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  1. 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?
  2. I have been using Affinity Photo since beta and have recently run into a problem with performance. I noticed this slightly at the beginning of this year and it has become worse as the year has gone on. Once I reach a certain number of layers (7-9) or apply a specific layer adjustment (such as motion blur) it begins to excessively use my cpu. This causes large slow downs and forces me to try and find alternative methods of editing in Affinity. I tried reinstalling without success and have the latest version of all software. I was wondering if anyone else has run into this and/or has a solution. I have attached an image as an example. Once I added the motion blur, the cpu usage skyrocketed. I am using a 2017 MacBook Pro (regret buying) with 16gb ram. 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7 Radeon Pro 560 4096 MB Intel HD Graphics 630 1536 MB
  3. Using AP 1.6.4.104 on Win10 Pro 64-bit (build 17134.228), running 32GB on AMD Ryzen 5 1600 six-core at 3.20GHz) I was learning from your tutorials and when learning about masking when I used the Flood Seletion tool, AP appeared to stall with the message of "Not Responding" at the top of the screen. Can't believe I don't have enough memory, so what could it be. Only AP and Firefox (v.61.0.2, 64bit) are running. Any thoughts???
  4. 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.
  5. I am using AP 1.6.7 on a 5K iMac, current OS. I am working on images of 20000x15000 pixels at 72dpi and around a dozen smaller image layers averaging about 1000 px. The small images(SI) come from jpegs. Open the SI by dragging it onto AP icon. Opens fine, shows as a pixel image, develop time instantaneous. Drag the same image onto my large background. Shows as an image layer, rasterize to pixel. Select the layer and develop. Develop time goes to many seconds. As the number of layers build up, develop time for any individual layer increases, until it reaches many minutes to never. Select a SI layer, copy and create new image from clipboard. Develop time, with no background, is long. Export the SI to jpeg, reopen in AP and develop time is instant. It would appear that once an image is rasterized, develop times take much longer. There is more detail, but the increasing develop time is the main issue here. Otherwise, AP is working just great for me. I shoot everything HDR and AP tone mapping is a killer feature.
  6. Hello all. My name is Eryk and I'm a font-a-holic. I just got Affinity to see how it will work compared to Illustrator and unfortunately, at this point, I can't really try it because the loading time is unacceptable due to the number of fonts on my system. I don't want to remove my fonts, or deactivate/reactivate as needed. I like to browse different fonts as I'm working on a project, I rarely go into a project with a set font in mind. Is there anything I can do on my windows 10 PC, to speed up Affinity's loading of my fonts? Sorry if this question has been answered already. I promise I did a search on the forums for slow loading with too many fonts, and I didn't find anything relevant. Thank you and warm regards, --Eryk
  7. I downloaded the windows trial version and it is very slow to open up 24mp raw files. I checked the forums and saw a discussion about this over a year ago. Is there any windows version updates?
  8. Mk14

    Just stops working

    after a while only 5- 10 minutes of usage, and with only 2-3 layers it stops working all together and I have to force close it. This is so frustrating, this software is practically unusable for me now.
  9. Good Evening, I am new to Affinity and I wish they mention slow operating affinity I would not have paid for it. To load a Raw file from my Canon 80D is very frustrating, I am almost about to give up on the software and call it a waste of money and better inform my facebook 'new photographer'' group of about 25,000 members not to join. Everything is slow..slow ...slow. to load, editing, undo. Please is there any help before I take this matter up because I found it deceiving nothing like in the video. I CAN'T WORK and I am regretting it. Many Thanks
  10. Hello, I'm new to Affinity and i came from Photoshop. So i have few problems, i have Windows 10 It can't start without compactibilitie mode set on windows 8. It takes also long time for starting. When i want to open my RAW files in Affinity it takes a lot of time to load. When i want to adjust my RAW pictures brightness,shadows,clarity, my computer freezes for a few seconds when moving the sliders. My live brush preview also not moving smooth. I can't use the program because of how slow it goes sometimes with al the freezes and stuff. Thanks!
  11. 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.
