Which monitor do you have? + ACD 24" vs. digital photography

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by FiIip, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. FiIip macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2009
    We all know that monitor we are using has big influence on how our photos will look. I'm in front of big decision to make, which monitor should I buy. I will be really grateful, if you tell me about what monitors what monitors you are using and what do you think about them. Another thing I would like to know is if Apple Cinema Display 24" can be used for photography editing. And if anybody is using it for photography.

    Thanks in advance for your answers,


    PS. I'm really sorry about my English, I hope you understand what I'm saying;)
  2. davegregory macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2009
    Burlington, Ontario
    I use a 24" LED ACD for photo editing. I have had it calibrated for colour. The only thing is you have to remember is not to have the brightness turned all the way up. The truth is in the pixels thought. If you read your information numbers in photoshop then you'll know if your brightness is set too high or low. The truth is, any monitor can be used for photo editing, just some are better equipped for it than others. There are better monitors for doing it than the ACD, but it was the monitor I chose, and it worked well with the new macbook pro I had.
  3. Maxxamillian macrumors 6502

    Nov 16, 2004
    24" ACD and an HP 2480zx (Dreamcolor). Simply put, the Dreamcolor is one amazing monitor to work from...
  4. peskaa macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2008
    London, UK
    30" ACD, with a 23" ACD as secondary. Fantastic pair.
  5. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

    Mar 4, 2007
    I normally use my PB G4, then see how it looks on default settings on other monitors if I really care.
  6. Jordz macrumors member


    Aug 16, 2008
    England, U.K
    After going round with one of my mates for some time, discussing and looking at screens which are the sharpest and various other bits and bobs. We have come to the conclusion that the Imac screens, the Apple LED screens and the Macbook Pro screens being the best. He has been a windows user for the duration of his photography life and the reason why was cause at the time the Sony Vaio screen he had seen was the sharpest of them all. He had looked at the mac screens at the time and they didn't compare to it. Finally he saw the light and after a few trips to my house and a mess on the 24" Alu Imac he is now about to buy one! He is a very experienced photographer and the only screen he's ever seen that compared to his Sony one was the Imac.

    The Imac screen is the best, it's sharp, bright, the colours are are very vibrant and clear, not to mention it runs on OS X and is a hell of a lot better than windows. Macs are made for this kinda thing. Image and Graphics.

    I certainly think the screens that apple produce now are of extreme quality!
  7. TheVidEditor macrumors regular


    Jul 24, 2009
    The U.S. our favorite country
    Dell s2409 pretty good monitor for video previewing and editing.
  8. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Dell 3007WFP-HC; it doesn't have a hardware decoder built-in, it doesn't come with any contrast or color controls and only comes with 1 DVI-D port.

    Great monitor. Excellent color after a calibration.
  9. Kronie macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2008
    Anything IPS will work the best. eIPS or sIPS also.
    If money is no issue anything IPS. If you dont have an extra 600-1,200 lying around get an eIPS like Dells 2209WA. For $250.00 (If you can find one)

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