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New Photoshop User Computer Requirements

jaymor


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jaymor Basic Member
Thu 19-Apr-01 01:38 AM

I am seriously looking into getting equipment for scanning and archiving most of the pics that i have accumulated over a span of 30 years. I went to a local photo shop and I think I am interested in getting an epson 1640 flatbed scanner (I believe this model comes with a negative scanner).Photoshop seems to be the way to go. I still havent decided on the printer but the Epson 1270 seems ok.

My question is about the computer. Can you all recommend the minimum specs that I will need on the computer to get reasonable speed when scanning. Is printing also going to require a minimum on the computer? The local shop tells me that I should be looking into a PC with at least 700 mhz and 512 meg of RAM and 30 gig disk space.
My current machine definitely will not make that (333mhz/32 meg ram/3 gig hard disk). Do i really need that kind of horsepower or more or can I get by with less? I feel I will get a more objective response from you guys... So have at it guys...... Also, will I need a bigger monitor (currently using 15")? Please feel free to comment on everything above. I am quite open at this point of my researching....

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