32" or 34" 4K IPS Monitor

Started Jun 17, 2019 | Discussions thread
Charles2 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,355
Re: 32" or 34" 4K IPS Monitor

Bill Heiser wrote:

I've learned from experts on this topic (people who do retouching & high end printing for a living) that this same issue with monitor dot pitch also affects sharpening. e.g. its not possible to do critical sharpening on a 4K monitor. The dot pitch is so fine that it makes images appear sharp even if they're not, and you can't see the individual pixels to properly do the sharpening.

This logic might apply when one must prepare an image for Web display with an assumption that most people have monitors of 96 - 100 ppi. Although one must ask, why wouldn't it work to do the sharpen while one views the image at 200%?

For prints, what is the logic? After all, if one sends the printer an image at 300 or 360 ppi, it seems an advantage to prepare the image on a monitor of 150 - 185 ppi instead of 100 ppi.

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