  12. Affinity Photo is nearly unusable for me due to a major bug that is somehow related to a task in Task Manager called Usermode Font Driver Host. My system is quite adequately fast for all other tasks, but as soon as I open Affinity Photo, the task mentioned bloats up to 30% to 40% of CPU capacity. It might as well be 100% or 300% because the entire computer is frozen to death. Can't use any other program, and Affinity does not respond in the slightest. It takes several minutes just to open the Task Manager in order to kill Affinity. If I wait quite a long time, the font task seems to settle down a bit. It's clearly related to Affinity though because as soon as I am able to kill Affinity, the font task immediately goes back down to zero CPU (or just goes away), and my computer becomes usable again. In addition, I didn't have this problem at all on my computer until Affinity was installed, so it must be related. I also saw another topic on this forum related to this task, and the author of that post also mentioned Affinity Photo. There were tons of responses, but the topic was eventually closed, so I couldn't post a "me too" reply there. If this continues and there isn't a patch or settings fix for it, I'll have to ask for a refund because the software is completely unusable. It's sad because otherwise I see the software as being quite formidable and fun to use (though it could use a bunch more features and minor fixes - which I can see the development team is fairly quick to implement or at least add to a coming soon list) For the record, I'm a long time user of Serif software. I own nearly all the previous "Plus" titles, and some years ago I was very active on the forums, Flickr group, and I even beta tested a number of titles. I was excited to see Affinity get so much press... I'll be disappointed if I have to let it go in favor of other more stable apps.
  13. I am having a bit of a problem with an illustration. I get the old beach ball when doing simple things like select objects, and in general it is very slow and continues to get worse over time. It is a large file (over 6 MB) with a lot of objects. Any thoughts on how I can look into this matter further? I am starting to force restarts which is causing some time/data loss. Because this illustration contains intellectual property I can't upload to the forum for anyone to look at, but if someone offically supporting Affinity wants me to send it directly in an email (if it's not too big) I can do that. Thanks
  14. Hi, I have lots of fonts and it slows down the startup of Affinity Photo and designer, because every time it is loading all fonts. Is there anything I can do to speedup things besides deleting fonts? Regards & Thanks, David
  15. So after so many lagging issues with DESIGNER under windows 10. I have not reset it, uninstalled it, cleaned the machine, reboot, reinstall, added brushes and with in 3 uses of the program its back to brief lockups, very slow moving of item and slow loading of program. I never had these issues under windows 7. I have now put the first version of 1.6 released to public and it seems to be working better. Whats wrong with the program or what i am doing with it? I never had an issue under Windows 7 pro. But this experience under Windows 10 is terrible. I had issues with PHOTO as well. But reset seemed to fix it for the moment. When I reinstalled the brushes , i did them one at a time and checked..all was good...they are either DAUB brushes or FRANKENTOON...nothing else. PLEASE HELP! Gary
  16. I'm experiencing a very slow cursor / brush while using a tablet with brushes form the "Textured" category (brushes that have large size and many rough / sharp edges). Cursor / brush works fine with mouse. Video LE: Never mind, turning off "High precision input" makes it work normally.
  17. Hi there, after upgrading to latest release i got extremly unresponsive paintbrush in layer mask with 650 pixel width System: AMD Ryzen 7 1800X, 8+8 cores, 32GB RAM, SSD, Nvidia 1080 GTX, Windows 10, 1980x1200 Dell 2408 Display (Adobe RGB calibrated with Spyder 5). Using "Max Performance" Energy plan. Always latest Windows patches installed (to 1709 release) Canon CR2 RAW files (~30 MByte each), stack of 4 images with exposure bracketing, without HDR mapping (unchecked during "open" dialog). Steps to reproduce: 1. open 4 RAW files as HDR stack, uncheck "HDR mapping" 2. clone pixel map 3. HDR mapping of cloned pixel map 4. add curve adjustment 5. add highpass filter layer, 1 pixel, "linear light" blend mode 6. use paintbrusch with ~650 pixel width, black color, to modify filter mask layer. Result: CPU goes to 100% (on 16 cores!) several seconds lag before paintbrush results get visible, even preview of black paintbrusch on white mask layer lags needs 2-3 seconds. "bumpy" paintbrush results, chain of seperate black circles instead of full black mask. Any ideas?
  18. Hi, Affinity photo is VERY slow on my old iMac (21.5, mid-2010, 3,6 GHz Intel Core i5, 12 Go).It takes ages to open, export, etc. I checked with activity monitor and it uses an incredible amount of memory (see attached file). I can hardly use it.
