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Current software on your work station?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Colton, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    Here, at my CNHI shop:

    A G3 MAC (yup, the one with the 6-gig hard drive)

    MAC OS 8.6 (pathetic, I know)

    Quark 4.0


    Photoshop 6.0
  2. RichSuburbNews

    RichSuburbNews New Member

    We're in transition now. My layout computer has most of what you have (G3, OS 8.6, Photoshop 5, Quark 4.1), but soon we'll be doing InDesign on PCs and that's a much more modern setup (Pentium M 1.73 ghz w/docking system so we can work here with the bigger monitor and keyboard or home/Panera with the laptop, XP Pro, Adobe Creative Suite 2) Hooray beer progress
  3. bydesign77

    bydesign77 Active Member

    I am running a G4 with OS 9.2, which means I don't have the capacity to view several porn Web sites that I need to my job effictively. So I have to go next door to the photo department to use her G4 with OS X on it to do some of my work.

    I have Quark 4.1, Photoshop 5.5 and Microsoft Office for Mac 2001 to do the rest of my stuff.

    One of our reporters has OS X on her computer, for whatever reason I don't understand.

    Our publisher informed me a couple of weeks ago we're going to move to InDesign on PCs soon. He's got several computers ordered for production and the newsroom will soon follow.
  4. Appgrad05

    Appgrad05 Active Member

    I have an iMac, as does the rest of the reporting staff. Deskers have I believe a G4.
    We're all running OS X Tiger.
    We're at some point moving to InDesign, so all the adobe products are on our hard drives. But for now we still use DTI Page Speed and Speedwriter.
  5. RedCanuck

    RedCanuck Active Member

    I just got a new (to me) G4 E-Mac, which has OS 10.4 on it, and I have the whole Adobe Creative Suite as well, but the majority of our newsroom is on G3/G4s with OS 9.22 and Quark 4.1.
  6. joe_schmoe

    joe_schmoe Active Member

    Windows 2000 pro.
    Quark 4.1
    Photoshop light (not sure what exactly, but it's not full photoshop version...allows basic cropping/cutting/etc..stuff, with abiltiy to sharpen andadjust colors. Doesn't allow captioning or indepth layering, etc...), and some lame News/editing software

    Google Earth
    Real Payer's latest free
    Win Amp
    Adobe Acrobat 7

    Mozilla Thunderbird and Firefox
    Microsoft Internet Explorer
    Netscape 7.0
  7. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    PC (High-end Pentium 4 with Windows XP)

    InDesign 2.0.2
    InCopy 2.0.1
    PhotoShop 6.0
  8. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    The PC is in front of me with Word, Harris NewsMaker Editoral and NewsMaker Pagination, IE, WinZip and Google Earth.

    The Mac behind me has Photoshop CS2, Quark 6.5, Illustrator and the Harris browser to move things back and forth between the two.
  9. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Harris makes me want to find a puke smiley and post it here. As such, I don't want to waste any more time than I have to discussing that "system."

    Kill it. Kill it dead. :-\
  10. Canyonero!

    Canyonero! Member

    G4 running OS-X with NewsEditPro, Photoshop CS2 and Quark 6
  11. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    We must have it set up pretty good, or good techies, or something. Because it's pretty good for us.
  12. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Question: We use, cough cough, PhotoShop 5.5, which is pretty old. It seems to me that older versions of PS aren't as compatible to digital photography as newer versions. When I download photos and then open them up, the raw versions are always really good. But then I open them in PS 5.5 to do toning and sizing, etc, and it's just not as crisp.

    Any thoughts about this?
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