Recently I interviewed Olympic photographer Jeff Cable about his Photo Mechanic based editing workflow. His perception, along with nearly every other photographer at the Olympics, was that Photo Mechanic is hands-down the fastest way to import your photos. While nearly everyone accepts that it’s quicker to use Aperture or Light Room to edit your selects, both have been shunned as importing too slowly. Aperture made massive improvements to import performance in 2012, and in many situations was even the speed champion. But as you’ll see in the following article and videos, in this massive-import, intense deadline situation, Aperture was being left behind. Or rather, it was… until now.