Well, you are near Seattle that might explain your love for WIN....
otherwise I would say ANY current Mac would do it. ;-)
On Mar 2, 2008, at 20:01, Mathew Hargreaves wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I am ready to buy a new computer. However, the vast number of types
> with the different equipment specifications, leave me lost for the
> Several threads have talked about different computer systems, BUT,
> what looks to be a good minimum working system, either in PC or Mac,
> doing photo stitching.
> My current system is a 20 gig, Pentium 2, 500mgz, Windows PC. I
> have a portable 300 gig drive for storage and figure this to be the
> minimum for they new computer, so I can defrag the portable drive.
> I can only stitch up to 4 photos due to the 1.08 gig file size
> limit. I
> have some that are 5 to 9 photos wide and want to be able to do them.
> What I am currently doing is so I can print them for wall display. I
> usually shoot only in RAW. My current stitching method is 8 bit tiff
> outputs that are stitched either as a finished tiff or blended
> layers to
> correct for moving objects, before flattening and other image
> correcting. So I am using only ptgui 6.3. I downloaded one of the
> versions last october but it would not setup and run.
> Due to the computer and past money supply limitations, I was forced
> to keep using the original softwares that came with the Canon 300D
> Rebel. Despite its limitations I have managed to get some good images
> via hand held shots.
> The monitor I am using is a Mitubishi Diamond Pro87TXM. This was
> considered one of the best CRT units for photo work. Though it lacks
> detail that a high definition screen can deliver. Upgrading is a
> possibility, but I feel actually calibrating it through software,
> I get a new box, is the better first option.
> I am not doing VR stuff. I just want to get vastly better software
> tools and a workable machine to keep learning, and actually doing
> So, are their any off the shelf types with good reliability and
> workable specs? or should I consider having one built? If yes, what
> good equipment specs?
> With so many software options around, has this group ever done a
> concensus review of them as a basic reference for people?
> I am in awe of what others are creating here but I want to be able
> to do better myself. I would like to meet others stitchers in the
> Seattle region.
> CHEERS...from Sunny Seattle...Mathew
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