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I just need a big, clear screen to display one photo at a time!


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Initial post: Apr 30, 2010, 8:40:44 AM PDT
Y. Smith says:
I'm a landscape painter and when I can't work in the field I work in the studio with my photos. I need an easy way to view my photos on a screen. Large and clear! Help!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 30, 2010, 10:01:21 AM PDT
OldAmazonian says:
We use our Sony Bravia HDTV, connected to a camera or a computer.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 30, 2010, 12:00:51 PM PDT
My Samsung 40" HDTV supposedly can read a USB flash drive for images.

Cheapest method I expect would be to first print them at 4x6 or so, then use an opaque projector

http://www.dickblick.com/products/artograph-prism-and-super-prism-art-projectors/

and a screen.

Next step up is either a computer projection display (most affordable ones are fairly low resolution)
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_11?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=computer+projector&sprefix=computer+pr

or if you have an overhead (transparency) projector, I have seen color LCD panels for computers that go onto the projector... Can't find one currently in Google, though.

And last, as mentioned, many HDTVs have JPEG viewing capability

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 30, 2010, 12:59:06 PM PDT
Y. Smith says:
I wish I could just plug a flash drive into my monitor. Is there anything like that. I am avoiding prints, I want the best image possible that will translate the colors, lights and darks. A digital photo frame would be great if I didn't keep reading all the reviews about their flaws. I think they would probably get too hot as well. I don't have a projector. I think an HDTV sounds like a great idea. I will see what a 15"+ will cost.
Thanks!

Posted on Apr 30, 2010, 2:25:02 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 30, 2010, 2:25:34 PM PDT
Tom Martin says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 30, 2010, 3:57:50 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 30, 2010, 3:59:18 PM PDT
Note that even an HDTV is low resolution compared to most cameras.

The smaller units may only be 1280x720, though many are 1920x1080. That's only 2MP... A 4x6 print @ 300 pixels per inch runs 1800x1200.

Also note that if "the colors, lights, and darks" are crucial to you, then you will need to perform some sort of calibration for gamma, black point, and relative color levels.

Digital Video Essentials: HD Basics [Blu-ray]
That one is Blu-Ray only; I don't know if the HD-DVD/standard DVD flip disk version is still available (of course, if you have a Blu-Ray player, the older version isn't needed). Includes a filter card that you look through while viewing a standard color bar pattern -- when the intensities are properly adjusted, you see things like alternating bars or double width bars.

That is one advantage to using an HDTV -- I don't know of any photo frames that include calibration controls (and they tend to run 800x600 pixels)
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