Got a ? about fcp and ps.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by thahater, May 4, 2006.

  1. thahater macrumors member

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    morning all:

    dont know it this it the right place for this question but here we go.i have a ti400 pb and i was looking to learn photoshop and fcp. what verison should i get for this? since its and older pb i dont think i should get the latest verison.what do you guys think?i need little direction here thanks.
     
  2. disconap macrumors 68000

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    EDITED again because I am sleep deprived and stupid today. My post below was based on a G3 pismo, but the advice is still decent, though you could go a step up with the gig of ram.
     
  3. disconap macrumors 68000

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    For Final Cut, I wouldn't get anything later than version 3, as 4 and 5 both are processor and RAM heavy (5 won't even run well in my medium-heavy modded Sawtooth). For Photoshop, you're probably all right with 7, but it will be sluggish; 8 (cs) and 9 (cs2) will probably work but so painfully slowly that you'll want to kill yourself. If you want to go older with Photoshop, I advise skipping 6 altogether and jumping back to 5.5; the only real advancements with 6 were web-related (unless they added the vector features, but I think that was 7), and 5.5 takes up less hard drive space and will run faster...

    So, long story short:

    Probably capable of running CS or CS2 for Photoshop and FC4, but I recommend PS7 and FC3.
     
  4. thahater thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for your input:) .ill be on the look out for them on ebay.
     
  5. disconap macrumors 68000

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    Any time. :)

    And off the record, the point of file sharing is to test drive stuff (well, the point that file sharers use to justify file sharing). Won't say more than that, though...
     
  6. thahater thread starter macrumors member

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  7. disconap macrumors 68000

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    I'm sure I don't know what you're talking about. ;)
     
  8. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    I am totally anti-piracy, although would like to do similar things to find out what version ofdreamweaver, flash, and cs/cs2 on my not so tricked out mac mini with only 512MB RAM. Of course, if I did do this, I wouldn't keep the apps. Would this be really bad? Could I get sued?

    EDIT: Does Adobe or anyone else have a site in which you can legally download demos of older apps? That would feel a lot better. For that matter, are any older products just freeware because they're so old? I could deal with PS 6 or 7.
     
  9. disconap macrumors 68000

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    I honestly do not believe it is piracy if you delete and purchase the software (or purchase a license for the software). I run a record label, and I don't think checking out our albums on bittorrent or whatever is bad; listen and decide if you like it. We just do our best to expose the bands enough so that you don't have to do that to begin with. Point is, I don't think checking something out is theft, and in fact I think checking software against your hardware is smart. That said, I don't actually do it myself, the only thing I download are episodes of MST3K...
     

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