IvanR

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  1. A short update: Since my last post I have observed 2 crashes, which is next to nothing considering how often I was using Photo. Now for the interesting part: both crashes happened while I was editing 20MP .psd files, which are huge (140-150MB). I was also pushing Photo quite hard with half a dozen layers. Task manager was showing almost full RAM utilization (my laptop has 8GB of RAM). While this was happening the Opera browser with 30-40 tabs was running in the background and using a bit more than 2GB of RAM. There were no crashes when I was doing the same but w/o the browser running and w/o full RAM utilization. So my question is, could it be that Photo has an issue with swapping date to the swap file on Win 10? You guys should look into this. EDIT: @Mark Ingram Were you able to reproduce the issue with Optimus I wrote about in my post above?
  2. Thanks mate, that's good to know. A quad core laptop it is!
  3. I apologize if this question has already been asked and answered, but since I intend to buy a new laptop in the next month or so it is important for me to know how effectively Photo can use quad-core CPUs and dedicated GPUs? I'm leaning towards ultrabooks because of their superior mobility. However, if Photo is able to effectively use 4 cores and fast GPUs, I would rather get a beefier laptop, which is less mobile but offers more processing power. So, does anyone know what's crucial for good performance in Photo? Good single thread performance, additional cores or dedicated GPU? Thanks!
  4. Acer Aspire V5 573G, with an i5 4200U, 8GB of RAM and a Geforce GT750M with 4GB of VRAM, Win 10 Home.
  5. I found a solution to my problem. As it turns out, Affinity Photo doesn't like it very much, when your machine has two GPUs, as is the case with a great many laptops nowadays. Since my laptop has an Intel GPU integrated into the processor and a dedicated Nvidia GPU, the system keeps switching between the two on the fly, depending on load. This technology is called Optimus and this seems to be the cause of all the crashes I have experienced. A few days ago I forced (in Nvidia drivers) Affinity Photo to run only on the Nvidia GPU and since then haven't experienced a single crash. I can finally use this software for serious retouching work.
  6. Greetings! I'm experiencing frequent crashes (this is actually an understatement, because it crashes almost every time) in Photo 1.5.2.69. The program crashes after a couple of minutes. Sometimes I get to edit a photo for up to 10 min before it closes without an error message. And this keeps happening with many different files (psd, jpg, png, etc.). I have tried to find the crash report under %APPDATA%\Affinity\Photo\1.0\CrashReports, like it was suggested in the following thread, but the folder is empty: I have opened the log.txt file under \AppData\Roaming\Affinity\Photo\1.0 and there are several error massages in there. This is the entire text contained in the file: I use Photo on an Acer Aspire V5 573G, with an i5 4200U, 8GB of RAM and a Geforce GT750M with 4GB of VRAM. My laptop is running Windows 10 Home with the latest updates (including .NET Framework 4.7). I don't have any issues with any other app and believe me, I have quite a few. GIMP, LR 5.7, PS Elements 14, Premiere Elements 14, Silverfast for scanning, Image composite editor, FastStone, 4 browsers, etc. All run 100% stable. I have also tried the latest beta version with the same results. It keeps crashing, however, not as often as version 1.5.2.69. Any ideas?