Can I use an light meter to get monitor brightness?

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mclewis Senior Member • Posts: 1,278
Re: Can I use an light meter to get monitor brightness?

WryCuda wrote:

mclewis wrote:

WryCuda wrote:

al404 wrote:

I don't have a calibration tool but I would like to print some photo

I did some test with my Canon Selphy and an ICC profile I found online and the result seems pretty accurato but the print shop recommend "The brightness of the monitor should lie between 90 and 120 cd/qm." and on MacBook seems not possible to get this data from system

I was wondering if it would be possible using camera meter, or external light meter to convert the data I read into 90 and 120 cd/qm

Provided that the screen renders your images satisfactorily, there's no reason that screen brightness should have any effect on your prints.

Screen brightness does affect how print look. If your screen is too bright compared to the lighting in your print viewing conditions your prints will look too dark and vice versa.

The screen brightness you want depends on the light level in your print viewing conditions. You may not want it in the 90-120 cd/m2 range. It could need to be different.

You can always adjust the 'brightness' of images that are being prepared for printing, using the graphics program controls.

Or you could set your monitor brightness correctly and not have to mess about doing that for prints.

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