New laptop - matte or glossy screen for photo editing?

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Bungleaio Junior Member • Posts: 28
Re: New laptop - matte or glossy screen for photo editing?

RDKirk wrote:

roonsmits wrote:

Bungleaio wrote:

I have just bought a new laptop, a HP Spectre with a glossy screen. Normally I would prefer a matt but this is anti reflective and I'm really pleased with it, best of both worlds.

Out of curiosity, would you mind elaborating what is best/good regarding a glossy screen with anti-glare?

Matte isn't reflective making it ideal for photo editing. Anti-glare should in principle have reduced glare (which in my opinion still sucks for photo editing), doesn't it then make a semi-gloss screen?

I still don't see how any form of glossy can be beneficial for photography (or any laptop use).

Think of the two types of non-glare picture glazing we have available.

One is a "matted" glass that is etched to reduce reflections, but it also reduces black density and sharpness.
The other is a glass with a lens-type multicoating that "captures" reflections, yet retains full black density and sharpness.

Exactly this, it's just like looking at a shiny print without the reflections and shine on it.

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