F.lux compatible with ColorMunki Display colorimeter?
I like to use F.lux to keep my monitors at 6000k during the day as its a bit closer to paper/print color than the default 6500k. I'm now looking to run the ColorMunki Display colorimeter which sets a calibrated color profile for my monitors. However, I'm not sure if I should calibrate my monitors with F.lux enabled.
I've read that F.lux will set its own color profile each second and will disable my calibrated color profile. Is this true? Do I need to deactivate F.lux to use the calibrated color profile?
@Eric-Potratz you should always quit f.lux when making your profile. Right after, you can run f.lux again.
f.lux will load the profile that's generated and do a good job of keeping it loaded exactly during the day. Our UI will say "6500K" but it will load whatever you've provided.
What I would do is: have the x-rite software make a D65 profile, and use f.lux to do the 6000K adjustment. But either way will work.
Hey @herf, thanks for the feedback.
Maybe I will find out soon, but what is a D65 profile?
D65 is the standard whitepoint of daylight for color-matching (used in sRGB, etc.) Many monitors ship with backlights somewhat above this, because you can get more saturated blues if you ship a backlight that is around 7500K or so.
Most calibration software will use D65 calibration as a default.
Also, some advanced calibration software will let you pick your own whitepoint, and so I assumed you meant you do that (6000K). But personally I'd rather have a display calibrated in the "normal" way and then use f.lux to adjust it.
Great. Thank you.
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@herf If I were to set the calibration to D65, and put f.lux around 6000K, would f.lux still use the calibrated profile to use when lowering the color, and also at night?
Yes, we load it and preserve the calibration.