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psxindo
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Nov 30, 2007 14:05 |  #1

either macbook/pro

my question is which type of display is better for editting? regular or glossy

another question, regarding lightroom.
Can I use both my pc and mac? i don't mean the software, but the files/catalog. Can I work on both the pc and mac? transfer the files between the two and still have the edits.

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Nov 30, 2007 14:30 |  #2

With the MacBook, you have no choice - glossy. But, with the money you'd save over a MBP you could buy a really nice external display (up to 24").

It depends on the application. If you're talking photoshop, then I'm pretty sure it'd work just fine. There used to be bit order issues between Mac and PC TIFFs, but I'd think that PS on either platform could handle either by this date. I have no idea about LightRoom, but I suspect it'd be the same. You'd probably be best asking the maker of the software.


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matte is better for editing, glossy is better for viewing. glossy is also much much more reflective, so if there are windows or other light sources where you will be primarily that you can't control, mette would be better

I use a mbp (matte) as a stand alone, with a 24" Dell (glossy) and 42" panasonic plasma (anti reflective but still glossy). Images look best on the plasma, but most realistic on the Dell.




  
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Nov 30, 2007 14:42 |  #4

I'm just wondering, basically the only difference between macbook and macbookpro is the display and graphic card?


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psxindo wrote in post #4414706 (external link)
I'm just wondering, basically the only difference between macbook and macbookpro is the display and graphic card?

a bit more than that, like external ports, but both are capable machines.




  
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Nov 30, 2007 15:02 |  #6

And screen size.

But, glare aside, why would matte be better for editing and glossy better for viewing?




  
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Nov 30, 2007 16:21 |  #7

psxindo wrote in post #4414706 (external link)
I'm just wondering, basically the only difference between macbook and macbookpro is the display and graphic card?

There's lots of others on the MBP:
More ram
Lighted keyboard with auto dim
Larger display
Can drive 30" external display
Auto dim display
FW800
Cardbus
Aluminum enclosure (some say this cuts down on wi-fi range)


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