I have a Lacie 319 monitor, Apple G5 2.0 Powermac, Colorvision SpyderPro2,and Adobe CS3 to process my photographs. This setup is 4 1/2 years old.
I love to do portrait photography. Is it time to upgrade
I have followed your articles on color management over the years. I too have had the "prints too dark problem" when using online printers. I know this is probably because the Lacie 319 reads 207.0 CD/m2 instead of the 90.0 CD/m2 you advise. I usually just make a visual adjustment to lighten the image before printing.
When calibrating the Lacie with the SpyderPro2 it recommends
leaving the brightness and contrast to factory default setting. I have lowered the white luminance point to 90.0. The prints were a closer match to the monitor, but I was worried about color accuracy.
Long first post, but I wanted your opinion on my system and improvements I should do.