How good/bad is Lightroom/Photoshop with a 13" screen?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by BiscottiGelato, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. BiscottiGelato macrumors regular

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    Or am I better off waiting for the 15" MBA/MBP? I do have a 20" that I can plug into when I get home. But on the road, how useful is 13" going to be?
     
  2. szolr macrumors 6502

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    Well, it's bound to be a lot better than it used to be in Snow Leopard. Because now you can make apps full screen. But still... I tend to like a large work area when in Photoshop or Aperture (that's kind of like Lightroom I guess). It helps you get to grips with what you're doing I think. It certainly means you get a better view when zooming in to work on small sections.

    Bear in mind, as well, that a 15 inch MBP will undoubtedly run CS5 programs better. They're quad core after all. I wouldn't count on the rumour of a 15 inch Macbook Air though.
     
  3. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    If it's your only machine, larger is always better for those apps. 1.) less fatigue zooming in and out. 2.) Seeing more surrounding context when zoomed in a lot. I'll often connect a second monitor with a 15. Lightroom's design makes good use of wide aspect and it's pallets don't get out of hand and is feasible on a small screen. But still ...
     

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