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Newest Beta, Speed comparison AD/Photoshop elements. Plus a little wish ;)

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Downloaded the newest Beta yesterday, so right now no deep testing yet,BUT:

 

Client sent me a PSD file today. Format 400 x 150 cm, 150 dpi, 580mb.

Double clicked and it opened in PS Elements. Took ages to open, when arranging some pics program told me `not enough disk space`(5,6 Gb free). Adding a filter was a nightmare. (History:0, 90% RAM available).

 

Closed it, opened it in AD. Opened in a sec. Everything smooth, live preview of filters worked like a charm. Job done. LOVE IT.

 

While I tend to use AD mainly for illustration that was a nice surprise. Cant wait to see what your Photo app will bring us ;)

 

One little wish: when I open the document settings (or any other menu) the active window is not in the foreground. When I have a brushes palette or anything similar it will stay in front. Would be nice when the ACTIVE window would be always in front. Just a little thing for convenience :)

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Downloaded the newest Beta yesterday, so right now no deep testing yet,BUT:

 

Client sent me a PSD file today. Format 400 x 150 cm, 150 dpi, 580mb.

Double clicked and it opened in PS Elements. Took ages to open, when arranging some pics program told me `not enough disk space`(5,6 Gb free). Adding a filter was a nightmare. (History:0, 90% RAM available).

 

Closed it, opened it in AD. Opened in a sec. Everything smooth, live preview of filters worked like a charm. Job done. LOVE IT.

 

While I tend to use AD mainly for illustration that was a nice surprise. Cant wait to see what your Photo app will bring us ;)

 

I'd love to say that was by design.... oh, wait, it was!  ;)


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Thank you Matt, lol Ben !!

Just some more ideas about performance / functions ( please don't kill me for bringing up another idea ).

 

Right now AD really juvenated my 'old' Macbook Air (late 2012) which means great use of ressources. So, here it comes: your roadmap told us to expect AD Photo in step 2 and AD Layout (or whatever the name might be then) in step 3. Right now I am totally happy and I love this idea and function of the personas.

 

For the future and the Layout app: Don't you think it would be a cool idea not only to have the layout thingy but a second persona to use the designs made for print also for a Webpage?

Not only a resizing/webcolor-function but a true implemented website builder?

( I can hear your programmer gods loading their pumpguns already, lol )...

The idea came this afternoon. I am still holding on to another Air and another Macbook, both with older OS versions so I can run iWeb. I know, the code was sometimes messy but it was and still is the most intuitive website builder ever made. And I tried MANY others and wasted enough time and money.

My dream is simple: sketching and illustrating with AD, polishing my photos with your photo app, taking it all to the layout app for print and more sophisticated stuff and then using all this creative impact to throw it on a website, made with the same bundle via a persona.

 

The market is huge and there are still so many folks out there who are looking for something great.

Great like in Affinity: supereasy to use, reliable, great functions, slick and silky coding.

O.K., that was long but I thought I'd rather write it down now, even when it's way to early, than to forget it completely due to brain-overload.

Cheers, L.

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Client sent me a PSD file today. Format 400 x 150 cm, 150 dpi, 580mb.

Double clicked and it opened in PS Elements. Took ages to open, when arranging some pics program told me `not enough disk space`(5,6 Gb free). Adding a filter was a nightmare. (History:0, 90% RAM available).

 

 

Talking about pure speed AD is even faster than PS CC2014, not only Elements...

 

As bechmark I use a 4096x2048px file (base for pre-crop 16:9 concept paintings) and a 175px complex textured brush.

Kyle TW Watercolour in PS and my DAUB Watercolour (comparable in terms of complexity and requirements).

 

Stroke form left to right for the whole length of the canvas at 45% of zoom.

 

PS shows the typical lag

AD no lag at all


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