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  • kennykodak
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    i have four macs in my studio. when i teach photoshop at the university it is on pc's. it's bad enough to be left handed but to also think backwards...

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  • Patrick
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    Originally posted by Stephen View Post
    Finder is the equivalent of Windows Explorer and is obviously useful for organising and finding stuff. System Preferences is much the same as Control Panel. You will have Safari as standard, I think its a pretty good browser, but I use Firefox on the iMac, Safari on the MBP. Program icons can simply be dragged on and off the Dock at the bottom of the screen. You will find all progs in the Applications folder in Finder. All progs come as DMG files rather than EXE files. All pretty basic and easy stuff really

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  • Patrick
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  • Stephen
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    Originally posted by Patrick View Post
    Thanks Stephen

    Its more where things are, to set things up the way I think I should like them.

    Patrick
    Finder is the equivalent of Windows Explorer and is obviously useful for organising and finding stuff. System Preferences is much the same as Control Panel. You will have Safari as standard, I think its a pretty good browser, but I use Firefox on the iMac, Safari on the MBP. Program icons can simply be dragged on and off the Dock at the bottom of the screen. You will find all progs in the Applications folder in Finder. All progs come as DMG files rather than EXE files. All pretty basic and easy stuff really

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  • Patrick
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    Originally posted by Stephen View Post
    I have never bought any books for the Mac. Initially I got some basic help from my brother who'd had one for some time. Many of the protocols are similar to those on a PC so its quick to get the hang of things. However there are masses of online help on the Apple site such as http://www.apple.com/uk/support/snowleopard/
    Thanks Stephen

    Its more where things are, to set things up the way I think I should like them.

    Patrick

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  • Stephen
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    Originally posted by Patrick View Post
    My Dell screen is very bright.

    Can any one recommend a good book on Snow Leopard?

    Patrick
    I have never bought any books for the Mac. Initially I got some basic help from my brother who'd had one for some time. Many of the protocols are similar to those on a PC so its quick to get the hang of things. However there are masses of online help on the Apple site such as http://www.apple.com/uk/support/snowleopard/

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  • Patrick
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    Originally posted by Ian View Post
    I don't think there is much difference between Mac and PC screens; all the latest LCD monitors I have seen are too bright for ideal calibration, unfortunately. Only really expensive monitors designed specifically for imaging use seen to either have a brightness adjustment that goes low enough for trouble-free calibration.

    Ian
    My Dell screen is very bright.

    Can any one recommend a good book on Snow Leopard?

    Patrick

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  • Ian
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    Originally posted by Stephen View Post
    I sense you are going to love it Patrick. Be aware that the iMac screens tend to be brighter than regular PC monitors, so this may affect your output, sure you will sort it out though.
    I don't think there is much difference between Mac and PC screens; all the latest LCD monitors I have seen are too bright for ideal calibration, unfortunately. Only really expensive monitors designed specifically for imaging use seen to either have a brightness adjustment that goes low enough for trouble-free calibration.

    Ian

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  • Stephen
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    Originally posted by Patrick View Post
    Hi All

    My iMac arrived today about 10:30 this morning. Not had much time to play with it properly yet.

    The monitors picture quality is breathtaking, I am in the process of profiling it.
    Will be spending the evening installing programs

    Patrick
    I sense you are going to love it Patrick. Be aware that the iMac screens tend to be brighter than regular PC monitors, so this may affect your output, sure you will sort it out though.

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  • Patrick
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    Originally posted by Patrick View Post
    I have this craving to buy a iMac. In fact I have lusted after one for some time now, despite reservations on price v specification. iMacs always appear expensive compared with PC.
    All Mac users I talk too praise their machines over PC but none can give a definitive reason, their reply always seems emotional rather than practical.
    There is of course the disillusionment many have with PC & Windows, but the praise of Macs appears to me to go deeper than that.
    I am trying before risking domestic harmony by buying a iMac (my wife has threatened to change the locks if I buy one) to understand the love for Macs over PC.

    Patrick
    Hi All

    My iMac arrived today about 10:30 this morning. Not had much time to play with it properly yet.

    The monitors picture quality is breathtaking, I am in the process of profiling it.
    Will be spending the evening installing programs

    Patrick

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  • grandjohn
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    After using nothing but a PC for years, I purchased a 21" Imac a little over 3 years ago. I did purchase the service that allowed me to go once a week to learn to change my thinking from PC to Mac. I would strongly suggest you do this, makes life easier. I would not go back to a PC now for all the tea in China! Now I have the 27" Imac and it is a dream.
    grandjohn

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  • Josh Bear
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    Originally posted by Stephen View Post
    I can definitely see us having to start a new board for all Mac related stuff
    yes please.

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  • Stephen
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    I can definitely see us having to start a new board for all Mac related stuff

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  • Patrick
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    Originally posted by Josh Bear View Post
    Ditto. As an FYI when I converted from pc to mac my lightroom serial number allowed me to download the mac version at no charge.

    Best regards

    josh
    Hi Stephen/Josh

    I had made enquiries on transferring licensees on all the software that I was going to use CS4, Lightroom, Photomatix, PTGui, Noiseninja plus some other bits and pieces in all cases no problems, simply download the Mac version and use the same serial number.

    Let you guys know how I get on, if I like it I shall start saving for a Macbook.

    Anybody out there interested in a Dell with duel core intel 2.13 gHz, 4 gig ram 512 graphics card (upgraded last year), 2 H/D one 350 Gig the other 750 gig (added last year). 22 wide screen LCD Dell Monitor


    sensible offers considered.

    Patrick

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