When I first saw Pantone’s Huey Pro at the Photo Marketing Association show last March, I was impressed. For whatever reason it took me six months to actually order one. It arrived yesterday and sat on my desk until a little while ago. From the time I took it out of the box until I had my monitor calibrated, it took less than ten minutes.
The software was quite simple to follow. It ask a few questions about what I saw, measured the light in my office and then ask me to stick the Huey on the monitor. Colors flashed on the screen for 2-3 minutes as it measured the color values. Another question or two and it was done. It automatically plugged the profile into Windows and then I simply had to tell CorelDRAW to use the profile. Honestly, it couldn’t have been much easier.
Now the true test of color calibration is to get all of your devices calibrated and to do some test prints to make sure the monitor and prints are as close as possible. That will take me a bit longer than ten minutes.
Have you used a Huey? What are your thoughts?