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Mack and graphic design

Discussion in 'Apple Mac' started by zergpc208, Aug 1, 2006.

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  1. zergpc208

    zergpc208 Thread Starter

    Jan 14, 2006
    I have friend who is into graphic design and art and wants to get Mack becuse it is better for graphic design and more stable .

    How do I despute this.Okay is this because he does not understand how to use Windows?:eek: Or is it because other people use Mack for graphic design or what?
  2. macdudenj


    Jun 22, 2006
    Most people in the graphic design business use Macintosh computers for their ease of use and stable operating system. Feel free to contact major magazine publishers to find out for yourself.
  3. emoxley


    Jan 6, 2004
    Disputing it honestly, isn't possible.......... :D
  4. VegasACF


    May 27, 2005
    My brother owns a fairly large advertising agency. They run the Mac OS (note there is no "K" at the end). They always have. The first computers they ran were Mac SE models, and they have owned and operated pretty much everything between then and now.

    The reason for this is that, for whatever reason (there are many), Macs have been the choice for design and layout in the professional world.

    For analogy's sake, consider word processing. Microsoft Word rules the roost. If a client gives you a text file that is not in Word format you're going to have to do some work to get it Word-compliant, right (OpenOffice notwithstanding)? It is the same way with graphic design and ad layout. The standards are Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Quark XPress. These programs (at least the first two) are available on the Windows side of things, but they first appeared on the Mac side, so that became the standard to which everyone adhered.

    Another example is audio recording. Digidesign's Pro Tools software is the standard for digital audio recording. And until a few years ago Pro Tools was Mac-only. They now have Windows versions, but so many people that use it to earn money cut their teeth on the Mac side, and the system requirements are so stringent, that it makes little sense to try to do serious work on anything else than a Mac.

    This is not to say that Windows-based computers are not the choice for some things, mind you. There are some industries that are completely entrenched in the Windows platform. But graphic design and audio recording are rather stubbornly Mac-based (I know, from personal experience, that there are still major recording studios in L.A. that are using old Mac Quadras with NuBus Pro Tools systems to do editing and mastering because, despite their age and limitations, they are stable, they do what they need to do, and there is no reason to spend the (tens of thousands of) dollars to upgrade to the "latest greatest" when what they already have is doing what they need it to do.

    And this is not to say that you can't do quality work in even those arenas with a Windows-based machine. You certainly can. But the standard is the Macintosh.
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