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    Hello everyone,

    I am a semi-professional photographer and have been a MacBook Pro user for many years. I currently have the late 2013 MacBook Pro Retina 15" with max specs and love it.

    I am looking to add a desktop for use primarily as a photo editing machine to be used with Photoshop CC and various Nik Software filters. I will also do some Quick Books as well but mostly will be using for photo editing. I tend to edit with large files as some of the images i work on are created by a Nikon 800e with very large files and many of my edits are larger than 1 GB files.

    Im wondering if you would recommend an iMac or a Mac Pro for what I'm going to be doing?

    Thanks very much for your input and as always, its great to be a part of this forum.

    take care,

    rick
    09-13-2014 11:23 AM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    An iMac can handle that with no problem. Just get as much RAM as you can afford. The the Mac Pro I think would be overkill and of course you'd still have to buy your monitor. Even your rMBP can handle those tasks fine. You could just hook it up to 1 or 2 external monitors.
    greyhoundrick likes this.
    09-13-2014 11:57 AM
  3. greyhoundrick's Avatar
    An iMac can handle that with no problem. Just get as much RAM as you can afford. The the Mac Pro I think would be overkill and of course you'd still have to buy your monitor. Even your rMBP can handle those tasks fine. You could just hook it up to 1 or 2 external monitors.
    Thanks so much for the great input! :-)
    09-13-2014 03:39 PM

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