Mac Setup: The Desk of a Professional Panographer
This featured Mac setup John L., a professional panographer who has a great workstation complete with a furry visitor / assistant to keep the desk cozy. Let’s learn a bit more about the hardware and software that gets put to use:
What hardware is in your setup?
- Mac Pro (2013 model)
- Mac Pro (2010 model)
- HP Windows 7 PC (for non-Apple work)
- 30″ NEC Spectraview 3090 Display
- Dual Apple Cinema Displays
- GTX screen for the Windows PC
- Apple Keyboard
For storage, there are numerous hard disks mounted as needed in Freecom drive bays, one for images (2.14 TB) and one for video (0.75 TB).
What do you use your setup for?
As an experienced panographer – hobby and commercial – I have a large catalogue of panoramic photography & a growing one from a recent venture into video. The setup is used for image and video editing, web development, and writing.
For printing I use an Epson Stylus Pro 7800 Photo Wide-Format Printer and an HP Officejet for text.
What are some of your most used or essential apps?
One of my more recent favorite apps is Raw Right Away for instant image viewing.
Do you have any tips or advice to share with OSXDaily?
When you can afford it, get good quality gear – purchase of a wide format printer is high but running costs are far lower than those for a cheap printer which lasts only a short time…
The new Mac Pro is VERY fast. Large Images that took a coffee break or longer to process are now done before I can leave my desk.
Now it’s your turn! If you have an interesting Mac setup you want to have featured, answer a few questions, take a few high quality pictures, and send it on in… or if you’re not quite ready to share your own workstation, feel free to browse through the many highlighted desks and setups we’ve featured before.