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#1 brynnfromtheblock  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 15, 2015 - 4:56 pm

I need to get a new desktop, and one of my daughters is very interested in photography and editing (photoshop, Lightroom etc). What would be the specs I should be looking for to have something decent for her to use as well?
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Posted Nov 15, 2015 - 5:45 pm

You want something with a good video graphics card and a lot of memory in it. You also want a nice sized monitor with a good DPI, editing is all about the tools and screen real estate.



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Posted Nov 16, 2015 - 9:12 am

And if you have a particular software in mind, it's always best to start there and learn what system requirements it has.  Then you at least have your baseline.


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Posted Nov 16, 2015 - 6:52 pm

Photoshop requirements per box:

  • AMD Athlon® 64 processor; 2 GHz or faster processor
  • Microsoft Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10
  • 2 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 2 GB of available hard-disk space for 32-bit installation; 2.1 GB of available hard-disk space for 64-bit installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280x800 recommended) with 16-bit color and 512 MB of VRAM (1 GB recommended)*

Lightroom looks basically same.

Not that hard to get.

Biggest point I see is the more Ram the better, and in almost any desktop adding at least 8gb ram is not a problem if it does not initially come with it.


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Posted Nov 17, 2015 - 7:01 am

2GB ram WOW I just can't imagine a modern PC with that little ram anymore :)





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