Monitor Advice - Dell and BenQ

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Sailor Blue
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Re: Monitor Advice - Dell and BenQ

The two BenQ PhotoVue monitors you list are 99% aRGB, not sRGB.

Benq PhotoVue Monitor

If you want a BenQ sRGB monitor then get one of the DesignVue monitors, which are less expensive . The only disadvantage I have found with mine is that they come with the brightness set too high for photography.

BenQ DesignVue Designer Monitor

If your JPG images are saved as sRGB they will display correctly on either an aRGB or a sRGB monitor.

If your JPG images are saved as aRGB they won't display correctly on a sRGB monitor unless the image viewing program is properly color managed.

Your raw processing software should be color aware enough that the images will display with correct colors on either monitor.

If you do a lot of printing then having an aRGB monitor makes sense since printers like your Epson 3880 can exceed the sRGB color range. Seeing more colors on your monitor makes it easier to tell what the final print will look like.

If you only occasionally make a print then you can stick with sRGB to avoid having to do all the conversions. The prints won't show enough difference for most people to even see it.

If you view your images on your monitor, TV, or smart device or put the images on the web then you need to know how to properly convert the aRGB images to sRGB.

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