View Poll Results: Glossy, Matte, or No Preference?

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  • Glossy

    18 19.35%
  • Matte

    69 74.19%
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    6 6.45%
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Thread: Glossy or Matte?

  1. #1
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    Glossy or Matte?

    I've read some articles-well one actually and I was wondering what the reasons are here at the Ubuntu Community for preferring a glossy or matte lcd screen.

    I'll do a poll too, but why, what reasons do you think one is better than the other, or maybe it doesn't matter to some of you?

    Anyway I'd like to know what you think and thanks!
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    Re: Glossy or Matte?

    My photos look cool on a glossy screen, but my vote goes to matte. It's MUCH more versatile. Good in both dark and light places.

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    Re: Glossy or Matte?

    Matte, although glossy is better at making rich colors, you can't see them 1/2 of the time.
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    Talking Re: Glossy or Matte?

    I dont like seeing or editing photos in matte screen. It doesnt show true color of the photos. So I like glossy screen. But unfortunately, I got only normal 19" Dell screen.

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    Re: Glossy or Matte?

    It's all about getting a clear image and that includes avoiding reflections. The faint reflections on my glossy TV ruins it for me unless it's dark in the room. The diffuse reflections on my matte LCD screen are so faint they're even harder to see than the dust on the screen. Matte gives a better image because it's better at reducing reflections.

    I've never seen a screen of either kind show the same colors as print but maybe I just haven't been paying attention to people who use glossy screens in combination with Photoshop's color calibration.

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    Re: Glossy or Matte?

    matte screens are much more usable in my (limited) experience, if not as good colour-wise.

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    Re: Glossy or Matte?

    Glossy gives better colors and it looks nicer I think. All shinny.
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    Re: Glossy or Matte?

    I went with an anti-reflective screen... for all I can tell, all it does is fuzz the reflections...

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    Re: Glossy or Matte?

    i have a matte wsxga on my laptop and i'd say the screen is my favorite part of my machine.

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    Re: Glossy or Matte?

    Matte. I have mirrors at home already, thanks. No serious colour work is done on glossy screens.

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