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Re: Two-Monitor advantage? (was LCD Monitors)



Thanks, Bob:

All valid points.  Now all I have to do is find room on my desk.

Konrad
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Frost" <bobfrost@btopenworld.com>
To: <epson-inkjet@leben.com>
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" <kpoth@bellsouth.net>
> To: <epson-inkjet@leben.com>
> 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
> > **********************************
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