Lens Diaries Go Now
Glamour, Beauty, Nude, Models, Photographers

*    |  Register  


 
Go Back   Garage Glamour™ > Garage Glamour™ Main Forums > Tech Talk Forum
 

Tech Talk Forum Photography & Technical Related Only!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
MAC vs. Windows
Old 04-03-2005, 08:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
Free Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Member GG#: 39868
Location: Hampstead
Posts: 10
Comments: 0

joeymags34 is offline IP: 69.174.183.83
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

Ok, so I bought a new laptop for ease of use, you know take it from site to site and so on and so forth. I am finding that i am using it more for internet, and it seems as though because I have a baby, it has become the household computer. I bought the computer thinking it would be mainly for photo editing. Today, I was in the apple store, getting ready to buy my new ipod...and all of sudden I am checking out these incredible monitors. So I talked to the guy about the Apple Macs. He told me that the screens are calibrated specifically for digital photographers and graphic artists, and that the colors on the monitor closely resemble printed photos. With all the software Mac provides, and the focus on graphics...I am wondering if I should buy a new mac for photo editing??? Anyone with experience, any MAC users? These screens are incredible, and make my new Toshiba laptop look like it has ****ty colors. Any help here? Oh, by the way, I use Photoshop Elements 3 for photo editing...they have the same software right on teh computer at the store...What do you think?
Thanks in advance for the help.
Joe
  View Public Profile Send a private message to joeymags34 Find More Posts by joeymags34
 
Re: MAC vs. Windows
Old 04-03-2005, 08:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
Free Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Member GG#: 39868
Location: Hampstead
Posts: 10
Comments: 0

joeymags34 is offline IP: 69.174.183.83
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

Well, by the looks of things....a post I just read down the page, it seems as though many of the photographers are mac fanatics. As much as I want to say I wanna purchase the big G5 2.5 GHZ 4GB RAM bla bla bla...I can't afford that one. I was thinking 1.6ghz one with 255 gb ram. Of course I would upgrade the ram...but whats your take on that vs. a brand new Dell? With dell, I would obviously upgrade to the 20"lcd.
Thanks
Joe
  View Public Profile Send a private message to joeymags34 Find More Posts by joeymags34
 
Re: MAC vs. Windows
Old 04-03-2005, 09:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
Lifetime Photographer

 
PhotosByMorganII's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Member GG#: 35979
Location: Fort Worth
Posts: 316
Comments: 0
Send a message via Yahoo to PhotosByMorganII

PhotosByMorganII is offline IP: 66.190.65.40
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

I use a Mac for all my computer needs to include working on my photos. It is easy to use, rarely ever crashes if at all. I have not had mine crash yet since using OS x. The Risc Processor allows for fast processing.
  View Public Profile Send a private message to PhotosByMorganII Visit PhotosByMorganII's homepage! Find More Posts by PhotosByMorganII
 
Re: MAC vs. Windows
Old 04-03-2005, 09:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
Free Member

 
R_Fredrick_Smith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Member GG#: 35872
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Posts: 3,660
Comments: 41

R_Fredrick_Smith is offline IP: 67.162.234.198
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

You can get just as good of results on Windows PC as MAC.
You will spend less money on the Windows PC and have more software available.
The one lament I hear all the time from MAC owners is when they see some neat software item I have on my Window's PC that isn't available for MAC.
Do this test. Go to a big store that sells computers and software like Frys. Look at the two rows of MAC software and the 20 rows of Window's PC software.
As far as comparing a laptop screen to a expensive MAC monitor, that's like comparing apples and oranges.
Cheers,
rfs
  View Public Profile Send a private message to R_Fredrick_Smith Visit R_Fredrick_Smith's homepage! Find More Posts by R_Fredrick_Smith
 
Re: MAC vs. Windows
Old 04-03-2005, 10:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
Lifetime Photographer

 
PhotosByMorganII's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Member GG#: 35979
Location: Fort Worth
Posts: 316
Comments: 0
Send a message via Yahoo to PhotosByMorganII

PhotosByMorganII is offline IP: 66.190.65.40
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

Yes, there is more software out there for Windows based machines. But I can add a program to my computer and run the Windows software on my Mac. And the prices of Macs have come down from many years ago. I work in the computer field and daily I see many calls come in for issues with Windows based machines and rarely any calls on the Mac computers that we also have. Yes, both machines will allow the photographer to do their photos.
  View Public Profile Send a private message to PhotosByMorganII Visit PhotosByMorganII's homepage! Find More Posts by PhotosByMorganII
 
