Liskatze
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Monitor - Window - Light, Best Position?

Mon Apr 18, 2005 12:53 am

Hello,

I've some problems finding the right position for PC and monitor to edit my pictures. Monitor is a CRT, it's an EIZO 21" and working very well, my problem is the monitor position against the window.

The office window is about 4.0 meter heading WNW about 300 degrees in Germany, I can't edit pictures the whole day, except one or maximum two hours in the very late afternoon, especially in summer-light.

Editing shots in the evening will end in badcontrast, badexposure or badqualitiy, also editing in bright daylight. Closing the windows with shades and using artificial light also ends in badquality - apart from missing the outside view  Wink

What will be the best position of the monitor, I can use each wall of the room, maybe it's the best way positioning it against the window?

Thanks for any help and ideas,

Anne
 
ChrisH
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RE: Monitor - Window - Light, Best Position?

Mon Apr 18, 2005 1:26 am

Close the drapes. Or wait until the sun has gone down.
what seems to be the officer, problem?
 
edoca
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RE: Monitor - Window - Light, Best Position?

Fri Apr 22, 2005 5:28 am

Can I ask what camera you are using?
 
Fly2HMO
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RE: Monitor - Window - Light, Best Position?

Fri Apr 22, 2005 11:07 am

just use a completely dark room.
 
Liskatze
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RE: Monitor - Window - Light, Best Position?

Fri Apr 22, 2005 5:03 pm

Edoca,

the camera I use is a Canon 10D.

FLY2HMO,

a completely dark room I've never used, I'll test it.

Thanks all,

Anne
 
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RE: Monitor - Window - Light, Best Position?

Sat Apr 23, 2005 3:24 am

For photo editing, the ideal configuration is absolutely no ambient light. No light bulbs, definetly no windows. The reason for this is because ambient light even in very small amounts can alter the colors that you are seeing.
And all at once the crowd begins to sing: Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same
 
Staffan
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RE: Monitor - Window - Light, Best Position?

Sat Apr 23, 2005 3:30 am

I have a light illuminating the wall behind the monitor. I find it less harsh on the eyes.

Staffan
 
TS
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RE: Monitor - Window - Light, Best Position?

Sat Apr 23, 2005 4:18 am

Quoting Liskatze (Thread starter):
Closing the windows with shades and using artificial light also ends in badquality

I don't think artificial light in your room is a reason for badquality.

Thomas
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Wanderer
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RE: Monitor - Window - Light, Best Position?

Sat Apr 23, 2005 4:22 am

I edit my photos in the dark sometimes.

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