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  1. Allright, the first thing I want to say is that I love Affinity photo. It’s range of functions is extraordinary, the interface is pleasing and the results I get are fantastic. The only complaint I had was that after a certain amount of use it began to become increasingly sluggish and performance fell off quite dramatically. I could see it was really struggling with frequent “not responding” messages , whiting out screens et cetera. Although I trawled the Internet to find a solution to this very irritating problem, nothing was convincing and the Affimity team did not seem to be taking it very seriously. I think I have finally found a solution. First of all, for all of you who are not technical geeks (like me), you should know that AP uses a lot of VRAM, the memory which is found on your graphics card. If this memory is insufficient, performance will inevitably become poor. My computer set up consists of an Intel i5 4 cores with an Nvidia GEFORCE with 3 GB of VRAM. I started to monitor what was using the VRAM. First of all, I was shocked to find that Firefox with 10 tabs open had increased VRAM usage to 70% with no other application open at all. On my computer, the base VRAM with no programs open is 19%. This means that Firefox was using something like half of all available VRAM all on its own! When I completely shut down Firefox, my VRAM use fell back to 19%. The first thing I did therefore was to jettison Firefox which is clearly a gluttonous monster when it comes to VRAM. Other browsers are much better. Edge is now my preferred choice, taking up VRAM usage by only 5% with numerous tabs open. But Chrome is also good. So, if you have Firefox installed and are having performance issues with AP you may have to look no further. My advice is to change your browser and preferably to shut your browser down completely when using AP. I also checked on how much VRAM AP uses. When I open AP, VRAM usage moves up to 23% from a base figure of 19%. If I open five photos this figure increases to 47% with no other programs operating. This is already quite a lot, and it is easy to imagine why problems arise if you have Firefox working in the background. What seems strange however is that when you shut down the photos, although VRAM use falls it does not go back to the original figure, seemingly holding on to memory it does not need. Why this occurs I have no idea. Perhaps AP engineers can offer an explanation. So the second thing I did was to experiment with using the WARP “preference” which can be found in the preferences tab within Edit. This is an alternative to relying on your own graphics card. Using WARP with no other programs open, AP with five photos open uses only 31% of VRAM, a much more reasonable number. I have found absolutely no difference in performance (speed etc.) when using WARP. AP behaves as it should. To summarise, if you are having performance issues, I recommend that imperatively you change your browser from Firefox if you use it and/or shut down your browser when using AP. Secondly, turn on the WARP preference. Also, limit the number of photos you have open at any one time to a maximum of around 5. Regularly save your photos and exit from them. I hope that the above is of some use to fellow sufferers.
  2. Hello, I’m looking to upgrade my iPad Pro 9.7 which I’ve been running Affinity on for the last couple of years. Does anyone have experiences of the performance of the iPad Air vs iPad Pro?
  3. Hello, my system: iMac, Intel Core i7, 3,1 GH, RAM: 16 GB camera: brand new Fuji X-T30 affinity photo 1.6.7 all assistant options inactive on start raw engine: serif labs It takes about 20 seconds to open a file. My Canon raw files are ready in 2 seconds... Any ideas or updates in the pipeline? Thx!
  4. Hi, after some inversigation I found out, that the new Noise Reduction algorithm increases the develoging time more than three times (on my machine): #135: 4 seconds (default setting) #243: 13.5 seconds (default setting) also the new Lens Correction and the Lens Remove Vignette increases a bit the developing time. Without any settings the developing time is nearly the same: #135: bit less than 4 seconds #243: bit more than 4 seconds Is there any chance to improve this in the future or enable to toggle between the new and old noise reduction algorithm?
  5. Hi Mark, regarding the developing performance with a 22.3 MP .CR2 of a Canon 5D M3 Load time: #135 --> 7.5 secs first time, later then 6.5 secs #240 --> 4.5 secs first time, later then 3 secs Developing time without adjustments (default settings): #135 --> 4 secs all the time #240 --> 13 sec all the time and I get a "washed" out image (btw. it's 1.5 seconds faster then the previous betas) If you need a sample file, please let me know... Thanks!
  6. It seems the performance in the newest beta is still messed up. See the movie I attached. All I did was create a new document, float the window, then drag t he window size handle around. This doesn't happen in the production version. My computer is a windows 10 machine running an i5 processor and 2 GB NVidia card. Nothing to brag about but totally sufficient for Affinity. Matt 0001-0213.mp4
  7. Hello, I'm trying to use my Huion Tablet G10T in Affinity Designer but it does not work properly. The problem is that it has a lag or delay that does not let draw the stokes/lines well. Also when one moves something with the tablet Pen, it continues moving by itself without direction and no stopping (it stops only when I changed the pen for the mouse). I recently changed the Driver for the last one available on the Huion website -HuionTablet_MacDriver_v14.3.10.181225 (beta) I'm using: MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6 The Tablet works well in Illustrator and Photoshop, but not in Affinity Designer. Any suggestion?
