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Looking for new computer for editing & storing travel photos

Aurora, IL, USA
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Looking for new computer for editing & storing travel photos

Mostly what I do on the computer is edit travel photos with Picasa, and put into photo books like Shutterfly, I want to get deeper into editing including learning how to put together video highlight shows of trips. I'm been a pc person for 20 years and am confused when other show me Mac, and all my saved files have been put together using PCs rather than Mac, so I would be worried about moving into the Mac world and leaving my old files and programs behind while learning how to use Mac OS, so I'm leaning towards staying with PCs. Also, it doesn't need to be a laptop -- a desktop tower would be fine.

Are there any recommendations regarding products, processors, storage space that you may be very happy with for similar use? Also, I bought a monitor with Groupon last year that's still in a box (doesn't work with my current pc), so I already have a monitor ready to go.

Thanks for any suggestions!

Calgary, Canada
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1. Re: Looking for new computer for editing & storing travel photos

Honestly, it doesn't matter. The cheapest PC out there will easily handle simple photo editing, if you want to do video too then get a faster processor and decent RAM. There is absolutely no need to worry about specific hardware at an amateur/intermediate level.

Have fun.

Cheers,

Terry

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2. Re: Looking for new computer for editing & storing travel photos

Good advice from Terry. Don't overlook refurb computers... they are often very good buys.

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3. Re: Looking for new computer for editing & storing travel photos

If you have an iPad or other wifi tablet, you could just purchase a compatible card reader and use that. I have a few photo editing apps and various channels including a blog that I can post to while on the go.

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4. Re: Looking for new computer for editing & storing travel photos

Very few iPads or tablets are very proficient at video editing...

Cheers,

Terry

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