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  1. Hi there. I have just bought the affinity designer and photo. And unfortunately I see that the program is extremely slow, lagging and glitchy. What should I do? I cannot work with this until the performance is so terrible. -.- PC Specs: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (1703) GeForce GTX 745 (With the latest drivers: 06.10.2017, version: Intel Core i3-6100 3.70 GHz 16 GB RAM Affinity Designer Version For more system informations, take a look to the dx diag file. DxDiag.txt
  2. So every time a upload a RAW photo it take AGES to load. But when I try to upload multiple files, it will either crash or stop responding and the computer will just freeze! Is there anyway that I can speed up Affinity Photo?
  3. I'm running Affinity Designer 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.
  4. So I opened up a RAW file into Affinity. It went straight to the Develop Persona, everything was being fast and good. Then I hit the "Develop" button and it took about 10 minutes before I had to quit it because it was being so slow. Why is this happening??
  5. Hello I am not native speaker please try to read my English skill. Thank you. I just bought it today as I used to trial version look pretty good. I got a few problem is mouse or pointer lagging between drawing ,dragging and moving curve make me really annoying so, Harding to handle mouse. AF Design Lagging with Simple vectors on 6 layers. Then how to fix it. My PC specs OS : Windows 10 64 bit Version 1703 build 15063.540 I5 4590 3.3GHZ RAM DDR3 16 GB VGA intel HD 6400 Harddisk 500GB
  6. Hi! Did the move from Adobe apprx a year ago on my Macs and love it. However: Now I am on Windows on a brand new Corsair One NVIDIA GTX1080 machine with 16GBs Ram, SSD etc and doing some mockups in Designer just turns slower and slower the more layers I add. I have some layers with gradients and suspect that they bring the whole app down. Now it is so slow that grouping (CTRL+G) uses 3 seconds to do the task. On my older Macbook Pro 2015 it runs as smooth as butter. What can be wrong? I am not turning back to Macs for the time being.
  7. 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?
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    Recently, affinity photo crashes, and works slowly on files, which I first worked out easily. 300 Mb file at layers. Attach log file. The same files on Photoshop make them work quietly. Win 10 64Bit RAM 16Gb AMD FX (tm) 6100 SIX Core Processor 3.30 Ghz Video AMD Radeon 6800 series Thanks so much Log.txt
  9. Any advice on the best settings for performance in preferences on Photo - memory usage etc? I've had a quick search but can't find anything on here. I have 64bit Windows system with 16gb ram, Intel i5-2500K 3.30ghz, with Nvidia GTX GeForce 1050 ti. Current settings are attached. My problem has been generally sluggish performance, waiting for effects to play catch-up with Retina Rendering at Highest Quality and a far too pixelated image when it's set to low quality.
  10. Hello, I've recently discovered Affinity as an alternative to Photoshop, Illustrator. I was looking to replace it at work and rather than paying £50 a month for CC, I can pay £50 for the software. I've been using it on my Mac at work and it's been an absolute dream to work with. In fact when it comes to working with large PSD's I've found it performs better than Photoshop. However, Windows is a very different story, it's so sluggish. My computer is very powerful, i7, 8GB RAM and AMD R9 Fury. When moving layers there is a second delay before it actually moves, when applying Adjustments there is a second delay before it updates. It makes the application unusable as I feel like I'm fighting with it to get it to move layers, sometimes it's so delayed I get lost in the layering system. Adding a layer inside a layer (nesting) takes about 2-3 seconds. Moving layers feel sluggish, just everything feels slow. I haven't tried Affinity Designer yet, however the slowness of Affinity Photo on Windows 10 is stopping me from moving from CC as I use a Windows at home and Mac at work.
  11. Hi, I purchased Affinity Photo and Designer for the Mac when they came out, and I've also done the same for Windows. I've kept quiet for a good while as I realise the Affinity products are still young in development (whatever that means), but I'm beginning to wonder why the startup times are so slow, even launching Affinity Photo on Windows, either the latest official release or the latest Beta - Is 20+ Seconds, is that right? I can only compare with all my other software, nothing takes this long to load. Photoshop CS6 as most know takes no more than a few seconds, but occupies more memory. Is there something that is causing a bottle-neck, such as .Net framework (which as far as I'm aware is what is used)? But why just Affinity products? I'm sure I have loads of software using .Net, so what's up? Even when Affinity Photo is open and I load a new image, whether it's a small image, or a large one, it tends to take the same length of time. This is on more than one PC/laptop, fresh installs to long time installs, One set of hardware to another. Even on SSD drives it both products are slow. Don't get me wrong, I feel I've managed to switch over the main staple of things I'd do in Photoshop on a day-to-day basis and complete them in Affinity Photo, the same with Illustrator and Designer - they are good products, especially considering the price as a hobbyist. But I just can't get my head around the sluggishness of startup times and loading images. Can anyone shed a light on this? Cheers.
