Pc or mac.

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Rustydiver, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. Thinking about a new laptop in time what's best for using with photos a pc or mac or is it better to get a good desktop computer?

    Over to you :thinking:
  2. Mac book pro.

    And lightrooms software for images.

  3. When you say you want a new system for photos can i ask what is it exactly that you want to do with it?

    I have a few questions :)

    Are you thinking about the absolutely top end of post production and airbrushing and picture manipulation for high end production for magazine or professional production? What else do you want to use it for? Does it have to be portable? What do you currently know or use?

    And is money no option? and do you like ultra nice shiny new loveliness :)
  4. I finally just switched to Mac. Turns out it's all true. They are sublime. Very intuitive, loads of nice tools and excellent for all photo and art applications. Not to mention impervious to viral attacks. Get a Mac and join the good life. Once you go Mac you never go back. 8)
    P.S. They are ridiculously expensive but they don't hold their value. Look for a slightly used one and save an absolute bundle.
  5. Completely agree.

    I was anti apple and have used laptops every day for yers.

    Then Xmas I came into some money and bought my first apple, an iMac.

    I still use my laptop for work but it is a chore but my mac is pure enjoyment and fun ! It made me buy an iPad and an iPhone too!

    Plus when laptop dies, it ill be a MacBook pro for me.

    Hope this helps
  6. Mac every time for me, I got addicted when the very 1st iMacs came out. I use Apple's Aperture software for Photo editing, it's a step up from iPhoto.

    Have fun
  7. I want something for photo manipulation for home use.
    Would prefer portability, don't like the thought of being banished to the spare room when I use the pc.
    Money is an objet I wish that it wasn't.
    Don't really use a pc just my iPad for Internet use.
  9. delilah

    delilah Sponsor

    I'd echo the views above, a mac will offer you a trouble free experience that I never had in all my years in IT with a PC.
  10. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Administrator

    Got a mac a few weeks ago and it is a different class - especially with iPad and iPhone as well. Bought a photo card reader for the iPad the other day so I can upload onto that.
  11. Birdy

    Birdy Not Child Friendly

    Go Mac. A friend made buy a second hand MacBook Pro as I've never looked back. I've had it 5 years and it works as well today as it did then and it was 4 years old when I got it.

    Buy second hand and save a fortune. I also bought a MacMini second hand. Ruddy marvellous. No stupid pop up messages, no taking ages to load, no defragging. It does what you want.

    As Baywatcher has said "come and join the good life"
  12. delilah

    delilah Sponsor

    Yeah good option is to buy second hand and stick a solid estate hard drive in it and it will be faster than the day it was bought.
  14. Oh Yeah, like Birdy said, no more defragging with a Mac. No more slowing down and having to do "bug hunts". No more dealing with security issues at all. I keep thinking it must be time for some sort of maintenance but there is nothing to do. It's like having self-cleaning teeth.
    If a Mac starts to slow down it's probably because you've left too many toys running or you need to clear out some garbage.
    I wonder if the Trash bin on a U.K. Mac is called "Rubbish". :)
  16. anna@vwheritage

    anna@vwheritage Sponsor

    i hope to turn to mac just cant afford to ditch my old lappytop at the moment pklus it still does what i need it to for the minute
  17. Mac .......... we have quite the apple family at home

    - macbook air
    - i pad
    - i phone
    - mini mac
    - mini mac server

    they are all linked up and 'talk to each other .... i can control the mini macs with the iphone,ipad and macbook air ... #geek
  18. What everyone else said. Ipads for the web, imac with photoshop,lightroom and iphoto for the image editing. The only pc in my house is the work laptop which is just rubbish, locked down tighter than Mary Whitehouses knickers and about as much fun....
  19. Still trying to convince her indoors its either a mac book pro or imac. I've said a imac. She says pro. Reverse sycology starting to work
  20. Mac all the way! Never believed the hype until I bought an iMac 2 years ago. Absolutely fantastic for photo processing, video editing, archiving and general workflows. The whole thing about Macs just "working" is so true. Only ever had to do a "reboot" twice since I got it. Time machine backup just does its thing without you knowing and the os interface is just a dream. Not too keen on the latest OS Lion upgrade though, think I prefer Snow Leopard.

    Have an ipad for surfing on the couch and planning on getting iPhone next. Apple is expensive, but worth it!

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