The View wrote:
So you bring a test image to the store, load it on their computer, change brightness, and see how this profile you attached (how do you get this profile?
Unfortunately, no. The line graphs I attached to my first post are part of the output of The EyeOne Display 2 monitor profiling tool (when used in non-LUT mode). If you have one of those and the store lets you profile their display monitors, that would be great, but I doubt it's gonna happen. ;) What I'm saying is since that isn't feasible all you can do on any monitor you're considering is look at a good test jpeg that you're thoroughly familiar with seeing displayed properly. Hopefully, if the image looks off in any way - contrast, gamut, etc. - your eye will catch that.
What models in the 24" range do you think are good? I only know of the Eizo ColorEdge at this time, which seems to be quite expensive.
You don't play with the thought of getting an LED display?
Sorry: I have no experience with either 24" or LED. I've had a Lacie 320, which has the same 1600x1200, 20" LCD as the equivalent NEC display, for most of a year, since my Electron Blue CRT died. It's absolutely superb and my appreciation for it gets renewed every day, sitting in front of a budget LCD at work. I practically live in Photoshop and couldn't be happier, so I haven't paid any mind to alternatives. (Feel the same way about my Epson 3800, BTW. ;) You go right ahead and buy yourself that Caddy Seville that turns your crank. I'm perfectly happy with my little ol' Corvette. ;)