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    Posted: 18 January 2021 at 18:08
Specifically with reference to the computer screen you use to EDIT PHOTOS
... what size is your monitor (and what resolution)?

I'm sure some of y'all have more than one screen or set-up for various compute functions.

Are people still dual screening or have you gone for the ultra-ultra-wides now?
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About 460 x 300mm, 1680 x 1050 resolution.
Not even 3Mp

OTOH I can use the pixels to test my macro lenses.
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Hi @dCap

My set up is determined by my desk space. I have a dual monitor setup. A 15.6 screen (4K) monitor on my Alienware laptop and that’s connected to a 21.5” Dell 1920px touchscreen monitor. With both screens being touch it helps with editing. The Dell monitor doesn’t have the some colour gamut as the laptop though so for maximum colour accuracy I need to double check everything on the laptop.

If my desk allowed for it I’d have got a larger second monitor.
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27" BenQ 4k screen. I don't bother with a dual screen set up.
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Originally posted by dCap dCap wrote:

Are people still dual screening or have you gone for the ultra-ultra-wides now?
For this desktop[1] computer I have two of 27" monitors with 2560×1440 resolution. I have occasionally looked at the superwide monitors, but there seems to only a few models with similar resolution the combination of two monitors offer and even then there doesn't seem to be superwide models with wide colour gamut (ok, I admit only one of my current monitors cover AdobeRGB, the other just sRGB and truthfully speaking I may not always take advantage of the wide gamut or even calibrate monitors). And of course, buying new gadgets costs money especially as the current setup works fine.
My laptop (Asus Zenbook UX305FA) then has 13" screen with 3200x1800 resolution.

[1] Or if I'm honest: the tower case on the floor.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dCap Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 January 2021 at 13:39
Glad to see I'm not the only one on a small screen. And expected a few big monitor set-ups.

Back when I was still Mac (12 years ago?) I had an iMac (white plastic variety, 17"?) with a 2nd larger screen for editing (21" or 24" at 1080p). Then when I switched to Windows I was desktop/tower and a 24" 1080p (but not very many colors/bits/depth).

Today my main set-up is two laptops - this one (social/typing/testing) is a bare bones i3 with just 4GB ram (used for testing slow/poorly designed websites). And my production laptop is an AMD 7 something laptop with more ram. Both Lenovo Yoga so they do the tent mode. Both have 14" 1080p (1920 x 1080p). The screens are absolutely wonderful - and I've struggled to justify adding a monitor. The production machine (AMD 7) has a video card of some sort and considerably more power overall - ample/plenty for stills editing.

Bought a new monitor last Monday which died on Thu/Fri and has been returned. Had 1:1000000000000 contrast (or something, lots of zeros). But I expected more than 4 days out of it. It was also curved and the first photo I looked at was all bent out of shape (predictable I guess). Anyone considering a curved monitor might need to think if straight lines are important. Kinda glad it fritzed and stopped working really. I'm using this as an omen to stay minimal on my laptop. The colors were not as nice as my laptop screen - did some adjusting and improved a bit (but I find the whole monitor calibration game to be about as interesting as photographing test charts - just not my jam - I'd set it up to look 'nice to me' and leave it alone).

I ended up redesigning my desks in the end to put the laptop screen at a different height with an external keyboard/mouse at proper desk level. Asus does an external 15" monitor (looks like half a laptop) which looks interesting - tempted by that as a small dual screen.

27" would take up my entire desk space, which is why my temporary/dead external was 24". Not sure I could sit far enough back from a 27" to use it properly. My desk is only 50cm deep. Should decorate this with a photo of the desk set-ups (took one snap with the curved 24" in place).
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I recently got a 32" 4K display. I am using it for work with a laptop with a 15" 4k display, but just as a single monitor elsewise. I really like it, but I could use a bit more width. The wider 28" 5120x2160 versions are considerably more expensive. A curved ultra wide might also be nice.

I tried a 27" 5K iMac with a second 27" 2560 x 1440 display last summer. That combination was too wide. Capture One has a zoom limitation under Mac OS that it doesn't have under Windows, so the lower resolution display was handy because of that problem. Recent versions of Mac OS have fairly poor text rendering with low resolution displays. Then the iMac died.

I have had several 1080p displays previously including a 34" flat ultra wide.

Like it or not 2160 pixels high is the new standard.

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BenQ PD3200U, 32", 3840 x 2160px. The best thing I have done in a long while was to upgrade a crummy, small monitor to this. I love it! I keep it calibrated with an old colormunki display device, the thing dangling in the middle of the screen
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I use an Eiso ColorEdge CS240, a wide gamut 24" inch monitor and I regularly calibrate it using a gretagmacbeth i1.

Pretty happy with it
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HP Pavilion w2207h Monitor / 22-inch 1680 x 1050
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Post Options Post Options   Quote onsplekkie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 January 2021 at 16:42
BenQ - PD2500Q - 25" - 2560 x 1440

Plenty of detail for me. Out of the box factory calibrated (or whatever that means ). Ability the adjust height and attach other components are a plus.
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From an Eizo 24 inch monitor some time ago I moved on to an Eizo CG2730 (27 inch, 2560x1440). Now I can edit 1920x1080 videos full screen and still have some screenspace to start other programs. Calibration is part automatic, part Colormunki.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 January 2021 at 19:06
Nothing fancy here. I use a simple Asus VX229, 21,5 inch, 1920x1080.
Generally works fine, but a few inches extra would be nice.
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23" Iiyama Prolite X2377HDS IPS monitor calibrated with colorhug (under linux) 1920x1280 - was affordable and is pretty good for its 150€.
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