The overall UL Procyon Photo Editing Benchmark score is the geometric mean of the Batch Processing score and the Image Retouching score. The higher the score, the better the performance.

On Systems running Microsoft Windows, the Procyon photo editing benchmark produces two scores: an “MP Score” allowing comparison between systems running Windows and macOS, and a Windows-only score that is also compatible with scores from Procyon photo editing versions 1.0 and 1.1. These two scores are not compatible with each other. 

Photo editing benchmark MP scoring (systems running Windows and macOS) 

Running the photo editing benchmark on macOS will only generate an MP score. Running the photo editing benchmark on Windows will generate two scores, one of which is an MP score. The photo editing MP score is a geometric mean of the scores from each workload.  

Photo editing Benchmark scoring (only systems running Microsoft Windows) 

Photo Editing Benchmark score = K * geometric mean of 

Batch Processing score,
Image Retouching score

Where K = 1

K is a scaling constant used to bring the score in line with the traditional range for UL benchmarks.

UL Procyon benchmarks use real applications whenever possible. Updates to those applications can affect your benchmark score. When comparing two or more systems, be sure to use the same version of each application on every system you test.