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What is an IPS Monitor?

Updated on September 19, 2014

Best Monitor for Photography...

The best monitor for photography, is the latest technology, an IPS monitor, or In-Plane Switching ~ have you checked it out?!

The second I saw the unbelievable clarity of a glass shattering on the IPS monitor, time stood still. Little did I know I had just discovered the beauty of IPS technology that would forever change how an image could be viewed.

Mere words cannot describe the clarity and the astoundingly rich color. Wow ~ with IPS technology, monitors will never be the same!

All pictures by me ~ Bev Lemley ~ All Rights Reserved.

The clarity and beauty

of the images portrayed were beyond words ~ I was transported to a new age in how clear an image can be.

Wake Up!

The only thing technical I know about the IPS monitor is what it really stands for, which is In-plane Switching Monitor, according to Wikipedia. Beyond that, it's way too complicated for me to explain. Besides that, I would rather be enjoying the monitor, however the experts and engineers put it together ~ who should be applauded for their efforts! I did note that the technology was created in 1997, so it's about time they shared it with us!

Best Monitor for Photo Editing is a great Squidoo article that explains a lot of the technicalities of IPS.

Personal Review of LG IPS Monitor - You Will Never go back to the Old way again...

New State of the Art, IPS ~ or "In-Plane Switching" technology.

LG IPS231P-BN 23-Inch Widescreen LED LCD Pivoting Monitor with IPS Panel
LG IPS231P-BN 23-Inch Widescreen LED LCD Pivoting Monitor with IPS Panel

...Simply amazing, riviting, you will never appreciate the "old" monitors again, after you have seen images on an IPS monitor. My personal choice was an LG. It is the cornerstone of my "dream" photo editing and compilation system.

I prefer to call it "State of the Heart"! When you see one on display, you will see what I mean!

Why wait another day, when you can enjoy digital photography as it is meant to be?!


The clarity, crispness, boldness ~ the astoundingly rich color kept me bolted in place.

Up Close and Hey! That's Cool!

Shouldn't a picture just blow us away, whether it be the colors, the uniqueness, it's clarity, or how well it shows off nature?!

This was taken with my "old" Sony Cybershot, not many pixels by today's standard. However, with the magic of IPS, I hope you can see it as vividly as I can.

Amazing colors ~ don't they beckon you?!

Hopefully, you're loving the clarity of nature's awe-some beauty, too. What ~ You're not?!

Well, I didn't either, until recently. Having this amazing technology to view pictures as never before became a goal ~ and I have it now to enjoy.

And this IPS technology had a surprise bonus! Read on!

One More Point

The amazing technology of the IPS monitor not only gave my hobby a bright new focus and light, unexpectedly, my work day became easier ~ it makes sense when you can see it better!

Aside from pictures... work product is so much easier to read. Since I am a transcriptionist, I view typed pages by the hundreds every month. How crisp the letters are, how well the image stands out determines how quickly and accurately I can read and proof, and how much faster I can put the work down to begin with. That way, I have more free time to, what else, view pictures!

Leave a note, I would love to hear your thoughts!

© 2012 Beverly Lemley

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      Beverly Lemley 4 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @Diana Wenzel: Thank you so much, Renaissance Woman! I would not possibly go back to a "regular" monitor. The IPS offers more than I could possibly put forth here. It is truly a Must-see. Once you see it on in the store, you will fall for one, too! Thanks so much for stopping by! B : )

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      Renaissance Woman 4 years ago from Colorado

      Thank you for introducing me to IPS technology. As one who spends her day staring at a computer monitor, and working with digital photographs, I cannot believe I was unaware of IPS monitors. Appreciated! Gorgeous photography.

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      Justin 5 years ago from Slovenija

      It seems the future is already here. Thank you for explanation of IPS monitors.