Both novice and seasoned photographers alike can attest to the experience of snapping a stunning portrait oriented photo, only to find their viewing and editing capabilities limited by their monitor’s orientation. This type of functional rigidity can place unnecessary restrictions on photographers during the editing process and can make it difficult for even the most skilled professionals to achieve their ideal finished product. With today’s wide range of ergonomic professional display options, remaining confined to a single display orientation should be a thing of the past.
In photography, the digital editing process serves as the modern day digital darkroom and is where the polishing that takes digital work to its full potential is done. Design professionals know that when working with detailed ultra-high resolution imagery, size matters. Maximizing screen real estate is a sure-fire way to ensure the quality of work produced remains at a high level.
Monitors with Auto Pivot functionality are a simple tool that photographers can use to get the most out of their display by allowing for fine tuning of portrait oriented photos with the same attention to detail as with landscape oriented photos. As an example, a portrait oriented photo being displayed on a non-pivoted 23.8” monitor will be reduced down to a mere 13.3” viewing size. However, when the same image is viewed on a monitor with Auto Pivot functionality, users are able to sync up their monitor and photo orientation to utilize all 23.8” of the display capabilities, resulting in an image that is 1.8 times bigger after Auto Pivoting. The difference in display size achieved by Auto Pivot allows users to review photos in more depth and edit with more control.
So what does the Auto in Auto Pivot actually signify? Auto Pivot functionality utilizes software in conjunction with built-in G sensors that allow for automatic detection of the monitor’s display orientation. Requiring no more than a simple twist of the screen to toggle between full sized portrait and landscape photos, Auto Pivot makes transitioning between photos with different orientations simple and keeps users immune from the hassles of making constant adjustments in the OS settings menu. Since it is common for photographers to work on several different photos at a time, Auto Pivot helps to streamline this part of the editing process. Photographers looking to introduce an Auto Pivot functional monitor into their editing arsenal can expect to benefit from more productive photo procession, comfortable viewing, and a seamless editing workflow.