I'll get to the problem right away. I've browsed the forums and haven't seen anything that could help me.
I'm using Affinity Designer to create flyers for a client. Those files are shared via Google Drive, so that when I'm offline, the client can still make small changes such as change text or images.
While I usually have files that are well over 400MB, for either Affinity Designer or Photo, those never take more than a minute to load.
But this particular file takes around 5min for 160MB version, and even more with some updates that push it up to 200MB.
I've tried opening it on both Win10 and latest MacOS (MacBook Pro). Win10 machine even has better hardware than the Mac, and still no change in loading time. On the other hand, Mac ran out of memory and storage space so hard that it just shut down.... 😕
I've noticed that opening the 200MB file would eat up literally all space on Win10 machine SSD (even if Affinity was installed to HDD), and it would take up 12 out of 16 GB RAM.
I have gone and tried resizing the images, deleting unnecessary assets, and then the file size actually GREW for a couple of MB.
If anyone from Affinity can help with this, I'm ready to send the aforementioned file privately and disclose more information.
I'm really loving working with Affinity, but this is very much messing with our tight deadlines.
If I'm breaking any rules by posting this here, please let me know.
Thanks in advance 👋