  12. Hi, I have recently purchased Affinity Photo and have been quite happy with what I can achieve with it. I'm a photographer and I normally go through the workflow of Iridient X-Transformer --> Lightroom --> Affinity Photo on my PC. Affinity Photo is only used for stacking and tone mapping purposes using TIF files generated by Lightroom. More and more I am finding myself going through the same performance pain points where I am basically sitting there for minutes waiting for Affinity Photo to do something (which I will get into below). Last night I downloaded the trial version of Affinity Photo on my Macbook Pro and did a few tests. Turns out Affinity Photo consistently performs up to 3 times faster on the MBP using the same set of files. I am hoping someone with more experience here can give me some advice on how I could improve the performance of Affinity Photo on PC. Below are the specs for my PC and MBP: PC Intel i7-4790K OC'd @ 4.40 Ghz (with a large Noctua air cooler) 16GB DDR3 RAM @ 2400 MHz with XMP profile 1 enabled (G.Skill Trident-X 8Gx2 F3-2400C10D-16GTX) Nvidia 1080 GPU (a Gigabyte OC model) Macbook Pro (Mid 2015, 15'') Intel i7 @ 2.5 Ghz 16GB DDR3 @ 1600 MHz AMD Radeon R9 M370X + Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB As you can see the PC's spec is significantly higher than the macbook's. It is winter here at the moment (<0C outside) and the system is well ventilated (has no problem in 144hz gaming) so there is no thermal limitation. The photos that I edit generally sit on a NAS. The PC is connected to the NAS via ethernet and the MBP via wireless AC. I have uploaded a sample of 4 RAF files generated by a Fujifilm X-T2 onto Dropbox. Here's the link. To test the performance. I always repeated the following steps and timed each one on each machine: Create a new stack in Affinity Photo using the 4 RAF files Set Live Stack Group blending to minimum Rasterize the Live Stack Group Tone map the pixel layer Here are some observations I made from the tests: Affinity Photo loads up faster on the MBP than the PC. Creating a Live Stack Group is consistently quicker on the MBP. Live Stack group blend mode live preview is a lot faster on the MBP than the PC. Live Stack group rasterizing is significantly faster on the MBP than the PC (10sec vs minutes) PC tone mapping consistently takes 00:50 ~ 1:30 to process. MBP tone mapping consistently takes 00:20 ~ 00:22 to process. CPU heavy tasks will utilise 100% of the CPU on the MBP but only 60~80% on the PC in some cases. There is no CPU throttling on the PC at all (winter + large cooler) GPU utilisation never goes above 1% on the PC. There is very little disk/network bandwidth utilitsation during any of these tasks. All of the above are true regardless of which renderer I use on PC and whether I have hyper-threading enabled or not. Having the RAF files on SSD's instead of the NAS made no differences either. I have tried the latest 1.6 beta and it made no differences in performance on PC using the same steps above. I don't understand why a PC with much better hardware is being out performed by a Macbook by 3 times as much and generally have a much smoother experience... I am getting to the point where I am seriously considering using the MBP as a photo editing machine but that would mean some significant investment into repurchasing software licenses and some new hardware so I could actually dock the MBP to my PC monitors and input peripherals and I would rather not have to do that. Any help is much appreciated! EDIT: more info on the spec's and additional notes on the observations.
  13. Hello, I am using Affinity Designer for Mac, running on one of the latest MacBook Pro. The file is used to design and export all icons for our application, consisting mostly of vector graphics. It is getting extremely slow, especially in Export Persona when browsing Slices. If you could advise me what to do, or even better - if you could fix this problem, I would be very grateful. I can send you original file. Best regards, Martin Configuration: Running on external 4K display.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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?
  17. 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
  18. I started a TOPIC on this back in February named EPS export option, Slowness of "Calculating...", and although I can still see that post header in the My Content section of my profile, clicking on it yields an error. Searching for it reveals nothing. It seems like the topic was deleted for some reason, hence my follow-up post on the same matter today. Try this: 1. Open a rather large photo. 2. File > Export 3. Note that PNG is probably selected by default and at the bottom right of that sheet you see "Calculating..." Note how long it takes for the file size to appear. Then switch from PNG-24 to PNG-8 and note the time. It takes forever. Switch to JPEG and play around. JPEG file sizes calculate faster than PNG, but the are still slow. Switch to GIF and then go get a cup of coffee because you'll be waiting a VERY long time before the file size appears. I've got a 3GHz processor! None of my other apps that show sizes are this slow. Seriously, those sizes should be calculated and displayed almost instantly. Why is this important? Because I sometimes want to prepare pics for the web and I want to see if PNG-8 or GIF or JPEG are the best choices for the smallest size. In Photoshop's "Save for Web" feature, such is fast and easy. But the current functionality in AP slows me down tremendously. Suffice it to say, AP has not yet weaned me off Photoshop. But I am hopeful it will. That's why I bought AP just as soon as it hit the MAS. I want to support your development efforts. Thanks.
  19. 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.
  20. 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?
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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.
  24. 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?
  25. 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.