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Slow performance in HDR and panorama development

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Hej there,

I am using an i7 Skylake with an GTX950M and 16GB RAM, still I get very very slow panorama and HDR renderings from Canon CR2 files. At the same time, very little CPU capacity is used (~15-20 %). Tonemapping panoramas takes easily a complete afternoon!

I would love to see an performance upgrade in future versions (even if I have to pay for it). Otherwise, Affinity Photo is close to irreplacable as the generated images are excellent. Even the output using the default settings is much better than for example Aurora HDR, imho.

Sincerely, Benedikt

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I have always found that it is quicker to develop raw files first, then save them. Then you can load them into the appropriate stack. You can also decide whether you need 8-bit or 16-bit and if jpegs are sufficient for your needs. Obviously this will take you more steps, but less elapsed time. You can also edit during the develop phase should you wish to.


Windows 10, Affinity Photo 1.7 and Designer 1.7, (mainly Photo), now ex-Adobe CC

CPU: AMD A6-3670. RAM: 16 GB DDR3 @ 666MHz, Graphics: 2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 630

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