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| p.1 #7 · Would this be a good monitor for viewing photos |
its all about compromises,
usually when we talk monitors in Photo editing, we are looking at the color gamut, and we strive to get at least AdobeRGB because this is what most should be using as the color space their camera captures in, as well as the color space you will be editing in, even better if you can use ProPhotoRGB but there are no monitors that can cover that color space (Yet! :-) )
So when you look for monitors try to find the one that comes closest to AdobeRGB within your Price range, it may be that there isn't any, but try :-)
There is one scenario where all this is irrelevant, if you are working in a close loop system, where you edit all your images and print them. If you are getting a print match or even very close, then to heck with all the rules ;-) because if it works for you thats all that matters.
However, if you are sharing and other people are involved in the image development then we need to follow some guidelines, but that's another story
Dells U2410 would probably be the one i would be looking at, but its also several times more expensive at least here in Australia.
I do actually have a couple of old DELL's that started out with, and we are now almost 8 years later and they are still very stable, however I do not rely on them for color accuracy these days, but I did back then.
If you decide that you actually want something better, and don't mind spending a bit on it, look at NEC's P-series offering, together with their Spectraview software.
Best of luck with your choice, let us know what you end up with and how you find it
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