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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 photos of digital screens turn out the way they do? [duplicate]

When I take pictures of a screen at school or at my house, they turn out really weirdly. When blown up to 100%, they look fine, but when they get sized down, they look really weird, here is a ...
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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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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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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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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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Why are the color spaces we have access to incomplete?

The question, then: If all colors are combinations of red, green and blue, and my monitor's pixels use all three, why is its color space limited to so small a portion of the actual complete color ...
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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 take ...
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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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Trying to have prints match closely to a monitor?

I currently have an inexpensive 4k Seiki tv as a monitor. I recently have sent prints to Costco and the color and brightness are way off. Do I need to buy a photo editing monitor if I want to get the ...
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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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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 am ...
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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 to process DSLR RAW files for display on modern HDR-capable TVs & computer monitors? (actual 10bit/ch or 12bit/ch dynamic range)

10bit/ch display panels are becoming common. The latest generation UHD TVs can display 10bit/ch, some consumer TVs have as high as 1000nit output. Very recently HDR computer monitors have (finally) ...
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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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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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In a monitor for photographic work how significant is 3% additional sRGB coverage?

I am looking for a new display. Photography is not my professional occupation but a hobby, but I still want to have a good enough results. After some investigation I came to following two displays ...
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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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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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Is there a Benefit Getting a Colour Managed Monitor when you work in 8-bit Colour?

I would like to upgrade my current monitor (22", 1680x1050, TN panel) to something larger and better quality. Are there any benefits getting a monitor that supports colour management when I don't ...
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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 a wide gamut screen really worth it?

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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How does the Dell U2412M monitor compare to the U2515H with respect to its coating?

I am looking for information comparing the coating of the Dell U2412M vs. the more recent Dell U2515H. From the information I could gather so far it seems the Dell U2412M has the same coating as the ...
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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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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 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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What are the lines on a screen looked through the camera with varying ISO's?

I have Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro and I was just experimenting with the camera when I saw lines on the screen. Well this was not the first time I saw them but when I varied the ISO(from Auto to 400),...
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How to best take a picture of a screen, like a computer monitor, with a phone camera?

Are there any tips on shooting with iPhone another screen, like a computer monitor or another phone? Maybe it requires some special lightning? I'm trying, but it's always too dark or noisy. Here ...
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Photoshop Image mode and bit depth

When I edit my pictures I always work in 16 bit mode because I know I have more color space where I can move so I can avoid issues like banding. At the same time I realised that there's an advanced ...
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How do I set the RGB values of my monitor to match 6000K for calibration?

I've read that the Kelvin temperature for my screens should be around 6000K but I only have RGB values for adjusting the colors. Does anyone know what would be the best R, G, B values that match 6000K?...
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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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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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How to properly calibrate a monitor

The following are the ones I've seen so far that could affect color display: GPU and Windows settings - I'm using a Nvidia GTX 1060 Monitor calibrators - I have a Spyder5Elite The monitor settings - ...
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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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Color appearance during editing and after export when using a wide-gamut monitor

Ok, so I just learned how to properly calibrate my monitor, through my other post here, but something is still bothering me, so here goes. As a background, I have a an Asus PA279Q, which is a wide-...
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How to edit photos to correct for monitor calibration?

Is there a way to shift all the adjustments made (color, tint, contrast...) during post-processing of photos in Lightroom with an uncalibrated monitor by some offset value after calibrating the ...
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When calibrating a monitor, should I create different profiles with different light situations?

When calibrating my monitor (Eizo Flexscan EV2736), should I create different profiles for different light situations? For example a profile when the rooms light is switched on and a profile when the ...
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Is the "typical print size" still relevant when judging sharpness of a photograph?

When judging sufficient DoF or, on the contrary diffraction issues at high F-numbers, the typical print size sharpness is what really matters. A few tutorials on the Internet as well as some answers ...
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What colour space does Adobe Lightroom use in the Develop Module?

What colour space does Lightroom use when you load an Adobe RGB or SRGB tiff/jpeg file into the Develop module? The reason I ask is because I was told that the develop module always uses the ProPhoto ...
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Mirrorless Problem? How do you verify that the image you have just took is sharp when you are out shooting?

I use a Sony A7ii camera. Yesterday when I was out for a shoot, I took about 30 images of a particular scene. My exposure time averaged about 10-20 seconds, and it was mildly windy at the time of ...
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Can an amateur significantly improve colour on a factory-calibrated monitor (like the Dell U2414H)?

I'm mostly happy with my new IPS U2414H, but comparing it side-by-side with my beloved old CRT, I can see that the colours are not quite as good on the U2414H. It has less life-like skin tones, ...
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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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How to choose the secondary monitor in Lightroom/Windows

I'm using Lightroom in Windows 7, and I have 3 screens. From left to right: [Screen1:Television(not good at all for photography)] - [Screen2] - [Screen3] I do work on the right screen and have photo ...
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Why am I getting a different look with Huey Pro on a LED TV screen?

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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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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Monitor control to set up screen brightness using Windows Color Calibration

This sounds to be a simple question but I've been strugling around for the last 2 hours and nothing yet... I need urgently to calibrate the color of my notebook (Samsung Odyssey). The procedure I'm ...
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What is the resolution of the HDMI output on Olympus mirrorless cameras?

I have an Olympus E-PM2 and would like to know the maximum resolution (and possibly refresh frequency) of the camera HDMI output. The end aim is to connect it to a high-resolution, high-gamut ...