If you can’t find a perfect monitor for your work then here we are giving you some tips how to select the best monitor for photo editing.
What Type of Screen to Buy?
With so many kinds of screens including LCD, LED, IPS and TN available in the market it becomes difficult for us to choose which one is most appropriate for us. Most of the cheap monitors have TN technology, though they give fast response time but they lack colour reproduction. Such kind of monitors are fine if you are working on text documents but not for images and pictures. The minimum level of monitor you can get for photography is the one with IPS display. These were considered most expensive monitors but their prices have reduced so you can easily afford one now.
When you are looking for a monitor always consider its bit depth. They come in variety of 6 bit, 8 bit and 10 bit. If you have to print high quality images then never settle for less than 8 bit. Moving forward from bit depth lets come to colour gamut. Colour gamut is actually a graph which shows how many colours a monitor can recognize. The wider the colour gamut the better it is for photographers. The commonly used IPS monitors include to 80-90% of the sRGB gamut but if you want finer result than you can opt for 100%+ of the sRGB gamut.
Which Size Is Perfect?
Screen size can be measured in two ways, diagonally across the screen or in terms of screen ratio which is width divided by the height. You might think that bigger screens are best but it is not true in every case. Before buying a big screen think of your desk size and working area then buy one which perfectly fits on it. Most of the screens come with 16:9 which is good for watching movies but may not be best for editing photos. For photographers 16:10 is better option as it fits the image ratio of cameras. Considering your needs it is best to get highest resolution available. For lowering the cost of screens some manufacturers give 1920×1080 resolution which is not enough, you need 2560×1440.
Considering Connectivity Ports
While buying a new monitor we often not consider its port layout even though it is quite important. Most of the cheap monitors come with VGA port which do not do justice with your images. For photography purpose buy a monitor with at least DVI cable, anyhow HDMI and Display Ports are most used these days.