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Editing Digitally: CRT Vs. TFT/LCD Screens  
User currently offlineVoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2053 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2450 times:

I'm always lagging a bit in equipment and am only now thinking of getting a TFT/LCD screen for my desktop. So this question presumes that you'll understand I am not going to shell out mega bucks. But this monitor change, for regular non-graphical computer work, comes at the same time as I am starting to mess about with digital photos. I have had people e-mail me photos who have edited them on laptops i.e. LCD screens, and their photos seem way too dark when viewed on CRT or printed to paper.
So my main question is: Should I keep my CRT monitor going for photo-editing and hard print refining, and avoid optimizing my photos for TFT screens ?



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User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 713 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2423 times:

At the bottom end of the scale, stick to CRT. The image on cheaper LCDs is artificially enhanced for contrast & sharpness, making it an unreliable photoediting tool (though good for text). Color also tends to be an issue as small changes in viewing angle or ambient lighting can make a significant difference to the appearance of the image.

At the other end of the scale, one of my staff has just received their LaCie PhotonVision 20" LCD screen - and I'm impressed - I'd swap it for my Sony CRT anyday. RRP is $1400 - good value for money, but not cheap.

Cheers,

Colin



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User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2424 times:
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Hi all

I had some cash to spare so decided on a new monitor.

While a TFT would be nice, after reading many reports and stuff concerning photo deiting/desktop publishing etc, I decided to go for a new CRT.

IIyama 22" and loving it to bits so far. The slightly annoying twin wires that are feintly seen on the screen don't bother me now.

I originally thought it was a fault.....how stoopid I was. Should have read the manual first.

Cheers

Gary Watt


User currently offlineCodeshare From Poland, joined Sep 2002, 1854 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2409 times:

I'm using a NEC 15" LCD.
It's good, but after one year of using it's getting small, especially with the photo-editing stuff.



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User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 713 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2411 times:

The slightly annoying twin wires that are feintly seen on the screen don't bother me now.

Got them on my Sony as well - they're a feature! Great reference point for levelling horizons  Smile

Cheers,

Colin



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User currently offlineBoieng747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2405 times:

I work with both daily on pictures.

I have to say if you go for a TFT screen get yourself a good video card it really makes a difference trust me. Of course my TFT screen is a pretty expensive one and when I compare to the latest one's out there I find there has been some loss in quality lately on the newer screens.

I have over 850 on the database and have only gotten a bad dark picture twice over the last year since I've been uploading. The key is really to get used to the monitor, after that you should be ok. In fact when screening I personally prefer TFT over CRT, I guess because I'm used to it and have never used the second for photo editing.

Obviously if you have the money go for a 22" CRT, don't think there is much to say against it, the reason I got rid of my 19" was that I got a smaller desk and against the mass radiation (well what my folks thought).

Cheers,
Tim


User currently offlineManzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2397 times:

I bought myself a secondhand Silicon Graphics 21" behemoth... please make sure you have a strong desk before you buy!

Like Gary and Colin have mentioned, it also has the two suspension wires which are only really noticeable on pure white backgrounds... a Sony Trinitron tube 'Feature'!

Mine comes with the completely flat screen and produces astonishingly clear images. The best money I spent in bloody ages!

My advice... get a CRT! High spec TFTs are VERY expensive!

Cheers!

Rez
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User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2387 times:

Is it only the Sonys that have the two lines? Or is it all Trinitron monitors?

Staffan


User currently offlineManzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2371 times:

Hi Staffan,

Trinitron is a Sony Trademark name for their aperture grille tube technology. Mitsubishi have a tube that is very similar, called Diamondtron. Both use the fine wires to hold the aperture grille in place.

HTH

Rez
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User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2364 times:
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Hi all

The IIyama H204DT uses Diamondtron also.

Nice featue is the built in 4 port USB hub.........only got my mouse plugged in so not sure what to use the other 3 for!

Cheers

Gary


User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2360 times:

printers, the camera etc?? or do you use a card reader?

btw my IIyama Vision Master Pro410 also has these lines. dont bother me at all. They just remind me of my screens superiority... Smile

Wietse



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User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2350 times:
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Weitse

Quite a few USB stuff but already have ports for them.

Will have to think of new stuff to buy  Wink/being sarcastic

Cheers

Gary


User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2341 times:

Ok, just wondering, because my Dell screen has them and I've been trying to figure out who actually makes the screen but I haven't been successful so far...

Staffan


User currently offlineManzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2310 times:

As I recall there should be a number on the back of the monitor which can be cross referenced against an American Federal database of sorts which will tell you who made your screen.... I once did this for a Gateway monitor to see if it was a Sony Trinitron or a Mitsubishi Diamondtron (sad.. I know!)

FCC rings a bell... I'll get back to you if I find anymore info.

Cheers!

Rez
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