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  1. 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?
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. 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.
  10. 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?
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. If I create mulitple objects in affinity designer the performance become slower. If I hide the objects it is faster again. How can I solve the problem? 64 GB RAM 8 GB video graphic
  18. I have download the Test-Verson but its very low to work with Affinity - its normal? Specially when i work with HDR (to make from 3 RAW-Images -> 1 HDR-Image). When i work with other HDR-Programs i don´t have the problems. The same is, when i load a 360° Panorama-Image and work with Equirectangulare Projection. My configuration is: Win 10 64-Bit AMD A10-8700 Radeon R7, 3,5 GHz, 8 GB RAM I also have check the settings, and now is "Default (grafics card) active. When i chane it to "WARP" its not better But what we can do? I can not buy the product for the full price, when i can not use all the features. What is your suggestion?
  19. I have just done a complete fresh in stall of windows 10 pro. i7 6 core, 32gb , GTX980, and solid state drives. All drivers are up to date. Newest version of Affinity Photo. RAW editing seems very choppy and slow. It was better on my windows 7 OS that need a serious clean, hence why i did a fresh install. Any suggestions as to a fix for this. LIGHTROOM is blazing fast. No issues there. Trying not to use adobe , but PHOTO RAW is not very usable at the moment on my machine. Any ideas would be appreciated. thanks Gary
  20. Hi Guys, first thanks for this beauty, but have some little problem with the Wacom Intuos tablet. Brushes are very slow and in fact not really usable! I have to work now with the mouse to get things working.:( I use Window 10 leatest version.
  21. Hi guys, I just bought Affinity Designer, after reading reviews and watching a few tutorials on youtube, and I was very excited. I started using it, and I love the interface, the fact that it's extremely easy to use and intuitive, and everything was fine and dandy, until I added a few shapes and added effects to them (drop shadow, gradient overlay, outline). After adding 5-7 shapes, Affinity Designer became extremely slow. The lag between my action and what happened on the screen is extremely noticeable, and when I drag shapes there's a huge bleeding effect besides the delay of the movement. Right now, for me, it's unusable, is there a fix coming soon for this? Did anyone else experience this? I don't have an extremely strong system, but Photoshop runs pretty good on my machine, so I was expecting AD to run perfectly, based on the reviews I read. My system: Windows 7 64 bit RAM: 8GB Intel Core i5-4690, 3.50 GHz Nvidia Geforce GTX 750
  22. Hi guys, Just wanted to report a bug. When using text styles, especially on Artistic Text, AD becomes very laggy, it gets a 2-3 seconds delay for a select object action for example. Thank you, Chris
  23. It takes over a minute to open (WIN 7 with AP v. 1.6.2.97) I read that my color settings may be wrong "WCS device profile" but I have no idea how to change it (if I could find it and knew what it was). Others on the forums say it takes about 7 seconds?
  24. I have just done a complete fresh in stall of windows 10 pro. i7 6 core, 32gb , GTX980, and solid state drives. All drivers are up to date. Newest version of Affinity Photo. RAW editing seems very choppy and slow. It was better on my windows 7 OS that need a serious clean, hence why i did a fresh install. Any suggestions as to a fix for this. LIGHTROOM is blazing fast. No issues there. Trying not to use adobe , but PHOTO RAW is not very usable at the moment on my machine. Any ideas would be appreciated. thanks Gary
  25. There's something that has been bothering me from the very moment I started using Affinity Photo: The calculation of the estimated file size in the export dialogue. If I want to export a multi layered project this calculation renders the whole program unresponsive until the approximate file size has finally been determined. And every successive change of the export settings causes Affinity Photo to recalculate the file size and the program becomes unresponsive once more. The described issue is very annoying and also unnecessary to me as I don't see the point in calculating such an estimation. I've got enough experience to know that a jpg with a certain quality setting is going to be of a certain size. Is it possible to optimize the corresponding algorithm so the waiting time can be eliminated? Or maybe you can implement a switch which let's the user turn this feature on or off which would also improve the situation for all those who don't need this estimation. Thanks in advance for looking into it.