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by neverspook on Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:12 pm
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I need to get a new monitor ASAP for photo editing. My PC graphics card is no longer recognizing my ancient Apple Cinema Display monitor as anything other than a generic monitor now and I can’t find drivers for the monitor anymore.
So I am forced to get a new monitor. I don’t want a huge one, no more than 24 inches as I just don’t have the space.
This one has been recommended but I am concerned with my vision issues that with such high resolution everything will appear very small on the screen and given my vision issues, I will have trouble reading things and seeing detail in images.
[font=Arial, sans-serif]https://www.eizoglobal.com/products/coloredge/cg248-4k/index.html#tab01[/font]
Please see the resolution section (scroll down) on this link and the video there which brings up other issues with high res monitors.
I am concerned that the 4k monitor recommended is too much resolution for me.
Will one of these lower resolution ones work? (These also have half the power consumption of the 4k, cost less and maybe respond faster unless my new computer is very powerful.)
Or is there another one you recommend?
In the meantime, if I use my Spyder calibration tool to calibrate what is now just recognized as a generic monitor, is that an accurate calibration to process images from or does that lack of proper communication with the Apple Cinema Display now rule that out?


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by neverspook on Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:09 pm
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If there is a suitable monitor that has a matt screen or something without much glare, that would be great.


by bradmangas on Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:30 pm
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The NEC multi-sync monitor I use has no glare. I've never considered it "matt", but there certainly is no glare. It's a few years old so I can say for sure about the newer ones.

The one thing I would say for sure is that if you do any critical or high end printing from your files I would stay away from 4k especially any Apple 4k monitor. This is due to the non-true 4k interpolation it preforms manipulating the image size vs. the true pixel density on the screen. Basically you do not see an accurate resolve of the image file on the screen. This is mostly evident when printing work that demands critical detail and sharpness.

by DavidSutton on Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:37 pm
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I second the NEC recommendation. The PA series are fairly matt, and calibrate easily by-passing the video card.
I think any screen would pick up some glare if there is a window behind you.
Make sure you have a DVI output or similar on your computer.

Edit: B&H currently have a 24 inch PA series monitor for $692.32 on special. That's a good price.
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by signgrap on Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:53 pm
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I use a NEC Spectraview which are excellent but pricey as are the Eizo monitors but also pricey.
A less costly choice but still very good for the price is a Benq monitor (they say screen is non-glare):
As mentioned above, make sure you current video card is compatible with whatever monitor you choose. If your computer has an older card then you may run into problems with many newer monitors.
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by neverspook on Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:03 pm
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Thank you all for your recommendations.


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