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2019 MacBook Pro 16-inch: Real World Photoshop: Make Multi-Res Image Series

MPG tested the maxed-out $6099 Apple 2019 MacBook Pro 16-inch 2.4 GHz Intel Core i9 / 64GB / 8TB / Radeon Pro 5500M 8GB.

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2019 MacBook Pro 16-inch

This test is as real world as it gets, one that I (Lloyd) do frequently for generating lens rendering aperture series. This particular job applies to much of my work, such as for this lens comparison. It is a time-consuming and work-stopping task, so performance gains are very welcome. That said, it is one specific workflow that might have limited significance for the workflow of others. Still, if workflow is scripted, it likely applies.

Photoshop does not use CPU cores well for this test, though it is not entirely single threaded. It is a javascript-driven script that generates series of images.

Results

The 2019 MacBook Pro takes 19% longer than the 2019 iMac 5K.

MacBook Pro 2019: 21 x 36-megapixel layers in 6.1GB file: resize, sharpen, convert profile, save as JPEG size variants
2019 MacBook Pro 16-inch
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