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hi,just wanted to seek some opinions...which is preferable to use for photoediting works and design works? A MAC or PC laptop?i'm quite a newbie on PP's,just wondrin' if it's worth investing on either of the above mentioned gears.Thx
 

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Depends on your usage. If you used to PC, then just get a PC.

Buying a MAC does not mean your photo editing skills will be better. Same to PC too.

I am using both PC and MAC. Both have it's advantages and disadvantages.

The only differance i can see is the short cut keys.

Have a big budget to spend, then by all means get a MAC which will cost you at least a base price of about 4,000-5,000 (without the software). PC is much cheaper with almost the same specs.
 

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I think importance is not so much on how much one is willing to spend but how familiar one is to a particular system... have worked on Photoshop with Macs and Windows PCs before and do not see any significant advantage from either system...
 

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Other than the short cut keys which I personally find more friendly in Mac, I guess the other difference is the screen. I tend to like the colours on a Mac screen better.
 

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Other than the short cut keys which I personally find more friendly in Mac, I guess the other difference is the screen. I tend to like the colours on a Mac screen better.
a properly profiled screen should look the same... some might profile Mac screens to a gamma of 1.8, which would cause the screen to be brighter/more vibrant, but the standard with respect to printing and optimisation of screen colours especially for LCD screens seems to be a gamma of 2.2 nowadays...
 

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a properly profiled screen should look the same... some might profile Mac screens to a gamma of 1.8, which would cause the screen to be brighter/more vibrant, but the standard with respect to printing and optimisation of screen colours especially for LCD screens seems to be a gamma of 2.2 nowadays...
I guess in my case, most of my clients are using Mac and what look OK on my screen is usually more of less the same on their screen. Colours between a lab printed image are also close to my screen and I just use the build in profile for my screen.
 

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whatever works for the individual :) ... I have dealt with clients on both platforms as well as different expertise levels so I prefer to work the way I do... so at the end of the day, selecting which OS is up to individual familiarity and preference :)
 

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whatever works for the individual :) ... I have dealt with clients on both platforms as well as different expertise levels so I prefer to work the way I do... so at the end of the day, selecting which OS is up to individual familiarity and preference :)
Yeap, agreed with this. :thumbsup:
 

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ok,thanks for all the help with opinions..i guess will try to test a mac and compare with my pc. then decide whether to change or not.:thumbsup:
 

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