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Nov 04, 2014 15:46 |  #1

I use a Canon 600D, when I access my photos from my camera, to my computer, they don't look good at all. Color is Washed Out Resolution is bad, not sharp at all (crappy to say the least), but when I export to some of my devices like My ipad 3 or my samsung s5 the pictures are beautiful and how I want them. Crystal Clear and a high dynamic range. I have came to the conclusion that this is a monitor problem? I have an AcerS200HL. It is a couple years old now. Typical Flat screen. But this monitor is not 1080p , It is 1600x900. Do I need a new Monitor, and can someone point out a great monitor for under 200$? Thank you in Advance. :)


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Nov 04, 2014 15:52 |  #2

The problem may not be your monitor. Photos will almost always look better when downsized and viewed on smaller screens (such as your cell phone or tablet). Can you maybe post a link to a few samples that you feel exhibit this issue?....that would help us to help you figure out the problem.




  
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Nov 04, 2014 16:39 as a reply to  @ jra's post |  #3

Thank you For the Reply jra! Something Like this.

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To me, It doesn't look right. Or Maybe I am just a Peeper!

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Nov 04, 2014 19:14 |  #4

Looks fine to me. You're probably not using color profiles correctly - do *everything* in sRgb until you've read a book on color management.


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Nov 04, 2014 20:21 |  #5

Certainly doesn't look washed out to me. In fact the opposite, a bit too saturated for my taste.


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Nov 04, 2014 21:07 |  #6

You may benefit from monitor calibration (external link). This book (external link).


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Nov 05, 2014 08:03 |  #7

Dan Marchant wrote in post #17252736 (external link)
Certainly doesn't look washed out to me. In fact the opposite, a bit too saturated for my taste.

To me, too. Try the PDI_Target_AdobeRGB.jp​g test files at the bottom of: http://www.gballard.ne​t/psd/srgbforwww.html (external link) so that you have a known baseline to work from.

Have you calibrated your monitor?

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Nov 05, 2014 09:17 |  #8

GplPhotography wrote in post #17252287 (external link)
Do I need a new Monitor?

No, you don't need a new monitor, just a calibration device. And if I was you, I'd go for one that was able to help calibrate your printer as well.

99.999% (if not more) monitors are set at ridiculous brightness and colour levels when made.


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Nov 05, 2014 14:45 |  #9

Are we talking JPG or RAW images?


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Nov 06, 2014 08:19 |  #10

Did a quick google and everything Ive read about this monitor is that its panel, being Twisted Nematic(TN) is not very good at color reproduction, especially compared with IPS panels.

Maybe try calibrating the monitor to mach the Ipad, which I believe has better color reproduction.




  
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Nov 06, 2014 13:47 |  #11

I had a TN panel for years, calibrated it was fine.


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Nov 11, 2014 03:43 |  #12

Never Calibrated my monitor, but just did. Thanks All!


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Nov 11, 2014 04:16 |  #13

Dan Marchant wrote in post #17252736 (external link)
Certainly doesn't look washed out to me. In fact the opposite, a bit too saturated for my taste.

I agree. Does not look washed out to me at all.




  
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