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Why Do Most Photographers Use Macs?

 
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Jun 01, 2011 14:29 |  #1

Why Do Most Photographers Use Macs?


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Jun 01, 2011 14:32 |  #2

SunnyOctopus wrote in post #12517078 (external link)
Why Do Most Photographers Use Macs?

Please cite your reference source...


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Jun 01, 2011 14:37 |  #3

SunnyOctopus wrote in post #12517078 (external link)
Why Do Most Photographers Use Macs?

Do they?


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Jun 01, 2011 14:39 |  #4

not many photographers use mac.. but mac in general are excel for design so anything goes for art.


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Jun 01, 2011 14:41 |  #5

I would be interested in seeing the source as well. With MacOS hovering around 7% I would make the assumption that the majority of photographers edit using some variant of a Windows OS. A small percentage of them edit on Macs, and an even smaller percentage on some Linux variant.


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Jun 01, 2011 14:44 |  #6

SunnyOctopus wrote in post #12517078 (external link)
Why Do Most Photographers Use Macs?

Now where did you get the information from?


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Jun 01, 2011 14:53 |  #7

I believe the general perception is that creative people tend to use Macs more than Windows-based computers. I use Mac simply because I got fed up with all the bull**** that comes along with Windows and I got hooked by Apple when I got my first iPod. Everything just seems to work, and far better than on my Windows machine. Notice that I do still in fact use Windows, just built a new machine in February in fact. Windows 7 is a good improvement for Microsoft, but everytime I use my Mac, I appreciate Mac all the more. Some say it's personal preference, others say one is better than the other. I'm inclined to think it's a bit of both.


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Jun 01, 2011 15:23 |  #8

I agree that there is a perception that creative people use Macs more. In the professional world I think that it is true. Especially in the publishing/printing space. There was a point, many years ago, where the there was much more creative software available for Mac than PC.

As for if it is better? I have been a part of many conversations between Mac and PC advocates. My experience is that it is all about what you are used to. The Mac users will talk about the things that Mac has and the Windows users will talk about all the things that Windows has. Both are used to their respective platforms and neither are interested interested in changing.




  
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Jun 01, 2011 15:27 |  #9

I haven't used a Mac since 5th grade when I played Oregon Trail in computer class. I haven't desired one since.

In my experience it isn't photographers who use Macs it's Oregon Trail gamers.


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Jun 01, 2011 15:28 |  #10

I thought about going Mac and really liked the layout but the price was a huge factor. I built my new rig a few months ago and really wanted a 27" iMac but just couldn't justify the price. Maybe down the line but I'm more than happy with my current build. It will handle anything and everything I throw at it minus gaming because I don't do that much.


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Jun 01, 2011 15:41 |  #11

Higgs Boson wrote in post #12517410 (external link)
In my experience it isn't photographers who use Macs it's Oregon Trail gamers.

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Jun 01, 2011 15:44 |  #12

The best use of a mac is in the coffee shop surfing facebook so that all the other beatnicks can be jealous. Other than that, I'd say that macs and windows PCs are on an even keel. This is coming from someone who does photography, videography, and records music from time to time. I don't have any complaints doing any of these "thing that a mac will do better" on a Windows PC. I do have friends who use Macs, but I'm considering ending the friendship.




  
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Jun 01, 2011 15:57 |  #13

If you go back 20 or 25 years, Macs had graphical capabilities that PCs commonly did not, so they were the go-to machines for imaging at the amateur and prosumer levels (though I don't think the term prosumer existed back then). I distinctly remember seeing the stuff that my godfather would do on his old Macintosh II, and thinking that there was no way a PC could manage that sort of thing. The first video I ever saw on a computer was the '1984' advertisement on my godfather's Mac, and I was absolutely blown away that you could look at MOVING VIDEOS on a COMPUTER SCREEN.

I think that stereotype has stuck since then.

Anyway, I'm in a Mac household because my wife is a pro video editor, and uses Final Cut Pro which is not available for other platforms.


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Jun 01, 2011 16:00 |  #14

I remember when windows 95 came out the copy we got came with a video of a weezer song. I was in awe. I had seen videos on a computer before, but they always looked like they were made with legos.




  
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Jun 01, 2011 16:03 |  #15

Saying most photographers use macs is like saying most Ford auto owners use Shell gasoline. Generalizations have no basis in fact.


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