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  1. I am using a 2012 MacBookPro with OS X 10.8.5 I do not want to update my OS as I am then forced to use Adobe Cloud LR and PS, which I do not want to do. I am trying to move away from LR6 and CS6 and am working more and more on AP. My one challenge with AP 1.5.2 is that my Fujifilm (RAF) and Canon (CR2) RAW files load very slowly in AP. It takes approximately 35 seconds to open a RAF file, and a further 15 seconds to get it into the Develop Persona. A RAW file opens in about 15 seconds and another 5 seconds for Develop Persona. The CR2 file opens immediately in CS6, so it cannot be the Macbook. I cannot open the RAF file in SC6 as my version of SC6 do not recognise the RAF files. Any suggestions to help speed up the process will be very helpful and will be greatly appreciated.
  2. Hi All - Working in Affinity Designer and have been having many problems with moving objects around. This has never happened before and it is driving me crazy and slowing me up. Once I draw something and then select it to move it or scale it or copy it, I keep getting the spinning beach ball wheel. Once it finally stops, nothing has happened - no move, no scale, not copy. Sometimes I am able to get the object to move - but it moves to a place I was not aiming for. If I use arrow keys to move an object, it does work just fine, but.... I am working on macOS Sierra version: 10.12.4 processor: 2.3 GHz IntelCore i7 memory: 16 GB graphic: Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB Affinity Designer 1.5.5 I will attach my file. Let me know if I am missing something - like a setting adjustment. I'm only asking because this has not happened before and I have never had this problem while I am working with Adobe Illustrator. Many Thanks! Mario - 176 Heydar Aliya Center.afdesign
  3. I use Designer for personal projects on Mac without any issues and Designer at work on a 2 month old, Windows 10 PC. The PC has 8 gb RAM and an Intel Core i5 @ 3.20GHz. A task I have to perform at least 3 times a week in drawing shapes on top of a placed bitmap image. The images is already compressed and usually aprox 30 to 50 mb itself. After I place the image, every action causes Designer to freeze or run incredibly slow. The Designer files end up in the 200 to 350 mb range. I'm trying to find out if the freezing and lag is a product of my PC or Designer. Any ideas? Also, why is the Designer file size so incredibly large?
  4. So I have a fresh OS setup is: m.2 hdd 64GB ram GTX 1080 ti I7-7700k Affinity is acting really slow. i just open a document and use the brush with the mouse to experience extreme lag. I tried the beta to see if anything was changed and no, it hasn't yet. Is anyone aware of this ? / Is there a fix coming for this ? regards
  5. Hi, this is my first topic on this forum. At first I just wanted to say that I am very happy with your product and I am very surprised that I am using it that often. I did not expect that. I thought that Affinity will not replace Photoshop in my workflow that soon. Good job. I am using Affinity Photo mainly for postproduction of my 3D renders. I love to use your Tone mapping persona which gives my renders a nice kick. Lately I work with 6k and sometimes even with 8k images and I import 32 bit EXR formats. When I open Tone mapping persona I have to wait really long time to start it up. Also other tools are little bit slower. I want to ask if in future we can expect some speed improvement with this bigger image formats.
  6. Hi there, compared to Photoshop saving high resolution files in AP is so slow. Today I lost a great amount of valuable time by just waiting. Will this be improved in the near future?
  7. Hi, when i use the painting brushes the strokes are aplied one or two second after i have painted the stroke. i tryed changing the settings in the performance tab. But there is no way to get rid of this behavior. I have two different PC workstations with each a AP license. the same problem on both mashines.It does not seem to be a problem of the computer. Photoshop,bodypaint, krita, zbrush paintstop, artrage all are working well no problems there. Is this a know problem and is there a solution comming for this? Thanks
  8. Hi, I use a DELL T3610 workstation with Intel Xeon E5 @3.5 GHz 32 GB RAM, Win 10 with AMD FirePro W8100. The loading time of a 25 MP JPEG image into Tone Mapping Persona seems very slow. It's about 30-45 sec. I think, it's a performace issue. (If I switch to Develop Persona, it's 1 sec.) Laszlo
  9. Hi all, I have Affinity Photo installed. It is very sluggish in performance and crashes often. Currently, I cannot use it and rely on my existing tools. I'm running Win 8.1 with 8 GB of RAM. Am I the only one with these issues? Are there ways for me to capture the crashes incase the developers are interested in these? Thanks in advance, Tim p.s. I am not a heavy image manipulator. I shoot RAW and then look do simple corrections such as white-balance, curves, highlights, red-eye, simple cloning to remove small distractions, etc.
