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2022 MacBook Pro M2 Max: Convert RAW Files to JPEG With Adobe Camera Raw (Sony A7R IV)

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MPG tested the Apple 16.2" MacBook Pro with M2 Max Chip Z1740017Z, maxed-out excepting 4TB SSD.

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2022 MacBook Pro M2 Max

This test is a real-world task relevant to Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom: batch convert raw files to JPEG.

Disk I/O is not a significant factor, the files being small relative to the workload, and on the fast internal SSD.

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Raw file conversion to JPEG — 60-megapixel Sony A7R IV raw files

The 2022 MacBook Pro M2 Max easily beats even the 28-core 2019 Mac Pro, and leaves the 2019 iMac 5K far behind... amazing performance!

The M1 Max takes 23% longer than the M2 Max.

NOTE: Adobe has improved raw file conversion considerably since early 2022 when these tests were run. Speed likely substantially higher for all machines with Photoshop CC 2022 v23.4.1 or later.

2022 MacBook Pro M2 Max vs 2019 iMac 5K, 2019 Mac Pro: Convert 100 Sony A7R IV 60-megapixel raw flies to JPEG
2022 MacBook Pro M2 Max
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