"My Mac beats your everything."



  • Have a user that insists she needs a Mac for Photoshop. Someone noticed when this user would generate a print from Windows and send it down to the local print shop (who use a Mac), that the formatting is way off when the shop goes to view/print.

    I haven't saw the issue personally so I can only speculate.

    User has since switched to a Mac, just curious what the deal is. What are some realistic thoughts here aside from user error?



  • @BBigford I've never had an issue sending photoshop documents back and forth between the two systems...

    If the fonts aren't included in the file that may cause some issues...



  • I've had people say that things are just a pixel or two askew from system to system.

    And I tell them their eyes are just a pixel or two too close together.

    The issue is mostly fonts as @brianlittlejohn said in my experience.



  • I've worked for a media agency for a few years and used Photoshop (high quality print stuff) myself a lot, while others used Macs. There is only one real difference: Working color profiles. As long as you have a working color profile, which is more likely when using a professional monitor, then there is absolutely no real difference I am aware of.

    Fonts are another possible issue, but not so much anymore today.



  • Is this the only Mac in your environment? If so, I would deny any support whatsoever: printing, file shares, internet access, email, AV...



  • We have our studio using Windows and 1 Mac.

    They insist that the "Mac" is so much better, yet I built a more powerful windows system for less money which is 100% software compatible with Adobe CC suite for less money.

    And I have an amazing monitor on this system, because they need the resolution.

    And they still complain, so we have a Mac (forget which model but its the one built into the display) and they use that from time to time. Which cost twice as much.



  • @DustinB3403 said in "My Mac beats your everything.":

    And they still complain, so we have a Mac (forget which model but its the one built into the display) and they use that from time to time. Which cost twice as much.

    And it needs support, which increases the costs even more.



  • @thwr said in "My Mac beats your everything.":

    @DustinB3403 said in "My Mac beats your everything.":

    And they still complain, so we have a Mac (forget which model but its the one built into the display) and they use that from time to time. Which cost twice as much.

    And it needs support, which increases the costs even more.

    Yeah, we don't offer support for it. It has warranty, OK back to apple it goes.

    I'm not touching the thing, it's awesome to look at (the hardware design is amazing) but come on, if I can't work on it, I don't want it here.



  • @DustinB3403 said in "My Mac beats your everything.":

    @thwr said in "My Mac beats your everything.":

    @DustinB3403 said in "My Mac beats your everything.":

    And they still complain, so we have a Mac (forget which model but its the one built into the display) and they use that from time to time. Which cost twice as much.

    And it needs support, which increases the costs even more.

    Yeah, we don't offer support for it. It has warranty, OK back to apple it goes.

    I'm not touching the thing, it's awesome to look at (the hardware design is amazing) but come on, if I can't work on it, I don't want it here.

    Exactly. I also like to look at half-eaten fruits. Not.


  • Banned

    If they are sending a file out for print the file should be flattened before doing so.. Maybe even exported



  • I am with the others here, this is a user failure, not a system failure.



  • @JaredBusch said in "My Mac beats your everything.":

    I am with the others here, this is a user failure, not a system failure.

    Especially if the user is insisting on a Mac for a product that it itself is designed for, on and recommended on Windows for best results.



  • @scottalanmiller said in "My Mac beats your everything.":

    @JaredBusch said in "My Mac beats your everything.":

    I am with the others here, this is a user failure, not a system failure.

    Especially if the user is insisting on a Mac for a product that it itself is designed for, on and recommended on Windows for best results.

    Interesting, never heard that Adobe recommends Windows for PS. Source?



  • @thwr said in "My Mac beats your everything.":

    @scottalanmiller said in "My Mac beats your everything.":

    @JaredBusch said in "My Mac beats your everything.":

    I am with the others here, this is a user failure, not a system failure.

    Especially if the user is insisting on a Mac for a product that it itself is designed for, on and recommended on Windows for best results.

    Interesting, never heard that Adobe recommends Windows for PS. Source?

    Adobe has been saying it for many, many years. Like pushing a decade. Mac just isn't up to snuff, they support it because of their rapid user base, but Adobe has essentially always been a Windows-focused product line.



  • the way the newer versions of Adobe stuff works. It doesn't make a difference what operating system you are on. If a user can't figure out how to send a file from a Mac then they probably can't from a PC either 😛



  • @Jason said in "My Mac beats your everything.":

    If they are sending a file out for print the file should be flattened before doing so.. Maybe even exported

    Ya who is sending multiple layer files to a printer? If it's vector, fonts should be converted to paths for the final copy. If it's raster fonts, then that's just terrible.


  • Banned

    The mac versions used to be better and adobes primary focus.

    Now the windows version is their main one and mac is a port. This changed about the time adobe premier pro gained professional acceptance and apple dropped Final Cut Pro 7 for Final Cut Pro X which wasn't professional. apple is no longer he pressional choice. Heck you can't even do render farms on macs anymore and while I love iOS, MacOS X really needs a complete.

    Source: me. An Adobe professionals voices memeber and beta tester. (Along with Avid, and formerly apple Final Cut Pro)



  • The only thin I have seen is issues with sending screen shots from a retina mac to a PC. My understanding is in the laptops have a 2880x1800 resolution, and changing it only changes the scalling on the screen you see. So if I take a screen shot on my Mac, and email to someone using a 1300 resolution on their PC, it is 2-3 times bigger than what they can see on their screen. I just have to keep it in mind to scale my stuff down before I send it.



  • @s.hackleman said in "My Mac beats your everything.":

    The only thin I have seen is issues with sending screen shots from a retina mac to a PC. My understanding is in the laptops have a 2880x1800 resolution, and changing it only changes the scalling on the screen you see. So if I take a screen shot on my Mac, and email to someone using a 1300 resolution on their PC, it is 2-3 times bigger than what they can see on their screen. I just have to keep it in mind to scale my stuff down before I send it.

    This isn't unique to Macs though. You'll have this problem even between Windows machines with different resolutions.



  • @Dashrender Agreed, I was just throwing it out as a common issue, that we see here. Most business laptops that I encounter are not running at 2800, while all Macs are.



  • Lol, sure... But if a graphics design person can't work out this situation, they probably belong on another line of work. Considering the OP. 😉


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