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For the DEVS: Stability & Performance (Windows)

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Hi there,

 

I guess I start to sound like a broken record.

Well, although I love Affinity, I have to call your attention to this crucial topic once again.

 

I'm working in a new place and I decided to install the trial on a blaze fast machine.

Here are the specs:

 

Dual Intel® Xeon® CPU E5-2650 v4 @ 2.20GHz, 2201 Mhz, 12 Core(s),

(RAM) 64.0 GB

Dual NVIDIA TITAN X

Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB
Windows 10 Pro
 
On this box I'm running Cinema 4D 18 with Octane, Adobe After Effects CC 2017 (and all the CC suite), plus other 3D programs  (for 3d Tracking, also Blender 3d and so on) and it's a nice and smooth experience.
 
Unfortunately, coming to Affinity Photo, I was sadly surprised to notice the same issues I've at home (where I use both the final and the latest beta).
As soon as the work gets deeper with multiple layers, masks, adjustments, Affinity Photo becomes slow, even with random moments where it freezes, up to the point it randomly crashes.
 
At first, I was excited to have the trial on this box as I hoped to show off Affinity to my colleagues (and maybe convince them to give it a try and buy it).
But now I feel I won't proceed in that direction. The type of work we do requires fast turnarounds, sometimes we have very tight deadlines or new requests comes out of nowhere and need to be done by yesterday.
Photo will remain my little gem at home where I can take advantage of a different pace.
But I seriously hope you will realize how important is to give priority to this two crucial weakness.
I know you are working to improve it, and you are working hard. Just wanted to share my experience and hope that Photo will be fast and, for the most part, as bug-free as possible soon.
 
Probably for many users in this forum, this is not an issue, at least that's the feeling from my other threads in the past. It's either because they don't have the same issues on the Mac, or because most the users here don't make heavy use of layers, large documents, and so on.
I believe that if Serif is serious about pushing its products, they need to aim to a more intense usage of Photo and Designer and listen to the users here who are trying to implement Affinity in their VFX, Motion Graphics workflow.
 
Best,
Andrew

Andrew
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Win10 x64 AMD Threadripper 1950x, 64GB, 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD + 2TB, dual GTX 1080ti
Dual Monitor Dell Ultra HD 4k P2715Q 27-Inch

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