I just calibrated my iMac with the Spyder5Pro. This sucks!

Started May 16, 2018 | Discussions thread
Ellis Vener
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Re: I just calibrated my iMac with the Spyder5Pro. This sucks!

HeyItsJoel wrote:

I'm sure it's accurate and everything but the display isn't very bright at all.

I went through the process and it instructed me to lower the brightness level to match the target level (according to what the puck measured) so I did. I'm doing this at night so the only ambient light source is a desk lamp to the left of the screen.

I did this calibration so I can start printing images I took (sending it to a lab online). But is the cost of printing images a lower brightness level that I have to live with? Am I stuck with this dimness when I'm photoshopping stuff? I guess if I brighten my screen a little I won't be getting an accurate representation of the final print product, right?

What does brightness level did you set the calibration for? 
Also Datacolor Spyders have a dicey reputation. When they are good they are very good, but people do get bad ones. Xrite's i1 Display Pro colimeters are much more consistent unit  to unit in my experience.

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