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Old 11-09-2012, 12:12 AM
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I was looking for a new lap top and decided to switch over to Mac. With windows 8 coming out I thought this would be a good time to make the move. I've had an iPad 2 now for a couple of months and really like it and have heard nothing but good things about the mac from everyone I've talked to so why not?

It really is quite a bit different than the pc and I'm hoping that it won't take long to get used to...no apple stores in my neck of the woods so I've got to learn everything on my own.

I have the retina display which is really nice...makes my photographs look much nicer than they actually are.

For my photographs I'm trying to decide if I should go with mac's aperture software or stay with lightroom 4 which I have on my PC.

I'd sure appreciate any input...


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Old 11-09-2012, 12:18 AM
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Congratulations. I am not sure about Aperture or Lightroom, I use iPhoto still. However, if you need any help, I can tell you that I have always gotten effective help from Apple phone support. Also, the online support forums can be helpful.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:30 AM
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I have a Mac and I use Lightroom. I have not read about/heard of a good enough reason to use Aperture instead.

I REALLY want the new MacBook Pro with retina display!
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I know nothing about photography sotware but I wanted to congradulate you on the big switch! We've been a Mac family since the 80s. We have everything from desktops down to iPhone. Awesome equipment!
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I know nothing about photography sotware but I wanted to congradulate you on the big switch! We've been a Mac family since the 80s. We have everything from desktops down to iPhone. Awesome equipment!
It's from hearing from a lot of people like you, who are so happy with their apple products, that made me think the time was right.

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I have all Apple products now too, computer, laptop, Ipad, Iphone and I love them. Especially how they all sync together. It seemed a little confusing at first coming from windows but it really is so easy once you get the hang of it.
I use Photoshop so I don't know anything about Aperture or Lightroom, though I have heard good things about Lightroom and I "think" I've heard good things about Aperture too so I am no help at all there.
Sometimes I do get confused and try to tap the screen on the laptop after using Ipad and think why is this thing not responding??!! But can't blame that on Apple!
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I have all Apple products now too, computer, laptop, Ipad, Iphone and I love them. Especially how they all sync together. It seemed a little confusing at first coming from windows but it really is so easy once you get the hang of it.
I use Photoshop so I don't know anything about Aperture or Lightroom, though I have heard good things about Lightroom and I "think" I've heard good things about Aperture too so I am no help at all there.
Sometimes I do get confused and try to tap the screen on the laptop after using Ipad and think why is this thing not responding??!! But can't blame that on Apple!
I've got a ways to go...there's no question about that...and it's quite a bit different from the iPad which I found very easy to use. I'm still trying to figure out how to do the simple things like copy & paste?

I think I'm going to stay with Lightroom as I already have it on the PC and it will be one less thing to learn.

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[QUOTE=FeatherRiverSam;1839604]I've got a ways to go...there's no question about that...and it's quite a bit different from the iPad which I found very easy to use. I'm still trying to figure out how to do the simple things like copy & paste?

Congratulations! Mac here--all the way! I do have to use Windows for embroidery programs, so I run Parallels and then can use Windows or Mac at the same time. We are getting a new 27" iMac when available in December. It will join 2 other iMacs and a MacBook and 2 iPads and an iPhone and several iPods

To copy and paste easily--just highlight the word/object and hold "command" and "c" (to copy) and then "command" and "v" to paste the item. Easy!

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I made the switch about two years ago. I LOVE MAC and 'won't go back'. There are tons of video lessons you can pull up. I use Aperture but I know the 'pros' in my photo club like lightroom better. I had been using elements but since I do tons of scrapbooks I use the Aperture for that. Have fun.
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[QUOTE=FeatherRiverSam;1839604]I've got a ways to go...there's no question about that...and it's quite a bit different from the iPad which I found very easy to use. I'm still trying to figure out how to do the simple things like copy & paste?

Congratulations! Mac here--all the way! I do have to use Windows for embroidery programs, so I run Parallels and then can use Windows or Mac at the same time. We are getting a new 27" iMac when available in December. It will join 2 other iMacs and a MacBook and 2 iPads and an iPhone and several iPods

To copy and paste easily--just highlight the word/object and hold "command" and "c" (to copy) and then "command" and "v" to paste the item. Easy!

Kathie


Thanks Kathie...that is pretty easy.

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