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by Russell McMahon

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location Texas
age 39
visits member for 3 years, 8 months
seen Apr 6 at 14:54


Jun
1
comment What should I look for in a monitor for photo processing?
I respectfully disagree with drfrogsplat comment that you want to edit your pictures according to the lowest common denominator. You want the best possible monitor you can afford so that you can correctly edit your photos in a no-destructive manner. Once you have the photos edited properly on your monitor you can then enjoy them on that monitor or you can output them to a printer which will take advantage of the higher IQ or you can save them for the web, in which case you convert them to the lowest common denominator at the very last moment possible. Preserve the quality for as long as u can.
Jun
1
comment Other than the iMac, what's a brilliant display for my images?
I second the top of the line Dell monitors. I just got the 30 inch IPS u3011 which is also 10 bit per color (if your hardware can handle it) and it is simply amazing! I could not be happier with the choice (unless I could get the LaCie 730 for the same price :-). I got mine refurbished with a 10% off coupon for a little over $800! Not one dead pixel either. I am one very pleased photographer...
May
9
comment What are the ways to print my 10-bit per color files?
I was able to pick up a refurbished Dell u3011 for a little over $800 and am VERY happy with it so far! My next step is to get the 10-bpc images to paper. I am considering a dye sublimation printer to have better gradients and generally better quality prints (plus I HATE inkjets and there clogged nozzles). I would like to purchase the Mitsubishi CP-3020AU but I cannot find it for sale anywhere. May start a new thread about my hunt for a dye sub printer.
Feb
2
comment What are the ways to print my 10-bit per color files?
I am still not clear on a couple points: 1) Is there any photo lab out there that supports 16-bpc files? 2) Photoshop CS5 does not display 10-bpc to the monitor (even with all the correct drivers and hardware) but Lightroom does, correct?
Feb
1
comment What are the ways to print my 10-bit per color files?
Do you ever/would you ever go to a lab to print your > 8-bpc files?
Feb
1
comment What are the ways to print my 10-bit per color files?
@jrista If you were to spend < $1500 what display would you buy right now? Would you go down to a 24" just to get the RGB LED?
Feb
1
comment What are the ways to print my 10-bit per color files?
@jrista, LaCie 730!!! I now bow before you, my king.
Feb
1
comment What are the ways to print my 10-bit per color files?
Great comments guys, thanks. My anecdotal comment would be that people who use 10-bpc displays are reporting MUCH better image quality with all other factors being equal. I don't have any statistical or scientific studies to point to but the anecdotal evidence is pretty convincing that moving from 8-bpc (~16 Million) to 10-bpc (~Billion) displays with the same gamut makes a big difference. In fact using the same 10-bpc display and providing it 8-bpc data seems to vastly different quality. I would argue this means that we are definitely capable of perceiving > ~16 Million colors.
Feb
1
comment What are the ways to print my 10-bit per color files?
I'm certainly not trying to reproduce the entire visible spectrum but the 10-bpc up to the display seems to be practical with pro-sumer products. I am going to buy a nice display anyway so I just want to take full advantage of it for printing. Also trying to improve my understanding. It may be that 10-bit makes no difference in printing and that gamut is the primary deciding factor in print quality. I doubt it, but maybe.