MAC vs PC for Photography

Mac or PC? Actually, I don’t believe that it really makes much of a difference, as long as you know what you’re doing with what you have. But that’s not the point of this post. I just ran across a bit of information that struck me as interesting.

According to NetMarketShare, which seems to produce reliable numbers, MAC OS makes up a mere 5.26% of the total market share of operating systems, compared to 91.23% for Windows. That seemed a little bit low to me, so I checked the stats on a couple of websites that I’ve built, and I’ve found that MAC tends to represent about 8-10% of the visits on most of them.

This site, however, is different. This month, so far, 28.5% of the visitors are MAC users, and last month, a full 29.6%. OK, so it’s just confirmation of what we already know… photographers (and other visual artists) disproportionately prefer MAC, although the vast majority are still using PCs. Still, I didn’t expect there to be such a strong showing for Macs on a blog like this, so I thought I’d mention it.

And of course, this post gives everyone a good excuse to tell me how much they love their Mac, as Mac people are so zealous to do :) I learned Photoshop on Mac originally, but have used a PC most of the time for the past 10 years.

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Thanks for all you do!

I have both. I’m emotionally tool agnostic. Vastly prefer Windows (more mature/advanced/flexible).

I do have a MBPr (i7, 16GBram, 1TBsss, Retina display) because it was the best hardware I could find. Nice laptop, but not perfect.