Originally Posted by trainstation
I am thinking of reconfigureing my display to a dual monitor system. I have the proper video card an Radeon X700 PRO and am running Windows XP MCE CS2 Premium Suite. I think I remember being told or reading somewhere that you could put your tools on one screen and your image on the other. Am I right ? And is it a simple matter of dragging the image? Thanks for any input I cannot seem to put my hands on the proper material at this moment. David C.
I use dual 19" LCD monitors on Windows XP and I've got to tell you that it is fantastic!
All of my Photoshop palettes load up on one monitor (after initially taking a few moments to position them there by dragging), giving me the full 1280x1024 screen real estate (minus main Photoshop tool and status bars) to work on the image I'm processing.
It gets even better if you use a Wacom drawing tablet. You can set the tablet to traverse the whole virtual desktop (both monitors) or just bind it to the one you use for actually working on the image. I use the latter.
Simply put, it is awesome! I use the mouse to select tools and tool options and use my drawing tablet for the actual touch-ups.
I'm lovin' it and don't plan on ever going back to a single monitor setup. When I have to use my wife's computer if she asks how to do something, I feel claustrophobic.
Good luck with your dual setup. It takes a few seconds of getting used to but once you grow into it, it's like your favorite lens, the one that you never want to go without.