  10. I'm running Affinity Photo on Windows 10 (All updates installed.) It is taking forever to activate Brush or Flood selection tools. It is so slow, it's virtually useless. I have an Intel 7 processer with 12gb ram and 2tb hard drive. Photoshop CC runs fine. Is there anything I can do?
  11. I guess I should have read the help section before ordering through the website. If I wanted the poor care and damaged product that is typical of Amazon when they deliver books, I would have gone through them for the free 2 day shipping instead of waiting a week to see that it came through Amazon anyway. You should probably make that clear on the order page, by the way. I was *incredibly* disappointed to see that there was absolutely no value in ordering directly from you guys. In spite of Amazon's signature crunched corners and binding damage, it looks like it was originally a well made book, and I love well made books. I hope that I'm at least not disappointed in the content.
  12. Hello, I'm really happy with Affinity Photo, great software ! I used it this week in production and noticed some freezes / lags which occurs in a random way, or at least I have not found yet the cause of it. I'm very surprised because I have a decent hardware ( i7 5960X and Titan X ), so I'm wondering if it really comes from my hardware or if AP needs a bit of work on the performances side. By the way is there any setting I can use to improve AP performances and responsiveness ? RAM usage is already set on the max available. Thank you, Pierre
  13. Well, I have used Serif products for many years and, until now, been very satisfied. But Affinity Photo is giving me problems and I'm thinking of reverting to PhotoPlus. I have a decently specified laptop running Windows 10 64 bit. My complaints are first that it is very slow to boot up, second and most important, it is unstable and all too often I'm working on a picture and suddenly get the "not responding" message. I have noticed that one of the first indications that the program has stuck is that the crop icon is "faded out". Another thing which may just be a coincidence is that landscape photos seem to be more likely to freeze than, for example, pictures of people. Anybody else have these problems?
  14. Hello everyone! Since 1.5, I am experiencing a slowdown when copying data from a layer. For example, when I try to copy data from one layer to another, I will use the following commands in a row, which will result in the beachball being displayed for about 5 to 10 seconds: cmd + a cmd + c cmd + d Is this to be expected? I attached a test image so you can try to reproduce this with the file I used. Best wishes, Shu EDIT: Alright, the upload doesn't seem to be working. I will upload it to my website and try to link it later. EDIT2: Hardware used: 2015 Retina Macbook Pro, 16GB RAM, 2,8GHz i7 Software used: OSX 11.6
  15. Hi, I just purchased Affinity Photo and for the most part it looks to be a very promising product and hoping for future enhancements. However, I found a couple of annoying bugs that kind of ruins the overall experience of using the product. Slow RAW loading I think it has already been reported several times but the RAW file load performance is disappointing. I see better performance from open source applications like RawTherapee. Develop Preset If I created a preset (under Develop persona) and applied it to a file and then open another file the Preset will be selected but is not actually applied. I have to select Default once more and then back to the created preset to have it applied. I think 1. kind of a deal breaker for me as I work with Raw files often. Is there any timeline when the RAW performance will be improved? Regards, Brian
  16. Hi, I purchased photo at lunchtime today, and am using it on a Dell Latitude E5420, Intel® Core i3-2350M CPU @ 2.30GHz, 8GB Ram, 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor. Using brushes is currently near impossible as there is a 5 to 6 second delay between touching a brush to the 'paper' and the paint starting to flow. (Same results when using mouse or tablet.) What happens is that the program draws a straight line from where the brush touched the paper to where the brush is after the 5 or 6 seconds when you stop the brush from moving. If you then continue to move the brush it applies paint as expected. This process is repeated for each stroke of the brush. I did not have this issue with the Beta version so it's frustrating to come across it in the purchased version. I hope that you can suggest or find a fix for me. I can spend a little time on this if you need me to try some actions or provide other information (but this is limited by other commitments). Thanks and Regards....
