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PC Monitor for Photo Editing

Post by gibson617 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:11 pm

I am about to upgrade my desk top pc and would like a monitor suitable for photo editing . My budget for the monitor would be up to £350.00 . If anyone has some suggestions or advice it would be very much appreciated , thank you in advance
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Re: PC Monitor for Photo Editing

Post by Craig » Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:37 pm

I'd recommend a wide gamut (cover the adobe RGB colour space rather than just sRGB) monitor with an IPS screen so the viewing angle does not affect things.

I bought mine years ago but I remember looking at this website who have some pretty good reviews;

https://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews_index.htm

The only thing you may want to consider is that if you don't own a screen calibration device, you may benefit more from buying a cheaper monitor and a calibration device then calibrating it.

This will give more accurate results, especially for print, than a more expensive monitor set up incorrectly IMO.

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Re: PC Monitor for Photo Editing

Post by Wallace » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:30 pm

I used to think that a wide gamut was the way to go but in the end, unless you print every image, everything comes out to the web in sRGB, so the wide gamut is a waste of time and money.

I do endorse the use of a colour calibrator, some. the more expensive ones have them built in.

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Re: PC Monitor for Photo Editing

Post by gibson617 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:56 pm

Thank you for the information
Canon EOS 550D
Canon EFS 18-135 f3.5/-5.6 IS
Canon EF 70-300 f4-5.6 IS USM
Canon EOS 7D Mk 2
Canon EF 100-400 f4.5-5.6 L IS USM Mk 2

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Re: PC Monitor for Photo Editing

Post by Supra » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:18 pm

A little late to the Topic & even later with the linked thread?.. viewtopic.php?f=23&t=113600
Please bear in mind that this link is nearly 5 years old & screen technology will have moved-on dramatically, but maybe the rationale is still relevant? :unsure:

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Re: PC Monitor for Photo Editing

Post by EGVP » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:25 pm

Supra wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:18 pm
but maybe the rationale is still relevant? :unsure:
My comments should still hold true, even with modern technology :)

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Re: PC Monitor for Photo Editing

Post by Supra » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:33 pm

:thumb: Excellent.

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Re: PC Monitor for Photo Editing

Post by gibson617 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:28 pm

Thank you 👍
Canon EOS 550D
Canon EFS 18-135 f3.5/-5.6 IS
Canon EF 70-300 f4-5.6 IS USM
Canon EOS 7D Mk 2
Canon EF 100-400 f4.5-5.6 L IS USM Mk 2

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Re: PC Monitor for Photo Editing

Post by Wallace » Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:19 am

When you think about it, why would you need a wide gamut, unless you intended to print your images?
Anything that provides a calibrated sRGB picture will do, seeing as most of our output goes onto the web, plus there are very few of us that have colour calibrated monitors so colour accuracy isn't really an issue.

As an aside, I used to use AdobeRGB, a wide gamut in my camera but the colour conversion gave crap results when downsized to sRGB for the web, so now I just shoot in sRGB and are happier with the results.

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Re: PC Monitor for Photo Editing

Post by CookipediaChef » Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:52 pm

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07 ... UTF8&psc=1
Samsung LU32J590UQUXEN 32-Inch 4K Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 LED Monitor - 2xHDMI, Displayport

Recently got one of these (Amazon Prime) Massively impressed with the quality and natural look. Colour balance is great and I can have just the smallest text and it's readable and flicker free. It was around £290 - if you have Prime you can return it if you're not happy.
For another £70 you can get the same monitor with a curved screen!

PC monitors have improved massively over fairly recent years, you'll be surprised what you get for your money nowadays.
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Re: PC Monitor for Photo Editing

Post by ChrisCwmbran » Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:11 pm

CookipediaChef wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:52 pm
For another £70 you can get the same monitor with a curved screen!
The benefit of this being?

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Re: PC Monitor for Photo Editing

Post by CookipediaChef » Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:30 pm

ChrisCwmbran wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:11 pm
CookipediaChef wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:52 pm
For another £70 you can get the same monitor with a curved screen!
The benefit of this being?
Not a clue; but I guess some people might be interested as it's a 'feature' for not a lot extra.
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Re: PC Monitor for Photo Editing

Post by ChrisCwmbran » Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:33 pm

Fair enough :)

I'm just not sure given they spend a fortune trying to improve viewing angles on these monitors how it being curved the way it is helps :)

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