IPS Monitors... ACD or ???

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by SoCalRich, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. SoCalRich macrumors 6502

    SoCalRich

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    I'm looking for a IPS panel monitor. I do photo editing using Photoshop and Lightroom using RGB color space.

    What monitors are you using for photo editing with good color fidelity that doesn't cost a fortune?

    Thanks for any info...
     
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

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    Dell make some great displays. I'm planning on getting their U2711.
     
  3. KeriJane macrumors 6502a

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    If you want a GOOD, quality, IPS display for Photoshop and Lightroom....

    It's going to cost "A Fortune". No bargains for fussy Photoshop users.
    You are probably going to want a high-level display so you might as well get one now rather than buy a cheapie first and a good one later.

    You may want one that is SWOP certified. One of the least expensive is the Apple 30" ACD, still color accurate after all these years. Here's a list of SWOP certified systems.... the Apple 30" ACD and discontinued 23" ACD figure prominently and if I recall correctly, are the least expensive or at least were.

    http://www.swop.org/certification/monitorList.asp

    Check out some of the LG, EIZO and NEC monitors on the list.
    These are the Proof-ready systems that are most likely to result in excellent color matching.

    If you want an excellent Photoshop monitor, this is what they cost.

    If you want "a Bargain", well, there's lots of those. Many look excellent "On Paper" and there will be no shortage of people spouting all manner of "Better" specifications than an ancient, wheezing 30"ACD.
    But that's not the same.

    Here's the kind of "Paper" that matters:
    http://www.swop.org/newads/ics_apple30_g1.pdf

    Good Luck,
    Happy Photoshopping!
    Keri
     

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