Apple Cinema Display 20"

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Destin_FL, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. Destin_FL

    Destin_FL Guest

    (cross-posted to, but I think there may be more users

    Hi all,
    Is anyone using the Apple Cinema Display 20" for graphics, prepress, and
    photography editing? Are the images sharp? Are the colors accurate?

    I'm interested in using it with a 64-bit Velocity Micro and nVidia 6600 card, PC
    platform of course, but has DVI.

    Does anyone have a feeling about that over possibly a big 'pro' level Viewsonic
    panel? Or another brand somewhere between $500 and $850....


    Destin_FL, Feb 16, 2006
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  2. Destin_FL

    Mark C. Guest

    Color fidelity on LCDs is excellent. The trade-off is, that fidelity
    (at least on consumer models) is within a narrower color gamut.
    Editing images with lots of near-blacks and near-whites is still an
    exercise in futility on consumer LCDs, which is why most pro
    graphic shops still use CRTs.

    LCD technology is certainly improving, and if money is no object
    you can get very close or even surpass a CRT's gamut. Most
    notable are the newer models from Eizo and NEC-Mitsubishi,
    although all of these are well into four-figure territory.

    Really the holy grail in digital flat panels is with LED technology,
    which is coming within the next year or two at most. In the
    meantime, at least IMO it would be really stupid to go out and
    buy a high-end LCD. If you need a replacement now, settle
    for one of the excellent Samsungs or similar until the LEDs hit
    the street.
    Mark C., Feb 16, 2006
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