The intensity or amount of ambient light surrounding a workspace affects the way colors are perceived on a computer's display. Bright ambient conditions will make the display look darker, with lower contrast. Lower-light ambient conditions will make the display seem brighter, with greater contrast. As a result, changing ambient conditions will change the way the user experiences the displayed image. The Ambient Light Smart Control feature can compensate for this effect and actually increase the overall perceived color accuracy of the display profile.
Users are encouraged to enable this feature when trying to obtain the best visual match between their display(s) and printed output in their current lighting only. This feature will adjust the tone response (gamma), color saturation, and/or contrast of the display profile based on a measurement of the current ambient lighting.
Some experimentation may be required to see if the Ambient Light Smart Control option is beneficial for the user's specific work environment.Please note: this option will likely affect the final tone response (gamma) of the profile and slightly decrease the colorimetric accuracy.