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[1.6.3.98] extremely slow jpg export

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Since maybe 2-3 last versions export to jpg becomes more and more slowly.
Now latest beta goes to something very, very slow, up to a 10 minutes to do a step.
From a picture with a task manager you can see I'm not on an old, slow hardware (Win drive is SSD) but AP makes it crawl during an export.
Also you can see only 4 filters used (pixel layer is a tone mapped HDR made from 3 exp. bracketed shots)

 

First stage - calculating an export size lasts 8 minutes topping a 4 core CPU to 100% and after that actual export took another 10 minutes.
During that PC is almost dead hardly responding to anything (but response to "Cancel" button of export dialog was OK)

"96" was slow, "98" looks even slower - first impression with new beta.

 

just to inform you, nothing dramatic as this is beta in the end

 

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I did the test.

 

HDR merge  + tonemapped  image  >> RGB 32bit HDR

 

it took +/- 35 sec to export  !!

 

 

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Calibrated Monitor (Datacolor Spyder5 Pro)

 

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Hello krbo,
that's not normal and annoying, if it takes so long until a simple JPG file is saved.

I've opened a 137 MB TIF file, and following steps carried out.
Duplicate the Layer
Live Filter:
Shadows / Highlights Filter
Clarity Filter
Unsharp Mask Filter
Vignette Filter

for the calculating an export size and save, needed my PC  scarce 30 sec.

So similar values as HVDB has determined.
Try resetting all settings maybe it helps.


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Hi krbo,
Does this happen for all documents or is it just specific ones? If you remove the filters in the image how do you find the export time then? Would you be able to attach the document shown at all please?

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For now couldn't point a problem - started beta with CTRL - reset everything, loaded my aphoto with 4 filters and tried to measure a time before calculated export size is shown as by included picture.

Times were:

 

- no filter activated - 2-3sec

- first Defringe 7sec

- second Defringe 21sec

- Clarity 66sec

- High Pass 370sec (over 6 minutes)

 

after that tested production version 1.6.1.93 with full filters - arround 7 minutes

 

and results are consistent between two PCS with different GPU and win versions

 

 

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Have you tried to "merge visible" on the top layer prior to exporting?

 

I suspect the times you indicated to export are directly correlated to merging those same adjustment layers.  

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Hello krbo,
I have used the same filters as you, and i can confirm
that the high pass filter is extremely slowing down the system.
I have not noticed this until now.
My idea was to rastering the picture, and then export,
the raster also slows down the system, thus no speed advantage.

I think for the  Affinity team has there is still a need for action
in the performance of the filters, especially for the high-pass filter.

A request to the Affinity team, please look at it and a short report please.

 

see attached file

meer-5.afphoto


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Krbo,
Could you attach the file you are using please?

 

Gnobelix,

Using your file I found that it took about a minute to calculate and then an additional 1.5 minutes to do the export. However I also didn't have to wait for it to finish calculating before exporting. How long is it taking for you?

 

 

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18 hours ago, Gnobelix said:

Hello krbo,
I have used the same filters as you, and i can confirm
that the high pass filter is extremely slowing down the system.
I have not noticed this until now.
My idea was to rastering the picture, and then export,
the raster also slows down the system, thus no speed advantage.

 

 

Hi,

 

just tested your file - arround 2 minutes to export here and yes, I also didn't realise high-pass is a choking until this thread.

High-pass is my favored sharpen filter, almost in every of my post processing so that's why I noticed general slowness in work path :)

And I'm sure it was not like that before, but in what version can't pinpoint.

 

btw what lens you used for a photo?

 

 

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25 minutes ago, krbo said:

btw what lens you used for a photo?

Hi,
I take pictures with a Pentax system.
This image is made with the objective DA 18-135 mm,
focal length 18 mm and aperture 7.1

 


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27 minutes ago, Gnobelix said:

Hi,
I take pictures with a Pentax system.
This image is made with the objective DA 18-135 mm,
focal length 18 mm and aperture 7.1

 

 

thanks - I asked because it was written in your sample photo "M-42 or no lens" so I thought maybe some vintage lens with nice picture :)

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sounds like an intriguing issue, so I loaded a Pentax image and tried the high pass filter (because I have never used it before). I used the option under the menu item filters.  First try, the screen went gray and stayed that way, until I clicked on the pixel layer in the layers box.  Within a couple of seconds, I had the full color image on the screen, and the control dialog for the filter.  Choosing a setting, I clicked on apply and the screen colors faded and became transparent to a great degree.  After 4 minutes, and several attempts to modify the faded image, nothing worked and I closed the image.  I messed around with it in various ways, but was unable to alter the result.  I also tried the high pass filter under the Live Filter layer access with the same results.  Could this be a problem with procedure or with software?

Edited by Iam1of2
Watched James' video on sharpening and had good results with no excessive time problem. Very pleased with result if properly implemented.

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On 11.1.2018 at 11:19 AM, Sean P said:

Using your file I found that it took about a minute to calculate and then an additional 1.5 minutes to do the export. However I also didn't have to wait for it to finish calculating before exporting. How long is it taking for you?

 

 

Sorry for the late answer
I have on a freshly installed system, the above attached file open.
The rastering the picture lasts 1,45 minuts, no further actions are possible.
The export as JPG file, takes about 1.5 minutes


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