Ian Plant

Tips for Choosing the Best Monitor for Photo Editing

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You’ve just captured a memorable image, and it looks great on your camera’s LCD screen. However, it doesn’t look as good on your computer monitor. That’s why it’s important to have the best monitor for photo editing. In this free video, world-renowned outdoor photographer Ian Plant shows you the optimum features you’ll need in purchasing the best monitor for photo editing.

First, you should choose a monitor with a wide color gamut range that will cover most of the Adobe sRGB color space. Second, you’ll need a monitor with a wide, consistent viewing angle for color and illumination with a matte finish instead of a glossy finish. Third, you should buy the largest screen you can afford. For his own post-production, Ian edits on what he considers the best monitor for photo editing: the 24-inch Eizo ColorEdge Monitor with built-in color calibration.

Check out these tips for calibrating your monitor before you begin photo editing!

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3 Responses to “Tips for Choosing the Best Monitor for Photo Editing”

  1. David Fiedler

    Any thoughts on the Apple monitors? I currently have a 2017 27” iMac that I’m going to be replacing. I’m in the Apple ecosystem.

  2. Stan Hooper

    I'll be in the market for a new display, and I have an EIZO color monitor much like yours now but won't easily connect with a Mac of today's vintage. I've found that the EIZO that most closely matches the one I have now goes for the price that you stated you wouldn't pay for your own editing. And so it goes. I do agree that an in-built calibrator is top-notch. I do enjoy that it even calibrates on a schedule so that I don't have to be there while it works.

  3. Tammy Christensen

    <strong> Ticket 17676 I looked at B &amp; H, for the 24 inch EIZO with the built in colour calibration. There are several. And a price range. Which one would you recommend?

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