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Advantages of using two monitors in graphic design

I've worked with single and dual monitor setups in different situations in the past, but it's been a while since I last had two. Right now, I'm using a single Dell 24" that seems enough to handle ...
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How does a monitor display the CMYK color? Is it actually showing the true CMYK color?

Suppose I'm designing something for printing purposes. Then I need to stick with CMYK model. When ever I'm choosing color while designing, I'm setting color based on what my monitor shows me as CMYK. ...
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Calibrating a screen on a budget?

How would you calibrate a screen on a budget? Are there simple, affordable devices, methods, or printed kits that help achieve at least some degree of colour correctness on a modern TFT monitor? ...
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Good monitors for graphic design / printwork ?

I am working primarily in book graphic design: edit images, color profiles, do the layout of the book, prepare it for print etc. Sometimes I do logos, corporate identity packages etc. I do not do ...
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Is 32-bit color depth enough?

Most monitors that I see these days support 32-bit color depth. I can tell the difference between 16-bit, 24-bit, and 32-bit color depth but I am wondering if the human eye could tell the difference ...
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Why can't I just download a premade color profile from the internet for my monitor?

Shouldn't the manufacturer of my monitor already know how it differs from the standard?
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Why do applications need to make changes for Retina displays?

From what I understand, Retina displays are simply a screen with a high PPI (higher than that of your eye at "optimum viewing distance"). Why, then, do applications need to fix their interface to ...
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How to simulate low contrast LCD screens

School and cooperate environments usually uses very cheap LCD screens with abysmal contrast and color reproduction. I'm currently required to design for these types of screens, and often find that ...
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Is a 8-Bit IPS display necessary for web designing?

I'm doing web design (not print or photography) and I'm wondering if I should spend extra money on a display that provides more accurate colors. I'm already set on buying IPS since they're easier on ...
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What factors should one consider when picking color calibration solutions?

Recently I've begun giving more thought to display calibration. I'd previously ignored this practice largely because: I worked with really cheap monitors at work. I work mostly with web graphics, ...
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How do you take into account display brightness for end-users?

This website uses a tiled grey background that looks good on brighter screens, but too dark for 'standard' Internet brightness/contrast. The less bright one is obviously more muted and the colours ...
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Dotted Overlay Creates Monitor Flicker

There was a recent question discussing dotted overlays/dithering patterns on images, and I wanted to explore the method. I set it up so it was one black pixel, one blank, one black, etc. After ...
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CRT monitor or LED TV for graphic design needs? [on hold]

I'm a junior graphic designer and here I have 2 kinds of monitor to use for my PC, they are LG 22LS2100 LED TV (you can read the product overview) and the old one is my CRT monitor. Since I'm a ...
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Screenshots on Mac Monitor Widget [closed]

This may be an odd question. I can't bring up an example now that I'm looking for it, but often, I have seen software displayed on a Mac monitor on a site in a screenshot. When you click on the ...