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I have been trying Affinity Designer for about 5 months off and on. I have a Mid-2010 27' 2.93 Core i7 iMac with 12 GB of RAM. I have been using Adobe Illustrator since 1993 and I find your app to be great in every way except in one of the main areas that you tout... Pan and Zoom.

 

For me the performance of panning and zooming has been very laggy - no where near 60fps but more like 5-10fps. I have played around with the performance settings and have re-installed but nothing seems to make any kind of difference. I seem to be in a minority here so any help on this would be appreciated. I would like to commit to the purchase but I am not so sure that my performance will improve by doing so. Illustrator should not be beating you in draw performance here.

 

Thanks

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Hi ZYXen,

 

Sounds like you're using the trial version? If so, and you happen to have OS X Yosemite, then Yosemite introduced a bug with NSTableView that leads to horrific performance after simply clicking in any table in any application... You can see it some other apps too... Try the current beta version (available from this forum) and see how that goes - it will work until your trial would expire.

 

Thanks,

Matt

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Thank you for the quick reply.

 

I am indeed using the beta and I am now running 10.10.3 beta (I apologies for leaving the OS info out). I downloaded the latest as you suggested. The performance is indeed much better but it is still not close to the 60fps that you are advertising and that I have seen in posted videos. There are still hitches during the pan and (occasional) zoom. The fps for panning is still low - I would say in the neighbourhood of 10-15fps.

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Probably not much more we can suggest on our side. We use OpenGL via the GPU to pan our rendering tiles so this tends to give very good performance. I have seen stutters on large monitors but that tends to be when the GPU memory is contended with other applications or you have many desktops setup in OSX using too much GPU memory.

 

We have tested on hardware all the way back to 2009 Macbook Pros and all seem to be fluid. OS X 10.10 does seem to suffer with older GPUs but there isn't much more we I can suggest, sorry.

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