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    Setting up an external display
    I've recently migrated from a PC desktop to a MBP laptop with an NEC external monitor for critical photo work in Photoshop CS5. I'm struggling a bit with the mutliple displays.

    If I mirror the external monitor the resolution of the NEC is the same as the laptop, not the higher resolution that the monitor is capable of.

    If I extend the external monitor the resolution of the NEC is fine, but then I'm always having go back and forth between the two monitors to drag images and make tool setting changes--- a bit of a pain really.

    Finally, I've got the NEC correctly color calibrated with Spectraview, but the calibration is also affecting the MCP laptop color, so the laptop screen doesn't look as good as it should (although it may just be difference that my eye sees between the quality of the NEC versus the MBP.)

    Can anyone recommend information on how to sort this out? Things were a bit easier when dealing with just a desktop and a single monitor, but I do like the portability of the MBP at times too.

    Thanks!

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    Moved thread as it didn't belong in Images, Graphic Design and Digital Photography.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonRequiem View Post
    Moved thread as it didn't belong in Images, Graphic Design and Digital Photography.

    it seemed to me that the questions I raised concerning using an external display with consistent Color calibration and resolution across both the MBP and NEC monitors might be best answered in the digital imaging forum as those users are the ones most likely to be using this type of arrangement--- but if these questions can be answered in this particular group so be it.

    thanks
    Dan

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