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rawalanche

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  1. Hello, I've recently bought Affinity Photo to explore it as an alternative to a Photoshop, and while I am having fun, the first impression Affinity has made on me is that it's very laggy and unstable. What caused this poor initial impression is very unfortunate default behavior of smooth zoom tool, activated by ctrl+spacebar+mouse drag combo. Affinity seems to try to help out user by snapping zoom increments to values like 50%-100%-200% etc... but ultimately, this behavior feels like a lag, not a snap, sending constant signals to my brain that the entire application is lagging and I should check if there's nothing CPU/GPU expensive running in the background. It seems I am not alone when it comes to being irritated by this behavior. Some other people, mostly professionals, seem to feel the same, for example: http://www.diyphotography.net/took-affinity-photo-windows-beta-ride-thoughts/ This poor design choice could be solved in one of the two ways: 1: Remove zoom snapping completely. The feature user expects to encounter when activating ctrl+spacebar zoom is a smooth zoom. Notice the word smooth. It implies smooth experience without any jerkiness, lagging or sharp snaps. 2: Add option to disable zoom snapping somewhere in the settings. Thank you.
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