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Monitor Brightness For Editing and Calibrating. 1 year 1 month ago #6500

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I don't know if there is an answer for this but I'll ask. I worked in controlled lighting while editing which would be dark with little light. I do not have auto brightness selected on my Mac. But when I edit photos and calibrate my monitor, where should my screen brightness be? I've been using half brightness. Any input would be great.

In lightroom I try to work with "lights out" option and in photoshop camera RAW my background is set to black.
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Monitor Brightness For Editing and Calibrating. 1 year 4 weeks ago #6501

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How are you calibrating your monitor? I use the spyder 4 and when I go through the calibration process it measures the ambient light and gives me brightness information based on that.
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Monitor Brightness For Editing and Calibrating. 1 year 4 weeks ago #6502

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Monitor Brightness For Editing and Calibrating. 1 year 3 weeks ago #6507

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Monitor Brightness For Editing and Calibrating. 1 year 3 weeks ago #6508

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Should I have my mac monitor set to native gamma? I have found that with my canon pixma printer, if i have my gamma at 2.6, native is 2.2, that my monitor looks more like my print. and if working in lightroom with soft proofing, should i have my background set as black or paper white?
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Monitor Brightness For Editing and Calibrating. 1 year 3 weeks ago #6509

I've always seen recommendations for 2.2, checking with Datacolor. What temperature are the lights in your computer room?
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Monitor Brightness For Editing and Calibrating. 1 year 3 weeks ago #6510

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Not sure of the color temp, but it is warmer. But I have it on the other side of the room and its lower luminance, that way it is kept pretty dark. I try to do editing at night, atleast is a controlled environment, unless it is a dark gloomy day, then i'll do editing during the day.
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