4K technology is quickly taking over the mainstream of the digital video world, from TV screens to computer monitors to cameras and projectors, 4K screen resolution and all of its accompanying features are now no longer just bleeding edge technologies but becoming positively mainstream, particularly when it comes to TV displays and the video recording that creates their content.
But, you might be wondering what exactly 4K is and what the different details behind it are all about. Well, we’re going to cover exactly that here and give you an overview of all the critical information about 4K ultra-high definition and other types of ultra HD resolution that you need to know as a potential buyer of TV, projector, camera and other display or recording technologies.
Ultimately, the advantages of 4K are all about the applications you use. If you use a few important applications on Windows and they’re all properly optimized for 4K displays, then all the concerns about the Windows desktop ecosystem being behind don’t really matter.
Applications that make better use of 4K are a killer app. For example, Adobe Photoshop can make good use of 4K displays. Photoshop’s interface can scale up to be larger and more usable, and then you can open a high-resolution image and see it in full detail. In other words, you could work with massive images at their original size, seeing them in a 1:1 ratio without any scrolling or zooming. If you do photo manipulation, graphics work, or video editing, a 4K monitor seems like a no-brainer.