Monitor suggestion?

Started 9 months ago | Discussions thread
Ron AKA
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Re: Monitor suggestion?
In reply to Marni, 9 months ago

First thing I would check is the brightness setting of your monitor. Could you possibly have it set too bright? That is the most common cause of dark prints. Your bright monitor is causing you to adjust the exposure of the image too dark. A normal brightness to use for image editing is 120 cd/m2. Potentially your Spyder3Pro should help you adjust the brightness properly?

As for a new monitor in your price range I would suggest you consider the Asus PA248Q and the Dell U2412M. At the same price I would pick the Asus over the Dell as it comes factory calibrated. I have the PA248Q and have the brightness turned down to 20% to get approximately 120 cd/m2. That shows you how easy it is to adjust a monitor too bright. Most monitors will be way too bright if you have them set near the maximum brightness.

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