Thank you for purchasing through links and ads on this site.
OWC / MacSales.com...
diglloyd Deal Finder...
Buy other stuff at Amazon.com...
Upgrade the memory of your 2018 Mac mini up to 64GB
Small Business Tax Write-Off?
Now is the time to purchase computer or photo gear for 2018 federal tax write-off. Consult with Lloyd.

2017 iMac Pro: Real World Photoshop: Make Multi-Res Image Series

The data on this page and others was painstakingly obtained, made possible by the support of OWC / MacSales.com and B&H Photo. Please order through our links via these companies and/or subscribe—thank you.

See the MPG recommendations for iMac Pro, backup, peripherals. Not sure which Mac to get or how to configure it? Consult with MPG.

This scripted task creates a range of output JPEGs of varying resolutions for each layer, typically to 8 layers, with a dozen image sizes for each of those layers, from 432 pixels to full image resolution, which is typically 42 or 45 or 50 megapixels.

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

I would love to get more speed out of the iMac Pro here for this frequent workflow task, but the 2017 iMac 5K rocks it. On the other hand focus stacking is substantially improved with the iMac Pro, and I do that a lot also. Still, it is disappointing that no iMac Pro configuration can beat the 2017 iMac 5K.

This test is a great example which shows that fast clock speed wins when the operation is largely serialized, this case a javascript.

* Photoshop runs scripted tasks without much optimization. It is not even able to run in the background without glitches, constantly forcing itself to the foreground, making it impossible to do anything else. Running a script in Photoshop essentially idles the machine for other uses while the job runs.

Results below with macOS 10.13.3 including the Apple Supplementary Update. See the results from more systems with macOS 10.12.2 further below.

2017 iMac Pro 18-core vs 2017 iMac 5K: output multi-res output image series in Photoshop
Make multi-res output image series in Photoshop
2017 iMac Pro vs other Macs

Recommended Items for iMac Pro and iMac 5K

See the recommendations page for details on why these items are recommended.

Deals Updated Daily at B&H Photo
View BEST Deals Right Now
B&H Deal ZoneDeals by Brand/Category/Savings
Deals expire in 5 hours unless noted. Certain deals may last longer.
$599 SAVE $200 = 25.0% Canon 17-40mm f/4 EF L USM in Lenses: DSLR
$520 SAVE $130 = 20.0% Canon 70-200mm f/4 EF L USM in Lenses: DSLR
$449 SAVE $100 = 18.0% DJI Goggles Racing Edition in Video: Drones
$299 SAVE $50 = 14.0% $149 FREE ITEMS DJI Spark Quadcopter (Sunrise Yellow) in Video: Drones
$50 SAVE $100 = 66.0% Lowepro DroneGuard CS 400 in Video: Drones
$2497 SAVE $300 = 10.0% $29 FREE ITEMS Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 AF-S NIKKOR E FL ED VR in Lenses: DSLR
$898 SAVE $500 = 35.0% Sony a7 II Mirrorless in Cameras: Mirrorless
$898 SAVE $506 = 36.0% $19 FREE ITEMS Sony a7 II Mirrorless with Accessory Kit in Cameras: Mirrorless

diglloyd.com | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
Mailing Lists | RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2008-2017 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.
Display info: __RETINA_INFO_STATUS__