26th May 2014

World’s first Ultrawide QHD monitor from LG is a designer’s dream

By: Creative Bloq

Bring cinema-style screen real estate to your design work with the awesome LG 34UM95.

If you use two monitors in your design or video editing work, it can be a frustrating process. Bezel blind-spots, colour and resolution differences between the monitors, cursor delay and other niggles can be frustrating distractions when you are in the creative ‘moment’.

Whether you work with Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, or any number of 3D and video-editing applications, monitor landscape size is directly linked to efficiency of your work. Okay, you’ve probably created work-arounds to deal with these annoyances, but what you’re really looking for is more generous screen real estate that doesn’t compromise on resolution.

Fortunately, the clever people at LG Electronics have come up with the perfect solution for graphic professionals: the LG 34UM95. This 34-inch monitor has a 21:9 screen ratio and UltraWide QHD resolution (3440x1440px) and instantly avoids the problems that a pair of monitors provides. And the 34UM95 has scooped the ‘Best Photo Monitor’ category at the Technical Image Press Association Awards 2014 (TIPA 2014), so it’s already making waves in the industry.

Multiple windows

The sheer size of the LHG 34UM95’s screen means it could be goodbye to the Cmd+Tab keyboard shortcut for good… There is space for Photoshop next to Illustrator next to image archive plus all the necessary floating toolbars all in one monitor, which would be impossible on the traditional 27-inch 16:9 screen user. In fact, the LG 34UM95 is basically two powerfully vivid displays put together, without a bezel or glare at the edge.

Colour consistency

What often frustrates the designers who use two monitors in ‘extended desktop’ mode is lack of colour consistency when moving images from one monitor to another. Not with the 34UM95, which supports expressing over 99 per cent of the sRGB colour space, meaning you have a solid colour range. On top of that, you no longer have to worry about how the same image will look on the other side of the bezel (next monitor), as all the work can be done in one monitor.

Further features

Great news for early-adopter design pros is that the QHD monitor is fully compatible with the new Mac Pro, so you can connect up to two 34UM95s with Thunderbolt 2 meaning incredibly fast transfer speeds – 20 Gbps, in fact. With the 34UM95, users can access clips and images from Thunderbolt 2-compatible data storage such as Promise by Pegasus2, to reap the full benefit of its transfer speed.

Taking the strain

The 34UM95 was built with creative professionals who endure long hours of monitor gazing in mind. LG’s 34UM95 display has a flicker-safe function which stops the black bars, invisible to the human eye, from flashing on the screen. Also Reader Mode automatically modifies harmful blue lights into softer tones so that looking at screens is no more tiring than reading a book.

At the end of the day, setting up your work station is a matter of trial and error and personal preference. But graphic designers, 3D artists and video editing professionals will soon realise that the 34UM95 could genuinely improve their workflow, productivity and desk space.

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