How to darken a monitor that is too bright

Started Mar 2, 2013 | Questions thread
OP Alandb Regular Member • Posts: 382

I think the basic answer is to 1) under the Splendid settings use the Standard Mode as opposed to User Mode. My eye sees this as a better view.  2) boost the brightness in the Print module of LR 4. I will have to accept that it will never be perfect but it is close enough. My thanks to everyone who helped me work through this. Also thanks to all who put in links for references. I looked at some of them briefly, and will take the time to look more closely.

This question may be off-topic but my calibration software, Basiccolor Display 5, to determine the white and black points, has the option to take an actual measurement. It calculates a white point of 63 and a black point of .19 (I forgot the units). Using these values, it seems to calculate successfully and then validate. Do these values make sense? The other settings are D65 and "l", not gamma 2.2. I don't know about other software, but this one will give error messages and/or fail a validation test if the "wrong" values are put in. This is why I mentioned, in an earlier post, that this software is cumbersome.

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