If I edit professionally on a glossy iMac 27inch screen, when I purchase MBP should I get a glossy screen or anti-glare?
I already have a 27inch iMac and am looking to buy a 15 inch Macbook Pro. I edit professionally in Photoshop, ACR, Lightroom and soon will be working with Adobe Premier and After Effects.
If I get a matte screen for the MBP, will my images be consistent with my iMac since it is glossy? Should I get a glossy MBP screen so that it matches my glossy imac screen?
I have been editing this way for 3 years. If I get a matte MPB, will my images look duller on facebook and my portfolio site? Or look too crazy vivid on other's glossy screens?
I just don't want my client images to look different in print from one computer to the next.
- Asked by Jessica F from Rocklin
2 Answers from the Community
Don't get the glossy screen!
It is useless, i'm a graphic designer and have a new 27" iMac which you can only get with a glossy screen.
It just picks up all the reflections in the office a bit like looking in a mirror all day.
I think it strains your eyes more and its no good for photo or colour re-touching.
Its a shame as the iMac is really good, I wish they at least had the option of an anti glare screen for the iMac.
How many flat screen TVs do you see with a glossy screen??
- Answered by Stephen W
- Sep 25, 2012
You'll be happiest with the matte screen.
- Answered by Roger K
- Aug 12, 2012