PC Specifications Needed For Photography

Starting out as a photographer, I used what I had to edit photos. Many of you I’m sure who are stating out might want to know what kind of PC set up you need to have in order to edit or run apps like Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and or Capture One. There are a dozen apps used by photographers but my favourites are Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. Talking about Adobe, I’m happy for my friend Michael Aboya whose photograph was used for Adobe Lightroom’s splash screen on Lightroom CC. Congrats brother.

Now, you do not need a lot especially if you are starting out. Starting out, I had an HP Core II Duo, some LCD monitor I had been using from Junior High School and of course a keyboard and mouse. I love my keyboard and mouse so much that I rarely change them. I use a Fujitsu keyboard.

I’ve not changed my keyboard in almost 5 years, because it works just fine. I’m looking forward to getting a new one soon, I just noticed the backspace key is weak and almost falling out. I’ll be giving that away when time is up.

Minimum requirements should be:

A core i3 system unit or chip. You can choose any brand you wish, but I love to stick with Dell. I just love Dell, I’m not sure why. Why not a MacBook or iMacs. Shockingly, I’m not a fan of them. I used to use a 2015 iMac back in the day and after I used it for a month or so I sold it to get myself a Gigabyte system unit. There’s a thing about desktops that don’t really go old fashion.

So, an i3 for starters is great. Get a good monitor. This is very important. As a photographer, 100% of your works are going to be based on visuals and you want too get great and accurate colours. You don’t want having a different colour on your monitor and a different one on your phone. Get an IPS display. IPS monitors are great. They give consistent colours at a wide range of viewing angles. I use a 24" Dell IPS monitor (60hz). It has never given me problems. I’ve had it for 3 years now.

The major things you need are a good system unit and a great display and the IPS does the trick.

About my mouse, I have zero idea the name of the brand. I’ve been using it for so long that everything written on it has faded.

For Starters:

A core i3/i5 Processor system unit, and an IPS Display.

If you have been shooting/designing for a long time, you do not need me to tell you the kind of PCs you need to use. You sort of already know what you need to make your work faster.

thank you for reading and hey, I have a book on Amazon on reclaiming creativity as an artist. Please do check it out. Much love.

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