Thread: photoshop on powerbook g4?
03-23-2009, 08:42 AM #1photoshop on powerbook g4?
I have a powerbook g4. expanding to 2gig ram. 512mg hd.
can i run photoshop/illustrator or will it bog down?
Should i get an external hd? Mac mini?
I am (on a budget) trying to set up a home photo edit/ design suite. I do most of my work (photo/art edit & graphic art) at the office and need to work from home more.
a larger monitor that displays true color. I have a Lacie at work and i plan to calibrate it regularly. should i get a mac display? i have heard of friends in design using a sony vizio and the like...
scratch disk/external hd
plan b is to get an imac. if yes then what should i build the system with?
Any suggestions would be helpful
03-23-2009, 09:08 AM #2
I tried Photoshop on my PowerBook, it ran but slow. I then tried Graphic Converter, it was fast on my PB. Everything you mention, GC will do and cost a fraction of what Photoshop cost. I now run a MBP and still use GC.
03-23-2009, 06:29 PM #3
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I used to run PS 7 on a G4 TI 1gb... it wasnt terrible but it wasnt blazing either...
Run a firewire external as a scratch if you can
the ram will help
I think you can go up to CS3 but CS would prob be best.
Cant say I know what CS4 would do on a legacy machine
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