Re: MAC vs. Windows
Old 04-03-2005, 10:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
Free Member

 
vsrdan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Member GG#: 42806
Location: Lincoln
Posts: 163
Comments: 0

vsrdan is offline IP: 24.208.93.167
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

If you are buying a Dell... keep a very good back up computer, too. Also, never keep a Dell as a back up!
  View Public Profile Send a private message to vsrdan Visit vsrdan's homepage! Find More Posts by vsrdan
 
statistics
Old 04-03-2005, 10:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
Free Member

 
wsheldon50131's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Member GG#: 41629
Location: Johnston
Posts: 160
Comments: 0
Send a message via AIM to wsheldon50131 Send a message via Yahoo to wsheldon50131

wsheldon50131 is offline IP: 71.34.172.10
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

You may want to also add what the majority of computer owners or users are are PC oriented. Linux and Windows based machines. Isnt it true that 3 percent of the total market are Mac users? So wouldnt it also figure that you are inherently going to have more Windows problems? Like 97 percent of the time you are going to have a call for a windows problem.

To say that a MAC machine is the perfect remedy to all, is calling the kettle black in my opinion. This might be why there are so many more viruses for Windows machines. Bored little misfit nerdy high school and college kids wanting to do stupid things with no real idea of the intention.

If you dont like what I say, because I do bring up a valid point, too bad. Take apart your MAC and who makes the majority of the components, IBM. In other words, when you buy junk parts and expect to put it with a high powered machine, you may end up with a space station MIR. There are alot of computer manufacturers that are cutting costs to make you a cheap machine, and in return you get a cheap machine.
  View Public Profile Send a private message to wsheldon50131 Visit wsheldon50131's homepage! Find More Posts by wsheldon50131
 
Re: statistics
Old 04-03-2005, 11:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
Lifetime Photographer

 
PhotosByMorganII's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Member GG#: 35979
Location: Fort Worth
Posts: 316
Comments: 0
Send a message via Yahoo to PhotosByMorganII

PhotosByMorganII is offline IP: 66.190.65.40
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

I am afraid you are reading into my response something that is not there. I never stated that a Macintosh computer is the answer for all. I was just pointing out that Macs have fewer problems than PC's even though there are less Macs out there. It all comes down to what all you may want to do with a computer and also how much you wish to learn about a computer to operate it. Macs are easier to use for those folks who are not computer savvy.
  View Public Profile Send a private message to PhotosByMorganII Visit PhotosByMorganII's homepage! Find More Posts by PhotosByMorganII
 
Re: MAC vs. Windows
Old 04-03-2005, 11:16 PM   #9 (permalink)
Free Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Member GG#: 36266
Posts: 176
Comments: 0

IIsassi is offline IP: 70.114.225.153
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

I'm curious what you base this on.. I support about a dozen clients that run mostly on Dell's that don't have any problems related to the hardware.

At the last company I worked full-time at, I managed the desktop and server team. We had about 2400 Dell desktops with very little hardware problems. Most problems were related to dirt in the CD drives and spilled coffee.

If there is an unbiased study out there I'd like to see it.


Thanks,
Israel

  View Public Profile Send a private message to IIsassi Find More Posts by IIsassi
 
Re: MAC vs. Windows
Old 04-03-2005, 11:22 PM   #10 (permalink)
Free Member

 
vsrdan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Member GG#: 42806
Location: Lincoln
Posts: 163
Comments: 0

vsrdan is offline IP: 24.208.93.167
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

I don't know how old your Dell's are. Few years ago, they were good. I have a beand new one (this is not a 'regular' one, but a latest GX280) and it sounds like a lawn mover when I use ANY Adobe application on it. I got a Dell laptop (few years old) and now my lawyers talking with Dell about it. Hope this explains something!
  View Public Profile Send a private message to vsrdan Visit vsrdan's homepage! Find More Posts by vsrdan
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Windows 7 help Photomart Tech Talk Forum 6 01-12-2010 10:36 PM
Preview failure in Bridge CS3 for Windows? CatCynic Digital Darkroom 3 06-27-2007 06:44 PM
Help Spec-ing a Windows Based System Allan Digital Darkroom 17 12-22-2006 09:13 AM
Better color management for Windows XP Driftwood Tech Talk Forum 1 10-31-2005 07:01 PM
Windows - viewing raw files plus colour management Driftwood Tech Talk Forum 1 09-17-2005 10:14 AM

Sponsors


New To Site? Need Help? Photographer & Model Links
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:57 PM.

© 1999-2017 Garage Glamour™




Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93