Who here uses uses a third party solution for color profiling their monitor and what do you use? I use x-rite i1 Display Pro and it seems to do a good job with not too much fuss. I'm wondering if it's ok to change brightness and contrast settings once a profile is made without basically destroying the profile. Clearly, changing color balance would defeat the purpose of profiling but monitors and profiling devices now have the ability to measure ambient light and adjust brightness accordingly. I guess when such adjustments are made through the profiling software on the basis of ambient light measurement by the profiling device, the profile is being consulted. What about making a profile and then eyeballing brightness/contrast as lighting conditions change? Would it be good enough to note brightness and contrast settings and use them as benchmarks? They could then be restored if desired and it seems that as long as color balance has not been changed things should be OK.