lcd on the left and crt on the right

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by ronviers, Dec 25, 2008.

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    ronviers Guest

    I was just noticing what crt brings to the table. I am still a novice
    at the visual arts, but if you think you can do without a crt - you
    are crazy.
     
    ronviers, Dec 25, 2008
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  2. Sorry I disagree, CRTs are a dead end. you can't buy a new one that is
    any good, they waste power, and they drift in color and brightness with
    time. A good LCD, there are bad (cheap) ones, is just as good for the
    visual arts as any CRT ever was.

    John Passaneau
     
    John Passaneau, Dec 25, 2008
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    Frank Arthur Guest

    And when you graduate from novice you may become sane.
     
    Frank Arthur, Dec 25, 2008
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    ronviers Guest

    I agree, they are a dead end, and I would not buy another one, but I
    like the blacks and saturation. I will miss it when it goes.
     
    ronviers, Dec 25, 2008
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  5. Well if you get the chance look at one of the top of line LCDs. They
    will blow your socks off. I have never seen a CRT that was any were
    close to what they look like. It's just too bad the cost is so high or I
    would have one.
    But for $400 to $500 you can get one that is very good. I've heard good
    things about some Dell models in that price range.

    73
    John Passaneau
     
    John Passaneau, Dec 25, 2008
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    Joe Guest

    Well, I have to agree that you are dead wrong, wrong and wrong on all 3
    counts.
     
    Joe, Dec 25, 2008
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    ronviers Guest

    Yes, mine is a low-end LG. I like it because it is so sharp and bright
    but has glowy blue for black.
    I work mostly on the lcd but if I show someone a photo I usually show
    it on the crt.
     
    ronviers, Dec 25, 2008
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  8. I think that almost all LCD displays are set way too bright.
    It just kills the blacks.
    If you use a hardware calibrator it will guide you to dimming the
    brightness down to about 50% of what the factory set it to. I use a
    hardware calibrator and even the so so screen in my cheap laptop looks
    OK. Why the factory sets the brightness so high I don't know, but it
    does make them look better in a brightly lit store.

    John Passaneau
     
    John Passaneau, Dec 27, 2008
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    ronviers Guest

    I just learned the hard way the consequences of working with my
    monitor too bright. I sent out a series of images that no one liked. I
    finally got some feedback that they were just too dark. They looked
    great on my, overly bright lcd, but awful when viewed on a well
    adjusted screen. So I reduced the brightness and now my whites look
    red and my midtone neutral looks blue. I have been trying seat-of-the-
    pants gamma curve adjustments on the individual channels but I am
    never happy with it. One of these days I will buy some calibration
    hardware but I have other things I need worse for now. If I really
    knew what I was doing I could look at it say; ok, I have too much red
    in my whites and the neutral midtones is blue, so I just need to do so-
    and-so and Voilà – unfortunately it doesn't work that way for me.
     
    ronviers, Dec 30, 2008
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    ronviers Guest


    Thanks for the tips. I also find it is good for me if I do not try to
    make too many adjustments in one sitting. It seems like my brain
    starts adjusting to my adjustments.
     
    ronviers, Dec 31, 2008
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    jason Guest

    Try this with (almost) any LCD: view an image with your eyes
    centered left/right-up/down in front of the screen and then
    move 4 inches in any direction. Did the colors and/or
    contrast shift? Nearly all LCD's suffer from this. CRT's do
    not. When my wonderful Sony Artisan display finally croaks,
    I will probably have to buy a LCD because there just won't
    be CRT's on the market. The only one's I have seen that were
    as good as the Artisan are made by Eizo. The prices have
    come down, but they'll still take your breath away.
     
    jason, Jan 5, 2009
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