Wide-screen monitors are all the rage these days and, in fact, that’s just about all you can buy anymore. That’s great if you want to watch movies on your computer. But I don’t. I watch movies on my TV. I use my PC for editing photographs among other things.
If you use your wide-screen monitor in the standard landscape orientation and take portrait orientation photos that’s a problem. It’s a problem because you’re using only about one-third of your monitor’s pixels. When editing portrait-orientation photos you have to do a lot of zooming and panning to really see what you’re doing.
But if you have two monitors there’s an easy fix. Rotate one of your monitors to portrait orientation. Give it a try. You’ll be amazed at how much more impressive your portrait orientation photos look. It’s also great for reading long Word documents and PDFs.