  8. Hi all! I'm writing this 'cause I have a couple of issues using the Insproy G10T tablet with Affinity Designer, and I'm not sure where the issue lies.This tablet works just 20% of time in Affinity Designer. Sometimes it works well for the first couple of minutes, and then just starts to lag. Now, the issue here seems to be very specific: if you click something to select it, it takes a couple of long seconds to do so, unless you lift the pen all the way. Let me explain: if you lift the pen from the surface so that it still tracks the pointer, it doesn’t select/perform the action quickly at all. If you lift the pen so that the pointer is not tracked anymore, it selects it instantly. This seems to be true across multiple actions: resizing, dragging, scaling… I don’t know if this is a problem on the Affinity side or rather something Huion should solve. In fact, I wrote a mail to Huion as well. I just know two things: - the tablet works fine in other programs (Adobe Xd and Pixelmator tested): seems to indicate that the issue is on Affinity side - other tablets (like Wacom ones) work just fine in Affinity Designer: seems to indicate that the issue is on Huion side. I really wish someone could fix this or help me some way. Here is a video that may help to clear things up: https://goo.gl/photos/xwGx8t4dUu1hCfRi8 Thank You in advice, Philip Müller
  9. Hello, I'm experiencing a poor graphics performance after upgrading to Mojave, tried switching from OpenGL to Metal, which didn't do a trick and then switched back. Are anyone experiencing similar sluggishness? And maybe somebody can tell me ways to work around it? Thank you!
  10. I really like affinity designer and consider it a really promising alternative to Illustrator. I purchased this software for my mother who is a lace maker and need to draw lace backgrounds with a vectorial software. The problem is that these backgrounds are really detailed and can have thousands of lines. The move tool becomes quickly unresponsive even on a high end machine such as an intel E5-2678V3. I attached a quick example file - to reproduce the problem: Select all object and try to use the move tool. This really is the only obstacle to us to get rid of the Adobe plague ^^ Does any one have the same problem ? Any kind of help appreciated, Thanks ! Additional information: The same thing works with no problem in Illustrator (a bit slow but still usable). mm.afdesign
  11. Hi! Thanks to the developer for their contribution. Merry Christmas! In most cases, the performance of affinity photo is excellent. But I noticed that in some cases it is slow I used a 100 million pixels Lab/16 canvas to create twenty layers. The save of large-area modifications is extremely slow or even horrible. This is not a bug or a computer problem. Large-size (1000+) brushes are slow. Because of the lack of hardware acceleration At the same time I use the macos version, the speed after 1.7 is amazing, the filter responds in time without any lag, and everything is attributed to metal acceleration (in macos 1.7 metal) Please consider adding Lab/8 support to provide a faster preview than lab/16, especially in the current missing gpu acceleration. I will continue to use affinity photos in macos mojave (metal2 api)
  12. Both Affinity Photo and designer have significant lags when you are nodding some points (with node tool in Designer for example) or applying shifts (in Liquify Persona in Photo for example). I’ve made a couple of videos demonstrating it on the latest iPad Pro 11” (2018). 5C5D9A2B-B4C2-4758-80FB-BC12C17A384F.MP4 A00694E3-1EF2-4E59-ACD9-644738960DBD.MOV
  13. Hej there, I am using an i7 Skylake with an GTX950M and 16GB RAM, still I get very very slow panorama and HDR renderings from Canon CR2 files. At the same time, very little CPU capacity is used (~15-20 %). Tonemapping panoramas takes easily a complete afternoon! I would love to see an performance upgrade in future versions (even if I have to pay for it). Otherwise, Affinity Photo is close to irreplacable as the generated images are excellent. Even the output using the default settings is much better than for example Aurora HDR, imho. Sincerely, Benedikt
  14. Hello I understand Affinity Photo can benefit from the usage of a GPU, I have an Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M since it's a laptop. My question is, to ascertain that software does is working with the GPU, should I select the GPU selection in the Affinity Photo Preference Menu in the Performance Tab?, should I assign it directly in the Nvidia control panel? or should I do both things? Thank you
  15. Bounding box issue I get pink bounding boxes around all images and text boxes that are very distracting and I can't get rid of them. Artistic text is outlined with a similar pink line. it's not a bounding box but a pink outline around individual characters. Image repositioning refresh lag Moving images around the page is almost impossible because the box seems to move while the image is stationary. It feels like I'm trying to crop the image with the image box. Eventually the image refreshes and is positioned roughly where I moved it to. this strange behavior is inconsistent. Sometimes the image box moves with no image in it and the image eventually fills the box by revealing strips, almost like a bad web design page or slow server a la 1997. I use the Publisher program on my Surface tablet with none of these issues. All of my other applications perform equally well on both systems so I'm wondering if there's some sort of specific conflict between Publisher and the Nvidia graphics card on the wacom.
  16. ksnyder

