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What should I look for in a monitor for photo processing?

What aspects should one keep in mind when choosing monitor for photo processing? What about color gamut, panel types, input types, requirements for video card, different gammas, refresh rate, angle of ...
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Why do my photos look better on an iMac?

I've been given a long term loan of a 27" iMac. Looking at my photos on flickr and iphoto, they look, eh, just better, they seem to pop more than they did on the other PCs. Why is that? The other ...
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After monitor calibration colors on my two monitors are still different, why?

I have a pair of pretty nice monitors (HP ZR30w) which I calibrated with a pretty good calibrator (i1-Pro) and after I calibrated both they still show colors every so slightly differently. My left ...
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Do all monitors do (or need) calibration?

I need to buy a new monitor and I do not want to spend hours calibrating. I have an Apple pro laptop and I use Adobe Photoshop. Do all monitors do calibration? I was told that the Apple monitor does ...
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How can I know the color capabilities of my monitors?

I've read around a lot on the whole color-management thing. Gamut. Calibration... How can I know what my monitor is capable of? At home I have a Samsung 220wm and at work I have some older IBM ...
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How to choose a good external monitor for photo editing

I have a 13 inch macbook pro and its about the only computer I own. I'm very much into photography these days and the small 13" screen somehow doesn't feel adequate to get a real feel of the photos. ...
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Viewers that output to 30-bit monitors?

I'm having trouble finding applications that output to 30-bit monitors. Part of the problem is inconsistent terminology, as some say 30-bit color, or 10-bit color (as in 10-bits per component) or deep ...
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Comparing 1:1 zoom on a 27“ screen at 2560 x 1440 vs 22” screen at 1680 x 1050

When using Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom for example, and zooming the photo at 1:1 ratio, when you work on a 22" screen at 1680 x 1050, there is an great inside zoom. On such a screen the pixel are ...
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Is the video card important when it comes to preview/editing?

As a shopper, is there anything in particular you should look after when it comes to a good video card for photo edit/preview? I would assume a DisplayPort might be beneficial, but are there some ...
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How can I get accurate photo colors on a laptop screen?

My editing mainly involves these things: Adjusting the colors, white balance , brightness (slightly , to get that subtle combination) Cropping of the images. I have recently bought a laptop and I ...
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Could I use an IPS based TV to edit photos in a color-calibrated environment?

Over the past weeks, I've been trying to get all of my color issues worked out. Getting closer, but I'm not there. I've calibrated my monitor with a friend's calibrator and that helped. I'm using the ...
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Why can't one calibrate a monitor with a DSLR & a color chart?

The idea is simple: Take a RAW photo of a real color chart outside to get a white point of D65. Use that to get an accurate color correction matrix for the camera sensor. Use the same camera to ...
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How to calibrate a printer and monitor if neither are very good?

If I have a mediocre monitor, and a reasonable but not fantastic printer, what are my options for getting a good photo print? Printer ink is not cheap, and I usually do not have the patience or ...
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My pictures are never printed. Is there any point in buying a better monitor?

My monitor is pretty cheap and its colours are horribly dependent on the viewing angle, the moon and whatnot. I could edit my pictures on my old CRT, but its contrast and sharpness are quite bad. On ...
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What are the merits of a wide-gamut display in post-processing for web?

I've been researching about monitors to get one for post-processing. It seems like a wide-gamut IPS panel is recommended. I'll also be using a color calibration device. I print so rarely that it can ...
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What are the advantages of glossy monitors? [closed]

Or why only apple monitors are glossy? This have anything to do with color fidelity? Do applying anti-glare film reduces image quality and color spectrum?
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Is 16.7 Million Colour wide gamut?

I am looking to buy an upgrade monitor and want something wide (ish) gamut for lightroom post processing. Ideally I'd like 16:10 monitor and at least 98% of AdobeRGB as mentioned in this thread: What ...
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Why I can't take a clear photo of a television channel?

When I like to take photo a television at the program running, the picture is not clear. The Black block continually affect photo. Mobile Camera or Digital Camera also not take a clear picture,. But ...
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How are very high resolution images displayed on low resolution monitors?

How is an image with resolution larger than the monitor resolution displayed? How are the extra pixels handled?
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Computer screen for photography under 350€

I've been into photography for almost four years now and all this time I've been working with crappy TN-panel-based screens, namely a Sony SDM-S75D and a Samsung 206BW. After getting some prints that ...
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Should I return my new wide-gamut monitor or buy an expensive calibrator?

