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Re: mac's and pc's and photoshop

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GTBlack_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Wed Feb 21 2001 - 16:52:12 PST


Photoshop is the same program on either platform. I have a 2 year old PC and
a new Mac cube that I use side by side for business. I can't tell the
difference. PS runs the same.

You just want to make sure you get as much ram as you can afford. I got the
g4 cube last month and tried running PS with the 64mb of ram that came with
the computer. The more complex the document became the more out of memory
messages appeared. Macwherehouse has mac ram on sale so I upgraded to 576mb.
Haven't had any problems since.

If I am designing for the web I use the PC. The stat logs on one of my sites
shows that only 2 percent of people visiting it are using Macs. PCs and Macs
display color differently. If you are trying to get accurate color you should
view your site under the same conditions as your users. On the web that means
PC.

Designing for print is a different matter. I just delivered a job to pretty
large printing house. Early on I asked them if they had a pref for the Quark
files being created on PC or Mac. They said they could take it either way but
PC was an inconvenience. They couldn't guarantee how the text would wrap
since the PC fonts have different metrics than Mac fonts and they used Mac
for the entire workflow throughout the plant. Granted that's Quark, but I
think you'll find most people in the graphic design business use Macs. Call
up a couple service bureaus.

My personal pref is the mac because it was hugely easier to set up. I don't
have time to be computer guy. I'm art guy. In only 6 hours I had it pulled
out of the box hooked up, connected to the Internet and installed a printer,
CDR, usb hub, flash reader, 3.5 drive, zip drive and digital vidcam. No
problems. I compare that to my PC. I've had it for 2 years and have spent
countless hours trying to hook things up and was only successful once.

Geoff Black

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In a message dated 2/21/01 12:15:21 AM, KHeifetz@aol.com writes:

<< I would like some information before diving into photoshop ....what do
most
people feel is better to use a mac or pc with photoshop? ( I have used both
but need some solid ground to present to my administrators about my
preference) and why? need help with this..anna >>

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