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2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: Convert RAW Files to JPEG With Adobe Camera Raw (Nikon D850)

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MPG tested both the 14-inch and 16-inch models Apple 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max 128GB /4TB, model Z1AU002AK and model Z1AF001AN. See all Apple MacBook Pro M3 Max.

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2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max

This test is a real-world task relevant to Adobe Photoshop and 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 — Nikon D850 45-megapixel NEF lossless compressed

The 2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra outperforms everything else but not nearly as much as one might expect—the 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max struts its stuff, taking only 14% longer.

*** See test notes discussing 2019 Mac Pro and 2022 MacBook Pro M2 Max results.

2023 MacBook Pro: Convert 100 Nikon D850 45-megapixel raw flies to JPEG
2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max
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