11-18-2014 11:44 AM
I'm getting ready to buy a laptop to take with me on my photo trips. Right now I just have a desktop with Corel6X pro. I mainly do landscape and wildlife photography. I'm also thinking about going to Adobe photoshop. Any suggestions on laptops and what software I should include. Thank You
11-18-2014 12:52 PM
What's your budget? PC or Mac?
If you're asking, then I'm going to assume you're not a heavy computer user, so you probably don't need a really strong processor. That allows you to save money and/or reduce laptop size. I would stay away from the paper thin (e.g. Macbook Air) options, they're just not strong enough for my liking, but I'm a "power user" for lack of better term.
There are just too many options to recommend something without knowing more. Tablets are getting strong enough now to run basic editors (Lightroom can run on an Ipad). Microsoft has their Surface Pro 3 out, which is supposed to be able to run Photoshop.
I guess first you need to decide what programs you want to run. Photoshop is fantastic, but it's probably the most unused program on the market. Everybody gets it because "it's the best", but doesn't learn how to use it. I would start with Adobe Lightroom and/or Photoshop Elements. It's more than enough to download your photos, do some basic developing, post them onto the web, etc. Just about any laptop can do this.
11-18-2014 05:09 PM
11-19-2014 12:40 AM
There was a lot of furor on the web when the new Adobe rental concept was launched, but that seems to have died down. Almost all business software is rented.
I predict that that will swing back the other way. Fads like that always do. The question isn't whether, but when.
11-19-2014 10:42 AM
"Any suggestions on laptops and what software I should include."
IMHO, as always, I would not even consider any Apple product thin or thick! Get a WIndoze 8.1 machine and get the fastest processor and largest hard drive you can afford. As to software get Photoshop Elements. You don't sound like a Lightroom user and/or a Photoshop user either. But if this proves to be inncorrect, PSE skills will easily transfer to either one later on.
If PS is in your future, it can be a hog for the procesor (faster processor ). And photos can become quite large and numerous (larger hard drive ).