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MAC or PC

Is it just me or did I find that Mac is better for editing and processing photo.

© Nmedia

I never used Mac, but after spending some time with a friend's IMac, all indications, to me at least shows that Mac is way better, have more clean display of images and faster.

Any thoughts, guys and gals?

Photo credits: Nmedia, Sonica83.

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September 15, 2011

Cammeraydave

I use a macbook Pro with an Eizo monitor. Have been doing this for 6 years or so. Can put the laptop and camera gear in a safe at night so don't have to pay for insurance. Saved a lot of cash over the years.

September 14, 2011

Akulamatiau

Karenfoley: Thats a GREAT advice! Should save me a few bucks if I switch to Mac.

September 14, 2011

Karenfoleyphotography

Almost forgot, if you do switch to a Mac, you'll need new versions of the software you use. If you're using Adobe products, go to adobe.com and post a support request explaining that you are switching platforms - and provide the product keys for your current products - they will send you Mac versions for a very nominal fee. Can really save you some cash. Didn't try this with the microsoft products - can't imagine them being as gracious - but you could try.

September 14, 2011

Akulamatiau

Nero67: Yes, thats what I like about PC too.

September 14, 2011

Akulamatiau

Cammeraydave: ;) I hear you.

September 14, 2011

Akulamatiau

Nmedia: No prob man. I can guess it from illustration there. :) Nice one BTW.

September 14, 2011

Nero67

Surely the PC assembled and configured by me!!!

September 13, 2011

Cammeraydave

Mac for sure. You'll never look back.

September 13, 2011

Nmedia

Thanks for using my Illustration there, man!...I'm a loyal user of PC btw...:D

September 13, 2011

Akulamatiau

Hahhaa, I see your point Llareggub, Make sense.

September 13, 2011

Llareggub

I think the best way to answer that question is look through a page of images and ask whether you can tell whether it was edited on a Mac or PC and the answer is always no and realistically an appropriately powered piece of hardware will also not result in any longer a workflow...

I sometimes get a little perplexed by the question and the heated debate that it causes between the two camps, to me it is like asking a carpenter wether he uses a red or blue handled hammer :)

It is all a personal preference, I am PC after be pushed away from Mac by continual price hikes for hardware, whilst I prefer the OS I am unwilling to pay much more for it.

September 13, 2011

Akulamatiau

Thanks for all the feedback. I am seriously tempted to buy a Mac.

Tq again.

September 13, 2011

Karenfoleyphotography

Switched to a Mac after having two laptops die on me after about 18 months - and being told that is the "new normal" for technology. Have been thrilled with the Mac and think that total cost of ownership will be equivalent since the Mac is so much more reliable.

September 13, 2011

Baldas1950

Personally I think the best graphics capabilities of the MAC can be matched by a PC if it is equipped with high level graphics card and monitor. These things obviously cost a lot and so the prices of the two machines tend to become equal.
The situation is different with regard to viruses and the reliability of the two machines. In this case, the MAC is better but is more limited regarding the number of applications that can be installed.

September 13, 2011

Markosloizou

I had a PC and i have to say i hated it even before i got into complicated photo editing. I,ve gotten an Imac 27" and i love it. After almost two years of daily use i had absolutely no problems. The display is amazing in quality and size. I would encourage anyone to change from PC to Mac. One more thing i had to regularly format my hard disk because of the viruses. That isn't a problem anymore

September 13, 2011

BCritchley

Interesting read, I'm thinking of changing/ upgrading my PC laptop and thought I may try Mac but feel like it would be out of my comfort zone.
Are there any/many programs that can be used on one but not the other (photography/editing app's of course ).

September 13, 2011

Frameangel

It's true that Mac is better for multimedia but you have to pay more.So it can paid high spec for PC as well. However, most of people always said that "When you go Mac, You never go back"

September 13, 2011

Hypnocreative

I was a loyal PC user before I was first introduced to Mac. Now I use both but my PC is now only used for a TV application all day and Mac for everything else.

September 13, 2011

Akulamatiau

Thanks for the valuable feedbacks guys! Appreciate it.

September 13, 2011

Gmargittai

If you are looking for clean high quality display then buy just that, a high quality monitor, that can be callibrated. The computer with photoshop will do similarly if on a PC or a Mac.

September 12, 2011

Budgetstockphoto

compare displays on a similar priced PC and MAC and you'll get a similar experience. Compare a low spec budget PC with a cheap monitor and the mac will always look better.

It all comes down to a matter of personal preference which one you use - and if you spend most of your time in photoshop then you'll find the same (slightly horrible) interface on both systems. Dollar for dollar macs are not usually faster than PCs, but the hardware is generally better quality.

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