I would like to ask a simple question:
Is adobe photoshop cs3 (or higher) going to run properly on a netbook.
Specificly, I own an Acer Aspire ONE D250 which is equiped with an Intel® Atom™ N270 (1.60 GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 512 KB L2 cache) processor and has 1Gb of RAM.
Thanks a lot in advance.
This would be an ideal situation to install GIMP for free. Then you can save your Photoshop activations for more capable computers.
You might be better off ripping resource-hungry Windows off that and installing Ubuntu's Netbook Remix. You can still install GIMP.
It looks like you got your answer – don't even think about it!
Why not get PS Elements?
Even an earlier version that comes bundled with things like Wacom tablets.
I think GIMP is awful – even the latest version.
I was thinking about the same thing. So if its not a good idea to load PS on a webbook (though I have seen some with WIndows and 2MG of RAM), and instead should consider using PS Elements or GIMP, how do these programs deal with RAW files. Do they offer conversion of RAW files so you can edit them, or do I need to get a separate program to first convert the files?
And not to forget: All cameras come with their own dedicated RAW converters, usualyl LE versions of other, bigger products liek Nikon' Raw converter... While not doing miracles, they at least do not cost anything extra.