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  1. Yes, use the beta only for low-stakes work or hobbies, or experiments. A long time ago when I started using various software to earn, I learned that the hard way. From LibreOffice (back then OpenOffice), through various other open source tools, and even now the Office 365 (which proudly invites you to opt for beta versions). Everything which is not stable is usually not stable. Maybe it will be stable for 99% of the time, but the one 1% it will not, will be the exact time you're racing for a deadline to make final final final changes. Save your sanity - use the stable for work stuff.
  2. I have a similar when working with several open files, even if I don't use the files, and even in idle. For me, a strange workaround was to shift through the files (clicking their titles), and then the CPU load dropped to 0. It happened with photos, and with .ai files. I assume it's a tough one to detect and reproduce on their end, as it might be related to a combination of hardware and software.
  3. I have similar issue with some files when I change the export profile from from PNG-24 to PNG-8. It gets stuck on calculating the size (didn't wait 8 minutes) with high CPU (90%). If I try to export it in PNG-8, it gets stuck (again, didn't wait 8 mins). It happens with this image (attached), nothing else added, not even a single curve.
  4. I've had similar case with 5 open image files (described here: Maybe it's connected to hardware as well? I have nothing connected, using Thinkpad T470s. I have bit locker encryption turned on and having file history turned on. I have no idea if those are related. I'm always working on local memory.
  5. arcador

    CPU load.

    I got more details in my case. Interesting. Today I had to change the curves and levels of several photos. Designer can get the job done with no issue here. I have 4 files opened at the same time. Each is under 1 mb in size. The only thing I apply is Adjustments - Curves and Levels. No extra layers. Here is the interesting part. Upon opening each extra file, the CPU usage goes up, even in idle mode. On the 4th file it rises to 80% (processor: i7 7600-U). So far so good. BUT, when I switch to the first file (simply clicking on the tab) the CPU drops to 0 in idle. I will now try opening a fifth file to see what will happen. 1. Dragged and dropped in on the title line (to have it open as a new file, rather than place it in an layer). CPU skyrockets to 90%+ in idle. 2. Now I click on the 2nd file. CPU drops to 50%, but still circles in that range in idle. 3. Now I click on the 1st file. CPU circles around 10% in idle. 4. Now I click on the 2nd file again. CPU varies between 5 and 10% in idle. 5. Now I click on the 5th file. CPU varies in the same range, in idle. 6. Now I click on the different files in rapid order. I stop on one and the CPU goes down to 0% in idle. Hope that helps!
  6. Update: It seems the filesize is big only when I keep the layers as vector. If I rasterize them, the size drops dramatically.
  7. Hello, Affinity Designer 1.6.0.89 question/issue I'm working on some files, and noticed they get quite big in size. While this is ok, many of them contain a few images (11 mb each), but the end size of the file is 350 mb. The DPI is normal (300), size is 300:90 mm (it's a print file). (in pixels it's 3566,9 px:1063 px) If I remove the images and save (only vectors remain), the size is a 2-3 mb. I have applied several Fx to the images, but overall nothing too much. I have under 10 layers. I haven't saved history. So my question is, is the AD file normal to be 350 mb, or there is a bug? (if a bug is suspect, I can attach the work file to a support member).
  8. arcador

    CPU load.

    No, it wasn't that. I will have to check again, of course, but it wasn't that. Maybe it was something else having a similar effect. When I reproduce it, will write back.
  9. arcador

    CPU load.

    I think it's turned on, but I haven't used any pixel tools in those files. I have used the place tool to add some images though, but they are not in rasterized layers.
  10. arcador

    CPU load.

    I am not sure if I understand You mean a specific borders around the selected objects or something else?
  11. arcador

    CPU load.

    I have the same issue. While my load is minimal (~20%), on some files, bigger and with more issues, the CPU load is only one digit, and only when I modify something in the app. Right now, it's 20% on idle. Keep in mind I am a newbie and only make simple flyers with a very few curves/objects involved. I suspect creating an artboard, but I can't confirm. Holly smokes, the dump file is 2,4 GB! Link: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AiHQcg-VXK7Ug5cKlr1lJgvjSjUuUw I'm using AD 1.6.0.89 Update1: I closed the file, waited 10 minutes and opened it again. This time the CPU use is nominal - it only spikes during me making something, but it drops to 0 when idle.
  12. Thank you guys! Will try out. Edit: tested it out. Imported .abr, set up some random changes on each application, and it seems to be working pretty well!
  13. Hello, I am using AD and am wondering, is there a way to import a image brush which usually uses different patterns in a random way? A good example I've seen in photoshop is the hearts or butterfly brush which creates a simple butterfly in each application, and it has several varieties. In my use case I use it to create background pattern effect on some promotional flyers. This brush really helps speed the process. An image from the net to give an example: https://media.myphotoshopbrushes.com/brushes/schemat/122.png Best regards, Veso
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