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This test is as real world as it gets: it is your author’s most performed job, one that idles further activity while it runs*. The task is long-running, so it is the #1 bottleneck to your author’s photographic workflow, that is, preparing multi-resolution image series in a layered Photoshop document, typically aperture series or ISO series or similar.