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Equipment Monitor for Photo editing

Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by obaidbd, 15 Feb 2016.

  1. obaidbd

    obaidbd Minimodder

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    Hi there

    Just wondering is there any (good) alternative of Mac display for photo editing?

    I seems not to find anything.

    please share your experience and thought on this.

    Thanks a lot!

    Obaid
     
  2. Atomic

    Atomic Gerwaff

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    Which mac display are you referring to?
     
  3. obaidbd

    obaidbd Minimodder

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    any apple iMac display
     
  4. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    When you say "photo editing" what specifically do you mean? Is the editing part of a colour managed workflow? If not, it doesn't really matter what you use as the colour fidelity is pretty much irrelevant (it will print very differently from what you see on the screen).
     
  5. JazzXP

    JazzXP Eh! Steve

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    How much do you want to spend? If price is no object, get a Eizo.

    But to tell you the truth, a monitor calibrator (like a Spyder) is more important than a fantastic monitor. Ideally you want both though.
     
  6. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

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    I work for a large photographic company which specialises in portrait and group images. We use LaCie 526 monitors in our department for colour adjustment and editing. The monitors are calibrated using a Spyder. It's also worth mentioning that the office has daylight bulbs.

    At home I use a Dell Ultrasharp U2410f and could calibrate it with an X-Rite i1 if I could be bothered to reinstall the drivers. I also have daylight bulbs at home running at 6500K.

    Unless you want to spend all the dollar; look for displays with IPS panels, preferably 16:10 ratio and connect using DVI-D.

    HDMI connections on Nvidia cards bug out and mess with the gamma. I'd guess it's the same for AMD or whoever owns ATI these days as it's largely a timing thing.
     
  7. SpyderBombz

    SpyderBombz What's a Dremel?

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    It really does depend on your budget. Also I would leave some money for a calibrator of some sort. A property calibrated screen makes a world of difference

    Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk
     
  8. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    Wow nice thread necro! :)
     

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