LCD Monitors for Photography

Links about LCD monitors suitable for photography

Site specialized in LCD monitors.
News, technology tutorials, reviews
http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/

Site specialized in LCD TVs and monitors.
News, test images, reviews, screen dimension applet.
This is a new English language version of a Danish site.
http://www.flatpanelshd.com/

March 2009.
LCD panel technologies and some brands (Dell, Philips, Eizo)
http://dcuser.net/others/lcd-monitor-for-photography-ips-lcd-panel.html

Sep 2008.
Eizo monitor with LED backlighting
http://dcuser.net/others/eizo-led-backlight-lcd-monitor-flexscan-ev2411w.html

May 2008.
LCD panel technologies: TN (avoid), S-IPS, MVA, PVA
http://www.digital-cameras-help.com/photography/articles/s-pva-panel-lcd-monitors-for-photography/

April 2008.
Models/brands: HP, NEC, Apple, Eizo, LaCie
http://blog.jerryandmarcymonkman.com/2008/04/08/choosing-and-lcd-monitor-for-digital-imaging.aspx

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3 Responses to LCD Monitors for Photography

  1. Sakke says:

    I have about three years old Dell 24 inch display. It is color calibrated and I like it a lot, but…the next one will be a 30 inch monitor with LED backlight. Unfortunately there are not too many of them yet. Maybe you can wait a couple of months to get a really good one for a reasonable price.
    As a greedy person my advice is to go for LED BLed 30 incher.

    • pvdhamer says:

      I am not in hurry with buying a new LCD display. So I can take as much time as I want.

      LED backlighting. This is indeed new and thus still expensive and scarce. The LED feature is certainly good for saving power, and one way to increase the spectrum (“gamut”) of displayable colors. I am not sure how important the wide gamut is for most photography. How often does a photo have colors that fall outside the easily displayable range? And – even if you could display it in on screen – it cannot be shared easily with the rest of the world electronically. And you may or may not have problems printing it.

      30 inch. I am more interested in the number of pixels than the physical size in inches. It is easy to get 1920×1080 resolution nowadays because HD TV is getting a lot of attention. You can get that in 24 inch. Just increasing the screen size increases the pitch (more visible pixels) and likely display issues at the borders (due to the extreme viewing angle) unless you go for very fancy LCD technologies. More pixels means more information. More inches means more desk space, weight, costs and power.

      But displays is a horidly complex topic. And I have a lot to learn.

  2. Bull says:

    I think LED backlights are the future, but from what I have read they still aren’t perfect yet, of course there is also OLED which is supposed to be a huge improvement, although when I tested a nokia phone with an OLED display I didn’t really see an improvement. I currently use a Samsung T220 monitor which has nice colours but does have some backlight bleed around the edge of the screen, it also isn’t calibrated, I’m tempted to buy a calibration tool but I don’t really need it as I don’t do any decent photography, even though I enjoy reading articles on professional techniques.

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