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« on: July 10, 2019, 06:22 »
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Hi All,

Do you use a 4k monitor for photo editing?

currently using a HD monitor and thinking to get additional monitor so can work on two monitors. 2k(WQHD) and 4k price seems double, for your experience the 4k really worth for the double price?

Thanks.



« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2019, 13:33 »
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Why not just buy it from a store near you that has an easy return policy. Then try it out and see which one you like better.

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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2019, 14:20 »
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I'm not sure, but it seems to me that in programs like LR, it will take longer for the image to appear (as it needs to create and show a 4K size preview and what will you gain? You will still have to look at it at 100% to see the focus, and will the normal editing functions look different when you are seeing a higher resolution preview? I think not.

Better to spend your money on accurate color management and a wider gamut perhaps.

Steve

« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2019, 15:54 »
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Hi All,

Do you use a 4k monitor for photo editing?

currently using a HD monitor and thinking to get additional monitor so can work on two monitors. 2k(WQHD) and 4k price seems double, for your experience the 4k really worth for the double price?

Thanks.

Anything under 32" is best at 2k as the PPI (pixel density) is about right to determine image sharpness. Things like Retina screens make you images look great as they condense the pixels into a smaller area but, makes it harder to spot images that are SoLD.... basically not sharp, oof.

Using a good 4k screen that is less than 32" is ok provided you do have a monitor that offers a PPI of around 109ppi so you can carry out adequate quality control... which in turn saves you time from not polishing a turd  ;D

I personally use a 27cintiq for working/drawing etc and then a 27 2k with wide color gamut.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2019, 15:58 by HalfFull »

« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2019, 18:56 »
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guess 4k is more for watching movie?

it seems 2k is good enough for editing..thanks.

« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2019, 11:35 »
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I'm not sure, but it seems to me that in programs like LR, it will take longer for the image to appear (as it needs to create and show a 4K size preview and what will you gain? You will still have to look at it at 100% to see the focus, and will the normal editing functions look different when you are seeing a higher resolution preview? I think not.

Better to spend your money on accurate color management and a wider gamut perhaps.

Steve

I am not sure Steve, but I think that the standard preview size is 2880 max.

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Actually I use a BenQ SW 2700 at home.
It is really an excellent monitor.
https://www.benq.com/en/monitor/photographer/sw2700pt.html
« Last Edit: July 19, 2019, 11:38 by Chichikov »


 

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