See this page for more about top monitor products for photo editing.
Not to quibble over brands and models, but I still have a couple of reservations. For instance:
- The higher the contrast ratio, the better for our purpose here because a higher contrast ratio produces better display qualities such as clear and vivid images. The ideal value we recommend for photo editing is a constant contrast ratio of 1000:1.
What you want is a good screen to output match. No papers reach even close to 1000:1 - even the very best glossy photo papers rarely exceed 300:1, and matte papers 150:1 or less. Offset print is even lower. So with a display at 1000:1 you're guaranteed an unpleasant surprise.
High-end integrated hardware calibrators such as Spectraview or Colornavigator let you fine-tune the black point/contrast ratio for different types of output. This is such an important aspect of critical calibration that it should be mentioned in any discussion about monitors for photo editing.
- Generally speaking, the bigger the screen, the wider and better the view.
Well, yes, but few people realize just how much prices skyrocket with an increase in panel size. Size is the single biggest
cost factor, and most people have budgets. So instead of encouraging people to go bigger, a much sounder advice is to go down
in size to get substantially better quality for the same price.
There's more, but this'll do for now...