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Geminichild Mar 10, 2006 12:38 PM

OK I know it's the wrong section to post, but you know I like your feedback.

Here is my dilemma, I have a 17" LCD flat monitor. I noticed I printed a picture which looked good on the screen but when printed it was actually brighter. Well I stood up and noticed the color ,contrast etc.. changed on the screen. If I actually bent down it got darker on the screen. So my question is not so much about calibrating it but LCD Vs. CRT , is a LCD appropriate for Photographs when working on them or is a CRT better. I noticed here at work on the CRT no matter if you move up , down it doesn't change the contrast, brightness etc.. And with the LCD I guess you need to know what is exact of being Center when sitting and all so you see what your getting? Any advice and if anyone else notices this please let me know.

eric s Mar 10, 2006 3:44 PM

What you have described is a classic problem with LCDs.
I don't know how much it has gotten better. I have read statements about improved viewability, but if you move to the left you want the image to be more than "viewable" you want it to be the same as if you were looking directly at it.

CRTs are definitely very good at this... I don't know if LCDs have actually improved in this area. Laptops are not good at all, but there are reasons why this is *good* (the person in the next plane seat won't see your work document.)

And you are right, this is not a question about calibration. :)


Geminichild Mar 10, 2006 3:49 PM

Thank You Eric,

I think I am going to have to get rid of the LCD and go back with a CRT

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