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Best monitor for a Photoshop Photographer


I am in the process of buying a new screaming computer for my digital photography business, I'm still unsure about monitors. Could anyone using photoshop recommend a good quality monitor. I have been told to stay away from flat screen. Monitor calibration is a big issue and I want to get the most for my money.

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Deanna


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8/7/2002 11:54:19 AM

 
W. L.   I would like an answer to your question
also? Mine just went out and I was looking at a flat panel and read that they could not produce the colors of the CRT's.

Wayne


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12/31/2004 8:14:48 AM

 
Peter K. Burian
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  Deanna: You cannot go wrong with a ViewSonic Professional Series model. (CRT not LCD.)

Many dealers stock that brand.

http://www.viewsonic.com/products/desktopdisplays/crtmonitors/

Cheers! Peter


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12/31/2004 10:08:30 AM

 
W. L.   Thanks Peter,

How does the X series compair to the P series?
For my use I have to decide is the LCD worth the extra cost even if all other things are equal. I do more with photos on the computer than anything else.
What do you use for photos?

Wayne


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12/31/2004 3:53:35 PM

 
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  Wayne: I never did any comparisons, but the ViewSonic PRO series was recommended by Tim Grey, author of the best book on color management.

That is what I use for image editing. Superb, especially when color calibrated with one of the Color Vision Spyder products. http://www.colorvision.com/products_adv.shtml

I would not consider an LCD monitor for image editing unless it was a high end one, designed specifically for that purpose.

Many LCD monitors are not as accurate as CRT re: color and contrast and brightness varies depending on the angle that you are viewing the screen.

Regards, Peter Burian


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1/1/2005 7:54:25 AM

 
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  Also see the discussion about LCD vs. CRT monitors at

http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/QnAdetail.asp?threadID=8875

Peter Burian


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1/1/2005 8:50:17 AM

 
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  Also see the discussion at http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/QnAdetail.asp?threadID=9408

About color calibrating your monitor.

Ignore the discussion about using the Epson 2200 printer unless you own that machine.

Peter Burian


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1/1/2005 8:56:12 AM

 
John Wright   I've heard many photographers recommend LaCie monitors. I don't have personal experience with them, but I plan on looking into them further when the need arises...

LaCie monitors on yahoo

Hope that helps... :-)


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1/1/2005 8:56:16 AM

 
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  John: Yes, LaCie makes some of the best monitors for digital imaging.

Tim Grey also recommends those.

Regards, Peter Burian


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1/1/2005 9:08:35 AM

 
John Wright   I currently use a ViewSonic (and have had good luck with it). I'll probably do a comparison between the ViewSonics and the LaCies when I need to (or am just ready to) replace my monitor...


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1/1/2005 9:21:12 AM

 
Laura J. Smith
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  Interesting trivia: SOME LaCie's are incompatible with Monaco software for calibration, a quirk that is fixable according to LaCie people.


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1/4/2005 8:31:32 AM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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  I recently bought an LCD monitor which I'm planning to return! I really don't like it! Thanks for the advice guys!


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1/4/2005 7:27:40 PM

 
Wayne l   Just got the LaCie electron blueIV 19" perfect flat CRT and for the first time the Auto Levels in Photoshop do something that looks close to a real photo. Before the colors went crazy.
The old monitor seemed to be fine until it started flickering & blinking . Although it seemed to boot sometimes nothing would come up on the monitor. I would shut down and reboot and it was fine. Finally it just quit-nothing and that solved my problems.
Now it boots everytime and the colors are great!
So "beware" a bad monitor even though working may look like a bad computer.

Wayne


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1/24/2005 1:03:48 PM

 
Dave    Just picked up the Dell Ultrasharp
1905FP LCD Monitor. Its way to bright
and can't be adjusted.It may have advantages for some applications but completely destroys my image collection,
yuk.


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4/23/2005 5:35:27 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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  Sounds Like Everyone Is Having Problems With LCD Screens,hu?
I Must Be Lucky For Once:-)
My Little Laptop Rules The Colors Are Spot On;-)
Im Thinking Its Your Video Card The Laptop Has a ATI Radeon In Chip Form And Is Superb!!


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4/24/2005 8:45:36 AM

 
Peter Mantione
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  I'm an Apple user and just love my 23 inch LCD cinema display I use Monaco's Monitor calibrator and Epson 24" in printer and also Fuji 4500 my colors on my monitor match my output exactly. I calibrate my monitor often.If uploading your photos to an online photo printing service make sure your digital camera's color profile is set to SRGB most most high end photo services use Kodak of Fuji etc use SRGB as a standard color profile.


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4/25/2005 8:52:10 PM

 
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