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Old Apr 30, 2009, 5:27 PM   #1
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I am just wondering what size monitor and resolution are most of you using on your main computers?
The reason why I am asking is because every time when I post an image I always ask if the image that I post are too big or too small. I hate it when someone post a really great image but the image is too small to see the detail. On the opposite end, I also hate it when someone post an image that I have to keep on scrolling to the right to see the image. I know that don't happen as often though.

Myself I have a 22" monitor with the resolution of 1680x1050. What size monitor do you have and what resolution are you running?
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Old Apr 30, 2009, 9:31 PM   #2
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I am just wondering what size monitor and resolution are most of you using on your main computers?
The reason why I am asking is because every time when I post an image I always ask if the image that I post are too big or too small. I hate it when someone post a really great image but the image is too small to see the detail. On the opposite end, I also hate it when someone post an image that I have to keep on scrolling to the right to see the image. I know that don't happen as often though.

Myself I have a 22" monitor with the resolution of 1680x1050. What size monitor do you have and what resolution are you running?
Hey super,
I too have a 22" @ 1680x1050 that I use as my editing screen plus a 19" 1024x768 that I use for the tools and previews or if I want to open another web page while still having my main page open, it works well for me.
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Old Apr 30, 2009, 11:11 PM   #3
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At work the workstation I use mostly has two 30" monitors but I didn't think to check the resolution.

My set-up for pictures and personal web stuff is: main monitor the Apple 24" LED Cinema display set at 1920x1200 and the 15" laptop's monitor that's set to 1440x900. Lightroom has a very cool dual monitor full monitor mode.
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Hi superakuma,

I use an old Viewsonic 19" 4/3 aspect ratio LCD. I have it set to 1024x768 to get reasonable sized text for my old eyes in all applications without having to customize everything (and to get a bit more speed from the video card).

I think that posting size is not that much a matter of resolution. I resize to 800 pixels on the long side to post. This isn't ideal for IQ, because much is lost in detail when you resize 14.6MP down to less than .5mp, but it does pretty much get the full frame into a browser window. Another plus is that the low res doesn't allow someone to hijack your image to print at anything more than about 4x6 or 5x7.

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Evening, Well I am using a 20" Sony flat panel (LCD) running at 1280x1024. The images sized at 800 horizontal works perfectly, while providing reasonable definition and resolution (not perfect, but good enough). My wife would like a larger monitor, so am thinking of getting her something new, so I can acquire her current monitor, and I can have a match pair for my use.
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I'm using a 22" HP w2207h screen. While the size is nice and it's good for general purpose and movie watching, it's no good for photo handling. In fact it's crappy. It's all about the viewing angle, the picture changes dramatically from washed out low contrast to very black,as I lean my head forth/upor back/down.

I've learned from computer sales people that there are three different technologies for LCD projection. The most common, and cheapest. isn't very good in the viewing angle field (even if my previous was much better than this one).

So I'm saving up for a BENQ FP241W 24", which is the cheapest of those that have the better technology. It's around 650 USD but you can find othermodels and brands with designated photo screens up to 15 000USD.:shock:

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Old May 1, 2009, 4:24 AM   #7
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I use a Xerox XM3-22WB @ 1440 X 900 resolution. I try to post pics @ 800 X 600 px, which should be OK for most members, you don't need to sideways scroll at this res,

and the file size allows loading in seconds, which is acceptable even for dial-up connections. ... Jack
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Hi Super

Here a 19" Hyundai LCD. resolution set to 1280X1024


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Old May 1, 2009, 7:39 AM   #9
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The reason why I am asking is because every time when I post an image I always ask if the image that I post are too big or too small. I hate it when someone post a really great image but the image is too small to see the detail. On the opposite end, I also hate it when someone post an image that I have to keep on scrolling to the right to see the image. I know that don't happen as often though.
Different monitor resolutions present a problem with forums like this one. As you've noticed, if someone posts an image that's too large, then you have to scroll up and down (and left and right) to see all of it.

But, an even worse problem is that you need to scroll left and right to see the text of replies of all posts made on the same page with a larger image. That's one reason Steve prefers posted images be at 640x480 here. Although we still allow a larger image, if you post images that are too large on a regular basis (much over around 1024 pixels wide), you may get a note from me about it. ;-)

How to post your photos

One way to handle letting someone see more detail with a larger image is to post a link to the image (stored on your own web site, or one of the photo sharing sites like pbase.com, etc.) versus embedding it into a forum post here (since that causes forums readability issues when a member doesn't have a higher resolution monitor).

If you look at statistics, a very large percentage of users browsing the internet (around 40%) are using monitors with 1024x768 or lower resolution. That's actually improving (the January 2008 stats showed a majority of users had 1024x768 or lower resolutions).

http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_display.asp

Keep in mind you've got a worldwide audience looking at web sites like this one, and not everyone is going to be able to afford the latest and greatest monitors. You also have a number of users with laptops and netbooks browsing the internet now.

We are probably going to be implementing a different way of handling it very soon as we migrate to new forums software, automatically converting images over a given size in dimensions into thumbnails that you click on to see the larger version.

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I use a 24" Samsung Sync Master 245T with S-PVA panel set to 1440x900 pixels. I calibrate with a Spyder 2 express. I set my posting photos on this site to 800 pixels wide.
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