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I did an SVG conversion on a jpeg and when I open it in Affinity my machine falls over (memory issue). 


Machine has 8GB Physical ram and 4GB Video ram. 


Weirdly, I can open the file and work with it very comfortably in Inkscape


Is there anything I can tweak to avoid this issue in future?  


Are SVG's problematic in Affinity?


Is there another format that it might play nicer with?





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For what little it is worth, I tried opening the file in AD on my Mac (specs below in my sig). It opens OK & I don't have any problems selecting individual layers. However, selecting all 27000+ (!!!) layers & trying to move them all at once, or anything similar, causes AD to incur delays of several minutes -- it doesn't crash, just becomes so slow that it is almost unusable.


This does not seem to be memory related -- according to the Mac Activity Monitor, AD & all other user processes combined are using less that 3 GB of app memory. Activity Monitor also shows AD's CPU usage at 100% (out of 400% total possible for all four cores) during the slowdowns, so this may be a threading issue or something.

All 3 1.10.6, & all 3 V2.03 Mac apps; 2020 iMac 27"; 3.8GHz i7, Radeon Pro 5700, 32GB RAM; macOS 10.15.7
Affinity Photo 
1.10.6; Affinity Designer 1.10.6; & all 3 V2 apps for iPad; 6th Generation iPad 32 GB; Apple Pencil; iPadOS 15.7

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