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  • panokaemena@mac.com
    Well, you are near Seattle that might explain your love for WIN.... otherwise I would say ANY current Mac would do it. ;-) Willy Kaemena
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      Well, you are near Seattle that might explain your love for WIN....
      otherwise I would say ANY current Mac would do it. ;-)

      Willy Kaemena

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      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
      > final
      > decision.
      > Several threads have talked about different computer systems, BUT,
      > what looks to be a good minimum working system, either in PC or Mac,
      > for
      > 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.
      > Alas,
      > 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
      > newer
      > 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
      > the
      > detail that a high definition screen can deliver. Upgrading is a
      > possibility, but I feel actually calibrating it through software,
      > after
      > 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
      > better.
      > So, are their any off the shelf types with good reliability and
      > workable specs? or should I consider having one built? If yes, what
      > are
      > 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
      >
      >











      Willy Kaemena

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