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Can you have 2 Krita windows open on 2 monitors at the same time showing the same file?

Can you have 2 Krita windows open on 2 monitors at the same time showing the same file? Basically i have a windows tablet device that is a monitor in a drawing position and an ultrawide screen ...
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What monitor is a good choice for graphic design? [closed]

Hi guys illustrators and designers. I curious what monitor is good for graphic design (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign...)? What screen resolution you recommend? What brand and how many inches ...
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Is there a suggested width for website images on the new 4K and retinal monitors?

Is there a suggested optimal width for web images on the new 4K monitors? Someone who's redesigning the site for the company I work for claims that the 770 pixel width images that are in the content ...
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How to Make my Editing Software Display Images at the Same Size as the Web?

I bought a new high DPI Microsoft Surface with 216 DPI, and the images are too small on the screen! I need to upload screenshots that are 550 px. But while editing/resizing/cropping them in MSPaint, ...
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Monitors that share the same model yet produce different colors [duplicate]

How could these 2 screens have the settings and are the same model, yet the colors are extremely different and the difference between blue links and purple links is not clear in the one in the right?
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Can monitors show colors outside of RGB space?

Modern monitors use RGB to reproduce colors. The [RGB colorspace, however, is not the full range of colors, and only occupies a triangle in the "full" chromaticity diagram][1]. What colors are ...
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Monitor calibrated and new profile generated but now Adobe InDesign colours look bad

I just calibrated both my monitors using DisplayCal & Spyder5 - I am very happy with colours of the monitors. However, when I load Adobe InDesign CC my reds look awful. (Left is my choosing red - ...
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Is it possible to use iPad Pro as a touch screen for Macbook Pro (retina), without lag and without app such as Astropad?

I would like to use my iPad Pro (Retina) as a natural extension of my Macbook's pro retina screen, without lag and keeping the touch screen functionalities. The aim is to draw directly in photoshop or ...
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What issues will I face when doing photoshop and design work on a curved monitor?

I've got this great deal online for a samsung curved monitor and printer combo so I've been thinking of buying the monitor for graphic design work. Due to the curved nature of the screen, I fear that ...
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Images appear bigger on other monitors, possibly caused by low dot pitch?

Images and all dimensions in px or pt that I export for web assets appear to be bigger on another monitor than they appear to be on my monitor. For example, an image of 800 pixels height looks like ...
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How can I make sure that my on-screen colors are consistent?

I designed a mockup on my LG monitor. When I view the same design on another monitor that I own, the colors seem drastically different. I reset both of the monitors to their factory defaults, but ...
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Web colors: how to compensate for differences in monitors

This question has to do with color in the context of web pages. Computer monitors and mobile screens can vary a lot in their color rendering, meaning that a given color on one monitor can look much ...
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I'm using two monitors and buying my first graphics tablet. Does a two monitor setup affect what I should buy?

Someone using a graphics tablet with two monitors, what observations have you made about how a two monitor setup might need to affect one's choice of graphics tablet. I'm buying something like this to ...
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How big of a difference does IPS really make and can it be compensated?

When considering a new monitor for Graphic Design that includes Print, Photography and some Videography (YouTube grade) how important is IPS in the display? It's easy to find things citing its ...
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Just got a second monitor, and I'm not sure how to adjust them [duplicate]

So I got a second monitor and it's color greatly differs from my current one. The new one is a Samsung PLS monitor, the older one an ASUS model (no idea which); both have a Full HD resolution, the ...
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Is there any low cost way to Calibrate my display?

I'm using Apple cinema display model number A1316 27 inches. I think it is from 2010. I'm making User Interface for mobile app and we also plan to make some marketing collateral (some printed ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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, and ...
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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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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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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? ...