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2019 iMac 5K: Convert RAW Files to JPEG With Adobe Camera Raw (Fujifilm GFX)
Related: 2019 iMac 5K, 4K and 5K displays, Adobe Camera Raw, computer display, Fujifilm medium format, iMac, iMac 5K, Macs, memory, Photoshop, RAW, video
MPG tested the 2019 iMac 5K 3.6 GHz Intel Core i9 8-core / 128GB / 2TB / Radeon Vega 48. Purchase with 8GB memory, then add 64GB or 128GB OWC memory. See recommended Macs for photographers and videographers.
These tests made possible by loaner gear from B&H Photo and OWC, so please buy your gear at B&H Photo and OWC/MacSales.com using any link from this site or MacPerformanceGuide.com, ditto for OWC/MacSales.com. See also 2019 iMac 5K: Recommended Models and Accessories.
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Raw file conversion to JPEG — Fujifilm GFX raw
Fujifilm GFX raw files are compressed and might be expected to reduce parallelism, but runtime gains are excellent.
Double the CPU cores makes for a substantial gain in speed with the 2019 iMac 5K, with the 2017 iMac 5K taking 83% longer. Awesome!