Displays

Every year electronic displays are getting better and cheaper.  It is now cost-effective to have one or more electronic displays (sold as TV’s) scattered round the walls.

Landscape or Portrait orientation?

Most displays are used in the “Landscape” orientation with the widest dimension at the bottom/top.  However many images look the best as vertical or portrait orientations.  There needs to be coordination between the software (files) and hardware orientation.  Square images work well with either orientation.

Screen Quality

Screen resolution is increasing to the point where at a “normal” viewing distance individual pixels can no longer be discriminated.  Any further increase in quality becomes related to dynamic and colour range, contrast and refresh rate.  An interesting article on the visual limits on screen resolution is found at;

http://www.red.com/learn/red-101/eyesight-4k-resolution-viewing

This has the side benefit of not relying on high resolution cameras for effective image presentation.  Why have a 40 Mpixel camera if the final image is only 4 or 8Mpixel in size? (Hint – for cropping and zooming)

The issue of High Dynamic Range (HDR) and colour gamut is discussed clearly in a recent Luminous Landscape article [https://luminous-landscape.com/benq-sw320-32-inch-adobe-rgb-monitor-review]

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