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03/11/2006 07:53:06 PM · #1
Im thinking about getting a IMac setup for storage and post processing of my photography any suggestions on how to set it up for that?
03/11/2006 07:54:48 PM · #2
Plug it in, install PS and away you go.
03/11/2006 08:02:40 PM · #3
how about screen color correction? wacom tablet? any thing to improve work flow?
03/11/2006 08:03:26 PM · #4
yep thats all you basically need to do. everything else in the imac is already setup and ready to go...... great screen/monitor it has also
03/11/2006 08:04:47 PM · #5
I use a 20" iMac. Beautiful machine. Zeus is right, just do it.

The LCD screen is bright (especially since I'm coming from a CRT) but properly calibrated, it's wonderful. Tablets are cool, but I've never used one. Many hardcore photo editors do though. Your work flow won't change much if you used PS on Windows. But you will appreciate the new OS.
03/11/2006 08:05:55 PM · #6
there's a great calibrating program inside your iMac.

I love it!
03/11/2006 08:07:42 PM · #7
yes i was a mac user back in the first days of the power mac when a meg of ram was $400 and a 40 meg HD was huge. The speed of the new intel mac's is getting too tempting not to take part.
03/11/2006 08:35:42 PM · #8
As soon as funds allow I will DEFINITELY go to MAC. I am converted that's for sure! (I am also waiting for funds to allow for lighting and lenses too, heck, I just need funds in general!)
03/14/2006 09:58:36 PM · #9
From my understanding PS and PS elements for the intel mac's wont be out till 2007 has any one heard any different
03/14/2006 10:04:14 PM · #10
Originally posted by the3beers:

From my understanding PS and PS elements for the intel mac's wont be out till 2007 has any one heard any different


I wouldn't be surprised if this is true, though I haven't heard actual reports to this effect. Adobe is historically slow sometimes in keeping up with Apple. But, I've heard reports that Apple's Rosetta technology actually runs the current version of PS FASTER on Intel chips (under emulation) than native on G5 hardware.
03/14/2006 10:06:13 PM · #11
Originally posted by the3beers:

From my understanding PS and PS elements for the intel mac's wont be out till 2007 has any one heard any different


This is true, so it's probably better to wait a year before buying an Intel iMac. However the 20" PowerPC-based iMac is still available at a very good price (they dropped the price $200 when the Intel version came out) and would certainly outperform the new version running PS under Rosetta (the PowerPC emulation layer).

See performance here: Performance comparison of Photoshop

Message edited by author 2006-03-14 22:08:09.
03/14/2006 10:15:14 PM · #12
Originally posted by strangeghost:

But, I've heard reports that Apple's Rosetta technology actually runs the current version of PS FASTER on Intel chips (under emulation) than native on G5 hardware.


Everything that I've read says that this is NOT true. PS is much faster on the G5. But, again, that's just what I've read.

-Chad

Message edited by author 2006-03-14 22:15:32.
03/14/2006 10:21:27 PM · #13
This is true, but the current version runs acceptably fast in rosetta emulation

Originally posted by the3beers:

From my understanding PS and PS elements for the intel mac's wont be out till 2007 has any one heard any different
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