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06/09/2021 09:12:30 AM · #1
What type and size of screen are people using to review the images and cast their votes? Do we know from site statistics? Are a lot of people voting from phone screens ? Of Ipads?

What do you use?

06/09/2021 09:40:18 AM · #2
Usually vote from a laptop, but sometimes from my phone if I'm stuck somewhere with nothing else to do and I'm behind on voting.
06/09/2021 09:53:07 AM · #3
I tend to use my desktop (27").
06/09/2021 10:52:21 AM · #4
I've been using a laptop since my desktop computer died while we were in (self-imposed) hard lockdown. Just when I was planning to get it upgraded or replaced, our second wave started so it never got done. I'll have to do it eventually though because the laptop screen is too small for editing photos and I'm not even happy with the size for voting. Maybe when the third wave is over!

I'm not prepared to vote from my phone because I can't judge photos that way.
06/09/2021 11:07:28 AM · #5
I'm using a 34" LG Ultra Fine at 5120 x 2880 resolution.
The images here are postage stamps when I vote.
06/09/2021 11:13:22 AM · #6
I am using a calibrated 28 4500*3000 pixel display myself but view the image at 200%. I usually take a second look using an IPad.
06/09/2021 11:17:22 AM · #7
Voting on desktop 27". If I want to see details, on second look, ipad
06/09/2021 11:43:26 AM · #8
It's not an issue for voting but when I want to see other DPC photos on my laptop, they don't fit on the screen.
06/09/2021 12:18:36 PM · #9
Normally I am voting on an OLED 4k laptop screen. I do occasionally vote from a machine with 1080P LCD monitors, but rarely. I don't access the site from a tablet, and can't imaging doing so from a 'phone, at least not without getting pretty frustrated.
06/09/2021 07:01:10 PM · #10
I vote from a 27" screen, I like the bigger size, sit down with a nice cuppa and go through the images,
phone is too fustrating
06/09/2021 11:31:55 PM · #11
i only vote from my computer .. i have my macbook pro 16" connected to the 24" monitor .. its a really old samsung monitor and needs replacing as the colours on it are vastly different to what i see on the macbook .. which are different to my phone .. its an exercise in confusion trying to decide what colours to go with in an edit because of the differences .. mainly red .. great i love black and white .. ;)
i was a windows user up till we had major fires here and i had to pack up my tower .. i never went back .. fact that it was windows 7 was a major reason ..
anyway .. if anyone can recommend a good monitor .. available in australia .. i'd love to know .. i recently went to our local JB HiFi .. not sure if you have them in the states .. but came away not knowing what would be good for my purposes .. :)
06/10/2021 06:28:01 AM · #12
Originally posted by roz:

.. i have my macbook pro 16" connected to the 24" monitor .. its a really old samsung monitor and needs replacing as the colours on it are vastly different to what i see on the macbook .. which are different to my phone .. its an exercise in confusion trying to decide what colours to go with in an edit because of the differences .. mainly red .. great i love black and white .. ;)


I've got the same problem with an ancient Philips monitor, plus the fact that mine is smaller than yours and low resolution, a problem I was unaware of until I started using it with my Windows laptop. I'm pretty sure that the colours and contrast on my laptop are right but my efforts to synchronize the monitor to the laptop have been a big fail. It's totally useless for photo editing or voting but is useable for things like the menus in Photoshop and for sites where images are unimportant.

When Covid numbers drop I've got an expensive shopping trip ahead of me - new monitor and either repair or replacement of my desktop.
06/10/2021 09:45:06 AM · #13
Originally posted by roz:

.. if anyone can recommend a good monitor .. available in australia .. i'd love to know ..


There are so many good monitors on the market. I think the main thing to check is the color space(s) coverage and the calibration profiles. Stay away from anything that does not even mention color space (=most)
06/10/2021 11:08:31 AM · #14
Usually my laptop. (LG Gram)
06/10/2021 02:53:13 PM · #15
Using 3 screens. Is size important? I know the resolution, but I've no clue about the size (big, less big and not so big, in descending age order)
06/10/2021 03:08:08 PM · #16
Originally posted by willem:



There are so many good monitors on the market. I think the main thing to check is the color space(s) coverage and the calibration profiles. Stay away from anything that does not even mention color space (=most)


So true, but good monitors are far more expensive than good computers, so you need to have a budget...
06/10/2021 03:50:39 PM · #17
I do nearly all my DPC interaction on a high-end, 15" laptop screen 3420x2128 (or something like that. I sometimes use the tower and the 27" screen to process etc, but less and less as time goes by. I sometimes do oversight on my tablet, which is very sharp and clean, but only vote with it if I'm away from the laptop and rollover looms...
06/10/2021 11:31:04 PM · #18
Voting from MacBook Pro 16, iMac 27" 5K.

A lot of shooting, editing and submitting from my Samsung Note 9 with checks on the above mentioned ones.

06/11/2021 01:19:10 PM · #19
Ben Q PD3200Q Very nice cheap monitor. 2550x1440 and can be rotated on its stand 90° without hassle. $399 US, available from most of the warehouse whores suppliers.
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