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Unable to select Metal in Preferences for Photo beta only, Designer & Publisher are fine.

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System information says my cards are Metal supported,  and Designer and Publisher both allow it so what is up with Photo? 

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MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) Mac OS 10.12.6 || Mac Pro (Late 2013) Mac OS 10.12.6

Affinity Designer 1.6.1 | Affinity Photo 1.6.7 | Affinity Publisher beta 1.7.0.257 | Affinity Photo beta 1.7.0.112 | Affinity Designer Beta 1.7.0.7

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7 hours ago, Claude_ch said:

Hi,

I have the same Mac Pro with 10.14.3 and I can enable Metal compute acceleration. Maybe is a Mac OS 10.12.6 thing ?

I hope not, I really don't want to update the OS. I just find it odd that Publisher and Designer can enable Metal while Photo cannot.


MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) Mac OS 10.12.6 || Mac Pro (Late 2013) Mac OS 10.12.6

Affinity Designer 1.6.1 | Affinity Photo 1.6.7 | Affinity Publisher beta 1.7.0.257 | Affinity Photo beta 1.7.0.112 | Affinity Designer Beta 1.7.0.7

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If by some chance they are using Metal 2 for compute acceleration, that is only available on Mojave.  It could be that rendering only needs Metal 1 but compute needs Metal 2...  just a thought.

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We have made Affinity Photo automatically pick the best rendering technology for your system so you don't get the choice for now.

In Designer and Publisher you can pick between the 4 options depending on what works best for you. OpenGL would be optimal for most but some users, depending on spec may get better results with the other settings, i.e. Metal. 

Metal compute is primarily for filters so it isn't relevant for Designer and Publisher and it is also OS specific to Mojave and iOS 12. 

 

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2 hours ago, Chris B said:

We have made Affinity Photo automatically pick the best rendering technology for your system so you don't get the choice for now.

In Designer and Publisher you can pick between the 4 options depending on what works best for you. OpenGL would be optimal for most but some users, depending on spec may get better results with the other settings, i.e. Metal. 

Metal compute is primarily for filters so it isn't relevant for Designer and Publisher and it is also OS specific to Mojave and iOS 12. 

 

Thanks for the explanation it is much appreciated. I shall now stop worrying about this.


MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) Mac OS 10.12.6 || Mac Pro (Late 2013) Mac OS 10.12.6

Affinity Designer 1.6.1 | Affinity Photo 1.6.7 | Affinity Publisher beta 1.7.0.257 | Affinity Photo beta 1.7.0.112 | Affinity Designer Beta 1.7.0.7

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Metal is activated on my setup: customer beta .111 on the nMP with D500 cards like the OP's, running OS 10.13.6

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1 hour ago, thomasp said:

with D500 cards like the OP's, running OS 10.13.6

I am a full OS back from you.


MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) Mac OS 10.12.6 || Mac Pro (Late 2013) Mac OS 10.12.6

Affinity Designer 1.6.1 | Affinity Photo 1.6.7 | Affinity Publisher beta 1.7.0.257 | Affinity Photo beta 1.7.0.112 | Affinity Designer Beta 1.7.0.7

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