I need a new computer.I've been using the PC format since 1985 but will
now need to do digital imaging.
I saw a good deal at a computer store of the Aptiva C8E with 32 ram,3.1
33.6 modem,16x CD,3D graphics,speakers and monitor for only $1900.00.
I would up the ram to the max of 128 meg.
On the other hand I've been looking at a few Power PC Clones which only
seem to offer a 1.2 or 2.1 gig hard drive,16 ram,8x CD,28.8 modem and no
monitor for the same amount of money as IBM or more.
Since I am a PC user I'm not sure if or how the comparisons would
So I'm wondering--which is a better platform for digital imaging.I would
like to scan
and retouch photos on the Nikon Coolscan and do manipulations and out put
them to a service bureau for slides made for my stock photo agents and
I've been scanning photos for about three years for my own use and
previews for editors,etc, and web usage so that I have no problem with
My photo labs will accept a digital file in RGB tiff format on a Zip disk
and are not platform dependent.
I'd be using Photoshop and was wodnering,differences in operations ?
ease of use ? Has anyone been on a PC for many years and switched ?
Was it hard to learn or confusing ?
Advice & Opinions welcome.I need to make a decision by Monday.