new monitor – brightness?

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  • Eliott James
    Eliott James
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    Printing Colour Management
    on: December 14, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    Just got a new Benq SW2700PT monitor to help me make prints. It has a lot of flexibility and setups. I’ve read a great deal on color management (too much?) and have some sense of what to do. My confusion is with screen brightness and luminance. I know about setting different luminance values based on editing vs printing from soft prints in Photoshop. But it seems to me the luminance value would depend a great deal on where the backlight brightness setting is.

    How have you set up your monitors? Thanks for any suggestions.

    Eliott

    Eliott James Landscape and Seascape Photography www.eliottjames.photography

    Andrew Rodney
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    Re: new monitor – brightness?
    Reply #1 on: December 14, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    Answers here:

    Why are my prints too dark (or don’t match my display)?

    A video update to a written piece on subject from 2013

    In this 24 minute video, I’ll cover:

    Are your prints really too dark?

    Display calibration and WYSIWYG

    Proper print viewing conditions 

    Trouble shooting to get a match

    Avoiding kludges that don’t solve the problem

    High resolution: http://digitaldog.net/files/Why_are_my_prints_too_dark.mp4

    Low resolution: https://youtu.be/iS6sjZmxjY4

    Author “Color Management for Photographers" & "Photoshop CC Color Management" (pluralsight.com)

    Eliott James
    Eliott James
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    Re: new monitor – brightness?
    Reply #2 on: December 14, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    Thanks Andrew. Great video.

     

    Eliott

    Eliott James Landscape and Seascape Photography www.eliottjames.photography

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