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  1. All, I am building a new Windows 10 pc for photo editing and shoot mostly in raw and am trying to work out the following for affinity photo. 1. Is there any advantage in using INTEL cpu over AMD? 2. Is there any benefit going from SSD do m.2 SSD and the speed that can be obtained through them? 3. Do any particular graphics cards offer benefits over other types IE Quadro vs GTX? 4. I am looking at getting a 27 inch monitor (maybe 32) is there any real world benefit for going to (IPS) 4k over WQHD? Any thoughts please? Thank you Al
  2. I'm trying to print a pretty large file: 7559x5186 px, with some adjustment layers. It will say "processing page", firing all cores of the CPU for about three minutes, and then stop without printing. The printer status will say "incoming" during this, and will be empty when the "processing page" dialog disappears. This is with Affinity Photo 1.5 on an early 2015 13" MacBook Pro with 16GB RAM, running Sierra. It used to work fine on 1.4. I'm currently working around this issue by exporting to a Tiff and printing that via the Preview app, and that works fine.
  3. Photographer and computer nerd here - How does Affinity Photo process information? While making edits to raw files in the "Develop Persona", I've noticed the fans of my 2012 Retina MacBook Pro spin up like jet engines. Does Affinity Photo rely heavily on CPU speed/RAM speed or is it heavily multithreaded? Does more cores = faster responses to adjustments? or do faster clock speeds lead to faster responses? I am curious because (as I said before) my 2012 rMBP is beginning to show its age when editing the raw files I give to the Develop Persona and, with the advent of the newer MBPs, I was hoping to get an idea of what machine would be best to purchase to get the best performance with the smallest form factor without emptying my wallet completely
  4. Hey guys, I was just messing w AD when I came upon a neat trick I posted about (instant arrowheads). In any case, I stepped away from the machine to have lunch and when i returned the laptop fans were ready for blast-off mission to the moon! So I opened up Activity Monitor, and sure enough I find AD guzzling the CPU cycles. Here's the screen capture Then I switched to AD and noticed I had left the Stroke > Pressure pop-up sub-palette open (on tool bar across the top of screen) while I ate lunch. It looked like this: After I closed the pop-up palette, AD went back to properly sipping the CPU cycles, like this:
  5. With the attached file I have the effect: when I disable the "Bevel/Emboss" effect and re-enable it and directly after that rightr click the object while the effect still is rendering and let it open, the context menu will always jump to the top left position of the screen. Additionally the effect itself is causing full cpu usage but that may be to be expected for such effects on editable objects. EDIT: Found out it has additionally a performance impact if the file simply is openend in Affinity Designer and if I then create a new file (ctrl + n) and simply try to draw a simple shape like a square it is lagging. If I close the file it's responding as usual again. I recorded a video and attach the files. Test-Lag-001.afdesign AffinityDesigner-Video-003.zip
  6. hey guys, like many others, i am following the Affinity software with great intrest. I work daily in Photoshop (heavy photo manipulation with high ress photo's and a lot of layers, brushes, filters, etc) and Illustrator (cartoon logos). Soon, i am going to leave the Mac platform and move over to Windows for a better hardware configuration. With the good news that Affinity is working on a Windows release. So maybe, i will be a part of this family! I am planning my new configuration for a long time now and my focus at this moment is a fast i7-6 core (5820k), 64gb mem, M2 SSD + SSD for scratch only, and a very fast GPU (GTX 980ti) for all kind of processes like live preview / rendering in adobe premiere and after effects. Photoshop does benefit from Cuda as well. I am not sure if Illustrator uses Cuda for zooming and panning. My question for Affinity is: 1) Is there any GPU support in Photo and Designer, if yes, is this OpenCL based or is there CUDA involved? 2) what is the sweet spot in cores? I know Photoshop has an sweet spot of 6 cores. 3) Is Affinity a memory hungry tool? I am planning 64gb of memory. kind regards, Roy
  7. Hi, I can't seem to use Affinity photo anymore, I can get so far with lots and lots of lag time, spinning wheel etc and I finally finished a photo and went to export and it completely stops responding. I have tried reseting the default settings, I have rum my mac through first aid, no problems. I have restarted it. I have increased the RAM usage setting in Af as per someones suggestion. Nothing works. I am not very tech savvy so I don't know what else to do. This is now constant and never ending. It has become unusable. Its funny because it used to be fine??? Can anybody help me please. I have attached a screen shot of the computer system I am using ...but like I said it used to work fine. Also when my CPU goes through the roof there is nothing else open except Activity monitor. I am using Ox S El Capitan 10.11.3
  8. Hi, I can't seem to use Affinity photo anymore, I can get so far with lots and lots of lag time, spinning wheel etc and I finally finished a photo and went to export and it completely stops responding. I have tried reseting the default settings, I have rum my mac through first aid, no problems. I have restarted it. I have increased the RAM usage setting in Af as per someones suggestion. Nothing works. I am not very tech savvy so I don't know what else to do. This is now constant and never ending. It has become unusable. Its funny because it used to be fine??? Can anybody help me please. I have attached a screen shot of the computer system I am using ...but like I said it used to work fine. Also when my CPU goes through the roof (98%) there is nothing else open except Activity monitor. I am using Ox S El Capitan 10.11.3
  9. I'm having an issue I've never encountered before. A very simple document, all vector shapes, 4 artboards; but every time I work on the document, or even just let it sit idle, the fans kick in and my energy usage goes way up. It killed my battery in roughly an hour. I'd be happy to PM a link to the file to somebody if it'll help debug. Mid 2014 15", OS X 10.11.3, most recent App Store version of AD. I've already reset AD, and reset my PRAM.
  10. Greetings to the forum, I've been using the trial versions of both Designer and Photo until yesterday when I purchased both full versions .. INCREDIBLY AWESOME replacements to the big cumbersome apps of the past. But .. I have a question. I'm using Designer to work on a .pdf file which has now been saved as an .afdesign file, and there are 'many many' layers. The program felt a little slow while I was doing a move, and Designer locked up fo a while ... so while waiting I checked in my Activity Monitor to see whether I was running out of RAM (6 total, only using 4, not ideal but not bad), then did a terminal: "top -n 10 -o cpu" to see how busy the CPU was .. I saw that no matter what was going on, Affinity Designer was never using more than 100%, which was a little ODD .. I have an 8 core 2008 Mac Pro, which while admittedly old, usually shows most programs using 500 or 600% when they start to get thirsty for processing power like this. I'd like to know if Designer is able to use multiple CPU cores, and if so, what's going on with my setup? (EDIT: Just noticed that sometimes it uses more than one core (saw some 455% here and there), but when it's doing a big move of curves, Designer only uses 1 core .. does this make sense?) I have a Mac Pro 3,1 2 x 2.8 ghz Quad-Core Xeon .. running the latest of ElCapitan 10.11.1 I only have 6 gigs of 800 mhz DDR2 installed as they're crazy expensive still due to all the cooling and mac certification etc.
  11. This is absurdity! I will describe it briefly, because my English is bad. I wanted to merge objects (it was 31 objects) - it still takes longer than 10 minutes! I still waiting for effect ... I look to monitor activity, and there .. Check it screenshot. More than 26GB of memory usage?!?! My iMac Mini has 16GB. It's probably a bug or..? - how about that? When I finish this post it's now 20 minutes and still nothing. I guess I'll have to reset the AD. Any ideas? Btw, other programs and functions work flawlessly at that time. Cheers!
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