Gene Wilburn , Oct 20, 2002; 01:36 p.m.
Gannet, there's nothing special about a digital darkroom from a computer point of view. For years graphics artists have used "multimedia workstations". These are really nothing more than high-end Macs or PCs with memory, disk, CPU, CD-ROM, DVD-RAM, etc maxed out. With lots of connectors such as firewire, USB, SCSI, etc. The upper-level Macs were (and still are) optimized for this kind of work but you can spec a Windows PC to the same level. Both Mac OS and Windows XP have built-in multimedia toollets. Mac is still in the lead IMO, but I use PCs due to cost constraints.