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Proper Lighting Conditions
Thanks to GTI, this PDF shows some common specifications that are included in the ISO 3664:2000 guidelines.

Thursday December 18, 2003
by GTI Graphic Technology, inc.

A lot of discussion on proper lighting and environmental conditions in the digital darkroom have been discussed. Here is a PDF from GTI, the makers of excellent light boxes. It does provide some information from the ISO 3664:2000 standard.

Weekly Chatter:Need for Correct Exposure in RAW
Wednesday November 26, 2003
by weekly chatter

Each and every week, Imaging Revue offers non-members a tantalizing taste of the information available within our forums. Make sure to check out the entire list!

Soft Proof Tutorial by John Paul Caponigro
Monday November 24, 2003
by John Paul Caponigro

John Paul Caponigro walks the reader through the processes of soft proofing images in Photoshop in this elegant and useful PDF excerpt from his book "Photoshop Master Class". orders placed through John Paul at info@johnpaulcaponigroarts.com receive a free PDF Guide to Getting Good Color.

Weekly Chatter:Photoshop CS - Print with Preview settings
Thursday November 20, 2003
by Imaging Revue Experts and Members

Each and every week, Imaging Revue offers non-members a tantalizing taste of the information available within our forums. Make sure to check out the entire list!

Greg Gorman's B&W; conversion technique
Tuesday November 18, 2003
by Greg Gorman

Greg Gorman shares with the Imaging Revue subscribers, a technique that finally allows him to shoot color and still get the B&W; effect he desires. Designed by his retoucher Rob Carr, this step-by-step tutorial will show you a great new way to not only convert color to B&W; but add color toning as well! Please refer to the forum thread that got this discussion started.

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AuthorSubject: Help/Opinion With LaCie 22 inch Monitor   [Go to Bottom of Page]
Howard Grill
Posted on Tue Nov 4, 2003 3:23 PM After some consideration and research I decided on purchasing a new LaCie 22 inch Electron Blue IV Monitor for the new system that I built.

I can't say that I am totally, 100% satisfied. It's, well, OK in my opinion, but not great. I am trying to decide whether to keep it or return it either for another of the same or to, perhaps, try a SONY 21 inch 520P.

Here are my issues and I am hoping someone can tell me if this is 'normal' for the monitor or not, as it seems to otherwise get great reviews and has a fantastic reputation. Perhaps I am simply expecting too much. I did speak with Tech support at LaCie, but, frankly, the guy I spoke with, while trying to be helpful, was not particularly knowledgable at all.

The text seems slightly unfocused or perhaps less crisp than I had expected. I have not loaded PS into the system to look at images yet and perhaps I should, but the various logos etc from the gaphics card demos etc play nicely and look crisp (the graphics card is an ATI 9800 Radion PRO, so that is not the issue.

I tried using the convergence control...but in the manual it talks about adjusting a white line on the display, however, the lines on the control are lines that are divided into different colors (ie not white but the top 1/2 is green the bottom 1/2 blue with the next line being 1/2 red and 1/2 green etc) and do not seem to change when I adjust the control. The tech support guy thought this was odd, but then went to look at an Electron Blue IV he had there and said that it was the same on his and that he didn't think this control would help anyway. I tried degaussing but no change as well as trying the constant brightness button.

Of note, the monitor is listed as a Plug 'n Play in device manager with no specific LaCie drivers. I asked about that and tech support said that that is the way it should be but that maybe "I could get some Mitsubishi drivers off the web".

Also even though the monitor is supposed to support higher refresh rates at 1600x1200 than 85Hz that is the highest refresh rate I have as an option from Windows XP Pro. Tech support said that it may be that way because I don't have those drivers that I am not really supposed to have but that maybe I could get from Mitsubishi. The whole thing sounds very fishy to me.

Again, the monitor is NOT bad..it is just that the text and icons etc don't look really crisp and sharp to me, or at least not as crisp and sharp as I expected. Is this 'normal' for the monitor? Are the issues I described above for the refresh rate, drivers etc normal?

I would appreciate any help or advice here as I might well choose to return it, but I don't have much time to decide. Has anyone used a Sony 520 or 520P, which is the other monitor I was considering (was also looking at Mitsubishi, but as far as I can tell they don't have individually adjustable RBG guns).

Thanks.

Howard


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