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Apple 20" Flat Panel Display & Photos  
User currently offlineL1011Fan From United States of America, joined May 2003, 271 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3157 times:

I'm looking for opinions on Apple Computer's 20" Flat Panel monitors as it relates to photo editing. I'm thinking about buying a G5 with the 20" monitor to edit my photos on, among other uses.

I know that there are a ton of high quality CRT displays that are (1) larger and (2) half the cost, but the problem with those is they are HUGE! The Apple monitor gives me the big screen feel at 1/5 the size. Plus it's a widescreen monitor, which I like.

As always, thank you in advance for any replies.

...Bryan


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User currently offlineExitrow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3139 times:

Another Mac user! Now there's two of us!  Nuts

I have done some editing on a Mac 17" flat panel display. I currently do most of my editing and retouching on a 15" G4 Powerbook.

I have noticed that images edited on my laptop tend to shift brighter on a CRT monitor, so I try and compensate accordingly.

Are you running OS X with Photoshop 7? If so, read this thread:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/aviation_photography/read.main/99071/

There are some important changes you need to make to your PS preferences before uploading to A.net.

Bill


User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3103 times:

I have no experience on Apple screens (if you discount my Apple ][ from 22 or so years ago  Smile/happy/getting dizzy)So I'll let others talk about that. Generally, LCD screens are pretty awful for pictures. I'm using one right now, and all the pictures that look fabulous at home all look oversharpened and overcontrasty - entirely lacking in subtlety. I have seen a few very high-priced units (we're talking several thousands of dollars) that looked great - those are the pro units for graphics designers. Most LCDs are meant for little more than Excel and Word.

So look very carefully, and remember that if you have the deskspace to spare, you can get a terrific 19" flatscreen CRT for relatively very little money, and you will get a better image at higher resolution to boot. Get an LCD only if you need to be portable or really have no other solution because of space limitations.

Charles


User currently offlineScooter From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 854 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3089 times:

LCD flat panels can be great for editing photos, but you need to buy the best.

I use an HP 2025 20" LCD flat panel at work, and it is STUNNING at it's highest resolution (1600x1200). As a web/graphic designer, I was skeptical about IT buying me an LCD to work on, but I must say that I am very impressed with this thing. It's pin sharp, and has great contrast.

Costs about $1500(US), so it isn't cheap. But it is worth the money - I want one for home!!



User currently offlineExitrow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3086 times:

Here's and interesting discussion:

LCD vs. CRT for image work
http://www.photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=003wrx

Just a quick note, Apple's flatscreens are VERY different from other consumer-grade LCD screens. That's why they are so often used by design and publishing professionals. And, coincidentally, why they are also so much more expensive. But with Macs, you get what you pay for.

As with any monitor, you have to make sure it's calibrated properly and have a failsafe proofing system if you're planning on printing.



User currently offlineAviatortj From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3000 times:

L1011Fan-
I do most of my editing on a 15" iMac screen. People need to keep in mind that Apple monitors (at least LCDs) are more crisp than their PC counterparts because of the digital connection between the two. When you set an Apple flat panel next to say a Sony, the Apple will be much more crisp.

Hope this helps.

~TJ


User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 743 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3004 times:

I have noticed that images edited on my laptop tend to shift brighter on a CRT monitor, so I try and compensate accordingly

This is because Apple uses a different default gamma setting to Windows - if you use Photoshop, you can use the View --> Proof Setup to see how an image will appear on a Mac, Windows or uncompensated RGB (eg. web browser).

Cheers,

Colin



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlineBronko From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 810 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2995 times:

William: Have you had any further problems with .jpg's not displaying? The fact that we could view the image just fine when hosted on another page leads me to believe it is an Airliners.Net issue, or at least not an IE bug.

What do you think?



Jet City Aviation Photography
User currently offlineExitrow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2990 times:

I have:

- Never had a problem with this outside A.net.
- Not had any other corrupted JPGs since disabling ALL preview embedding in PS 7.

William


User currently offlineAviatortj From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2959 times:

William-
I am using a Mac with Photoshop as well. I can not get any pics to display on a.net even when I use iPhoto too! Again mine work just fine when hosted elsewhere. I have tried to trouble shoot a little with Johan via email. Apparently, to this day, I still have no luck.

~TJ


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