The Best Monitors For Photo Editing In 2019

The Best Monitors for Photo Editing

What is the best monitor for photo editing?

Working on the post production of your images requires the highest quality equipment. Editing and retouching calls for a in-depth and meticulous attention to detail, therefore it is important to have software and tools that are built for optimal visual results.

Many beginning photographers may edit their images on their personal laptop. Yet, as your workload increases and the scale of your projects become more professional – you will need to consider upgrading your editing tools.

On the current technology market, there are an abundance of computer monitors dedicated to photo editing. As with most gear purchases, the monitor you choose will be determined by your price point, specifications of the monitor and its integrations and capabilities.

With the rise of online gaming and streaming, having a powerhouse of a monitor isn’t exclusively reserved to the world of photography. Owning a high quality monitor is a necessity for visual artists, videographers, graphic designers and gamers. If you want your visuals to be crisp, clear and showcase the most vivid colors – you need to invest in a professional monitor.

To better showcase what is available on the monitor market today, we have compiled a list of our favorite, trending and up-and-coming computer monitors for post production editing. Check out our list of recommended gear featured below.

BenQ SW2700PT

Recommended highly by professional creatives, the BenQ SW27 monitor is a quality tool at an affordable price point. Measuring at 27″ and dimensions of 2560 x 1440, this monitor is sure to display your images at an impressive size. It has 99% Adobe RGB color space, a 2K resolution, Windows and Mac compatibility and a shading hood to reduce glare reduction.

BenQ PD3220U

The BenQ PD322OU is a monitor geared for designers’ color performance. The monitor has 100% support of the sRGB, 709 color gamuts and is driven by BenQ’s AQColor technology. It has a HD 4k resolution of 3840 x 2160. It also has three special editing modes – CAD/CAM, Animation and Darkroom – each that are designed for the users different scenarios.

Dell UltraSharp UP3216Q

The Dell UltraSharp monitor is measured at 32″ with a 3840 x 2160 Ultra HD 4k resolution. The specifications of the monitor include accurate, consistent color. With PremierColor, the monitor provides color precision in four spaces including 99.5% Adobe RGB. It also reveals a high level of detail, even in dark areas, with its color depth of 1.07 billion colors.

ViewSonic VP3881

The ViewSonic VP is a ultra-wide curved monitor measuring at 38″. It has an immersive viewing experience with panoramic images, vivid color and incredible detail. With a 3840 x 1600 resolution, it has a SuperClear IPS that delivers lifelike colors. The color accuracy has a smooth palette of 4.39 trillion colors. The monitor’s calibration is designed to ensure that the color perfectly matches the original file.

ASUS ProArt PA329Q

The ASUS Pro Art is a HDMI Eye Care monitor. With a wide color gamut, it has 32″ of 4K UHD display, a non-glare surface, 99.5% Adobe RBF and a resolution of 3840 x 2160. The monitor is designed for true color reproduction and factory pre-calibrated for outstanding color accuracy.

HP Z27

The HP Z27 monitor is designed with incredible clarity for maximum productivity. With a large, 4k display, you can view more of your content with minimal toggling and scrolling. It runs on a USB-C connectivity which receives video and data from your device and delivers up to 65W of power with just one cable.

LG 32UD99W

The LG 32UD monitor has a resolution of 32″ UHD 4K with a display of 3840 x 2160. This monitor is equipped with HDR 10. The monitor’s dynamic range supports specific levels of color and brightness that exceed the capabilities of ordinary monitors. Additionally, it has a 95% color gamut, hardware calibration ready and HDCP copy protection.

Samsung CF791

The Samsung CF791 is a 34-inch curved, widescreen monitor. This monitor has quantum dot technology, a 21:9 aspect ratio and a 100H HZ screen refresh rate. The Ultra WQHD enables a screen resolution of 3440 x 1440 which is 2.5 times the pixel density of full HD, delivering crisp and sharp images.

Dell UltraSharp UP3218K

The Dell UltraSharp UP3218K monitor has 8K resolution, a 32 inch screen size and measures at 7680 x 4320. It delivers amazing image quality with a color support of 100% AdobeRGB and 100% sRGB. This is a monitor that is professionally calibrated, so your work will look great out of the box. It is a more expensive option, so this is better suited for only a few select professionals.

Eizo Coloredge CG319X

The Eizo Coloredge monitor is one of the top professional tools for photo editing. It is also the most expensive option on our list. It has a 31-inch screen size with a resolution of 4K 4096 x 2160. Its color accuracy includes a full sRGB coverage, 99% of the Adobe RGB spectrum and 98% DCI-P3. It has 10-bit color and a built in calibration tool for consistent tonal range.

These industry leading monitors are designed to deliver the highest quality of resolution, speed and color accuracy for professional creatives. From our list, any of these monitors would be a great choice to upgrade your workflow and post-production output. When choosing a monitor that is best for your creative projects, consider these characteristics:

  • Price of the equipment
  • Resolution of the monitor
  • Capabilities and calibrations
  • Color gamuts
  • Size and Weight to accommodate your workspace

Do you use one of the monitors we listed for your photo editing, video development or for streaming/gaming? Do you have any recommendations for monitors that we did not include above? Share with us your thoughts in our comments!

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