Any thoughts Eric or Thomas?
Is it possible?
I'm pretty sure that there is a market, I know that the photographers working in London are seriously looking for a 'better' solution than FULL Photoshop.
Whilst it is workable, there is certainly a speed hit, I would assume due to the way PS is written and it's 'expected' use against a Netbook running an Atom chip - a couple of years ago 1.6 GHz was a pretty respectable chip speed and PS just flew along.
The netbook is the fastest selling category of computer and it's market continues to grow - out of that market I would imagine that there are a sizeable number of people who would like a 'simple' photo editing program optimised for a simpler workflow. In addition to news, wedding and event photographers out there, there must be 'millions' of amatuer photographers who go on holiday who want a photo editing system which would work on a netbook.
Thanks for any feedback
I was just searching for "image editing on a netbook" and came across this forum entry, so thought I'd put in my 2 cents. I'm about to purchase an ASUS Eee PC 1000HE (long battery life!) as a lightweight alternative to carrying around my serious laptop (MacBook Pro).
I rarely take time out in the field to do serious editing. But I do want to be able to do more than just download from a card onto the hard drive. "Camera Raw Light" would be perfect for a first run-through before leaving the geographic area of the shoot.
I'm continuing my search....