24" or 23" display for photo editing?

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  1. stevo8 macrumors 6502

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    I do a lot of photoshop and Lightroom and am looking to pick up a 2nd monitor to go with my 24" Imac. I don't really care that the 24" matches, I'm more concerned with the functionality of it when photo editing.
     
  2. DPA macrumors 65816

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    Well, I would go with the 24" ACD because it is glossy like your iMac's and it will show the same resolution (ppi) which I find important when editing photos in Photoshop myself.

    David
     
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    Is your iMac one of the latest ones with a mini display port? I have one on the new 24" ACDs and it is absolutely gorgeous.
     
  4. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    For photo editing, you want a matte display. so a used 23" ACD would be perfect. Glossy displays make the colors appear over saturated, and make the photo different then it really is. Go with a matte display, and you'll be much happier.

    Don
     
  5. DPA macrumors 65816

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    Matte finishes are nicer for photo editing. Glossy finishes enhance the color to some extent therefore not showing the true color of what you are editing. I have a two matte finished screens and am happy with them. I can see how it could get annoying switching your eyes from a glossy screen to a matted screen. But that's up to you to decide.

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    I find if I edit photos on my matte display, they turn out much better then they do if I edit them on my iMac's screen. I have no problem switching between them.

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  7. stevo8 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I'm kinda leaning towards the 23" not only cause it's matte but also cause I could connect it to my MBP which I wouldn't be able to do with the 24.
     

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