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2005-11-10
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aperture (mac)

Not sure about the number of mac users out there ?  However, I have set a goal to get a degree in design obtainable through online courses. The college in which I have chosen requires the use of mac, I am clueless for I use a PC.  Any input from mac users will be greatly appreciated.  Aperture mac style any one using this product ?  Looks pretty interesting.

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Pixel


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Thanks Dave and Ajay for your responses, looking forward to getting started the mac learning process.

Regards, Pixel


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Why do they require you to use a Mac? How will they even know if you are using a Mac? The only real difference (and since you stated you are working toward a design degree) is going to be fonts. So if your class wants you to hand in digital files of something you laid out in Quark for the PC and they only use Macs, your text will probably reflow badly. But if you are generally using Photoshop, there is no real difference between the Mac and PC versions and they shouldn't have a problem with either.

I looked into Apperture and it looks like a really good. I like how it works only saves the edits and makes no changes to the original file. It seems to have very good file management capabilities. But it's not Photoshop obviously.


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Hey Emarts,

The school is saying that once that I obtain my degree, most employment offers in the design field will want Mac experience.  Other than that no real reason I guess.  Thanks for the input, as for aperture I am still doing some reading, noted though it is not PS.

Thanks Again,

Pixel


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I would expect a Mac to function similar to a PC.. same functions - just in a different place.

Suggest you might visit your local computer store like CompUSA or Fries Electronic's,  OR your local Apple Mac dealer... and tell them you need to see how it works...  and just try out the Mac key board and O/s

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I use both. These days there is very little pragmatically between the two, in terms of use. Give yourself a day or so and you will get the feel for Mac without any difficulty. Good luck

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MAC has somehow materialised as the base computer for those in the media world. They specialised very early in the development on print software.Due to the need for standardisation of files and cross software compatabbility and the fact that lots of specialised design and print software came for MAC only... MAC was and still is the essential tool if working in the industry. We use both. I prefer my PC and find working with a MAC like working with my back turned to the desk.
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 Phoenix,

Thanks for the input.  I have chosen to upgrade my PC and use for main station.  To learn the MAC and its OS I have chosen to go with their laptop.  On the PC side any input on monitors would also be appreciated.  Duel 19" digital flat screens or CRTs?

Thanks, Pixel