is PC photoshop diff from apple photoshop?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by mi mo, Dec 16, 2003.

  1. mi mo

    mi mo Guest

    I am trying to decide on my next computer its been 2.5 years with this xp
    1500 athlon. So I considering apple?

    Any feedback? Also Is there a difference of photoshop for apple, and
    photoshop for pc.. When I look at the macs in the store they seem to have
    more style and affects?

    Thank you Everyone for your feedback?

    mi mo, Dec 16, 2003
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    Eric Gill Guest

    Well, okay. Didn't like the Athlon?

    Granted, it was hardly cutting edge even 2 1/2 years ago, but are you just
    looking for some more speed or what?
    Yes. What size of images are you editing?
    Some trivial differences in the way the menus behave.
    No, the two versions of PS are functionally the same.
    You bet.
    Eric Gill, Dec 16, 2003
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  3. mi mo

    mi mo Guest


    more thoughts, and thanks! Having a good day! Need to do shopping

    Funtionally yes but packaging and add ons im not sure?

    That is funny my friends PC with photoshop and the apple at school and store
    have more Styles for test and buttons.. They have like brushed blue steel
    and glass for text and buttons. The pc ones i seen do not have this. I use
    fireworks for now on my pc , athlon is fine for basic computing, slow
    harddrive, low video card so games werent great, aslo small screen :(

    Graphics 500k to 40k for webmostly, might do some stuff with photos but that
    rare usually I size them down.

    macromedia studio and photo, basic web stuff more speed is always nice. I
    probally can live with out the preset styles but they were nice on the mac.

    I called adobe, they werent sure, being a sales guy and not a user but
    thinks might have more styles in mac, since 4 out 6 users are mac of there

    I really want a knew computer but don;t need it. I am so undecided on what
    to get? I could get a agood around pc for 3.0 p4, 1 gig ddr400, 9800xt / 256
    , 160hd at $1500 + $1000 for samsung flatscreen monitor 21 inch, that would
    leave me games and money for a digital camera nikon 5600 what i really want!
    total for pc and monitor $2500... pc are more upgradeable

    or get a apple daul only 512ddr, 1.8, for 2300 and 1166 for 20 inch apple
    monitor! less games.. apple $3466

    diff of $944
    mi mo, Dec 16, 2003
  4. mi mo

    Eric Gill Guest

    Having both and doing prepress-oriented IT work, I am.
    Those would be downloaded or purchased, then. The Styles are the same in
    the same release.

    Furthermore, they are cross-platform. You can use those from your Apple
    friends. You can also download hundreds, if not thousands, of brushes,
    actions, styles and the like.
    None of this is going to stress a modern machine of any persuasion - all
    the operations are going to be nearly instantaneous. I'd reccomend going
    with the less expensive alternative.

    Eric Gill, Dec 16, 2003
  5. mi mo

    howldog Guest

    i believe the styles and effects are available, same for both PC and
    Mac. Once you are operating inside the program, the differences are
    almost imperceptible. I use both PC and Mac and I really dont have a
    preference. You can buy a very powerful PC for less money than the
    comparable Mac.
    howldog, Dec 16, 2003
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    Mike Russell Guest

    Have you considered just swapping out the motherboard and getting a new
    display card? You could probably jack up your performance considerably just
    by spending a few hundred dollars for a new MB + faster memory.

