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Re: Adobe RGB or sRGB please?
« Reply #45 on: March 10, 2013, 02:33:45 PM »

 In a nutshell, you'll need about $1500 to purchase a high-end monitor like the NEC PA210W (I mention this one again because it is well regarded and there aren't too many options out there), which runs about $1000, and a color-correction device like the Colormunki, used to profile both the monitor and print output.

I was wondering if the LCD of my w530 can be trusted when calibrated with the built in calibrator, or if the stated specs are "for show"?
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Re: Adobe RGB or sRGB please?
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Re: Adobe RGB or sRGB please?
« Reply #46 on: March 11, 2013, 11:53:51 AM »
I'm sure you're probably more confused now than when you first posted your question but I'll add my 2 cents to the pot.

Like another poster, I've taken Digital imaging and PS classes and the instructors (all graphic arts and newspaper people) always recommend setting the workspace to, you guessed it Adobe RGB because of the wider gamut.  The reasons they give is similar to the advice they give for cropping and re sizing, etc:  mainly this:  You can always take away data but its harder to put back what you've removed.  Besides, you can always convert to sRGB once you've finished your editing. 

As far as monitors go, I suggest looking at IPS (in-plane switching) monitors.  Unless you do photo editing or graphics design professionally, you don't have to spend big bucks on a decent monitor.  Have a look at the Dell Ultrasharp U2412 or ASUS PA248Q.  IPS Monitors are pre-calibrated at the factory, although, its a good idea to do your own calibration.  I wouldn't rely on the built-in calibration algorithm in most monitors. It might not be to your liking especially if you're doing your own printing.
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Re: Adobe RGB or sRGB please?
« Reply #47 on: March 11, 2013, 12:49:08 PM »
FWIW, I just calibrated my 17" macbook pro's screen (last model made)- and it said it only covers about 78% of the Adobe RGB space. So, I don't know how beneficial editing in Adobe RGB is if you can't even see it!

Side rant: I really hate the reflective screens on the new macs now. My last MBP had a nice matte screen.
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Re: Adobe RGB or sRGB please?
« Reply #47 on: March 11, 2013, 12:49:08 PM »