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Thanks, Bob: All valid points. Now all I have to do is find room on my desk. Konrad **************************** ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bob Frost" <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Wednesday, June 12, 2002 4:23 PM Subject: Re: Two-Monitor advantage? (was LCD Monitors) > Konrad, > > I find that the main advantage of two monitors for PS work is that I can > spread out all the palettes that I use (history, channels, layers, info, > tools, & color) over the entire area of the second monitor and be able to > switch from one history state to another, or one layer or channel to > another, and instantly see the effect on the other monitor. I don't think > this is practical on a single monitor where people usually dock their > palettes at the sides and stack them, so that only a few history states, for > example, are visible at a time without scrolling the palette. On a second > monitor you can put each one side by side and stretch them from top to > bottom of the screen. > > After a while you don't have to move your head at all; just swivel your > eyes! On the other hand, moving your neck and head frequently is good from > an health viewpoint. > > You don't need a profile for the palette monitor because you are not viewing > the image on it, so it doesn't matter if Windows can only handle one monitor > profile, and you can set it up to match roughly with its on-screen controls. > > Once you have experienced a dual monitor setup, I don't think you would ever > want to go back. And it needn't cost much money; most people surely have got > an old monitor that is usable for this purpose, and a dual graphics card > such as the Matrox 450/550 costs less than most of the whizbang games cards > that people seem to end up with, and has better 2D performance which is what > you want for PS work. Or again many people have upgraded their graphics > cards and have the old one which they could use with their old monitor! > > Bob Frost. > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Konrad Poth" <email@example.com> > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Sent: Monday, June 10, 2002 3:15 PM > Subject: Re: Two-Monitor advantage? (was LCD Monitors) > > > > OK, Folks: > > > > The upshot of the dual monitor question seems to be: > > > > 1. The ambidextrous can save money with only one monitor and use one hand > > on the mouse and the other on the keyboard for shift-tab. > > > > 2. The dominant-hand disadvantaged with the deeper pockets will opt for > the > > dual (or more) monitor setup. > > > > Thank you all for your help in clarifying the issues. > > > > Konrad Poth > > ********************************** > > > > - > > Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate > > subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. > > - > Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate > subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.