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Affinity Photo opens very slowly. I can advise you to prepare coffee until it opens.
With the release of macOS 12.3 (21E230), Affinity Photo's opening speed became 2x slower.
6 hours ago, Dan C said:
Many thanks for letting me know - can I correctly assume you're using the Mac App Store version of the Affinity app?
If so, we're aware that the beta itself may not show any major signs currently of being improved, due to 'Sandboxing' on your mac for apps launched from the Mac App Store.
Essentially, the changes we've made may not take effect on certain systems until it has been released as an update through the Mac App Store, so the behaviour described above is not overly unexpected.
Of course this means we can't guarantee the changes we've made will definitely resolve the issue until the update is available through the Mac App Store, but our developers are hopeful that the changes made should be clearer once this update is live
However I'll be sure to pass this information, along with your system specs through to our developers so that we can keep track of this ongoing issue!
Thanks. Yes. I am using the Mac App Store version. I logged in with the Guest account on my computer with macOS Monterey 12.0.1 (21A559). Affinity Photo opens in just 10 seconds. Then I created a new user and tried again. The problem is fixed. It boots up in 10 seconds. I guess that's a normal time, right?
3 hours ago, Dan C said:
I hope this helps
Thank you very much for your support. I also tried the beta version. I got a screen recording showing boot times. No change, no speed difference. I present to your information. As you can see in the video, it opens in 18 seconds in both versions.
7 hours ago, Pšenda said:
HW Acceleration off?
Thanks. I tried what was described in the link you shared. But it didn't work.
Mac Pro, 64 GB Ram
MacOS Monterey 12.0.1 (21A559)
I have a same issue with MacOS Monterey 12.0.1 (21A559)
Mac Pro 2013
64 GB Ram
Affinity Photo was once very fast. However, unfortunately, with each new version, it slows down with the opening speed. Every time I open the app, it bounces on the Dock 10-15 times. Then I think it gets stronger and decides to open up.
2 hours ago, MEB said:
Please go to Affinity Photo Preferences, Performance section and untick Enable Metal compute acceleration. This should fix the issue.
Can you attach the original afphoto file to add to the report please? This is most likely an hardware acceleration issue. Thank you.
Note: i can provide an upload link if you wish to keep the file private - just let me know.
Thank you very much for your help.
A Very Weird Problem. Couldn't find name.
You can see the sample file attached. You can see the problem by watching the video.
macOS Mojave 10.14.6 (18G103)
Mac Pro 2013
AMD FirePro D500 3 GB
2 hours ago, Sam Neil said:
Why pay for it when you have a great FREE one? I use this extensively with APUB:
OOO that's great. You saved me from paying $29. Thank you.
2 hours ago, Sam Neil said:
Don't think Affinity suite was written in Python, RTL and Indic languages will not be supported. So it is best not to post about this topic as you would be whistling into the wind... Stick to your software.
I finally found the solution I was looking for. Maybe Affinity will buy it and give it as a gift It's a small program, but it does a great job: RTL Fixer
40 minutes ago, Sam Neil said:
It is NOT going to happen. I suggest you use InDesign or even Microsoft Publisher which handles RTL beautifully.
Thanks. There is a Python project called Arabic Resharper for this problem.
Affnity Development Team can review these codes and maybe learn how to fix this problem.
Any update on this?
8 hours ago, MEB said:
Are you using a table/pen while doing it? We are aware of a few issues when using them as input devices. Does it work when you use the mouse?
I use the mouse. But it doesn't work.
I click on the recolor presets but it doesn't work. Is this a Bug? You can watch the video.
Affinity Photo 1.8.3
Mac 10.15.4 (19E287)
49 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:
Whenever you open Preferences, Autocorrect, the language displayed will be the User Interface language. But that has no effect on the documents you create.
Publisher allows you to specify autocorrection settings for any language you have installed for spell-checking, and it supports documents that are written in several languages.
You could have a document written in Turkish and English and French, for example. Each word or phrase or paragraph could be in a different language, as determined the Language specification in the Character panel or in the Character or Paragraph Text Style in use.
All that the autocorrection settings say is, if you're entering text in English, make a certain set of corrections. If you're entering text in Turkish, make a different set of corrections. If you're entering text in French, make another set of corrections. Etc. But the Autocorrect preference does not specify the language you're entering. That's all controlled through the Character panel or the Text Styles.
Thank you very much for your information.
Language selection settings in Auto-Correct section in Preference Panel are not saved. I save the language setting in Turkish and exit the application. When I reopen the application, the language setting returns to English.
24 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:
I generally use the dictionaries for LibreOffice, from their GitHub site: https://github.com/LibreOffice/dictionaries/tree/master/
Thank you very much.
21 minutes ago, haakoo said:
Thank you so much. Is there a link where I can download the files for other languages (Deutsch, Turkish etc.. )?
2 hours ago, Antoine_neth said:
According tot the help function I have placed the following files in the directory ProgramData>Affinity>common> 1.0>dictionaries:
hyph_nl_NL ( 3.117 Kb)
nl.NL.aff (344 Kb)
nl_NL (63 Kb)
Nothing happened. No language control. Does anybody here know what went wrong?
Where can I find a dictionary of NL and other language files? I use macOS catalina.
4 hours ago, carl123 said:
How big is your document (file size on disk)?
File size is only 55 MB.
Affinity Photo opens very slowly.
in Pre-V2 Archive of Affinity on Desktop Questions (macOS and Windows)
I'm using a 2013 Mac Pro and a Dell U2715H monitor. This setting is not showing for me. Also, the Hardware Acceleration setting doesn't work either. Unfortunately I'll be going back to Photoshop. Because I'm tired of drinking coffee while I wait.