photoshop on an ibook?

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  1. sann macrumors newbie

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    im a visual arts student and was looking at an ibook 800. i would definately max out the ram
    i am going to be working with photoshop most of the time on my new machine. will it be able to handle intense photoshop work?
    also, can i acheive higher screen resolutions when i hook it up to another monitor?
    dont really have enough money for a tibook...
     
  2. vniow macrumors G4

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    Re: photoshop on an ibook?

    Not natively, but you might be able to if you do this but I don't know if it'll work with the newer ones.
     
  3. mymemory macrumors 68020

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    I would recomend you getting a powerbook G3 500 (Pismo), they cost about $1000 and they are 10.000 times better deal than an iBook, you can even upgrade to a G4 500 for about $200.

    iBooks at not the best deal in the market, they are sort of cute looking and that is it, the pismos are faster, more upgredable and cheaper.

    Right now I have 2 of them and I'm doing Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects with them. The best thing is that I have both computer connected togather and I can do render using booth at same time (a reder farm), all that for less the $2000 in total.

    If I can make some more money I could get a third Pismo.
     
  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I'm working on a Graphics Design degree right now. We use both G3s and G4s at school.

    G3s are perfectly fine with Photoshop, but you would notice a huge boost with certain filters and effects on a G4.

    At home, I use a PM G3/400 with a very fast hard drive and a dual G4/800 and, on the G4, Photoshop 6.01 is very usable, even in Classic mode in Mac OS X. Still, it's smooth on the G3. Certainly, an 800 MHz iBook with a fast hard drive would be comfortable with Mac OS X and Photoshop 7.
     
  5. sann thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the pismos specs dont look too hot
    id like that extra vram and hard drive space

    at school
    we do have QS 800 G4 towers, which are nice
    but
    i work often on G4 400 towers with like 256 ram (under OS 9.2)
    photoshop works real nice
    sometimes filters are a tad slow
    but thats about it

    is there gonna be a huge difference between processors?
     
  6. Choppaface macrumors 65816

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    my lombard could run PS great (I've edited thousands of pictures on it), so I don't see why the ibook would have any problems.

    personally I would be temped with the pismo + G4 chip assuming you put a great hard drive in there too, as they're far more rugged machines
     

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