Originally Posted by jazzyalex
photo work (read editing) or photo slide show? it's two completely different tasks
glossy screen is good for a photo viewing, it gives bright, "better than original" colors
and it's a nightmare for a photographer, even amateur one who targets photos for a printing, not saying about a pro — you just think the colors are great, and it's not when it's printed
Editing. It's not a nightmare.
I just don't understand why a few people say this here. You all should know better.
No monitor matches four color output. Matching photographic output from a high quality inkjet, or other photo quality output, is matched much better from a glossy screen.
First of all, you must calibrate your monitor, glossy, or matt. That will bring the characteristics of that monitor as close as possible to the ideal.
Then you must view prints of any type under proper 5,000k lighting.
Without both of those set up properly, nothing you do with any monitor will have any hope of matching anything.
Photoshop has a control in the advanced color settings that is there for the very purpose of matching four color. It gives you the option of dropping the saturation of the monitor to match a test print from the system your output is going to come from. This setting has been around for quite a long time. It is intended for matt CRTs, Matt LCDs, glossy CRTs, or glossy LCDs. Or any other technology that comes out in the future.
Then, you can hope to do a decent soft proof—if you know how to use profiles properly.
A couple here are accusing me of not knowing what I'm talking about, but they don't seem to know this simple, and well used control in PS, and want to ignore the rest. Maybe they don't do the rest.
I don't get that!
Yes, I admit that I do try to keep lighting under control, as you MUST if you attempt to do any critical work in color. This is basic.
If you can't do that, it's a lost cause anyway, because in bad lighting, your matt screen will not give you what you would get in good lighting anyway.
Yes, I know that reflections can be very annoying, and sometimes it can't be helped. I'm not telling anyone they can't use a matt screen for color. But glossy screens allow that color to come through the way the manufacturer intends, without the dulling incurred from the matt.
Read any book on color correction, and they will all say the same thing, controlling ambient lighting is very important. I'm sorry if some people have to work under poor conditions. I would correct that for them if I could.
But making the best of a bad situation all around, doesn't make it a good situation, and that's what I'm saying.
If someone wants to argue with that, I can't stop them.