can Macbook Air 13 inch (2013 model) runs Photoshop c6 smoothly?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by nagracks, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. nagracks macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2013
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Any Mac model in the past 5 years can do that easily.
  3. nagracks thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2013
    then whats the difference between macbook air and pro?
  4. theSeb macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
    It depends on what you mean by "smoothly" and "heavy user". These are incredibly subjective terms. The main difference is that the Macbook Pro is faster and it has a higher resolution display.
  5. Brian Y macrumors 68040

    Oct 21, 2012
    Try photoshop on a Retina display - you won't go back ;).
  6. Wahlstrm macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2013
    Probably not that heavy?

    If you are considering the Macbook Air I don´t think you qualify as a "heavy user". Heavy users usually goes for 64GB+ ram and Mac PROs.

    Editing 60-80Mpix images in 16bit tiff with 100+ layers and file sizes of 10GB+ won't work very well.

    But for "normal" use, 20mpix, 16bit tiff, 10-20 layers and file sizes around 500Mb-2GB there will be very few problems.
  7. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    What if am INDUSTRIAL user?

    Those Kardashians need LOTS of retouching. :D
  8. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    You're gonna need a few dozen clustered Mac Pros for that. ;)


    The difference is that on the MacBook Air, CS6 will run well. On a MacBook Pro, CS6 will run well, and faster.

    If you're doing casual editing, or light mobile editing that will eventually be uploaded to a home/office desktop setup, then the MacBook Air should be great for this.

    But if it's going to be your primary Adobe CS workstation, and you're going to use it exclusively and heavily, you should consider a MacBook Pro.
  9. Adonys macrumors regular

    Aug 8, 2012
    Southern California
    you owe me a Keyboard :p

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