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Monitors for Photo Editing (12 September)

Discussion in 'AP Magazine Feedback & Suggestions' started by PhotoEcosse, Sep 7, 2015.

  1. PhotoEcosse

    PhotoEcosse Well-Known Member

    I was interested in the comparative review of monitors for photo-editing in this week's AP.

    However, I would have liked to have seen the general introduction make some mention of the benefits of using two monitors side-by-side.

    Currently I use two 27" Dell Ultrasharps and find this to be a very useful configuration for amateur use.

    When working in Lightroom alone, I employ the built-in two-monitor setting in Lightroom to have the main display with modules, pre-sets, collections and the editing workspace on one screen and an almost-fullscreen image on the second.

    When working in Photoshop from within Lightroom, I find it useful to have the original Lightroom-edited image on one screen for reference, and the Photoshop workspace on the other.

    Would I upgrade to a pair of top-quality monitors such as the Eizo or NEC models featured in the report? Well, I do keep my Euromillions ticket up to date.

    But, meantime, for keen amateur use, I would suggest that a pair of good, middle price range, 27" screens possibly represent better value for money than a single top-of-the-range monitor. (Clearly some professionals working in, say, product photography, might have different priorities.)

  2. Grierson

    Grierson Well-Known Member

    Well I would need a lottery win to find the money for your two 27" Dell Ultra Sharps. The article was let down for me by not discussing a number of more realistically priced monitors with the exception of the Samsung and perhaps the Viewmaster. My elderly NEC MultiSync 221W is coming to the end of it's life and I would have dearly liked to have seen a review of some similar sized alternatives.
  3. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    These appear to be well respected,



    I went for a 27" monitor, but it's a significant step up in price (I went for the Dell UltraSharp 27", around £400 when I bought it a few months ago).
  4. Grierson

    Grierson Well-Known Member

  5. Grierson

    Grierson Well-Known Member

    Just an addendum to the thread. Mr Chester is clearly optimistic if he believes that the Viewsonic VP2772 can be purchased for the quoted price of £515.00

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