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Correct Color for Your Projector!


by Brenda K. Hipsher – February 8th, 2010

by Brenda K. Hipsher

If you’ve ever watched a presentation of images on a projector you’ve probably heard the presenter say, “This image doesn’t really show the color the way I see it. It looks great on my laptop but it’s not so great on the screen.”  Often the color, luminance and contrast are problematic when we view images from a computer that are shown on a screen through a digital projector.   

With X-Rite color solutions you can quickly and easily make a profile when you hook up to a digital projector that will give you the opportunity to see your images as they should be.  No more making excuses for the color and contrast of your images.

ColorMunki gives you an affordable, easy to carry option for medium to small sized rooms. i1XTreme is another solution that is ideal for those larger halls, yet still does equally well in the small venues. Both are easy to use and take just a few minutes just before you start your presentation. Since the profile is specific to the computer, projector, screen and ambient lighting conditions being used for projection, just profile when you hook up and you’re good to go.

Look for a more in-depth discussion of profiling for use with digital projectors in a few days.  More and more projectors are part of our digital photography lives from presentations, to educational events to actual sales in portrait wedding environments.  It’s time we started to enjoy the same beautiful file presentation on screen that we see on our computer displays.  And X-Rite does it all!

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2 responses to “Correct Color for Your Projector!”

  1. Alex Elwyn says:

    I have the Eye-One Display 2 and Match software for profiling monitor and printer. But am not, apparently, licensed for projector profiling. What more do I need to profile my projector, where can I get it, and how much will it cost?

    Thank you.

    • Alex,
      The i1 Display2 is a monitor only solution. It is a colorimeter that is designed for profiling monitors, not printers or projectors. I suggest you consider the ColorMunki Photo. This is an affordably priced device that will allow you to do all the things you’ve asked for here, profile monitor, printer, and projector.
      Brenda K. Hipsher

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