As a newish but serious photographer (hobbyist not pro), I decided to buy a high resolution wide gamut monitor that wouldn't totally break the bank but is expensive (~$650) and well-reviewed. I ended ...
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Why are colors more saturated on a wide gamut screen?

A wide gamut screen displays more than the sRGB color space. So why, with softwares that do not deal with ICC profiles, with a given color that has it's own place / value in the global color space, is ...
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How do I software-calibrate my IPS monitor under Mac OS X?

I just purchased a HP ZR24W after reading several reviews for IPS monitors. I am a novice photographer and have never done any monitor calibration or owned an IPS panel before. I have a 2009 13 inch ...
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What color calibration device works best with a Dell U2711?

I have a Dell U2711 that I use for color critical work. I am wondering if anyone out there has tested multiple color correction devices and come up with a best use option for photoshop and working in ...
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Is a wide gamut screen really worth?

My screen is about to die and I'm planing to buy a new one. I'm looking for a 27" one, and as I do many things on my computer, the choice is difficult : I play recent FPS Games (sometimes, but I ...
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Why am I getting a different look with Huey Pro on a LED monitor?

I own a Huey Pro and used it on CRTs, LCDs and my Mac Book Pro screen. Been using it fine with these screens until I bought a LED monitor. When calibrated with the Huey pro the LED monitor (connected ...
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What's the best way to calibrate my wide-gamut display used with two different computer systems?

I have a Dell U2410 monitor hooked up to two computers: a Windows machine via HDMI, and my MacBook Pro (running Lion) via DisplayPort. The output from Windows is great: colours are true and text is ...
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Lightroom colour issue with secondary monitor

I have a laptop and I've connected a second monitor to it, I've done some calibration on its menus so that it has the same look as my laptop but when I open lightroom's two monitors mode, you can ...
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How does Dell UltraSharp U2412M perform for photo editing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I look for in a monitor for photo processing? I'm buying a monitor which I'll be using for editing with Lightroom and Photoshop. Problem is I'm far from ...
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Shooting computer screen

Are there any tips on shooting with iPhone another screen, like computer monitor. Maybe it requires some special lightning. I'm trying, but it's always too dark or noisy. Here are shots that I ...
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Color-calibrating a 4K TV used as monitor

On the internet have appeared a few blog posts claiming that inexpensive 4K-TVs make great monitors, at least for programmers. Can these monitors also be used well for creative work, such as ...
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Does the anti-glare coating on the DELL U2711 interfere with its use for photo editing and review?

I've been told that the anti-glare coating of the DELL U2711 makes it a poor choice for photo editing, despite the wide gamut. I read many things about this screen on the web, but I haven't found any ...
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How can I ensure true representation of colors on a TV screen?

I have a 55-inch Led TV that I would like to use to see my photos. How can I set the colors so that the image displayed matches as close as possible the true colors of the photo?
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What are the differences between LaCie 324i and Asus PA246Q for photo editing?

As a followup question to this one... I'll be buying new monitors early next year, as an upgrade to the three Samsung 245T monitors I currently have. I have been quite pleased with these monitors, ...
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MacHood Cinema Display Hood in US?

I've been trying to find a decent monitor hood for my Apple CinemaDisplay 30", as the only place I am able to use my computer at the moment is a fairly brightly lit (during the day) area of my home. I ...
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Monitors: Dell U2412M or HP 23bw? [closed]

I do photography as a hobby and am searching for my first IPS monitor. I'm considering the Dell U2412M and HP 23bw. Price-wise my budget is ~$300 and the HP is well under that at $180 (vs the $267 ...
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LED HD TV as a monitor for post processing purpose [duplicate]

Can I use a 47" 3d led hd tv with my pc to post process my photos? I am not sure how the quality will be on such a big screen photo being of some 4900x3600 approx.
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Are the color and brightness of a camera's LCD accurate? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why don’t you need to calibrate a camera’s LCD screen? I guess $100 cameras have cheap LCDs. What about more expensive "creative compacts" (like Coolpix P6000, Canon ...
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How can I maintain photo color consistency across computer monitors?

When saving photos for the web from within Photoshop I run into issue where my colors are not consistent between monitors. While I understand there will be some difference between monitors there are ...
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Does Photoshop Elements 10 support a Dual Monitor configuration?

Does Adobe PhotoShop Elements 10 Support Dual Monitors? Bing searching only seems to provide links for how to setup dual monitors in full blown photoshop.