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John S. Hudson wrote:
Mark, awesome image, as usual. If you don't mind my asking, what is your computer setup these days? Monitor, hardware, etc?
I have the same computer and monitor as I have had for about 3 years. Will likely upgrade in a year or so. Nothing special. Decent for its time. Upper quality Dell with 12 gigs ram, Dell Ultrasharp calibrated with Spyder Elite. I move around some huge files for processing for my clients (I do post processing for fine art photographers freelance) especially. Sometimes large format scans. Or panoramas sewn together with the D800 or 40, 50, 60, 80 mp medium format files, or simply big enlargements made with a typical DSLR. And still it does a pretty good job. Lately I have been using Advanced System Care 6 (maybe look it up). It has a "turbo mode" where when I really need ram it will temporarily turn off all the unnecessary programs running in the background to free up ram. It works wonders especially on videos. Since I am in the process of producing a lot of post production training video/downloads, I have really needed this boost! The monitor is fantastic. Shows nearly the entire Adobe RGB space and is very consistent all around. When calibrated correctly (I have a few tricks up my sleeve on that one) I can produce fantastic accuracy in print. Enough to satisfy even the master print maker (one of the biggest names in photography tried to hire me not to long ago
So bottom line. I dont think you need to spent too much to get a great set up these days. I'd rather spend my money spending more time on the road if I can help it.
Hope it helps!
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