IMAC and Business

Discussion in 'iMac' started by K&DActionPhoto, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. K&DActionPhoto macrumors newbie

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    Hello
    My wife and I own K & D Action Photo and currently use PC. We shoot RC Car Racing, on and offroad. We are also venturing into Motocross. We set up onsite with portable gen, canopy, A PC, printers and photoGear. We print and burn DVDs on site. The weather is a factor with hot, cold, bright lit days, some rain (our equipment doesnt get wet). We bring a ton of equipment and WIRES...LOL. The Imac 21.5 seems like an option. I need some info from you experts on Mac if we can get what we need with the Imac. We photo edit on site, use portable drives and download from Camera to workstation on site. Any info will help. We have an Apple store 30 miles away and plan on looking tomorrow.

    Nice talking to you Mac People and hope for a response.

    Thanks
    Kevin and Dawn Cobello
    K & D Action Photo
     
  2. Commenter macrumors member

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    Hi, you should know that there'll probably be transition pains, like stuff you won't know how to do, stuff that will just not be available, etc. Having said that, you'll probably want/have to move to the Mac eventually, so you might as well do it now if you feel the inclination. It might also be fun.

    I don't know what specifically you wanna know. You can certainly get some nice hardware, edit photos, use portable drives, and download photos from a camera. Anything in particular you have in mind?
     
  3. K&DActionPhoto thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Commenter
    Basically, onsite edit, print photos, and burn DVDs. Some things we run into are glare under the canopy, we use LCD now. I dont know how the Mac screens are for this, high gloss?. We can eliminate most under the canopy. We also would use this on our current network at home, router, printers and a Dell server. Any connection issues would you see? I dont worry about glitches, if we can make this work. I have worked with PCs a long time. Its just the things that cant work that might be an issue. We would consider a dual OP system if we have too.
    Thanks for the info.
     
  4. Commenter macrumors member

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    The iMacs' screen are very glossy and glary, but if it's too much you can probably get a satisfactory antiglare film. I don't have experience with some of the things you mention, but current Macs are supposed to play nice in Windows networks, probably save some workarounds. I'd recommend asking about the return policy which I believe is pretty lenient, and if you find you can't work with it, just return it. Windows works very well on a Mac, either booting to Windows (Apple's Bootcamp software) or using virtualization software like VMware Fusion or Parallels Desktop, with which you can use Windows and the Mac OS side-by-side.

    Macworld is a good resource to find software reviews; there are many good choices for photo editing, printing, and DVD burning.
     
  5. K&DActionPhoto thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Commenter.
    We will be checking them out tomorrow. The screen may be an issue, but we will see.
    Have a great 4th!
     
  6. Commenter macrumors member

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    Oh, by the way you should know there might be a refresh to the iMac line soon (the most likely specs for it are here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=10418986#post10418986 )

    Have fun tomorrow, good luck
     
  7. Sanderr macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure if you already decided on an iMac. But I think a 17 inch Macbook Pro with an anti-glare screen would be far easier for you. It is a LOT more portable obviously and still packs more than enough power for photo-editing.
     
  8. K&DActionPhoto thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey Sanderr
    We have a Laptop allready, but we bought the iMAC 21.5 today and I love it so far. Networked, wireless printing, portable drives, internet,...ONE WIRE!! LOL,..except for the portables, USB. If it can handle the heat on our job, the PC's, workstation, server are for sale!
     
  9. Commenter macrumors member

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    Congratulations on the new machine, K (or D—I presume)

    I think iStats Pro might let you keep an eye on the temps, although the iMac should handle reasonable and slightly-beyond-reasonable temperatures by itself

    Cheers
     
  10. K&DActionPhoto thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Its for D my wife Dawn, but I am working with it now to get our workflow up to speed. I will check out iStats Pro.

    Thanks again
    Kevin and Dawn
     

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