June 6th, 2012, 10:09 AM
is it possible to hook up an external harddisk to an iPad?
June 6th, 2012, 10:20 AM
Chuck...one solution would be to just have enough memory cards when you go on holiday and leave the processing until you get home.
also, it's not fair to compare a decked out Mac to middling PCs. Perhaps someone who isn't a cheerleader for one platform over the over and really has experience with both can out in their 2 cents. I have an el cheapo laptop that I've been using problem free for 3 years and runs photoshop fine. My one and only Apple laptop died after the 2 year warranty and cost twice as much to begin with. I don't need the greatest machine, but a good value.
June 6th, 2012, 10:29 AM
Luke, thanks. I try to carry enough cards with me and I haven't run into that limitation yet. My kids and now grandkids like the instant gratification of seeing images the same day they're taken and posting some of them on Flickr and/or Facebook. Some double handling, at least with the iPad, is inevitable. And, of course the issue of having backups rears its head.
Agree with you in value being important part of the equation. I'm not likely to invest in a MacBook any time soon.
June 6th, 2012, 10:44 AM
For my holiday needs I use a netbook with a 10" 1356x768 screen. It's not perfect but it runs FastStone Image Viewer which will let me preview all my RAW files and I can copy the images from the cards to the harddrive for backup. And of course it lets me browse the interweb and watch movies and what have you not.
June 6th, 2012, 03:34 PM
June 6th, 2012, 03:51 PM
Luke, what I was trying to say was that I couldn't make a judgment for exactly the reason you give: I had a series of beer PC's with a champagne Mac as a chaser. If I implied I believed Mac was fundamentally superior to PC, that was unintended; I have no basis for making that comparison.
Originally Posted by Luke
June 6th, 2012, 04:13 PM
Chuck, I wasn't pointing fingers. It just seems the Mac guys are quick to prop up the holy Mac brand, but I think if you compare like-priced machines there probably isn't much difference. But that is an uninformed guess and should be treated as such. To me they are just tools.....and unexciting ones at that. Cameras get me excited...computers are just a place I store and work on my photos.
June 6th, 2012, 04:46 PM
Agree with you there! I'm not a Mac guy; I'm a guy who happens to have a Mac. Last year, I was a guy with a PC. The only "Holy" I associate with the Mac brand is the epithet I whispered under my breath when I saw the all-in cost: "Holy S___!"
Originally Posted by Luke
June 6th, 2012, 04:51 PM
I try to be brand agnostic.....whoever gives me the best product for the money (that I'm willing to spend....and that varies depending on my interest on the particular widget I'm buying) gets my business.
June 11th, 2012, 06:44 PM
Even with my 27" iMac from 2011 (with 6 gigs of RAM), running LR4 on it has been blah at best. I haven't upgraded to 4.1 yet.
The new MacBookPro with retina display and superthin (and lighter) body looks really nice!!
Current Gear: A little bit of this and a little bit of that, but want more!
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