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Problem with Affinity Photo and Catalina on iMac

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It seems that there is some incompatibility between Affinity Photo and Catalina 10.15.1 It slows down the computer and after a while the spinning wheel starts running for unlimited time.. I don't have this problem if I don't open Affinity Photo.

Am I alone with such an issue?

 

Thanks

Robert

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Hi Robert and Welcome to the Forums,

Not having any issue here on a 2014 Mac Book or on my 2019 iMac in the office.  

Is its one certain thing that leads to the slow down or is it just any tool/filter you use?

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Hi everyone,
Maybe I have overseen it, but there have been no anouncement from Serif about an official support by upgrading to Catalina.
What's up? Is it already OK, or is it still recommanded to wait?

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4 hours ago, Castle Al said:

Hi everyone,
Maybe I have overseen it, but there have been no anouncement from Serif about an official support by upgrading to Catalina.
What's up? Is it already OK, or is it still recommanded to wait?

Unless you really need to update the OS don't bother. Save yourself a lot of frustration.


MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) Mac OS 10.12.6 || Mac Pro (Late 2013) Mac OS 10.14.5

Affinity Designer 1.7.3 | Affinity Photo 1.7.3 | Affinity Publisher 1.7.3 | Affinity Designer Beta 1.8.0.2 | Affinity Photo Beta 1.8.0.163 | Affinity Publisher Beta 1.8.0.531

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1 hour ago, Old Bruce said:

Unless you really need to update the OS don't bother. Save yourself a lot of frustration.

Well, it's what I think too... In fact Mojave works quite well enough!
I thought to upgrade only for the Handoff function and stop with Astropad Studio. But as it seems to need to be linked to iCloud - and I hate to dépend on the cloud - it is almost useless to me to go ridding on Catalina.

 

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I have put off the upgrade due to These an other issues with Catalina. A REAL aggregation is that Apple is limiting functions on Mohave..pushing the upgrade, i.e. Reminders no longer supported on mohave... syncing issues between iPhone IOS13 and Mohave... bad scene all around!

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Hello PaulD,
My last works don't seem to suffer yet while keeping Mojave. Maybe it's due that I don't go into deep enough operations to encounter specific troubles...
Also, in order to use Publisher next to create illustrations, I need Scrivener and Antidote to place texts under diverse forms. As only Antidote has announced its Catalina compatibility, I'll have to wait to upgrade the OS anyway.
Waiting few more weeks probably won't be that terrible.

Also, as Sidecar - one of the main arguments for upgrading - seems to need the addiction to iCloud... I'll stick to Astropad in order to draw from iPad to Mac.

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I just switched from a 5,1 Mac Pro to a 2019 iMac with Catalina.  I am using C1, AP and other common S/W and I am not experiencing any problems. In fact, I have found that my post processing seems to be running smoother and faster. I did have an issue getting Noiseware installed as an AP plugin, but that is a known problem (Imagenomic told me that they do not support AP and while it may seem to be "working", it may not be fully functional.) 

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