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Macbook Pro Info?

Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 05 Jun 2015 12:34 pm

Any folks out there got a Macbook Pro? I need answers to two questions.

a) I want to connect it to an external monitor that supports HDMI, DVI, and VGA. I want to connect at HD 1080P. What will the Macbook connect to and what kind of adapter do I need? I can't imagine that I could simply plug a cable into a Mac.

b) There is a folder on said Macbook full of photos. Is there a utility on the Mac like there is in Windows that allows me to play the folder full of photos as a slideshow?

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Postby ecureilx » Fri, 05 Jun 2015 1:04 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:Any folks out there got a Macbook Pro? I need answers to two questions.

a) I want to connect it to an external monitor that supports HDMI, DVI, and VGA. I want to connect at HD 1080P. What will the Macbook connect to and what kind of adapter do I need? I can't imagine that I could simply plug a cable into a Mac.

b) There is a folder on said Macbook full of photos. Is there a utility on the Mac like there is in Windows that allows me to play the folder full of photos as a slideshow?

The new MacBook pro I was given at work has only one video output, think it's called mini DVi. For VGA monitors we use an adaptor. Not sure how much it cost. There are adaptors for HDMI as well

There's a utility called photos that shows all pictures in the MacBook

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Postby x9200 » Fri, 05 Jun 2015 1:16 pm

You need mini display port adapter. One of those:
http://store.apple.com/sg/mac/mac-acces ... esentation

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 05 Jun 2015 2:23 pm

1) Yes, it uses Mini display port. This is a standard connector and pretty common. Apple also had adapters for the various other types you can then connect to this.

The 15" models also have standard HDMI ports.

2) The app called "Photos" will display and manage your photos. If just click and open an image, there is a built in application called Preview which will open the image and allow you to do basic edits (resize, crops, rotates, etc). It can open most formats, including PDF. Lastly, in Finder (equivalent of windows explorer) you can just press 'space' on any image file and it will open in a very large instant preview window. You can then scroll through the files (arrow keys) to instantly scroll through all of your images. Instant, unless it's like a 20MB RAW file from your DSLR. But yes, your Mac will open those natively also.

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Re: Macbook Pro Info?

Postby bgd » Fri, 05 Jun 2015 2:35 pm

There is also a screensaver option that displays photos randomly

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 05 Jun 2015 2:56 pm

bgd wrote:There is also a screensaver option that displays photos randomly


Oh, right. I didn't actually read the question. :D

The preview app I mentioned has a Slideshow option for ad-hoc slide shows.

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Re: Macbook Pro Info?

Postby Strong Eagle » Sat, 06 Jun 2015 9:57 pm

I ended up buying this adapter. A "must need right now" thing so I bought it at Radio Shack for USD 33.

As noted it connects to a mini DisplayPort on the Mac and provides DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort outputs.

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