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Dec 07, 2014 13:17 |  #1

How many use a macbook pro for editing? I would love to be able to do most of my editing on a mobile device. Curious if others are able to make that work? Otherwise I will upgrade my desktop to the iMac 5K. Thanks!


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Dec 07, 2014 13:27 |  #2

I use my MacBook Pro for light editing, but I much prefer my Retina iMac. The MB Pro is just so small in comparison.


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Dec 07, 2014 14:06 |  #3

99% of my editing is done on my Macbook Pro Retina, no complaints here on the size. At work I use a 27" iMac but that's for day job stuff with a Wacom. At home I just use the trackpad on the laptop to edit/retouch etc.


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Dec 07, 2014 14:08 |  #4

I use a MacBook pro retina 15in with a external hard drive where I upload and store all my Lightroom galleries while I'm on the road.




  
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Dec 07, 2014 14:18 |  #5

I edit with my Macbook Pro Retina 15 (the very first one that came out) and it handles perfectly fine with my 5D raw files. I hook it up to an external monitor when I'm at my desk and want a bigger screen to look at.




  
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Dec 07, 2014 14:25 |  #6

I also edit on a MBPro Retina 13". It works well.. If I really want more space then I just go to my iMac 21.5 with a Dell 24". But this is really nice to take on the road if I want to.


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Dec 07, 2014 14:25 |  #7

Thanks I appreciate the responses!


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Dec 09, 2014 13:05 |  #8

I've been doing all of my editing on my 15" MBP with great success. The thing that I like the most - it's portable! However, still planning to get a 5K for the home and wifey.


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Dec 09, 2014 15:22 |  #9

Yeah I have the 15" as well but last nights editing went into overtime and I had to ease up because my eyes started bothering me.

My future plans are keeping the Macbook Pro (for the mobility) and getting a IMac 27 for home use.


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Dec 09, 2014 15:28 |  #10

I use a 13 inch BMP retina for basic sorting and editing. When I edit something that requires more real estate I use my 2009 iMac as an external display.


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Dec 09, 2014 22:47 |  #11

Another vote for 13 MBP retina!




  
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Dec 10, 2014 01:52 |  #12

I use a 13 inch Macbook Pro Retina as well. I just hook up a bigger display or two (using the two thunderbolt port or HDMI outs), and I have six USB 3.0 hard drives, wacom intuos 5 tablet, and card reader hooked up to a hub. Surprisingly handy at editing photos even though it's only two physical processing cores.


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Dec 10, 2014 02:29 as a reply to  @ idkdc's post |  #13

Late 11 Macbook Pro user here, use this for 99% of my editing... untill now as i have just got a shiney new Mac Mini :)


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Dec 10, 2014 11:42 |  #14

I have a hard enough time with my 27" ACD. I can only imagine the 5K is much worse. Besides, with a MBP you can connect an external display that suits your needs.


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Dec 10, 2014 21:14 |  #15

Sometimes I have to edit while traveling and use a 13" Macbook Pro for that. I hate editing on such a small screen and would much prefer to be on my 24" monitor.


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