  19. Hello, I tried Affinity long time ago, was not so very pleased, but gave it another try now. Now I installed the Affinity Photo trial on a MS Surface, and surprise, I like it a lot. Then I installed it on my working PC, which should work even better. But it is the opposite. Starting it takes ages (~30 seconds or so.). When I work with text, then the speed crawls down even more. Every single text action, like moving the cursor, takes 'forever'. Also the whole UI is very slow, e.g. the settings dialog. When it is so slow, the CPU usage is not high. I already tried to reset (by CTRL) the settings (on this fresh installation). But no difference. There are not many TT fonts installed, ~700. PC is i7, 16GB, SSD, Windows 1709. How to find the cause of this slowness?
  20. Ambrose

    Font list slow to open

    Running Affinity Photo 1.6.2.97 on an i7-2600 at 3.4GHz and 32Gb RAM under Win10. Font list slow to open (about 10 seconds) and subsequently hesitates on hover select when scrolling outside of the loaded page. To save your time and mine it is not: Number of fonts. - i've stripped out all but about 20 common basic fonts using registry editor. Font list drops open properly on all other font-using apps e.g. WORD, OpenOffice etc. A machine limitation. A corrupted installation. I've uninstalled/reinstalled. Windows update problem It's up to date. The programme is virtually unusable in text mode. Would appreciate any guidance. fixes etc. Thanks in advance Ambrose
  21. Good Morning, I ran into an issue with AP two days ago and have been trying to fix it unsuccessfully since. I am working on a file that has 2 photos (.tiff files) as layers. I create a mask layer on one of the layers and use the brush tool to blend the 2 layers. This was no issue since I am using the software, but now it is so slow that it takes several seconds until the brush strokes finally go into effect. It is impossible to work with. I tried to restore windows to an early recovery point, installed several different versions of AP and tried to change the settings, but nothing has worked so far. I also tried to do the same in Photoshop, just to make sure it was not an issue with my hardware acceleration or something like that, but it works instantly there. It would be great if someone could help me fix this issue. Thanks, Ben
  22. So after so many lagging issues with DESIGNER under windows 10. I have not reset it, uninstalled it, cleaned the machine, reboot, reinstall, added brushes and with in 3 uses of the program its back to brief lockups, very slow moving of item and slow loading of program. I never had these issues under windows 7. I have now put the first version of 1.6 released to public and it seems to be working better. Whats wrong with the program or what i am doing with it? I never had an issue under Windows 7 pro. But this experience under Windows 10 is terrible. I had issues with PHOTO as well. But reset seemed to fix it for the moment. When I reinstalled the brushes , i did them one at a time and checked..all was good...they are either DAUB brushes or FRANKENTOON...nothing else. PLEASE HELP! Gary
  23. Hi, I've noticed something with Affinity Photo. It feels very sluggish with simple large documents. I'm currently working on a very simple high-res document 10 000 x 5000 px 16 bit, with just 2-3 pixel layers and even simple operations are very slow (merging layers, brush painting etc). Is there something I could do to make it faster? I think that my PC is pretty powerful (please check my signature) and that shouldn't be the problem here.
  24. I have a windows 10 pro machine, fresh install and my PHOTO is lagging in performance. When drawing with the paint brush is really jerky and you cannot create a smooth stroke. It the program seems to lock up for 5 seconds and then start working again. I had Windows 7 pro and PHOTO seemed to work flawless , but not now. It even takes 8 seconds longer to load. I have using solid state drives, 32GB ram i73930K, GTX 980. Should be working with out issue with this setup and i haven't even tried anything hard with it. ANY SUGGESTIONS ON WHAT TO DO ? Any help would be very much appreciated. Gary
  25. Will be great if Affinity Designer work faster when I use multi shapes. I create a document with multi artboards, dimension A3. After I design the background with plus (+) sign, AD began to slow down, lag 5-6 seconds when paste a shape to another artboard and freeze. I use Windows 10 16299, i73770, Intel Graphics 4000, 120 GB SSD. Can someone tell me some tips, to make AD faster despite of multi repeated shapes, to continous my work? By the way if i buy an Nvidia card 1060, will the app work faster and smoother? Thanks
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