Lightroom and monitor realestate

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by dimme, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. dimme macrumors 65816

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    Hi I am a Lightroom user and have 4:3 (1200x1600) 20" Samsung Monitor. I am happy with the color but I find that I an always turning on and off the side panels so I can view my image larger. It seems that lightroom is made for wide screen monitors. Has anyone made the jump to a 24" wide screen,(1200x1900) and are those 300 pix really worth it.
     
  2. Kronie macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 22" that works fine for me. But really lightroom is made for either a big monitor or dual monitors.
     
  3. Ruahrc macrumors 65816

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    Yes the 300px are worth it. Most graphics programs seem to benefit from the widescreen because of the side toolbar. But if your Samsung monitor is of good quality (PVA or IPS) I woudl not trade a 4:3 good monitor for a crappy (TN panel) wide one.

    It should be said that if your shots are portrait mode, the wide really works against you- the 4:3 would do better here. I have often turned my monitor sideways (it pivots) when working with many portrait format images.

    Ruahrc
     
  4. dimme thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the input. I pulled out my old 17" monitor and set it up next to the 20" and use it in grid mode. It is working out rather well in lightroom and it is excellent in photoshop. Very happy now and kept some money n my pocket and a monitor out of the landfill.
     

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