Originally Posted by jcleary47
Would this monitor be good for photography editing as well as gaming? I'm not a professional photographer or anything, but I do put a lot of effort into my photographs and I've been seeking an ultrawide that is a good balance between gaming and photo editing.
I also do both. I ruled out the Agon AG352UCG—which supposedly uses the same panel as this monitor—due to the color banding, poor viewing angles, and the 2016-17 trend towards a narrower curve radius. If you care about your photos, I would try to get an IPS panel with as flat as curve as possible. The only 3440x1440 monitors I've been considering are the LG 34UM88-P which is flat, and the Acer Predator X34, Acer XR341CK, and Asus ROG PG348Q, which are all 3800R. I've basically already decided on one of the Acers and just waiting to see if AMD Vega will be any good before deciding which Acer to get.
I've had a VA panel for the last nine years and I don't like it for photo editing at all. I often find myself moving my head off-axis to look around the effects of the black crush, but then the colors start looking washed out if I move too far off-axis. Modern VA panels are supposed to have better horizontal viewing angles, but the AU Optronics AMVA panel in this monitor is a throwback to the mid-2000s, and it's also only 8-bit instead of at least 10-bit via 8+FRC.Edited by Snakecharmed - 5/5/17 at 7:37am