I have Windows 10 Pro and a BenQ SQ2700PT monitor. I also use the X-Rite Color Checker swatch when taking profiles and apply that profile to the photo which does help - that I've been doing for almost a year now with success.
I just purchased a X-Rite i1 Pro calibration unit and ran through a few calibrations; here's what I found:
The colors look much better however it wanted me to turn my brightness down from 65 to 32 which looks very dark to me...
I order all of my prints through Mpix.com and for the most part am pretty happy with the prints. I typically have them color correct but it's been awhile since I've ordered prints where I've asked them not to. Some prints have come back dark.
Is this normal? I know most screens ship with the brightness at 100% but if I edit my photos at 32 brightness and send the final image to my client on their un-calibrated screen I'm afraid that they will be blow out.
I'm planning on ordering the same print, edited on pre & post calibration with them not color correcting to see how it comes out but how do you guys handle this? I'm tempted to keep my brightness where it is and just use the calibrated colors.