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Screen resolutions for photographers

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    Screen resolutions for photographers


    A website for Photoshop plugins is running a poll asking what screen resolutions people are using. It has only just started with less than 100 replies but is still interesting:

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    I'll update it if significantly more people take part. But it shows that for users using photo imaging software, the desktop is king and a majority have large screens, not tablets or laptops. Another poll on the site confirms:

    Poll 2: Do you edit photos on a mobile device?
    131 people took part in this poll and the results are as follows:

    1. No, and I am not interested in doing that in future 54%
    2. No, I do not do that, but may do in future 30%
    3. Yes, from time to time 11%
    4. Yes, I do that often 5%

    I mention all this as it is of interest vis a vis the Metro interface for photographers. In short, Metro is irrelevant and I for one am using Win 8 full time and rarely come across Metro.

    Thanks to http://www.thepluginsite.com

    edit this data is also useful for web developers maybe

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    Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia
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    Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64-bit, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit (Triple Boot)


    1366*768 is my resolution, why only a few?
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    I'm no photographer, but I do play around with computers and know what it is to edit a graphics file. 1680x1050 is the minimum for doing anything serious (meaning trying to enjoy the hobby seriously, imho) - I also have various smaller screens throughout the house. I wouldn't use any of them for Photoshopping and I'm not even 1/10000000 as good as a decent PSer.

    I was at a graphics person's house in like early 1990s. He was very proud of his dual CRT 27" setup at the time. I think it was 27" - could have been 29 or even more. He said it cost thousands then.
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    The res of 1366x768 is listed in WXGA specs but seems non-standard. It isn't quite 16:10 nor 16:9 ratio widescreen. Is it a laptop of some sort?
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    Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia
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    It's 16:9 (when I'm check in Portal game). It's laptop (see my system specs)
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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    My 7680 x 1600 eyefinity is not there....
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    Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia
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    Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64-bit, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit (Triple Boot)


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    My 7680 x 1600 eyefinity is not there....
    In "other" section. Maybe your screen resolution is there. (because your screen res is too large so moved into "other" section )
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