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Anonymous
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June 26, 2004 2:49:06 PM

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What is the best Matrox video card to work with Photoshop? Does
Matrox have a Mac card???

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June 29, 2004 3:10:54 PM

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David Glenn Misner wrote:

> What is the best Matrox video card to work with Photoshop? Does
> Matrox have a Mac card???
>
>
>
Parhelia. No.
Anonymous
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June 29, 2004 10:32:11 PM

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On Tue, 29 Jun 2004 11:10:54 GMT, KJ <here@there.net> wroth:

>David Glenn Misner wrote:
>
>> What is the best Matrox video card to work with Photoshop? Does
>> Matrox have a Mac card???
>>
>>
>>
>Parhelia. No.


Why is it the best card for Photoshop???
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Anonymous
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June 29, 2004 10:46:08 PM

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On Tue, 29 Jun 2004 18:32:11 -0700, David Glenn Misner
<kidmiracleman@netzon.net> wroth:

>On Tue, 29 Jun 2004 11:10:54 GMT, KJ <here@there.net> wroth:
>
>>David Glenn Misner wrote:
>>
>>> What is the best Matrox video card to work with Photoshop? Does
>>> Matrox have a Mac card???
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>Parhelia. No.
>
>
>Why is it the best card for Photoshop???


Also is the 256mb worth the extra money???
Anonymous
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June 30, 2004 7:29:00 AM

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On Tue, 29 Jun 2004 18:32:11 -0700, David Glenn Misner
<kidmiracleman@netzon.net> wrote:

| On Tue, 29 Jun 2004 11:10:54 GMT, KJ <here@there.net> wroth:
|
| >David Glenn Misner wrote:
| >
| >> What is the best Matrox video card to work with Photoshop? Does
| >> Matrox have a Mac card???
| >>
| >>
| >>
| >Parhelia. No.
|
|
| Why is it the best card for Photoshop???

I was wondering the same thing. I do quite a lot of work with
Photoshop with a Matrox G450 and find it works very well.

Larc



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Anonymous
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June 30, 2004 7:29:01 AM

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>I was wondering the same thing. I do quite a lot of work with
>Photoshop with a Matrox G450 and find it works very well.


Also what monitors should I get with the Parhelia
Anonymous
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June 30, 2004 11:46:37 AM

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David Glenn Misner <kidmiracleman@netzon.net> wrote:
>> I was wondering the same thing. I do quite a lot of work with
>> Photoshop with a Matrox G450 and find it works very well.
>
> Also what monitors should I get with the Parhelia

For Photoshop work, don't get flat panel monitors. They are still not up to
the task when it comes to colour range and colour correctness. Especially
the reds will suffer, even on really expensive ones. In addition, most flat
panel monitors use the oddball 1280x1024 format, which crams in extra lines
vertically at the expense of aspect ratio (the correct 4:3 ratio is
1280x960). Draw a circle on a monitor like this, and it ends up an oval
when presented on a different setup. The only thing 1280x1024 is good for
is editing PAL video.
If sharpness is more important than colour correctness, by all means, get a
flat panel monitor, but make sure it's 1600:1200 or other 4:3 aspect ratio,
and also get one with a digital DVI interface.

What monitors to get depends on the price range. The cheapest CRT that can
be auto-calibrated for colour correctness is a NEC/Mitsubishi, although the
best one is probably the 3-4 times as expensive top-of-the-line Sony.
For a CRT, I'd recommend getting ones with a flat tube front, as well as one
with an aperture grille (Trinitron, DiamondTron etc.) instead of a shadow
mask. But that's a personal preference.

Regards,
--
*Art
Anonymous
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July 1, 2004 1:24:40 AM

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>What monitors to get depends on the price range. The cheapest CRT that can
>be auto-calibrated for colour correctness is a NEC/Mitsubishi, although the
>best one is probably the 3-4 times as expensive top-of-the-line Sony.
>For a CRT, I'd recommend getting ones with a flat tube front, as well as one
>with an aperture grille (Trinitron, DiamondTron etc.) instead of a shadow
>mask. But that's a personal preference.


Are you familiar with the ViewSonic G220fb 21" PerfectFlat CRT
Monitor???
July 1, 2004 6:04:52 AM

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David Glenn Misner wrote:

> On Tue, 29 Jun 2004 11:10:54 GMT, KJ <here@there.net> wroth:
>
>
>>David Glenn Misner wrote:
>>
>>
>>>What is the best Matrox video card to work with Photoshop? Does
>>>Matrox have a Mac card???
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>Parhelia. No.
>
>
>
> Why is it the best card for Photoshop???
>
>
>
it can do 10-bit color depths. i'm not aware of any other card at that
price point that can. but if you use LCD monitors, you can't tell anyway.
Anonymous
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July 1, 2004 2:46:53 PM

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David Glenn Misner <kidmiracleman@netzon.net> wrote:
>
> Are you familiar with the ViewSonic G220fb 21" PerfectFlat CRT
> Monitor???

