UL Procyon Photo Editing Benchmark

UL Procyon Photo Editing Benchmark

Benchmark PC performance with Adobe® applications

UL Procyon benchmarks use real applications to test performance whenever possible. The UL Procyon Photo Editing Benchmark uses Adobe® Lightroom® Classic and Adobe® Photoshop® in a typical photo editing workflow that includes batch processing and image retouching.

The UL Procyon Photo Editing Benchmark starts by importing Digital Negative (DNG) image files into Adobe Lightroom Classic and applying various presets. Some images are cropped, straightened and modified. In the second part of the test, multiple edits and layer effects are applied to a photograph in Adobe Photoshop. The benchmark score is a measure of how quickly the PC performs these tasks.

Features

  • Benchmark photo editing performance.​
  • Uses Adobe applications in a typical workflow.
  • Test and compare creator PCs.
  • Run from the UI or the command line.
  • Export result data as XML or a PDF report.
  • Simple to setup and run.​

Performance with real applications

The UL Procyon Photo Editing Benchmark uses Adobe Lightroom Classic and Adobe Photoshop in a typical photo editing workflow. Using relevant apps ensures that the benchmark score reflects the real-world performance of the whole system.

Designed for professionals

We created the UL Procyon Photo Editing Benchmark for retailers and press reviewers who need relevant, standardized tools for assessing the photo editing performance of PCs and workstations for content creators.

Fast and easy to use

The benchmark is easy to install and run—no complicated configuration required. Run the benchmark from the graphical UI or via the command line. View benchmark scores in the app or export detailed result files for further analysis.

Creativity unleashed


For creators who make a living from their craft, focus and productivity are key. When the process gets in the way, creativity suffers. Even the smallest interruption can break the flow. Longer delays are even more frustrating.

Purpose-built creator PCs promise to smooth out these wrinkles in the production process. With high-end specifications and serious styling, creator PCs are designed to appeal to animators, designers, photographers, videographers, musicians and other digital content creators.

The UL Procyon Photo Editing Benchmark offers an easy way for creators to compare the performance of different systems and specifications.

UL Procyon benchmarks for retailers


UL works with consumer electronics retailers to help people choose the right PC for their needs and budget. Retailers use benchmark scores and testing data from UL to categorize and sort the PCs, notebooks and laptops they offer.

Photo Editing Benchmark scores provide a convenient way to understand the capabilities of different systems. Retailers can use this benchmarking data at the point of sale to help their customers make informed buying decisions.

UL Procyon benchmarks for press


Content creators rely on reviews to make better purchasing decisions. UL benchmarks help editors and journalists complement their reviews with accurate, relevant and impartial performance metrics.

UL benchmarks are used by hundreds of press publications around the world. If you would like to evaluate the UL Procyon Photo Editing Benchmark for use in your reviews, please get in touch below.

UL Procyon Photo Editing Benchmark

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  • Annual single-seat license for UL Procyon Photo Editing Benchmark.
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The Benchmark Development Program™ is a UL initiative for building partnerships with technology companies. We invite OEMs, ODMs, component manufacturers and their suppliers to join us in developing new content creation benchmarks. Please contact us for details.

Minimum system requirements

OS Windows 10, 64-bit, version 2004 or later
Processor 2 GHz dual-core CPU with SSE 4.2 or later
Memory 8 GB
Graphics DirectX 12
Video memory 2 GB
Display 1280 × 800
Storage 10 GB
Does not include space required for Adobe applications

Required applications

Adobe Lightroom Classic 10.0 or newer
Adobe Photoshop 22.0 or newer

Applications not included. You must install and activate licensed versions of the required applications on every system you plan to test.