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  1. lpeters

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    Hello. New to the forums. Quick background, I'm an art director in the field of graphic design and really enjoy photography. On occasion, I so use it in my work, but it's really more for my enjoyment and the challenge.

    I am in the market for a new monitor and would like an LCD. I've looked at a quite a few and read a lot. Tough to tell without really using them in action, and the sales people have no clue what they have at most stores.

    I use a 23" Apple at work and like it, (color can be off a bit) would like a good quality monitor with an IPS panel for home. I could just do the 20" Apple and be done, (price range is right about $550) but would prefer a 24" if there is one with an IPS panel that is pretty accurate for design and photo editing.

    If anyone would care to share what you are using, recommendations or any resources, I'd greatly appreciate it. Hoping to make this happen fairly soon.

    Thanks much in advance.

    BTW, I did a search and didn't really find anything about this.
     
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    Welcome to the forum.

    I don't really know much about monitors...sorry. I will tell you that for photography, it very beneficial to properly calibrate your monitor with a calibration device the the Colorvision Spyder or the Pantone Hewy.
     
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    Thanks Mike. I know I'll have to invest, but want to focus on the monitor first. I figure I'll need a good starting point if I intend to get close.
     
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    Here is a good link on monitors used for this purpose. Unfortunatley I found it after I bought the Apple display for $600 and it shows as being one of the worse for photography. Hope it helps! Lots of great shooting info there too.

    http://shootsmarter.com/monitorcentral.html
     
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    Thanks stellar. I'm only seeing a handful of monitors there, all of which are out of my price range. In addition, the date at the bottom is 2003. I'm not sure if this has been updated or if there is an additional listing I'm not seeing.
     
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    Thanks Dodd. I realize these are available, but have had one heck of a time figuring out what is what. It's the quality that I'm after. Not much out there that is really good, this side of the LaCies, etc. Not sure any of the 24 inch models are anything extra, though I really like the size. Found this thread with a lot of good info:

    http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.aspx?catid=31&threadid=1745344&enterthread=y
    Click on the 'New Thread"
     

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