    Stroke Slider Lag

    When multiple vector objects are present in Affinity Designer (greater than 20 not placed in groups or layers), the stroke slider becomes almost unusable due to severe lag. if I place all the objects in a layer or group and twirl it closed, the lag goes away. Is there anything that I can do to fix this issue? Windows 10, GTX1080G, GTX1070ti Affinity Designer 1.6.5.135
  17. Hi, The problem exists across all Affinity apps. When I'm in fullscreen mode I can't close the app by pressing the red close btn. I have to do it from the dock or by exiting fullscreen first. Not something major but it is a bit annoying. I believe this is a bug, not a feature? I'm using macOs Mojave but it is the same on HighSierra. Regarding performance - every time when switching between personas Designer and Photo are freezing for about 3-4 seconds.
  18. There seem to be a big performance hit when text wrap (tight, both sides) is applied to grouped vector graphics. Spinning ball everything halt for about 5-6 seconds.
  19. jörn-jören jörensön

    UI loading very slow

    Great product, first of all! 1. On my computer, every time I start up APub it takes about 30 secs to load the UI. 2. More annoying: Opening the "Character", "Paragraph" or "Text Styles" tab for the first time takes up to 10 secs, each. I have about 350 installed fonts. My Specs: Affinity Publisher 1.7.0.57 WIN 10 Home, 64-bit i5-7300HQ 16 GB RAM GTX 1050ti 4GB WIN, Fonts and APub installed on SSD
  20. What sort of speed should I expect from Affinity Designer? I am used to running Xara Designer Pro 9, which zips along, rarely lagging. Affinity Designer is nowhere near this smooth. See this video for a demonstration of performing similar actions in each application. Notice in AD the zoom takes 4 or 5 seconds to render, where it is instant in Xara. Also while typing the text takes a second or more to render in AD while it keeps up with the cursor in Xara. I understand that the two programs use different methods, but with AD acting this choppily it is almost unusable - even to move a few basic vectors around the screen is painful! I can't work out where the bottle neck lies. I have watched the GPU and CPU graphs both in Windows task manager and using MSI After Burner. I can't get CPU usage of more than 50% nor GPU usage grater than 45% despite the program hanging for seconds at a time as the display struggles to update. My system specs are in my signature. This is by no means a cutting edge machine, but generally handles what I throw at it quite nicely. Judging by the tutorial video I've watched this performance is not normal?! What should I try to remedy the situation?
  21. I'm running Affinity Designer 1.5.1.43 on Windows 10 and it is freezing up constantly. About once per minute it'll freeze for maybe 3-4 seconds and then everything goes back to normal. When it freezes Designer will use about 50% of the CPU capacity for the duration of the freeze. I would assume my computer's CPU simply isn't powerful enough, but Designer regularly uses up to 90% of the CPU capacity with no problems. Also this was never a problem before (same computer, same files). It's been about a month since I last used Designer. This problem started last week when I opened it up and updated to the latest version. System specs: Windows 10 64-bit Intel Pentium G4400 3.3GHz dual core 8GB RAM Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 256GB SSD Any ideas what might be causing this? Thanks.
  22. Pretty much whenever I attempt to use Brushes in pixel mode, I get major major lag in performance, like 5 or more seconds sometimes, between when I draw and when the results appear on the screen. The problem seems to be more severe when using custom brushes, or the default included brushes when the width is increased to very large. I also get performance issues when I switch the blend mode from "Normal" to something like "Multiply". As far as I know, I have a pretty good computer - I've attached a few screenshots of the specs. I've also tried changing the "Performance" configurations but have yet to improve this lag. I've also tried closing running processes and applications. Am I missing something here. My computer is super fast with regards to software development but I'm new to doing graphics related things so I'm uncertain if there's hardware that I'm lacking. Thanks, Andrew
  23. mqudsi

    High idle GPU usage

    There seems to be a bug in AD that causes some calculation or rendering to get stuck in an infinite loop, with nothing but a simple SVG with few paths and no complicated features, AD will be taking up ~50% of the available GPU while doing absolutely nothing (and even minimized). I've been noticing this problem since AD 1.5, and currently can reproduce it in the latest 1.6.1 release (which isn't to say that it didn't happen pre-1.5, of course). The only possible factor I could think of is that I've only ever seen it on high-dpi devices (with a non-100%/96dpi configuration), but I'm not sure if that's just a coincidence or not. This happens on multiple PCs with different makes and models of graphics cards (Intel, nVidia, and AMD) so it's not a GPU driver issue. Is there some sort of logging that can be enabled that would help track this down?
  24. I've been having a problem with AD burning up CPU cycles doing absolutely nothing with a lot of documents open after some time. Per earlier conversations, I went through all the documents and made sure nothing was selected/there was no marquee in any of the tabs. The behavior persists when AD is minimized. On a 32 Core/64GB machine it was using ~80% of total system resources or approximately 2500% of a single core with no operations in progress and a blank document active. I ran it through Windows Performance Analyzer and fortunately some of the AD symbols were available so I have the following to share:
  25. evtonic3

    Slow on my Mac

    Not sure whats happening, but it happens from time to time when I work on really deep files with full res images and many layers along with it but I’m getting really poor performance. Is this normal memory usage? I have projects due and the spinning ball of death is gonna get me fired. (not really, but am concerned with this)
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