Best Monitors for Photo Editing and Design 2022

BenQ PD2720U
BenQ PD2720U (Image credit: Windows Central)

The best computer monitors for photo editing and design are specially designed for the task. High resolution, accurate color reproduction across color gamuts (such as AdobeRGB and DCI-P3), plenty of brightness, good connectivity, and an ergonomic stand are some of the factors that go into our overall picks here. If you're a designer, videographer, or photographer who needs some new display hardware, we've collected the best right here.

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This collection of monitors should appeal to professionals who are primarily dealing with editing and design work, but we can offer further suggestions if you're unsure where to start.

For anyone working across design and photo or video work, the BenQ PD2720U is an outstanding 4K option that does many things right. The stand is ergonomic, controls make it easy to navigate the menus, and color reproduction is spot on with 100% sRGB, 100% AdobeRGB, and 96% DCI-P3. HDR10 is baked in, and there are a ton of presets to choose from if you're changing tasks and need a different setup. This is a rather pricey option, but it's definitely one of the best out there for professionals.

If you plan on switching between professional work and casual play, the Razer Raptor 27 might be better suited for your needs. Not only is it beautifully designed with smart cable management and RGB lighting, but it can also hold its own in terms of picture. The 2K panel has a 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, and is compatible with NVIDIA G-Sync and AMD FreeSync. Color hits 100% sRGB, 90% AdobeRGB, and 96% DCI-P3, plus there's HDR400 baked in. If you're not looking to go all-in with a pro monitor, this is undoubtedly a better choice at a lower price than our top pick.

None of these options really what you're looking for? Our roundup of the overall best computer monitors has more displays.

Cale Hunt
Senior Editor, Laptop Reviews

Cale Hunt is formerly a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full-time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.