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!
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.
This web site does not provide specific product reviews. That said the tips and advice in the article seem like a good start in making good use of a new display. I always recommend getting an up close and personal look at the way a monitor renders, if you can I’d recommend getting a look at the monitor in person if you have an Apple seller that is near by.
Whatever your choice remember that regularly using calibration tools will insure you get the results you are paying for.
Best to you!
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.
This web site does not offer specific product reviews. My recommendation is if you can try to see the monitor in person working and how it renders a file if there is a vendor near by. Also the regular use of calibration tools whether built in or third party, will go a long way in making whatever you decide to spend on the display, more worth the money. As a reminder that you probably know, having a consistent neutral colored room and low to medium level of consistent light in your editing space insures day to day quality in making your edit decisions.
Best to you!
Ticket 17676 I looked at B & H, for the 24 inch EIZO with the built in colour calibration. There are several. And a price range. Which one would you recommend?
Thank you for your patience. In regards to your question-
Hi, I usually don’t offer specific product recommendations, as everyone has different budgets and needs, and I haven’t tested the products that are currently available. But, I will say that personally, I prefer a monitor with built-in calibration hardware.
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