If you’re a professional photographer or even an enthusiastic amateur, it won’t be long before you outgrow the capabilities of a standard laptop or pre-built desktop computer. We can work with you to design a custom-built PC for photo editing that will give you all the power you need for a smooth and efficient editing process.
We can recommend a custom spec for running software like Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom without slowing down or crashing when you’re in the middle of an edit. Whatever your budget, the team at Dave’s Computers will come up with a solution that works for you.
Build a Custom PC for Photo Editing
Whether you’re touching up portraits, removing objects from the background of scenes, or simply adjusting the contrast and color balance of your shots, a computer with enough processing power is essential for photo editing.
The CPU and RAM are the most important specs for running software like Photoshop, so opt for the highest-speed processor and as much memory as your budget allows. Your monitor is also a crucial part of your PC setup when you’re video editing, so opt for a high-end model with superior color and contrast as well as high resolution.
Even if you’re on a tight budget, we can build a custom PC designed to make your photo editing experience as productive as possible. Contact us so we can have a chat about how you work and we’ll design a computer spec to suit your needs.
What is the best computer configuration for photo editing?
Photoshop and other photo editing software doesn’t need as much power as 3D rendering and video editing. But you’ll have a smoother experience if you opt for a PC with a fast, quad-core processor – at least 2.5 GHz. A minimum of 16GB is recommended, and an SSD is preferable over an HDD.
How much RAM is needed for photo editing?
16GB of RAM is enough to run Photoshop smoothly in most cases, but 32GB or more is preferable if you often work on very large files.
Do photographers use desktops or laptops?
Professional photographers tend to prefer desktop computers over laptops. This is because they offer more processing power and generally higher specs for a lower cost. Those who do use laptops almost always have an external monitor to allow for better color matching and detailed photo editing work.
What computer should I use for photography?
Macs are a popular choice for photographers. However, they’re also on the pricey side, particularly if you choose a high-end model with a large monitor. For a lower price tag, we can custom-build you a PC specifically designed for photo editing and you can splash out and spend the extra on a high-res monitor.