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2019 iMac 5K: Convert RAW Files to JPEG With Adobe Camera Raw (Hasselblad X1D)
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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.
Unsure which Mac to get or how to configure it? Consult with Lloyd.
This test is a real-world task relevant to Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom: batch convert raw files to JPEG. Disk I/O is not a significant factor.
Raw file conversion to JPEG — Hasselblad X1D 3FR raw
Double the CPU cores makes for a substantial gain in speed with the 2019 iMac 5K, with the 2017 iMac 5K taking 41% longer. Not as much as one might wish for, but a big improvement!
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