[SOLVED] Photo-Editing Monitor Recommendations Requested

Mar 7, 2020
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Hi,

I recently built a new system to run advanced technical image editing software. I am currently (temporarily) using a 15 year old 1920x1200 60Hz monitor I still had on hand.

The new monitor will be used for generating and editing images derived from large amounts of raw data. I do not do any gaming at all. The system specs can be seen at:
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/2ffgzN

My initial thoughts regarding requirements are as follows:
  • Size: 27" to 31"
  • Resolution: 3840x2160 preferred although resolution down to 2560x1440 considered
  • Color Gamut: 100% sRGB + 98%+ AdobeRGB (Other standards I should look for?)
  • Viewing Angle: 175°+ / No color shift or fading off-axis
  • Accurate color reproduction
  • HDR optional
  • Budget: $400 to $800 (will consider stretch to $1000) (Yes, I know that is low for a good photo-grade monitor. What do I get by going higher?)

  • Are there other things to consider?
I realize that many will not recommend a full 4K monitor in the 27" size class but the main editing software I use (PixInsight) has its own desktop user model and is quite configurable on high density displays. I am not worried about tiny icons and fonts for the most part. The images being edited will have native sizes from 4000x2800 up to about 12500x8350 pixels.

So, what monitors might best fit within these guidelines for meticulous photo editing usage?
 
Hi,

I recently built a new system to run advanced technical image editing software. I am currently (temporarily) using a 15 year old 1920x1200 60Hz monitor I still had on hand.

The new monitor will be used for generating and editing images derived from large amounts of raw data. I do not do any gaming at all. The system specs can be seen at:
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/2ffgzN

My initial thoughts regarding requirements are as follows:
  • Size: 27" to 31"
  • Resolution: 3840x2160 preferred although resolution down to 2560x1440 considered
  • Color Gamut: 100% sRGB + 98%+ AdobeRGB (Other standards I should look for?)
  • Viewing Angle: 175°+ / No color shift or fading off-axis
  • Accurate color reproduction
  • HDR optional
  • Budget: $400 to $800 (will consider stretch to $1000) (Yes, I know that is low for a good photo-grade monitor. What do I get by going higher?)

  • Are there other things to consider?
I realize that many will not recommend a full 4K monitor in the 27" size class but the main editing software I use (PixInsight) has its own desktop user model and is quite configurable on high density displays. I am not worried about tiny icons and fonts for the most part. The images being edited will have native sizes from 4000x2800 up to about 12500x8350 pixels.

So, what monitors might best fit within these guidelines for meticulous photo editing usage?
1440p:
https://www.benq.com/en-us/monitor/photographer/sw2700pt/specifications.html

4k:

The 4k is over budget but its a 32" monitor, 10bit panel.
 
Hi,

I recently built a new system to run advanced technical image editing software. I am currently (temporarily) using a 15 year old 1920x1200 60Hz monitor I still had on hand.

The new monitor will be used for generating and editing images derived from large amounts of raw data. I do not do any gaming at all. The system specs can be seen at:
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/2ffgzN

My initial thoughts regarding requirements are as follows:
  • Size: 27" to 31"
  • Resolution: 3840x2160 preferred although resolution down to 2560x1440 considered
  • Color Gamut: 100% sRGB + 98%+ AdobeRGB (Other standards I should look for?)
  • Viewing Angle: 175°+ / No color shift or fading off-axis
  • Accurate color reproduction
  • HDR optional
  • Budget: $400 to $800 (will consider stretch to $1000) (Yes, I know that is low for a good photo-grade monitor. What do I get by going higher?)

  • Are there other things to consider?
I realize that many will not recommend a full 4K monitor in the 27" size class but the main editing software I use (PixInsight) has its own desktop user model and is quite configurable on high density displays. I am not worried about tiny icons and fonts for the most part. The images being edited will have native sizes from 4000x2800 up to about 12500x8350 pixels.

So, what monitors might best fit within these guidelines for meticulous photo editing usage?
1440p:
https://www.benq.com/en-us/monitor/photographer/sw2700pt/specifications.html

4k:

The 4k is over budget but its a 32" monitor, 10bit panel.
 

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