- If you don’t know whether to invest in an Adobe program like Photoshop, which requires a lot of power, you should surely do some tests beforehand to find out what the performance of your computer will be
- PugetBench for Photoshop is a plugin designed to give us the benchmarks regarding the performance that we can expect from the most famous image processor
The power of our computer is a decisive factor for the work we can do with it, especially when it comes to playing demanding video games or certain professional jobs such as photo or video editing. Today we are going to dwell on the second of the cases, since running PugetBench for Photoshop is a quick way to find out how many actions related to this program our PC can perform.
In other words, if you have doubts about your computer’s ability to meet your raw power demand, you have an ally that has been specially developed for Photoshop and that answers that question for you. Basically, it provides a series of benchmarks from real-world automated tasks that are associated with products like Adobe Creative Cloud, and let us know if they are worth investing in.
In a nutshell, PugetBench for Photoshop measures how quickly your computer can perform a variety of tasks, including refining masks and gradients, as well as filters like lens correction and noise reduction. Also, unlike some of Puget’s other benchmarks, the Photoshop benchmark only requires a quick plugin to set up, so we’ll have the result in a few seconds.
Before we start, though, keep in mind that there is no good compatibility with Apple’s M1 and M2 chips.
How to run PugetBench step by step?
For the avoidance of doubt, let’s see how to run PugetBench for Photoshop step by step:
- In the Creative Cloud Desktop app, go to Stock and Marketplace, and Add-ons
- Search for PugetBench for Photoshop and click Install, or download it from this linkalways making sure to close Photoshop before installing the plugin so it can run properly
- Once installed, open Photoshop and go to Window, Extensions, PugetBench for Photoshop, entering license code if you have one, and configuring any other aspects of the plugin that interest you
- Once the above is done, click on Execute comparative evaluation, so that it performs all the tests
- While the test is running, you should not use your PC. Don’t even move the cursor
Once the benchmarks are complete, you will see the conclusions obtained directly in the PugetBench window. They will also be uploaded to a public PugetBench database, unless you have a paid version.
Within this window, you can compare your results with those of other machines, to give you a better idea of the performance you should expect, and know if it is definitely worth buying Photoshop or if, in addition to doing this, you have to improve the hardware of the PC before you start editing your images and photographs.
Each system has an overall score as well as specific scores for GPU and filtering tasks.
Have you been able to run PugetBench for Photoshop with this step by step?