X-Rite i1Display Pro Review | Keith Cooper Northlight Images
by Brenda K. Hipsher – March 14th, 2012
Keith Cooper at Northlight Images reviewed X-Rite ColorMunki Display back in the summer of 2011. We featured that review on the X-Rite Photo Blog in August 2011. Keith also reviewed X-Rite i1Display Pro so we want to call that to your attention as well. CLICK HERE to read that review in its entirety. X-Rite introduced two new display solutions in mid 2011, ColorMunki Display and i1Display Pro. Both devices include innovative new hardware colorimeters and new software solutions that are specially designed for the latest monitor technologies. Both solutions offer monitor AND projector profiling.
The new i1Display Pro utilizes the new i1Profiler software giving you the ultimate flexibility in workflow, patch set creation, quality assurance tools, profile evaluation methods and more. This new device measures up to 5x faster than previous colorimeters and is small and lightweight, ideal for travel.
One of the coolest things in this review is a link to Keith’s short and concise guide to understanding color management called “A brief explanation of Colour Management: Seeing the right colours.” It’s designed as a quick read and brief overview but it does a great job explaining why you NEED color management for your digital photography workflow. And at the end there are links to all kinds of good stuff including the Adobe utility for printing profiling targets (CS5) with no color management, links to other reviews, and other useful articles including Keith’s reviews of the i1Profiler software that drives the i1Display Pro.
You’ll also find a helpful chart included in this review that compares i1Display Pro and ColorMunki Display features. Here are some of Keith’s conclusions near the end of the article, “The new colorimeter represents the latest from X-Rite and follows on from the very popular i1 Display 2 (and basic i1 Display LT version). Advances in monitor technologies are covered by this new device (along with the option of updating aspects the device for future display technologies). As a monitor calibrator, it works quickly and effectively, and profiles compare favourably with devices many times as expensive.”
Be sure to read the entire article. It is quite extensive giving you a real in depth look at the product. CLICK HERE to read that review in its entirety.
Learn more about i1Display Pro in the video below.
If you prefer ease of use and a lower investment cost also have a look at ColorMunki Display. You’ll get the same great instrument architecture and color engine in an easy to use software package and all at a lower investment cost. It’s perfect for anyone on a budget who wants X-Rite’s world class quality.
Whether you choose i1Display Pro or ColorMunki Display you’ll have X-Rite’s color management expertise to back you up. Learn more about why calibrating and profiling your displays is so important by reading our recent article The First Step | Calibrate and Profile your Monitor. Keep reading the blog for more information on all facets of color management for digital photographers.
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