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05/12/2010 09:55:14 AM · #1
Hi Guys,

I am thinking about getting one of the new mbp with the improved res,however I am not sure if the antiglare is a good option for lots of photoediting. Your comments are appreciated.

Thanks!

05/12/2010 10:23:33 AM · #2
I few photographers I know actually prefer the anti glare for photo editing, I'd also consider the higher resolution screen option as well.
05/12/2010 01:08:39 PM · #3
Thanks for the response! I am definitely going with the higher resolution. The screen I use now is high gloss and have found that it could be hard on my eyes at times. I welcome the thought of less stress on the eye but I am worried that the antiglare will compromise my editing . I am 70/30 in favor of the antiglare.
05/12/2010 01:43:42 PM · #4
I'm getting one soon as well and I'm going with the high-res matte screen. Apparently the gloss screen looks nicer and has a higher contrast but it often doesn't show true colours properly, which is ideal for any type of visual editing (especially if you plan on printing).. So while the glossy may look nicer for videos and games, if you need it for editing than I'd say go with the matte screen.

When I was looking I saw that it was it about an extra $150 for the high-res matte screen though.. but if you plan on getting a mbp, whats an extra $150 anyways.
05/12/2010 02:57:54 PM · #5
Now, if only they made an 27 inch iMac with the antiglare...One could hope.
05/12/2010 04:44:45 PM · #6
I had anti-glare on my last macbook pro and don't have it on my current system. Images have a deeper look with more contrast on the new screen, but the reflections are a challenge if you don't have ideal lighting conditions. If I was to do it again I would go with the ani-glare screen. Another thing to consider, the new mac book pro screens are brighter and have more contrast than most other laptops and images that look great to you will lack some punch when displayed on many other systems. This is NOT to say that there are no laptops with screens that are as good, or better, on the market, it's a general statement based on my own experience. On the other hand... if I'm just looking at images or enjoying a movie in good lighting conditions, the gloss screen is absolutely stunning. But for the system you work on, anti-glare is the way to go.

Message edited by author 2010-05-12 16:45:36.
05/12/2010 04:52:14 PM · #7
I second mBastin's explanation. I'm very happy with my antiglare.
Also be aware of the marketing that may have an effect on your decision. If the upgrade is anti-glare, that means the standard should be called glare, not glossy.
05/13/2010 09:40:42 AM · #8
Thank you so much for your response! You guys rock!So it looks like my first mac will be anti-glare afterall. I guess I will have to construct a different profile for web work to keep contrast !
05/13/2010 03:39:33 PM · #9
i have just upgraded from a mac laptop with antiglare to a newer model without it ......

i wish i didnt --

its liking looking in a mirror most of the time......

dont do it!
05/13/2010 04:50:08 PM · #10
I just purchased a 27" iMac to compliment my 2 MBP's and let me tell you, it rocks!

But, if anyone has any advice on an antiglare coating or something I can get for it....

Both MBP's are antiglare, and the difference is wild!

Thanks in advance!

05/13/2010 06:00:54 PM · #11
I have a glossy screen Macbook. They were the only choice at the time, the old matte screen had just gone out. I HATE editing anything on it. It's awful. A friend of mine just got the new MacbookPro with the new antiglare screen; it's way way nicer to use.
05/13/2010 07:47:58 PM · #12
how...could...anyone...possibly...like...a...screen...that...reflects...any...light...that...is...in...the...room...
05/14/2010 05:34:53 AM · #13
Originally posted by KelvinC:

how...could...anyone...possibly...like...a...screen...that...reflects...any...light...that...is...in...the...room...


Apple people don't care because it says Apple on it and that's all that matters. I always wondered how anyone could do anything on these mirror screens. I see that even Apple users hate these things because of the glossy screens. Must hurt.

I'm not bashing Apple but I am bashing all of you who have preached to all of us how your oh so precious Macbook is so superior to our PCs. I wonder why Apple chose to reintroduce matte screens? Were they told to do so by their customers? Was it Jobs who had a revelation? Or was it just common sense?
Bad decision from the get go. Glossy screens were never a good idea, especially for photographers.
05/14/2010 10:23:06 AM · #14
The glossy option was the only choice I had when I purchased mine, and to be honest I wish I never had. The reflections are tolerable for some things but trying to edit photos bzzzzzt, trying to just relax watching movies bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt...

I'm going to get a matte screen coat when I can afford one, I don't care if it alters colors a bit, as far as I'm concerned the glossy is almost completely unusable anyway.

