5k iMac brightness % for photo editing

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  1. iPhisch macrumors 6502

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    Simple question: what brightness percentage do you set for your screen when editing photos to get an accurate represtation for photo printing?
     
  2. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    D65
    100-120 brightness
    2.2 tonal curve.
    Of course you will need a calibrator to achieve this. No two screens are the same, so asking what % is about as accurate as asking what settings to take a photo in manual in my lounge.
     
  3. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    I calibrate it with my Spyder Elite for color and luminance accuracy.
     
  4. iPhisch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK, I'm way more amateur that that. I'm just doing this for fun with a nice computer. Just looking for a ballpark brightness percentage. So far I've been doing everything at about 75%.
    Here's a photo I've been working on from my vacation last month. Apple Fanboy, you should appreciate this. Maybe you can give me your opinion. I want it to look vivid and plan on printing the final version at 12"x36" for my office. What do you think?
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  5. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    I think its a nice image, but you have pushed the colours a little too far for my taste, but then the way I see colour will differ from the way you do. Also when you print it, I'm sure it will look different again. Probably will come out darker and more saturated, as thats the norm when printing from an Apple screen.
    BTW I'm only an amateur myself. Calibration tools are not hard to use and can be pretty cheap. An entry level ColorMunki Smile will only cost around £67 on Amazon.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/X-Rite-Colo...d=1445074489&sr=8-1&keywords=colormunki+smile
     
  6. The Bad Guy macrumors 6502a

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    Hahahaha...at what time of day and how big are you lounge room windows?
     
  7. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    Huge but the curtains are closed :p
     
  8. iPhisch thread starter macrumors 6502

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