Is this necessary? Absolutely not. We received a gift of 60 peaches and had a total heyday.
This is what a lot of peaches look like:
We sat on the corner of 101 and Market to have others taste these goodies and let people pick the best peach (with their eyes only) for $2 each. Later on, we tried all the leftovers and they were delicious.
We froze and canned the leftovers all for ourselves:
Of course, the best peach is just peeled and sliced at exactly the right time.
With no processing whatsoever: