Photoshop - Which Macs Are Compatible?

David Hardy
Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard tool for working with digital images of any kind.
 
Photoshop has a tremendous breadth of uses in various industries ranging from photographers to graphic artists. The program is so flexible, it is is used for both adjusting photographs and creating graphic elements.
 
We are often asked which Macs are suitable for use with Photoshop.
 
The minimum recommended specs for Macs are 8GB RAM, OS Big Sur or later (2014 onwards). Graphics Card - GPU with Metal support or
1.5 GB of GPU memory.
 
The recommended specs for heavy use are macOS Big Sur (version 11), 16 GB RAM or more and a Graphics Card with GPU with Metal support
4 GB of GPU memory for 4k displays and greater.
 
The storage for both is very much dependent on how many pictures you want to store but you can also get an external hard drive.
 
This means all of our 14, 15 and 16 inch MacBook Pro's, most of our 27 inch iMacs and the 21 inch iMacs from 2017 with 4K Display are compatible.
 
🔗 To head to our compatible Macs, click the link https://cheshiremacs.com/collections/photoshop
 
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Logic Pro - Which Macs are compatible?

David Hardy
Logic Pro - Which Mac is compatible?
 
Logic Pro is a very popular music creation program - powerful creative tools for professional songwriting, beat-making, editing and mixing.
 
As with Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro is software created by Apple so suits most Macs.
 
Anything with OS 11.5 (Big Sur 2014) or later will run Logic and we would recommend 8GB of RAM and minimum 256GB Storage.
 
An iMac or MacBook Pro or Air will work and is really down to personal preference, if you're out and about or travelling to recording studios go for a MacBook or if you have a home studio an iMac would most likely be preferable.
 
Here's a link to our full range, just remember to select 8GB of RAM minimum - https://cheshiremacs.com/collections/all
 
If you still need help choosing you can contact us on 01625 415088 or message us!

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Final Cut Pro - Which Macs can run it?

David Hardy

One question that we are asked daily is which Mac's can run Final Cut Pro?

Because Final Cut Pro is Apple software the good news is the vast majority of Mac's can run it.

What is Final Cut Pro? This is Apple’s professional-level video editing software. It is an incredibly popular software for both professionals and also consumers looking for more power for their video editing projects. It does a really great job of providing a solution for both groups. There are well-publicised pros and cons for both groups. However, it has received great press once users get used to different elements of the software.

Did you know?

Final Cut Pro works exclusively on Mac computers (as it was made by Apple). It is possible that this will change in the future, but right now there are no versions available for Windows or other operating systems.

The minimum system requirements are 4GB of RAM, 1GB of VRAM, 4.5GB of available disk space and macOS 11.5.1 (Big Sur) or later.

We would recommend going for 8GB of RAM minimum and the biggest screen you can accommodate for easier editing purposes but this isn't essential.

Regarding the OS this means any MacBook Air, MacBook Pro or iMac from 2014 onwards will be compatible.

Here are some recommendations from us - https://cheshiremacs.com/collections/final-cut-pro

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If you would like more advice on which Mac would best suit your needs, please don't hesitate to contact us - we have an online chat on the website, you can call us or email us, or if you're local drop in! We will always go above and beyond to make sure you receive the best possible service.

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Capture One Pro

David Hardy
CAPTURE ONE PRO 📸
 
Capture One is a professional-grade photo editing software designed for pros and serious enthusiasts.
 
It offers exceptional RAW image file processing, image cataloging, layers, local adjustments, keystone adjustments, as well as just about all the features one would expect out of a pro image editing app.
 

The minimum system requirements on a Mac for Capture One are -

 
Intel Core i3+ (1st generation)
8 GB of RAM
10 GB of free hard disk space
Calibrated monitor with 1280×800, 24-bit resolution at 96dpi
macOS 11, macOS 12, macOS 13 (macOS 13 builds up to 13.0)
Internet connection to run Capture One Live
 
All releases from Capture One 21 (14.2.0) onwards provide native support for Apple Silicon Macs. Additionally, Hardware Acceleration on Apple Silicon (M1/M2) machines is achieved using Metal – this is now also the case on Intel based Macs, if you are using Capture One 22 (15.3.0) or newer.
 
If working with high-resolution images and doing calculation-heavy adjustments,
we recommend the following:
 
Intel CPU with 4+ cores
16+ GB of RAM
Solid State Disk (SSD)
NVIDIA or AMD GPU with 8 GB+ RAM
Calibrated monitor with at least 1920×1200, 24-bit resolution at 96dpi
 
As always, call us if you need any advice, we have a resident, award winning photographer who is an expert in these systems!
 
Follow this link to see our current compatible Macs - https://cheshiremacs.com/collections/capture-one

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🔥 Black Friday Deals Now Live On All Apple Macs 🔥

David Hardy

Our Black Friday Deals are now live! 

We have deals running as a presale this week which is proving very popular so if you have your eye on anything, now is the time to hit buy! Don't delay as stock is moving very quickly.

Black Friday is popular across the country, in particular when it comes to tech!

There are great deals to be had and because our prices are competitive all year round, with the added Black Friday Discount you really are getting a bargain! 

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The Gift of an Apple Mac

David Hardy

The invention of the Apple Mac and other Apple devices completely transformed the way we use our laptops, computers and tablets. The truth of the matter is that they are incredible and offer users a great, high-quality experience. So many often comment on people having multiple devices and how youth are always having a device in their hand. The world has changed and its time to start embracing that!

As we approach Christmas, parents everywhere are starting to look for guidance with a present. While our kids may not quite understand the value of money when asking for the latest tech, it is important that they have what they need.

Why an Apple Mac?

Although there are many different types of phone types out there, it is very likely that your child will have an iPhone. Whether it is the latest model or not, they will be very familiar with how to use it. It is much easier to connect and swap between Apple devices. This is often a large reason why parents select an Apple computer over another make. That and their reputation based around being the best on the market.

At CheshireMacs we have come up with a great system where you can split the cost of a refurbished Mac or iPads over 3 months. You are able to purchase through Klarna. This, put simply, means that you can spread the cost of the item without any interest charges over 3 months.

Buying an Apple iMac, MacBook or iPad really is an investment. Every item sold by us leaves us with a 12-month warranty and free delivery. We are a small-business, and a large part of our professional reputation is based around the high-quality service we offer. To us, your opinion matters, and the purchasing process is important to get it right.

Thinking of giving the gift of an Apple Mac this Christmas? Get in touch and we will endeavour to do our best to find the absolute best solution for your needs. Call today on 01625 415088 or email us on info@cheshiremacs.com.

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