out of his computer and photographs. Wouldn't mind one myself. :thumbsup
     
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  7. Jan 18, 2014
    Tudor

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    I got my colormunki on 6 jan instead of 27 dec; I paid for Priority Express and they sent it using Standard... The second Amazon guy I talked to sent my P&P money back. :)

    Did some profiles with it using the original software and it's great!

    Used argyll_162+dispcalgui to calibrate my display... still great!

    I want to use argyll to do some printer profiles. Do you have a good command line for me? Some tips? Any help would be welcomed.
     
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  8. Jan 18, 2014
    Tudor

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    I looked at @mikling 's commands and modified them a bit:

    targen -v -d2 -G -e2 -B2 -g128 -f880 A4profile

    printtarg -v -iCM -a0.70 -b -h -T360 -M4 -P -p210x297 A4profile

    I get 880 patches on two A4 pages (which should be enough for a good profile, as I understand). Each patch is 9,5x9,5 mm and CM's sensor window is 8mm in diameter. Are the patches big enough to be read correctly?
     
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  9. Jan 18, 2014
    Roy Sletcher

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    Here's the bottom line:

    Is the argyll_162+dispcalgui profile for either the monitor or printer better than the profile obtained from the xRite software?

    I have tried to install argyll_162+dispcalgui software and had problems because it did not recognise my colormunki.

    Faced with a non-intuitive trouble shooting procedure decided I wasn't willing to invest that amount of time and effort unless I could be certain of an improved result.

    Of course old goats like me can remember back to MSDOS 3.2 (Came on 2 - 5" floppies) when the command line was king, and any serious work involved all the command line parameters.

    In my case even before that with Appledos on the old Apple ][

    Printing has now come down to CONTROL-P and reach for the coffee mug.

    How we have been spoiled by the GUI interfaces!

    RS
     
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  10. Jan 18, 2014
    Tudor

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    You can find here how to install Argyll, drivers and path: http://www.argyllcms.com/doc/FCMS2010_ArgyllTute.pdf You can get dispcalGUI and instructions on how to use it here: http://dispcalgui.hoech.net/ . DispcalGUI is an interface and it's only for displays, not printers.

    When I used argyll and dispcalgui to profile my display I chose the fastest setting (under 100 patches, can't remember exactly). There was a slight difference from the xrite profile, but not that noticeable to my eyes. Maybe with more patches... There are settings with more than 2500 patches, but it takes a looooong, loooong time and... I didn't do it yet.

    Right now I use a xrite generated profile for my display (forgot to backup the argyll profile when I reinstalled windows...) and try to get used to profiling a printer with argyll. There is a lot of info to digest, though!
     

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