MBA for photographers and designers?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by kat.hayes, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. kat.hayes macrumors 6502a

    Oct 10, 2011
    I'm curious to hear what photographers and designers think of using a new MBA with regards to screen resolution and color reproduction. Are you able to work with the quality of the screen?

  2. stayley macrumors member

    Oct 1, 2013
    I have never worked with photos, but overall the screen on the MBA is quite awful given current industry standards and if photo editing was my primary reason for buying a new laptop I'd never go with the MBA. If it's bad for me and I'm rather ignorant as far as photo-editing goes, then I imagine it must be for anyone who can actually tell two shades of red apart.

    But, of course, let someone experienced contribute. I'm just letting my frustrations out :)
  3. kat.hayes thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 10, 2011
  4. jmthigpen macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2011
    Charleston, SC
    most professional photo/video folks would advise against the MBA for a photo editing rig. For on the road use it is fine, but you need a better panel if you plan to make a business or want your edited photos to look the best they can after editing. Always calibrate any display you use to edit photos. I think the best mobile photo editing rig at the moment would be a 13" rMBP + Thunderbolt Display.

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