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Tom_harding

Very slow switching to tone mapping persona

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Hi all, just downloaded my copy of affinity photo and having a look around. I'm experiencing very poor performance when switching to the tone mapping persona. With small images (500x500px) switching to the tone mapping takes about 30 seconds. With larger images (5000x5000px) it takes over 1.5 hours! Once the persona is loaded performance is fine. I have no performance issues with any other part of the software.

 

I have in the past run, photoshop, lightroom, GIMP, Hugin and a few others on my machine and never experienced any issues when using similar tools to that of the tone mapping persona. This is not an issues relating to the physical hardware speed of my machine. This poor performance must instead be linked either to software/driver issues on my computer or to the optimisation and performance of the software itself.

 

Can anyone shed any light on this please. I have 13 days left on my refund period so have until then to get things resolved. It's a shame as it seems to do exactly what I want.

 

Thanks

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Thanks for getting back to me so soon, I'm away from my PC until tonight but I will upload it then. I have tried it with a few different images from different cameras but had no luck so I'm pretty confident it's not image specific.

 

Thanks

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As requested here is an example image, this is pretty representative of the size

I capture.

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxeIG1DQZBDebHFpQ0xFbGVCczQ

 

Regarding system specifications I have a i5 (2.5ghz) with 6GB of RAM so well

above the recommended specs. It's certainly not a super computer but I have

never had any problems with it before doing similar tasks (HDR rendering,

photo-stitiching etc).

 

Thanks

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Thanks for the image Tom and sorry for the delay.

Checking this now. I'm assuming the image you attached is one of those taking 1.5 hours to switch to Tone Mapping.

Which Renderer are you using in Edit ▸ Preferences ▸ Performance section? Have you tried to switch to WARP?

Does it take the same time or it's considerable faster?

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Yes I've tried WARP, takes about as long. I have tried with quite a few settings changed in the preferences but none seem to make a noticeable difference. The image I sent over is just an example of the size of photo I generally work with, I have tried a few different ones from the same camera and the performance is the same.

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