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Re: getting a Mac
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2008, 11:21:15 AM »
For viewing images (and PDF files, at the very least -- not sure what all it can do), the Preview app which comes with OS X is plenty decent.

If you want to get on to doing some basic image editing (something not nearly as substantial as CS3), check out Seashore.

Screenshots?  There are at least 3 different ways:  Full screen (with drop-shadow), region (no drop-shadow) and window (with drop-shadow).

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Re: getting a Mac
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2008, 01:52:36 AM »
I've thought of some others:

1) what burning/making DVDs and VCDs/working with ISOs/ripping apps do you use?

2) what do you use for video editing?  I think Cinerella has an OS X port which would be great.  I could always buy Final Cut Pro.

3) know of any rolodex programs?  (I might have asked that before)
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Re: getting a Mac
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2008, 02:10:23 AM »
 I don't do that stuff much, but:

1) mostly just use the OS for burning media... though I have used iDVD a few times to make video disks.

2) again, sorry to disappoint, but my editing needs are few and infrequent so I've used (and actually liked) iMovie. FCP is a PITA unless you are or want to be an actual editor.

3) again, since it came free with the OS and I had my addys in a PalmOS PDA anyway, I use the OSX Palm Desktop app for 'rolodex' tasks

 

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Re: getting a Mac
« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2008, 02:43:58 AM »
SwitcherX:

Check this link:


 bunchastuff

Get QTPro, besides what's been mentioned you also want flipformac.

Can find all kinds of neato stuff at the above link.
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Re: getting a Mac
« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2008, 04:34:20 AM »
thanks for the link and I forgot that OS X comes with a lot of stuff already built in
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Re: getting a Mac
« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2008, 07:24:58 AM »
1. Toast Titanium; Handbrake.

2. iMovie (comes with OS X); Final Cut Express.

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Re: getting a Mac
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2008, 10:26:46 PM »
Hi, everyone.

I'm a mac-user. I'mlokking for
WMV-Player 10 for mac. Where is he to find?
Or do I need 10.4 minimum?

Thanks

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Re: getting a Mac
« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2008, 05:43:43 PM »
 Hi colber, sorry I don't know the min OS for WMP10, but many prefer using QT and installing Flip4Mac plugin with it... I think it's mentioned above.  

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Re: getting a Mac
« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2008, 07:43:18 PM »
Microsoft will not issue a MediaPLayer 10. Use flip4mac instead to play *.wmv files in QuickTime Player. Even Microsoft suggest this solution. More info: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/mac/default.aspx
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Re: getting a Mac
« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2008, 08:47:16 AM »
BTW, two places to get cheapish used Macs (iMacs, MacBooks, etc.) are Apple Palace and Mac of All Trades.
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Re: getting a Mac
« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2008, 12:17:19 AM »
Black Friday is fast approaching.  Discounts up to $101 off are anticipated.

I for one will be looking at a refurb Macbook Pro, although I doubt I'll get any additional discount.

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Re: getting a Mac
« Reply #26 on: November 23, 2008, 04:06:06 AM »
What kind of updates for the iMac and Mac Pro do you think they'll announce at teh Mac World conference in Janurary?

I think I'm going to get the 3.06GHZ 24" iMac but I'll hold off if there's something to wait for.
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Re: getting a Mac
« Reply #27 on: November 27, 2008, 12:13:58 AM »
Quote:

MasterDragonfly said:
I for one will be looking at a refurb Macbook Pro, although I doubt I'll get any additional discount.



My 17" 2.5GHz MBP (refurb) arrived today.  

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Re: getting a Mac
« Reply #28 on: December 03, 2008, 02:44:28 AM »
I got the 3.06GHZ 24" iMac last night.  I'm setting it up now.
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Re: getting a Mac
« Reply #29 on: December 03, 2008, 05:41:19 PM »
Quote:

SwitcherX said:
I got the 3.06GHZ 24" iMac last night.  I'm setting it up now.




Jeez! Color me jealous!