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Michael Minick
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      08-18-2004
I'm buying a new monitor and I've heard that LCD's are very difficult to to
set up with regards to Color Management (meaning setting up your monitor so
that you see the same colors as the printer produces and best done with a
hardware device). I need informed advice....stick with a CRT or get a LCD? I
have about 10,000 photos to edit so I want to get off on the right foot. Any
good URL's on the subject?
Eddy


 
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Jeremy Nixon
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      08-18-2004
Michael Minick <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> I'm buying a new monitor and I've heard that LCD's are very difficult to to
> set up with regards to Color Management (meaning setting up your monitor so
> that you see the same colors as the printer produces and best done with a
> hardware device). I need informed advice....stick with a CRT or get a LCD? I
> have about 10,000 photos to edit so I want to get off on the right foot.


LCD monitors are a whole lot more convenient, and (to me) more comfortable
to look at, but for color management it will need to be a *really good*
LCD monitor. I have an Apple Cinema Display, profiled, and it's very
accurate (and cost a couple thousand dollars, of course). The screen on my
laptop (an older Powerbook), on the other hand, is profiled as best as I was
able to, but it just can't cut it for accurate work. I think the newer
Powerbooks are a bit better in this regard; mine is a few years old. This
does toss a wrench into photo editing on the road.

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mark_digital
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      08-18-2004

"Michael Minick" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:zKxUc.51010$(E-Mail Removed)...
I'm buying a new monitor and I've heard that LCD's are very difficult to to
set up with regards to Color Management (meaning setting up your monitor so
that you see the same colors as the printer produces and best done with a
hardware device). I need informed advice....stick with a CRT or get a LCD? I
have about 10,000 photos to edit so I want to get off on the right foot. Any
good URL's on the subject?
Eddy

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What model camera are you using that would be so far off
you need to adjust color? Is it an older one?

mark_

 
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Steven Wandy
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      08-18-2004
What model camera are you using that would be so far off
you need to adjust color? Is it an older one?

mark_

Even if the color/contrast from the camera is perfect, your software that
you use to edit/proof must read it properly and transmit it properly to the
printer. (Unless you are using one of the cameras/printer combinations where
no computer is used.) I have the E-1 which needs (atleast to my eyes) much
less post-processing than the other 7 or 8 digital cameras that I have had
over the years (starting with Sony Mavicas - yeah - to an E-10 and a Nikon
Coolpix 5700). But even if the file needs no post processing at all I still
want my print to come out looking like what I see on the screen.

Back to the original question - I have also read the posts that LCDs are
harder to calibrate. The reason generally given is that you can't get as
good a black point on a LCD as on a CRT monitor. Not sure if this is true,
but I ended up getting a ViewSonic CRT monitor.


 
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mark_digital
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      08-19-2004

"Steven Wandy" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:aFNUc.53640$(E-Mail Removed).. .
What model camera are you using that would be so far off
you need to adjust color? Is it an older one?

mark_

Even if the color/contrast from the camera is perfect, your software that
you use to edit/proof must read it properly and transmit it properly to the
printer. (Unless you are using one of the cameras/printer combinations where
no computer is used.) I have the E-1 which needs (atleast to my eyes) much
less post-processing than the other 7 or 8 digital cameras that I have had
over the years (starting with Sony Mavicas - yeah - to an E-10 and a Nikon
Coolpix 5700). But even if the file needs no post processing at all I still
want my print to come out looking like what I see on the screen.

Back to the original question - I have also read the posts that LCDs are
harder to calibrate. The reason generally given is that you can't get as
good a black point on a LCD as on a CRT monitor. Not sure if this is true,
but I ended up getting a ViewSonic CRT monitor.
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Compare the screens of both a CRT and LCD when they're powered
off. What you see is their true dark. LCD is truer to being black than a
CRT. For either, it's an illusion, and therefore it's best to use as close as
gray without hues for outside your imaging area.
Now back to the original issue. Recall he said he needed to edit 10,000
images. My model question was perfectly in order. For a seasoned pro,
that's 10,000 too many. People trade up not only to increase image
resolution but also to get away from tedious adjustments.
mark_


 
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