Somehow I’ve gotten out of the habit of using my ‘work wall’ – a wall in my work room that has enough clear space to hang quite a lot of ‘work’ prints, so that I can see them all at once. Part of the deal is that I’ve discovered a couple of useful ways to leverage my large (30″) monitor.
One way is that I have the screen saver set to cycle through my current set of ‘images of interest’. So when I’m fiddling with things in the work room, those images are cycling on the monitor.
Another way is that I finally broke down, tore down my last remaining Windows machine, and hooked up the 19″ monitor that was connected to it to my Mac Pro, next to the 30″ Apple monitor. Having the dual headed arrangment means I can have an image very large on the 30″ monitor and be selecting images, or whatever, on the other monitor. It’s a way to spend more time with an image displayed fairly large, either while editing the image or while browsing a set of images.
In the meantime, the price on HDTV capable monitors continues to drop. 24″ monitors are below $250. Even the prices on truly large monitors/TV’s have fallen dramatically.
It occurs to me that before too long, I’ll be able to just hang several monitors on the work wall, connect them to a mac mini, and have an electronic work wall which will fill a lot of the uses for the old blue tack and prints work wall.