A new monitor for photography.

  Ohnjay 22:41 28 Oct 06
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I want to update my LG flatron monitor. I would prefer the new one to be at least 19" in size.
I have looked at several recently ie; Gateway FPD2185W 21", LG Flatron L204WT and many others and the more I look the more undecided I become. (Reviews for the Gateway went from 6 stars to zero). Would someone recommend a monitor that they are using. I could spend up to £350 if pressed.

  hssutton 23:05 28 Oct 06

Have a look at this one, looks very good value. I would have considered this on, but recently bought the Formac Gallery extreme 20". I am heavily into photography and upgraded from an LG 19" to the Forcam, I must say I'm highly delighted with it.

The main programs I run are Photoshop CS2 and Adobe Lightroom

  jack 11:07 29 Oct 06

Back in March PCA recommended Philips 1190X6
On the strength of that I got one-
Its a beauty

But they change all the time of course and are now very reliable and most give a dead pixel guarantee

  jack 11:08 29 Oct 06

That should read

Philips 190x6

  Stuartli 23:19 29 Oct 06

You also need to check out your system's Colour Management settings and, possibly, the Kelvin colour temperature used for the monitor configuration. See:

click here

Monitors can be colour calibrated using software such as:

click here

or the Microsoft offering:

click here

  hssutton 09:08 30 Oct 06

On reading through this again I realise I did not provide the link for one of my suggested monitors click here

One thing to bear in mind a 19" gives you the same resolution as a 17", so if you can afford 20" or larger then my advice is to go for it.

The upgraded from a 19" LG to the Formac and the difference was really obvious, my photos look so much better.

The Formac as the name suggests is a Mac type design and looks stunning.

  hssutton 09:10 30 Oct 06

Old age is really catching up with me, here's a link for the Formac click here

  moonwolf 09:58 27 Oct 07

hi there, im going for the Formac Gallery Xtreme Digital 20.1" TFT 12ms 1000:1 (1600x1200- i think! found it for £222.08 incl vat

will i need to update my graphics card to accomodate this new monitor?
currently have

· nVIDIA GeForce2 MX 400 64MB
·
· Memory size: 64MB
· Interface: AGP 4x
· Compatibility: PC
· Memory bus width: 256-bit
· Memory technology: SDRAM
· Maximum resolution: 2048 x 1536

nikky

  moonwolf 10:14 27 Oct 07

Sorry forgot to change title!

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