Apple Cinema 30" (non-Thunderboldt) Brightness & Calibration question

Started Mar 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
Howard Moftich
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Re: Apple Cinema 30" (non-Thunderboldt) Brightness & Calibration question
In reply to Headshot, Mar 9, 2013

I dont use the Spyder but I'm surprised it has no facility to give you feedback on monitor brightness.

Basically, the brightness has to be set so that your prints, under desired viewing conditions, match your screen.  Taht will probably mean a brightness of 90-110 cd/m2 (YMMV).  Most monitors are WAY TOO bright and usually, a correctly set monitor (for photo retouching) seems kinda 'dim' relative to what you normally use/see.

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