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    Default Mac vs PC



    I’m in the market for a new processing computer. I’ve used both OS X and Windows variants. In your opinion which has the better stacking and editing software

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    Default Re: Mac vs PC

    You'll find that the majority of image processing software is geared toward PC. Just not a lot out there for Mac.

    Seems like most of the time Mac users end up carving out some space to run a virtual PC to host the processing software.

    I just got a "gamer" laptop PC myself with beefed up graphics capability during the recent "back to school" sales. Now I just need the sky to cooperate.
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    Default Re: Mac vs PC

    For processing images, Pixinsight is both windows and mac. Buy a licence for one, you can use both. For capturing images however, unless you go with an ASIair and an iPad or similar Android, it's mostly ruled by windows.

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    Default Re: Mac vs PC

    I own both - and use both. For image acquisition, I use a powerful Win10 notebook, for image processing with PixInsight, I use a iMac....of you want only one single system, I´d go for a Win10 PC...
    jsut my 2pennies....

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    Default Re: Mac vs PC

    Image acquisition requires very little processing power and can be done with a stick PC, mini PC or even a Raspberry Pi. But most of the capture, planetarium, and guiding software is Windows or Linux based.
    Image processing is where you need the horsepower. The major software players here PixInsight, StarTools, Nebulosity4 and PhotoShop are available in either flavor.
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