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Lightroom Killer Tip – Trick to Getting Brighter Prints

The following video is from Matt Kloskowski’s blog,, a place to get the coolest Adobe Lightroom tutorials, tips, time-saving shortcuts, photographic inspiration, and undocumented tricks. For more Lightroom videos, visit LRKT or subscribe to the podcast feed by clicking here.

From LRKT blog:
Basically, the idea was that our LCD screens (or at least mine) seem to cause my photos to look brighter on screen than they do when I print them. It’s not something that soft proofing would fix so I typically have some presets to adjust the Brightness slider. Another thing I do is create a test print. Well, this video will show you a way to create less test prints and also help identify what the sweet spot is for your prints when it comes to brightness.


  • Erik says:

    If your screen is properly calibrated and profiled for proofing — using a colorimeter or spectrophotometer and associated software like basICColor — your screen when softproofing won’t be brighter than your print.

  • John Nolan says:

    Thank you so much for your killertips on Brightness and a big shout to Light Stalking for hooking me up with Matt Kloskowski. Thanks again Mr. Kloskowski.