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Version 1.0.2 of ColorMunki now available

X-Rite has posted Version 1.0.2 of the ColorMunki software, which reportedly fixes “all the software glitches that some of you have been reporting.”

We haven’t had a chance to play with the update yet, but if you have a ColorMunki device, you can get the new version by using the Software Update feature in the ColorPicker application.

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X-Rite announces ColorMunki profiling tool

colormunki.pngAt the WPPI show in Las Vegas this week, X-Rite announced ColorMunki Photo, a $499 spectrophotometer designed to calibrate displays and projectors, as well as create ICC profiles for RGB and CMYK printers.

Using a small-number, large-patch sample, X-Rite claims that the ColorMunki will produce highly accurate ICC profiles in a fraction of the time it takes with more expensive devices. You can also use it to measure a room’s ambient light, and will be able to create custom profiles for different lighting conditions.

ColorMunki has a funky-cool look, sort of like a tape measure. It will work with both Mac and Windows systems, and is small enough that you can carry it with you when you’re working on a remote job. In addition to the profiling and calibration capabilities, ColorMunki can capture spot color from any spectral surface and can extract specific colors from your photos, to help build custom palettes.