You should not have any file size limitations on Mac OSX, Linda.
Macs are neither NTFS nor FAT32. They use a file system called HFSX.
Thanks Steve, I am relieved about that.
My challenge now is how to transfer larger files from one computer to the other. Can one buy external drives that are formated in HFSX, or can I use an NTFS formatted external hard-drive to transfer files from Windows to Mac?
On a slightly different point, I believe that Mac can read NTFS but wont write to it. I would like to store all my travel media on external drives but dont want to be limited by FAT 32 size restrictions as I will eventually use this media in my PE Project and would prefer to save the final shared project to the same external drive.
If I store my media on an NTFS external drive plugged into my mac, does that mean that I would not be able to edit my stills in eg Lightroom on the mac if the media resides on the NTFS external drive?
Thank you for your help. I am trying to get to grips with this new mac before we go on our next expidition in May.