Photo Mechanic is not a resource-intensive program, and there are no hard and fast requirements about the specifications of your hardware to run it. If your computer can run the required operating systems, you should be able to run Photo Mechanic. Much depends upon your tolerance for performance and load times. The speed of the program will also vary with the number of photos you are viewing and how large those files are. If you are looking for general guidelines, here are some recommendations:

  • 4 GB or minimum ram, more if you will be using other intensive memory usage apps like Adobe products.
  • Free disk space needs to be at least twice the amount of the largest memory cards you will be Ingesting.
  • Your display should be set to a minimum of 1024 by 768 using 32-bit color space or millions of colors.
  • Core duo or i3, i5, or i7 processors.