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Mac Pro Westmere RAW-file Processing with Canon Digital Photo Professional

Last updated September 05, 2010 - Send Feedback
In Motion There is Great Potential

Canon Digital Photo Professional 3.8.2.0 — convert to 16-bit uncompressed TIF

Canon Digital Photo Professional makes poor use of more than 3 cores.

However, by manually starting multiple batch workers, look at the huge gain possible on the 12-core!

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RAW-file Processing Speed — Save as 16-bit TIF

Canon DPP is not using the available CPU very well, perhaps 1/3 of potential at most. But it is possible to run two batch jobs in parallel, which can soak up more cores.

CPU Core usage with Mac Pro RAW file conversion software
CPU core usage with Canon Digital Photo Professional converting to 16-bit TIF
2010 Mac Pro 6-core @ 3.33GHz
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