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Apple Mac iMac 5K (March 2019)

Rocking fast iMac with 8 cores and up to 128GB..

Apple Mac mini (November 2018)

True desktop-class performance..

Apple Mac Pro (December 2019)

Workhorse desktop tower..

Apple MacBook Pro Retina 16-inch (October 2019)

Desktop Class Performance, memory, SSD..

Apple MacBook Pro Retina (July 2018)

Vastly improved performance over 2017 model, 6 CPU Cores..

Apple MacBook Pro Retina (June 2017)

Improved performance over 2016 model..

Apple MacBook Pro Retina (late 2016)

Touchbar, wide gamut, unrivalled SSD..

Apple 2017 iMac Pro

High-end computing moves to the iMac form factor..

Apple 2015 iMac 5K

5K Display, blazingly fast SSD.

Optimizing Photoshop CS4 Performance

How to configure a Mac to maximize Photoshop CS3/CS4 performance..

Optimizing Other Photography Software

Speedups for working with images..

Optimizing Mac Performance

Learn about Activity Monitor and understand how CPU cores, processes, memory use, and software scalability affect performance..

Mac Performance 101: Cores, Processes, Memory

Monitoring tips and application CPU core scorecard..

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Special Report: Upgrade Now or Wait?.

Apple July 2010 iMac 27-inch Quad-Core

Just how fast is Apple’s new quad-core iMac?.

Apple Mac Pro Westmere 4/6/8/12-Core (Aug 2010)

Choosing among 4/6/8/12 cores, and is 2010 Mac Pro faster or better than 2009 model?.

Shootout: 8-core 2.93GHz or Quad-Core 3.33GHz?

Why 4 cores are often faster than 8!.

OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 3G Solid State Drives

Fast and durable, enterprise-grade solid state drives..

Apple Mac Mini (Late 2012)

Apple’s first USB3 MacMini..

Apple iMac 3.4 GHz (Late 2012)

Apple’s fastest Mac as of Jan 2013?.

Apple MacBook Pro Retina Quad-Core (June 2012)

Apple’s 2012 MacBook Pro Retina Display..

Apple MacBook Pro Quad-Core (February 2011)

A review of Apple’s first quad-core laptop..

2010 MacBook Air for Photographers?

How does the 2010 MacBook Air fare in the context of photography?.

Apple MacBook Pro Core i7 (April 2010)

A review of Apple’s first Core i7 laptop..

Mac Pro Memory

2009/2010 Mac Pro Memory — How Much for Performance?.

Drives and Expansion and Various

Reviews of various hardware and software..

Mac Pro Early 2009 (Nehalem)

Configuring and optimizing..


Blog posts

2019

2019-10-20 Reader Question: diglloydTools IntegrityChecker Purchase Options

2019-06-27 Apple 2019 Mac Pro: Everything I Want... but Truly High-End and Unaffordable for Most

2019-01-27 How to Fix Damaged File Dates (RAW or JPEG or movies) with exiftool

2018

2018-07-28 Reader Comment: Which Mac for Video?

2018-06-26 Apple’s Penchant for IGNORING Data Loss Risks Continues, Unabated: Finder Erroneously Shows Files as Zero Bytes

2018-01-10 How Fast is the Apple iMac Pro for RAW File Conversion?

2017

2017-07-18 2017 MacBook Pro and 2017 iMac 5K: Convert 50-Megapixel CR2 Raw to JPEG

2017-04-11 Which is faster for RAW File Conversion, CPU or GPU?

2016

2016-12-01 2016 MacBook Pro TESTED: Lightroom Import RAW Files

2016-09-10 Reader Question: diglloydTool IntegrityChecker to address “had an experience where a number of my RAW files were silently corrupted”

2016-05-09 Photoshop CC 2015 Now Uses all the CPU Cores for RAW-File Conversion

2016-01-02 Apple Core Rot: Spotlight Cannot Find File Names

2015

2015-11-20 Late 2015 iMac 5K vs Mac Pro: Convert 50-Megapixel RAW Files to JPEG

2014

2014-11-05 Fastest iMac 5K vs the Fastest Mac Pro: PhaseOne CaptureOne Pro RAW to JPEG

2014-11-04 Fastest iMac 5K vs the Fastest Mac Pro: RAW to JPEG

2013

2013-01-10 Apple iMac: RAW File Conversion to TIF and JPEG vs Mac Pro, MBP

2012

2012-11-04 MacMini — Digital Camera RAW Conversion vs Mac Pro, MacBook Pro

2012-06-21 MacBook Pro Retina: RAW Conversion to JPEG Speed vs MacBook Pro 17"

2012-05-25 How Long to Convert 500 Nikon D800 14-bit NEF to JPEG?

2010

2010-08-08 Apple 27-inch iMac Compared to 3.33GHz Mac Pro for RAW-file Processing

2010-04-22 RAW file processing on Apple MacBook Pro Core i7 with Lightroom, Aperture, CaptureONE Pro, DPP, NX2

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