There is a silver lining though, I just purchased my first LCD monitor, ViewSonic, and made sure it was matte. As for glossy looking better, pfffffffft, the matte removes nothing except for the headaches, it is a delight to use and look at.
05/14/2010 10:37:20 AM · #15
with the exception of photo editing, the glossy screens are spectacular. Very sharp and contrasty. Blacks are very rich, colors are vibrant. Photos actually look better on the Mac glossy screen than they do on matte screens. But if you are photo editing, particularly for print, you want accuracy over contrast and saturation.

They are no more of a distraction than CRT monitors were before flat panels took over.

iPad screen is the same way. My only complaint there is it fingerprints like crazy on the glossy screen.

If everyone voted on DPC challenge looking at the images on the glossy screens, average scores would increase by .2, ;-)

05/14/2010 11:09:05 AM · #16
Originally posted by Jac:

Originally posted by KelvinC:

how...could...anyone...possibly...like...a...screen...that...reflects...any...light...that...is...in...the...room...


Apple people don't care because it says Apple on it and that's all that matters. I always wondered how anyone could do anything on these mirror screens. I see that even Apple users hate these things because of the glossy screens. Must hurt.

I'm not bashing Apple but I am bashing all of you who have preached to all of us how your oh so precious Macbook is so superior to our PCs. I wonder why Apple chose to reintroduce matte screens? Were they told to do so by their customers? Was it Jobs who had a revelation? Or was it just common sense?
Bad decision from the get go. Glossy screens were never a good idea, especially for photographers.

Sounds like a mac bash to me... But if you go to your nearby electronics store (best buy or whatever) you will probably find many high end wide screen TV's with the same glossy screen. A matt screen reduces brightness, contrast and detail. A glossy screen is brighter and has deeper blacks (more contrast) and crisper detail. My images look better on the glossy screen, no doubt about it. For a photographer trying to do color conscious adjustments the gloss can be a bit of a challenge. If I'm going to kick back on the couch and watch Star Trek, I'll turn myself to avoid glare and enjoy the how amazing the movie looks on that gloss screen. Back to my point, it's not just an Apple thing.
05/15/2010 08:35:09 PM · #17
Originally posted by Nusbaum:

Sounds like a mac bash to me... But if you go to your nearby electronics store (best buy or whatever) you will probably find many high end wide screen TV's with the same glossy screen. A matt screen reduces brightness, contrast and detail. A glossy screen is brighter and has deeper blacks (more contrast) and crisper detail. My images look better on the glossy screen, no doubt about it. For a photographer trying to do color conscious adjustments the gloss can be a bit of a challenge. If I'm going to kick back on the couch and watch Star Trek, I'll turn myself to avoid glare and enjoy the how amazing the movie looks on that gloss screen. Back to my point, it's not just an Apple thing.


I was going to say this was an obvious myth and untrue, however. I think it is possible my new LCD has non-standard anti-glare and is therefore affecting my opinion.

The LCD monitor I just purchased is brilliant, bright, and crystal clear despite having zero reflection. Deep blacks (other than some minor back light bleed) also. I can see detail in shadows and highlights I've never seen before. At 30 inches away and 1920x1080 resolution I can see individual pixels, so I can't imagine how it could get any sharper.

My MacBook Pro is pretty also and I admit my awe when I first saw it. Now that I live with it everyday I curse the glossy screen. Comparing it to my CRT it looked amazing and I just figured that was the glossiness, however now comparing it to this LCD it doesn't actually look any sharper (other than having a higher dpi, but that isn't because it is glossy).

Anyway, not trying to argue or anything, in a nutshell I don't see a thing wrong with my matte screen and a whole lot wrong with my glossy screen but to each their own. :)
05/15/2010 08:55:51 PM · #18
Originally posted by Jac:

Originally posted by KelvinC:

how...could...anyone...possibly...like...a...screen...that...reflects...any...light...that...is...in...the...room...


Apple people don't care because it says Apple on it and that's all that matters. I always wondered how anyone could do anything on these mirror screens. I see that even Apple users hate these things because of the glossy screens. Must hurt.

I'm not bashing Apple but I am bashing all of you who have preached to all of us how your oh so precious Macbook is so superior to our PCs. I wonder why Apple chose to reintroduce matte screens? Were they told to do so by their customers? Was it Jobs who had a revelation? Or was it just common sense?
Bad decision from the get go. Glossy screens were never a good idea, especially for photographers.


I was under the impression that glossy screens were quite common on PC laptops long before Apple introduced them...
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