    Enlist the resources of the local high school PC guru - some of these young
    folks are very fluent at building high performance systems for their video
    Apples do have more style, and are definitely more affected. I would not
    recommend casually going with Macintosh at this time, unless you have a
    strong personal preference, or other compelling reason to do so. The
    reasons for this include OSX application and device driver issues, and the
    extra cost of hardware and software.
    Mike Russell, Dec 16, 2003
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    Steve Moody Guest

    Application and driver support is good now. This was true in the
    early days of OS X, but not any more. The extra cost of hardware also
    is no longer true. A Mac is the cheaper home computer you can buy.
    Software prices are about the same, although you can find some software
    that is cheaper or higher than the Windows version.
    Steve Moody, Dec 17, 2003
  8. mi mo

    Hecate Guest

    You get more machine for your money with a PC/ You're used to a PC.
    Guess what I'm going to suggest? ;-)

    As for PS - there is no difference apart from the obvious one that one
    runs on a mac and the other runs on a PC ;-)

    And to be honest, with what you are doing with images, you don't
    really need Photoshop. You'd be better off with Elements.
    Hecate, Dec 17, 2003
  9. mi mo

    mi mo Guest

    I have my answers, Thanks to everyone had something great to say.... We are
    going with a Custom PC, and my digital camera :)
    mi mo, Dec 17, 2003
  10. mi mo

    Hecate Guest

    Let me guess - you live in the US. In the UK you can expect to pay
    25-30% more for an equivalent Mac as against a PC.
    Hecate, Dec 18, 2003
  11. mi mo

    Flycaster Guest


    Not in the US, my friend.
    Flycaster, Dec 18, 2003
  12. mi mo

    Steve Moody Guest

    Yes. In the US. A PC that is comparable to a Mac is speed,
    quality, software, and features costs more. You are fooled by off the
    shelf price. A PC off the shelf is cheaper than a Mac off the shelf.
    This is because the PC comes with so much less than the Mac.
    Steve Moody, Dec 18, 2003
  13. mi mo

    Hecate Guest

    That would be like the G5, advertised as fastest desktop computer in
    the world? Except , of course, in the UK where Apple had to pull the
    adverts when our Advertising Standards Commission made them put up or
    shut up. They shut up.
    Hecate, Dec 19, 2003
  14. mi mo

    Steve Moody Guest

    Don't put words in my mouth. I'm not talking about the G5. I'm
    talking about any off the shelf PC. Take any off the shelf PC and
    compare that to a Mac of the same speed. Add to the PC to give it the
    features of the Mac it the PC will now cost more than the Mac.
    Steve Moody, Dec 19, 2003
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    Mike Russell Guest

    I've seen all this before at least 40 times - can you take this thread to a
    Mac advocacy group where there is a ghost of a chance that it will be
    interesting and appropriate?
    Mike Russell, Dec 19, 2003
  16. mi mo

    Flycaster Guest

    I own them both, I also build PC's, and I know for a fact that the Mac
    simply loses that particular battle. If you want to argue that the Mac is
    better for different reasons, fine, I'll buy that. Otherwise, take this
    nonsense elsewhere.

    Back to Photoshop...
    Flycaster, Dec 19, 2003
  17. mi mo

    Hecate Guest

    That's easy then. I can buy an Athlon 64 F51 cheaper than a Mac G5.
    Hecate, Dec 20, 2003
  18. mi mo

    Hecate Guest

    Absolutely. Unfortunately there's no stopping a Mac fanatic :)
    Hecate, Dec 20, 2003
  19. mi mo

    Flycaster Guest

    Frankly, the issue to me is not so much the fanaticism as it is the
    misinformation promulgated by Apple. Macs *do* have their advantages, but
    they will *always* cost more due to the simple fact that there is zero
    same-platform competition. Unfortuantely, Apple is so [necessarily]
    sensititive to the pricing differential that they invent good sounding BS
    (even resorting to cooked tests) in order to try to obfuscate this fact.
    IMO, they make excellent high priced computer platforms and other consumer
    devices, and they should not even bother to enter into this "pricing"
    argument, which they will never, never win.

    Nonetheless, if they weren't around, I have little doubt that the
    Wintel/Winamd platforms would cost considerably more. Competition is GOOD.
    Flycaster, Dec 20, 2003
  20. mi mo wrote:

    There IS one difference: the Mac version doesn't have product activation
    (at least, not yet), and that's a good thing.
    Wilfred van der Vegte, Dec 23, 2003
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