Which is better?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by BigJohno, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. BigJohno macrumors 65816

    Jan 1, 2007
    San Francisco
    Which monitor is better for photo editing plus in quality? Dell Ultrasharp 24 inch or Apple cinema 23" Plus if If you might have the the dell I would like if you could put a picture of it.


  2. the Helix macrumors regular

    the Helix

    Sep 16, 2003
    Apple 23"

    The Apple 23" is advertised as an HD monitor. I'm not sure what the specs of the Dell are.
  3. Grimace macrumors 68040


    Feb 17, 2003
    with Hamburglar.
    They are both HD monitors (it doesn't take much for a computer monitor to be HD).

    a.) No one seems to complain about the quality on Apple's monitors, sometimes some whining on the price.
    b.) There is occasional whining on the quality of Dell monitors, rarely on the price.
  4. Westside guy macrumors 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    I wouldn't think either would be "better". The most important thing for photo editing is that you calibrate your monitor - not with your OS's built-in tools, but with a colorimeter. I use a Spyder 2 Pro, but there are other brands that probably work equally well.

    FYI someone might tell you that "no LCD is as good as a CRT for color rendition"; but that's a recycled argument from around the time the dot-com bubble burst. CRT technology is certainly capable of displaying a wider color gamut; but the CRT displays sold by computer manufacturers (assuming you can find one anymore) aren't of that quality. You used to be able to buy rather expensive CRTs specifically for graphics work; but I don't know if they're sold much anymore. The few graphics pros I know all use LCDs. They tend to be Apple Cinema Displays; but most graphics pros are Apple fanboys anyway. :D

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