No, I'm not, but it looks like a very good value for the money ($454 at
monitorsdirect.com), if you like shadow mask monitors.

Regards,
--
*Art
Anonymous
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July 1, 2004 8:20:21 PM

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On Thu, 1 Jul 2004 10:46:53 -0400, "Arthur Hagen" <art@broomstick.com>
wroth:

>David Glenn Misner <kidmiracleman@netzon.net> wrote:
>>
>> Are you familiar with the ViewSonic G220fb 21" PerfectFlat CRT
>> Monitor???
>
>No, I'm not, but it looks like a very good value for the money ($454 at
>monitorsdirect.com), if you like shadow mask monitors.


I am not familiar with shadow mask what is that???
Anonymous
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July 2, 2004 12:12:16 AM

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On Thu, 1 Jul 2004 10:46:53 -0400, "Arthur Hagen" <art@broomstick.com>
wrote:

| David Glenn Misner <kidmiracleman@netzon.net> wrote:
| >
| > Are you familiar with the ViewSonic G220fb 21" PerfectFlat CRT
| > Monitor???
|
| No, I'm not, but it looks like a very good value for the money ($454 at
| monitorsdirect.com), if you like shadow mask monitors.

For serious graphics work, the VS P225F is MUCH better! It's $111
more at Newegg (not including $45 shipping), but specs are great.

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?descripti...

Larc



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Anonymous
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July 2, 2004 12:12:17 AM

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On Thu, 01 Jul 2004 20:12:16 GMT, Larc <larc-news@jupiterlink.net>
wroth:

>On Thu, 1 Jul 2004 10:46:53 -0400, "Arthur Hagen" <art@broomstick.com>
>wrote:
>
>| David Glenn Misner <kidmiracleman@netzon.net> wrote:
>| >
>| > Are you familiar with the ViewSonic G220fb 21" PerfectFlat CRT
>| > Monitor???
>|
>| No, I'm not, but it looks like a very good value for the money ($454 at
>| monitorsdirect.com), if you like shadow mask monitors.
>
>For serious graphics work, the VS P225F is MUCH better! It's $111
>more at Newegg (not including $45 shipping), but specs are great.


Thanks for the info. What makes it much better?? I do see that it
has an aperture grille. Whatever that is
Anonymous
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July 2, 2004 2:00:48 AM

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David Glenn Misner <kidmiracleman@netzon.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 1 Jul 2004 10:46:53 -0400, "Arthur Hagen" <art@broomstick.com>
> wroth:
>
>> David Glenn Misner <kidmiracleman@netzon.net> wrote:
>>>
>>> Are you familiar with the ViewSonic G220fb 21" PerfectFlat CRT
>>> Monitor???
>>
>> No, I'm not, but it looks like a very good value for the money ($454
>> at monitorsdirect.com), if you like shadow mask monitors.
>
> I am not familiar with shadow mask what is that???

There's two main types of CRT monitors:

1: Shadow Mask. This is your "regular" type of monitor, with (roughly)
circular red, green and blue subpixels, due to a "shadow mask" with lots of
tiny pin holes in it.

2: Aperture Grille: This is like a Sony Trinitron TV, where the mask
doesn't have pin holes, but consists of red, green and blue vertical bars.

The main advantage of an aperture grille monitor is that less of the monitor
surface is taken up by the mask, giving greater contrast and colour clarity.
There's a couple of disadvantages too, though. To prevent the whole thing
from being too unstable, there's usually two horisontal threads that only
serve to stabilise the grille. If an image is all white, you can usually
see these as two very thin horisontal stripes across the monitor.
Another disadvantage is that despite these threads, aperture grille monitors
don't always travel well. Parts of the vertical mask can be knocked ever so
slightly out of place, with colour deformities and/or lack of clarity in
part of the monitor as a result. Finally, they are usually a tad more
expensive than shadow mask monitors.
Still, many people prefer the clearer picture and better contrast an
aperture grille monitor gives. I'm one of them.
Since Sony has all but stopped making CRT displays (at least within the
price range of normal people), other CRT manufacturers have filled the gap,
and taken over production. The Nec/Mitsubishi DiamondPro monitors, for
example, are produced at the same plants and with the same components as the
Sony F series, with the main difference being the adjustment controls.

Hope that helps!
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