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What is the best 22″ 24″ 28″ 30″ graphic design photography monitor

MonitorIf you’re searching the web for a comprehensive resource to help you to decide what monitor to buy, acuitydesigns came across to a great thread on the AnandTech Forums

The thread is segmented into different purposes you may require monitors for. Here is the section related to Design on acuitydesigns.net

PRINT-TARGET MEDIA PROCESSING (print proofing/Adobe RGB photo editing, Publisher/PageMaker)
PHOTO EDITING/WEB DESIGN (classic sRGB/web-target photo editing, or web design)


Dell™ UltraSharp 2209wa Settings

dell 2209wa

22-inch IPS Panel that provides excellent colors and viewing angles.

Aspect Ratio: 16:10
Pixel Format: 1680 x 1050
Brightness: 300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
Response Time: 6ms
Viewing Angles: 178/178
Color Gamut: 83% CIE1976
Connectivity: DVI, VGA, USB (4)
Adjustability: Swivel, Tilt, Height, Rotate
Dimensions: 461.91 x 511.77 x 184.12mm
Weight: 7.93kg

Full review @ Prad.de
Another review @ LCD Reviewz

My Settings are: Continue reading Dell™ UltraSharp 2209wa Settings

Monitor calibration and Gamma settings

On the left is the image as it might appear on an un-corrected monitor.
The centre image should look right on a monitor with a gamma of around 1.8, and lastly;
The right-hand image is how a system with a linear response [gamma of 1.0] might display the image. just click here to read this article.

Now use this to Display gamma estimation

Color Management

First read this !
This is about:

  • The Role of Color Management in Accurate Final Photos
  • How ICC-based Color Management Works
  • The Secret to Success: Color Profiles
  • Components of a Color Managed Workflow
  • Benefits of Color Management
  • Selecting A Monitor For Digital Photography
  • Display Technologies
  • Monitor Calibration

Read the article by Jay Kinghorn

LCD Panel Technology Characteristics

LCD Panel Technology Type and Characteristics

TFT Central Panel Image
TFT Central Panel Image

TN film (Twisted Nematic)
– low manufacturing/retail costs
– restrictive viewing angles
– fast pixel response times
– dead pixels display white. Stuck pixels display RGB colors
– lower contrast levels means blacks are not as dark as VA based panels
– lower color reproduction

IPS (In Plane Switching) Continue reading LCD Panel Technology Characteristics

LCD Monitor Calibration

Monitor Calibration CIE Chart
Monitor Calibration CIE Chart

The ideal, recommended and indispensable solution for pros is calibration. A sensor measures the differences in a series of color patches on the screen and these are then adjusted through the creation of new table (LUT for Look Up Table).
There are actually two tables (LUT): One is in the screen (hardware) and the other LUT is that of your graphic card, and this is the one that is changed in calibration.

Here it’s a free LUT Manager

Ideal Settings Continue reading LCD Monitor Calibration