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Old Jul 7th, 2005, 11:37 PM   #1
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Monitor recommendation

Looking for a monitor recommendation - need it to be able to display colour for PSD correction work. Question is CRT or LCD. [email protected]
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LCD have come a long way. Many people I know use LCDs to do color work. I do photogrpahy on a callibrated LCD and I'm happy with it.

But - a callibrated CRT will beat any current LCD (including LaCIE) every time. So the question you should ask yourself is - how critical is your colour correction/work? If its somewhat critical, then a callibrated LCD would do the job. If its very critical (profing a commercial job for major add campain) then I would not hesitate and get a proper CRT.
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Old Jul 8th, 2005, 02:23 PM   #3
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I agree, if it's very critical CRT is still the best option, and my favs are mostly Lacie's.
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I would NEVER do colour correction work on an LCD. You will not get the subtle hues with an LCD. Photoshop will be able to "perceive" the colour but you will not even see the shift in colour.
LCDs look cool but are still not there for colour...

Budget will be a consideration I imagine.
I would recommend either one 21" or two 19" monitors (if your video card supports that) - better would be two 21".

No two monitors, (even from same company + model number will display the same, so be prepared to calibrate. Greta Macbeth and Colorvision make inexpensive colorimeters.

Viewsonic P95f+ is a cost effective 19 inch monitor. Quality control has gone down lately but you should be able to get a few years out of them.
NEC-MITSUBISHI makes a nice 22 inch monitor.

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