Mac or PC for photo processing and editing?

2 years 9 months ago #555722 by Dana Leeson
When it comes to processing  and editing your work, do you prefer to do it on a Mac or PC.  I have both and tend to always process on my Mac.  

Just wondering if others are doing the same, or find preference with their  PC?


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2 years 9 months ago #555729 by cybersholt
PC, I'm sure this topic will stir up the Mac fans :)


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2 years 9 months ago #555745 by garyrhook
This question makes, and has always made, zero sense.

There are two things to consider in the context of photographic PP:
  1. What tool do you want to use?
  2. Is the tool available on more than one platform?
Only if the answer to the second one is "yes" do you begin to consider other parameters completely outside of editing software to help you make your decision. Which makes this question specious.

If the questions are asked differently:
  1. Do I have the option of buying a new computer?
  2. How do I intend to use it?
Then only if the answer to the first one is a "yes" do you consider the second question. And then you weigh pros and cons, and prioritize your needs and desires. And also go back to the first questions above.

Put another way: I use Lightroom and Photoshop. Within those two application it matters not a whit which OS/hardware I'm running on. They work almost identically on both Windows and MacOS. It doesn't matter what I prefer if that is the only metric. The only distinguishing characteristic, the number of mouse buttons, is not that big of a deal.

And if I consider other relevant factors like plug-ins, then suddenly there's no decision to make at all, because that usually means a single platform is your only option. Nik being an exception.


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2 years 9 months ago #555863 by One Creative Girl
Macbook 


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2 years 9 months ago #555878 by Peter Nunez
Depends on where I'm at, I process on both MAC and PC


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2 years 9 months ago #556057 by ShutterPal
Most of the time, I'm working on my Mac.


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2 years 9 months ago #556177 by Jakov Barnes
Both PC and Macbook 


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2 years 9 months ago #556182 by effron
Both are great machines, the new loaded Dell XPS laptop is an animal, it will be my next computer...just waiting for my old one, bought in 2006,  to die.....

Why so serious?
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2 years 9 months ago #556305 by KENT MELTON
I'm all about which ever is closest to me at the time.  


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2 years 9 months ago #556320 by ThatNikonGuy
PC 


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2 years 9 months ago #556322 by Vespista
It's a lot like the Canon / Nikon argument; both have their fans. One isn't 'better' than the other.
Personally I use Macs but I'm the first to admit they're not the best option for everyone.
It's what you are comfortable with, can afford, fits with rest of your system, runs your preferred software and fits your most efficient workflow.


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2 years 9 months ago #556499 by Miss Polly
I actually use both.  No preference.


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2 years 9 months ago #556596 by Drew Fletcher
+Mac

Nikon D700 | 24-70mm | 14-24mm | 105mm
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2 years 9 months ago #556804 by Justin Time
20 years ago Mac had a far superior operating system.
These days there is hardly any difference between Mac and Windows.
Mac is much more expensive for the same power (not far from twice the price), but it is also very reliable. It comes in specific models and cannot be customised much. Regarding video, it has an excellent proprietary codec called ProRes which is certainly a plus.
WIndows is much cheaper, can be totally customised to suit your needs, but for this same reason is probably not as reliable if heavily tweaked


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