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Old May 14, 2010, 7:30 PM   #1
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For all you Apple computer users here is a question for you. What do you Apple users think of the Best Buy 27' IMac MB952LL/A computer? My PC just doesn't seem to be able to keep up with limited photo editing, slow loading and some functions of the editing software won't even work. Current computer is a Gateway LX6200-01 Quad cord with a upgraded 1 gig video card added and yet it still take two minutes to load each picture (from my wife's T1i) into the editing software PSP-X3 & PSE8). Will a Mac work better for photo editing than a PC?
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... and yet it still take two minutes to load each picture (from my wife's T1i) into the editing software PSP-X3 & PSE8).
You're not trying to load them directly from the camera, are you?

You'll want to copy the photos to a folder on your PC first.

If not (you mean that they're that slow loading from your hard drive), then I'd suspect an issue with software setup like your virus protection (or malware eating resources), too many programs running in the background, etc.; or even a hardware issue of some type.

Was it always that slow, or is this a new problem? What kind of malware protection are you running on it? Is it set to scan all files on access?

That PC has around 8GB of memory right (that's what some specs show for it)? 64 bit Vista, right? Is it fully patched (all service packs, etc.)? I also see where they shipped with an AMD Phenom™ X4 9500. There are faster CPUs around. But, it sounds like something is very wrong if you're seeing it taking 2 minutes to load a photo from a T1i (unless you're trying to load it over USB or something like that, where you may have Canon drivers, USB speed issues, etc., causing a delay).

Are these raw or jpeg images?

Have you looked at Performance Monitor for anything unusual going on?

Now, Vista can be a real dog. But, not 2 minutes to load one photo on a Machine with the specs your Gateway appears to have, unless something really odd is going on with it (something running that's eating up all of your resourses, driver or hardware problem, really slow virus scanner, etc.).
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I like the mac's over the pc now adays, they do a pretty good job with photo editing. I still up a pc at work, but find the make a allot more enjoyable to use.

Vista was horrible, all my family went back to xp on the ps's the brought with vista loaded.
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Hi Jim,
I was talking about taking a long time for each picture to load from a folder into the editing programs. I try to keep as little running in the background as possible but computer and me don't always see eye to eye. The computer has 8 gig of memory, Vista 64 and an added 1 gig video card.
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I have a 2009 Vaio laptop, stock, and this thing flies, it runs both CS4 and CS5 flawless, no lag or anything. But to each their own.
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Got mac it is simpler and less headaches.
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Got mac it is simpler and less headaches.
Looking into one which is why I was asking about the 27" Imac. Beside my son would love to get my old computer.
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27 inch is nice, You will get allot of nice editing down with the large screen. I just a macbook, only 13 inch screen.
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The unfortunate part of using a Mac is that application updates and upgrades are slow in coming and sometimes just don't come at all. Microsoft Office upgrades for the Mac are always a year behind upgrades for Windows, Adobe Photoshop Elements for the Mac only gets the even numbered upgrades, and Intuit QuickBooks for the Mac went without an upgrade for years.

There are purposes for which the Mac is clearly superior, but if you've got anything else in mind that you'd like to use your computer for, Windows is a better choice.
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