Im working on an imac and used the calibration tool in preferences, my monitor is set to 3 in brightness so its not hugely bright. The result, I got by finding the right look on screen in Lightroom and then added +.5 to exposure, with the print is quite good. Im just curious really if using exposure like that removes a little detail, if i would be better using something else.
I think its trial and error, knowing when to reduce highlights after increasing exposure.
Im beginning to get a better grasp of histograms but am i right to say there is no perfect histogram, obviously you dont want to blow out the whites but sometimes a picture does include maybe a very bright sky with white clouds which might lead to the histogram being heavy to the right, or sometimes heavy in the shadows if there are alot of shadows.
Thanks for the help, its a bit of a nightmare really, the brightness of the room im sitting in affects the screen!