[OT] Mac JPEG viewer advice
mark at twoshortplanks.com
Sat Sep 29 15:51:38 BST 2007
On 29 Sep 2007, at 15:03, Andrew Black wrote:
> My other half has been sucked into giving advice to her mother who
> has an iMac. Nether of us are familiar with Macs. We are not quite
> sure of the model number, think it is about 4 years old.
With Mac OS 9 installed? At least bought back in 2002, probably
older. Is it one of the G3 ones (i.e. looks like a TV with a CD
drive under it, not like a lamp or a very thick flat panel LCD display)
> She wants a viewer for digital photos. iPhoto (AFAIK) need MacOS X.
> (side issue - is that normally pronounced "ex" or "ten". Suspect it
> is a deliberate ambiguity)
Officially it's "Mac OS ten". Everyone in the world pronouces it
"Mac OS exs".
> The Mac is running:
> Mac OS 9.0.4 Deutsch
> Here's some memory info
> Volume cache 1984KB
> Vitueller speicher 100MB
> Arbeitsspeicher 64MB
Ouch. 64MB main memory
My camera produces ~1MB JPEG images, and JPEGs normally compress
about 50-1. This means they'll take 50MB of main memory just to
uncompress the image. Where's the OS going to fit?
I'd recommend a new computer.
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