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
  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.

    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
    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
  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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