  17. Im on Photo 1.5.0 which is AWESOME! BUT I have an 18mb image with various filter layers, .afphoto format which previous version of photo handled easily - I can open the file but it really slows down to a crawl, if I try merge down or save as jpeg I see beachball on merge and an unmoving progress bar for save, I tried waiting 35 minutes for a save - still empty progress bar so had to force quit - I'm on el Capitan 2009 Macbook pro, gb ram, ssd and previously everything was speedy I've tried opening up the file in Designer and saving a jpeg and It's been attempting to save for about five minutes, still with no progress on the bar - I'm guessing I can't open the file in an earlier version to work on?
  18. Hi Everybody, I've imported my custom brushes from Photoshop, but they lag a lot when using them in Affinity Photo. It takes a good 5-7 seconds before my mark appears, even just a single click. I'm not using a tablet, just a mouse. My brushes tend to be large (2000px), but nothing that PS couldn't handle. Any ideas? I thought about turning off the brush preview, but I need it to see where I'm laying down my marks. Thanks!
  19. I just downloaded a trial of Affinity Designer for Mac in hopes of using it as an alternative to Illustrator. The first thing I did was open an Illustrator file, and Designer is unbearably, unusably slow. Every click spins the beachball for 5-10 seconds, sometimes just moving the mouse spins the beachball. I went to export a PNG, and the whole thing just hung for probably a solid minute while I guess it was calculating the file size? My MBP sounded like a jet ready for takeoff by the time it was done. This is on modern hardware: early 2015 MBP with 8GB RAM. Am I doing something terribly wrong? I had read that Affinity was really fast, but for me it's unusably slow. I was just going to uninstall it and move on, but figured I'd at least ask for help first. Thanks.
  20. Joaquim

    Useless :(

    After the last update designer become useless to me. 1. Only starts in the second attempt, means that it stays with the logo on the screen doing nothing and need to be closed and only afterwards does star, does this each time not each session. 2. doesn't remember docking or screen position. 3. Layers don't load mostly of the time. 4. Custom keyboard shortcut to send to back doesn't work, it does work the one for sending to front. 5. Paragraph tools doesn't work always sometimes does some don't, of course i mean with the same paragraph. 6. Many times does crash when listing fonts. Since updated to El Capitan Fireworks crashes very often and Adobe is not going to update that, you are my hope, but i do work with it, need to trust the app, and I can't even use it now, I remember Corel being the best tool fail on mac. I do really need your app as there's no other choice in the market and you are making a good job on it, but please make it stable and serious. Next time about Photo. MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011) OS 10.11.2 (15C50) 2,4 GHz Intel Core i7 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 1Tb SDD HD AMD Radeon HD 6770M 1024 MB
  21. I have a MBP 13" mid 2009 with 8GB RAM running OSX El Capitan, and I can't use Affinity Design 1.3.5 because each 5 seconds the cursor turns in Spinning Wait Cursor. Then I can't do anything in this program. I believe that AD can be a Illustrator Killer... but I can't understand why too low in my machine. I trying to resolve duplicate fonts ( I see this tip in another topic ). But not work for me. Any Help ?!
  22. Were the minimum system specs changed for the final release of AP? One of the reasons I purchased it was because it's supposed to be fast and able to handle certain processes in real time. That's not been my experience at all. I tried developing a RAW file and for every button I pressed, AP was a good 3-5 seconds behind. It's been like this since the evening I bought it. I given it a few days and I even exited every other program I had running and restarted my comp - same result. I have a mid-2009 Macbook Pro with 8GB Ram and OSX Yosemite. Is there an option I may have missed in preferences or something? As it stands now, the program is completely unusable to me. I'm willing to try different things because I think there's great potential here and I would prefer to keep it, but not if it runs like this. Any help would be immensely appreciated.
  23. 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.
  24. Heya, Have anyone else noticed that Affinity Designer and Photo gets slow and laggy after couple of hours of working with the programs? I first thought that there must be something with my MacBook Pro and after some hours the RAM is somehow blocked or full and every operation, mouse click, drag, pull etc is starting to lag more and more. But now that I'm using AD with a completely different Mac I notice the same behaviour. What can cause this? Is anyone else suffering from this habit that the programs have?
  25. I just downloaded Affinity Designer and I'm kindve shocked by how slow it's acting. Everything from zooming in and out to dragging the artboard to moving small pngs. Everything chugs. I have a brand new 2015 top of the line Macbook Pro. This can't possibly be normal behavior. Help.