Good affordable Monitor for retouching.

Started Aug 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
Sailor Blue
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Re: Good affordable Monitor for retouching.

For photography you want a monitor that will let you view the image at wide angles side-to-side and up-and-down without the colors changing and without large changes in brightness and contrast. An ISP monitor should be your first choice but a PVA monitor is acceptable.

Comprehensive List of S-IPS/H-IPS/e-IPS and other IPS Based LCD Monitors

Do not get a TN monitor. Here is a tutorial on how to check for LCD monitor type.

LCD Monitor Type Test

Once you have a new monitor I recommend you color calibrate it.  I recommend the X-Rite ColorMonki Display and the Datacolor Spyder4Pro or Spyder4Elite but not the Spyder4Express which lacks the Advanced calibration capabilities.

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