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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2009, 09:11:37 AM »
I have my desktop na kasi and im looking for a lappy for this kind of job actually im torn between the MSI Gx620 and macbookpro. Im still thinking which one will i get. Any suggestions?   ;D
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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2009, 09:12:24 AM »
Yakidoodle....kung malapit ka nga lang sa akin...inalok ko na sayo itong hindi ko nagagamit.





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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2009, 09:55:26 AM »
The newly released macbook white with 7 hrs battery life is Php 54,990 and the 13" macbook pro unibody with 7 hrs battery life is Php 68,990. Both have the same specs except for the sd card slot on the macbook pro and the macbook white has 250gb hd and the macbook pro has 160gb hd. If I were you I would get the mackbook white unless you like the look and feel of the aluminum body.

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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2009, 11:29:14 AM »

Yup tama si sir Jo.  Mas ok ang matte screens since. What i like about them is they do not produce annoying reflections that gets in the way of work. Medyo maging picky ka sa monitor na gagamitin mo. Pero sa parts, a decent dual-core processor, 4gb ram, a video card, and lots of HDD space will do the job.

Instead of buying a name brand computer mag paassemble ka ng computer, then meron ka pa money para sa lenses, and other photography accessories. :) PM me kung interested ka patulong setup ng computer. I can also refer you to a really good dealer if your in the Metro. :)

My complaint about the glossy screen is my images look more contrasty on it compared to my prints (even if I calibrate and profile my computer monitor).

Others have complained that they are distracted by the glossy screen because they see its reflection upon its surface.

I don't have a problem with seeing my reflection on my computer screen since I like how my face looks :D  LOL!

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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #24 on: October 23, 2009, 11:47:45 AM »


We've had a few cases where we couldn't accurately calibrate and profile a user's computer monitor because it wasn't good enough for the intended purpose.




Sir Jo, what is an example of a 'good monitor' (or a bad monitor for that matter) for lets say a Spyder2Express?

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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2009, 11:55:31 AM »
Sir Jo, what is an example of a 'good monitor' (or a bad monitor for that matter) for lets say a Spyder2Express?

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You can't use the current glossy mac displays with the Spyder2.  You'll have to get a Spyder3 :D

Other displays that we tend to avoid are those that are way past their prime.  For example, you generally replace a CRT monitor after 3 years of regular use (it's usually no longer stable enough to accurately calibrate and profile).

A friend once approached me with a problem.  He couldn't accurately calibrate and profile his display.  He bought an expensive computer monitor and we tried to use 3 different brands and models of monitor calibrating and profiling products.  No success.

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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #26 on: October 23, 2009, 07:31:45 PM »
do you think ill go with MSI nalang since ill use this laptop for picture editing lang talaga. but if there is a problem with the display lcd(Macbookpro) in terms of accuracy mas ok if ill go to other lappy nlng?

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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #27 on: October 23, 2009, 07:39:43 PM »
There is also the option to get a laptop at the same time an external monitor so you have the option to work with a properly calibrated monitor when home, and then take your station and be on the go as well for less color critical work.
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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #28 on: October 23, 2009, 07:43:02 PM »
slightly OT question: do we really need 4GB of ram for photo editing? i'm thinking of increasing the memory of my macbook aluminum to 4GB. will it have a significant effect on the speed of the laptop?
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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #29 on: October 23, 2009, 08:20:44 PM »
Yes, 4GB of ram will be a big help. It aids multi-tasking. Kung 2GB lang ram mo at madami ka process na pictures medyo di ka na makagawa ng ibang processes.

Memory is cheap these days wag ka lang sa mga Apple stores punta for an upgrade or else you'll burn 5k for a 2GB upgrade. :) A trip to your friendly computer stores will save you a lot of money without compromising reliability. :)

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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #30 on: October 23, 2009, 10:45:44 PM »
do you think ill go with MSI nalang since ill use this laptop for picture editing lang talaga. but if there is a problem with the display lcd(Macbookpro) in terms of accuracy mas ok if ill go to other lappy nlng?

I edit off my laptop.  I don't use my desktop (iMac) to post process my photos :D

I use my laptop for photoshop.  I use my desktop to surf the web :D

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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2009, 10:47:32 PM »
slightly OT question: do we really need 4GB of ram for photo editing? i'm thinking of increasing the memory of my macbook aluminum to 4GB. will it have a significant effect on the speed of the laptop?

Yes and no.  Yes, it might make your programs run faster.

But, you might not be utilizing all of it if you're only doing Photoshop :D

I have 4GB of RAM loaded in my laptop.  But only 3GB is recognized by Photoshop.

Even then, I don't think that I'm really using that 3GB to its full potential since I only do simple editing tasks in Photoshop.

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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #32 on: October 23, 2009, 10:53:22 PM »
Get a IPS-based LCD. Anything else is not "best PC". ;)
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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #33 on: October 23, 2009, 11:35:09 PM »
There is also the option to get a laptop at the same time an external monitor so you have the option to work with a properly calibrated monitor when home, and then take your station and be on the go as well for less color critical work.

I forgot to look at that side. ^__^ Thanks bro. I think ill stay for mac.   ;D

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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #34 on: October 24, 2009, 01:28:28 AM »
do you agree that quad cores are best for this job? (say you do rendering with your pc too)

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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #35 on: October 24, 2009, 02:20:09 AM »
They said photoshop use both procie + GPU. so I guess mas ok kung quad then a good video card.  ;)

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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #36 on: October 24, 2009, 04:40:43 AM »
an overclocked E5200 :)

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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #37 on: October 24, 2009, 09:05:43 AM »
Yes and no.  Yes, it might make your programs run faster.

But, you might not be utilizing all of it if you're only doing Photoshop :D

I have 4GB of RAM loaded in my laptop.  But only 3GB is recognized by Photoshop.

Even then, I don't think that I'm really using that 3GB to its full potential since I only do simple editing tasks in Photoshop.

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Maybe the OS you're using is 32-bit. A 64-bit operating system is needed so that the computer can use more than 3gb of RAM.

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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #38 on: October 24, 2009, 09:45:17 AM »
Maybe the OS you're using is 32-bit. A 64-bit operating system is needed so that the computer can use more than 3gb of RAM.

Yes, I'm using a 32-bit OS.  But that's part of my point :D

I've encountered people who load up to 8GB of RAM in their computer system thinking that all 8GB will be fully utilized by Photoshop. :D

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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #39 on: October 24, 2009, 09:54:19 AM »
8GB is overkill already. Hehehe.

But 4GB is quite useful if one uses Photoshop, Lightroom, Indesign at the same time, plus some other background apps. Several times ko na fully utilize ang 4GB hehehe. Pero 8GB is really overkill.

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