Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8 or 10
8 GB of Random-access memory RAM (minimum) the more Ram the faster your computer will be (better 16 RAM) and you will be able to multi-task.
10 GB free hard drive (minimum)- this is what the program takes up.
Sound card and speakers
High color video card set to a minimum resolution of 1024 x 768
**A good mouse and pad or Graphic Tablet (even on a laptop)
GreenScapes is a Windows based program, but it can run just fine on a Mac depending on your version of Mac OS and with the proper software installed. At this time there are 2 options we recommend.
Please note the new Mac OS Catalina you can only install GreenScapes with Option 1 using a Windows emulator like Parallels.
Option #1. Install Parallels and Windows. This allows you to run Mac OS and Windows at the same time in a window. This is one of the easiest to install and use for most users. It does not matter to us where you purchase Parallels and Windows.
Below you will find more info and prices:• https://www.parallels.com/
• Windows at a great price.
PROS:• You can run any Windows Programs or Games. • More cost effective than buying a Windows computer. • The whole install and setup can be done in less than 40 minutes and very simple. • We offer Mac Users a $100. Discount off the website pricing. This is a private link: https://landscapedesignimagingsoftware.com/purchase_partners.html
CONS:• You will have to learn some basic Windows. It works like a Mac, but setup and controls key shortcuts are different.
CrossOver is a Mac application that allows you to run Windows programs like GreenScapes and Night Lighting on the Mac without having to install Windows. It is included Free when you Purchase Greenscapes. CrossOver is for Mac OS Versions Mojave, High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite And Only CrossOver V16 customized for GreenScapes which we provide will work at this time.
• It is a smaller program than Parallels and Windows, takes up less space. • Easy to use. Easy to install. You don’t have to learn any Windows commands and setups. • It’s Free when you buy GreenScapes, A $59.95 value.
If you still have questions email us at mailto:Support@LandscapeDesignImagingSoftware.com
Design on a small touch screen maybe harder on your eyes, But you can always plug it into a larger Monitor
For Apple iPads users:
Did you know the iPad won't run Windows or Mac software?
Option 1: You may consider purchasing a Windows PC laptop /Tablet combination; it is the best of both worlds. A small windows computer with a touch screen that can fold back into a tablet. Is a work horse with a keyboard for work, and then flip it back for presentations like a Tablet. And they cost less than an iPad most of the time.
OPTION 2: A virtualization with remote access setup is your best choice (Remote Desktop). It's in the (itunes) app store FREE. READ THIS! It lets you work with whatever programs you have on your Windows computer directly on your ipad. Changes will be saved to your computer.
Con: Must have an internet connection and it is slower than using GreenScapes direct.
OPTION 3: There is also TeamViewer which is also free for personal use, which lets you remote into your desktop. Con: Must have an internet connection and it is slower than using GreenScapes direct.
**Saving your final image as a .JPG and emailing or sending it to your iPad allows you to show the client!
We consider that a 2nd User in the company! We at Landscape Design Software have taken this into consideration and discounted the additional user by more than 50%. Each additional user can put it on two computers. Or you can purchase a Single User - Computer License. This entitles the 2nd User to Free Support Too! (All users must be listed and paid for to recieve support) (If the said User leaves your company the Users license is only eligible for a one time transfer to a New User as a courtesy.) Please Call 772-647-8147 to add users.
The UAC block files from being written to your hard drive under program files. So it blocks the programs from registration. So you need to TURN IT OFF, then register the Program, you can turn it back on after that if you wish to.
The Links below will show you how to turn off the UAC.
How to turn off the User Account Control Windows 10 Video. | Printed Version
How to turn off the User Account Control Windows 8 Video. | Printed Version
How to turn off the User Account Control Windows 7 Video. | Printed Version
We at Landscape Design Software offer FREE Support. PLEASE:
1. Please be sure to watch all the training movies. In most cases you will find your answer within the videos.
2. Fill out a Support Ticket and we will get back to you ASAP.
Some questions can be answered immediately by a simple return email or video tutorial. It is best to be at your computer for support. Reserving a time guarantees I will be able to give you personal attention. Filling out the support ticket will give the support team a better understanding of the issue you need assistance with before getting on the phone together.