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Is there any Performance Mode in Affinity Publisher?

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So since the Publisher is finally out, i took the courage to convert my 400 Page book from Indesign to Publisher. Since it have may Graphics it is a mess to move things around. I looked everywhere but i coud not find a Performance Mode, wich lowers the resolution of the Graphics for a better workflow. This Option is stanard in Indesign and i really miss it. I work on I7 8700k, GTX 2800 and 32 GB Ram, so this shoud not be a problem. 

Does someone know how to run this smoother? It is impossible to work with it right now. Did not find any Tutorial about this.

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Did you try to change these settings?

 

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37 minutes ago, Bryce said:

How did you convert your INDD file to Publisher?

Easiest way (Only way I think currently) is to save your InDesign file as a PDF and then drag n drop that into Affinity Publisher and it will give you some options on how to handle the file and then open it up as a fully editable APub file ready to work on :0)

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Ok. I was doing that too but I thought maybe someone had come up with something even better. If I import a PDF and the text has been converted to outlines Designer can bog down quickly, and that's just on a 2 page document. Otherwise I really haven't had too many problems importing PDF's other than how Indesign makes it's simulated dropshadow crap.

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5 hours ago, souacz said:

Did you try to change these settings?

 

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Yes i did. Visually it makes no difference, so no change in performance either :/ So the performance per se is ok, but as soon as i want do drag and drop something, it is impossible to move it around.

5 hours ago, Bryce said:

How did you convert your INDD file to Publisher?

Unfortunally i do not have a way. The PDF Conversion is ok, but gave me a lot of problems, so i decided to copy it page per page manually. I think it will took some weeks^^

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7 hours ago, Weltende said:

Yes i did. Visually it makes no difference, so no change in performance either :/

What about the options farther down, in particular setting Display to Metal & (if your GPU is supported) enabling Metal compute acceleration?


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I do not know what Metal means. I do not have such an Option. A can choose Warp or my GPU. I dont know what Warp means.

The Retina rendering is set on low quality.

and is it better to enable or disable dither gradients? I tried a bit, but as  i do not have any gradients it makes no difference right now. 

Sorry for the Screenshots in German, but i think you can see the settings. 

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6 minutes ago, Weltende said:

I do not know what Metal means. I do not have such an Option. A can choose Warp or my GPU. I dont know what Warp means.

"Metal" is a GPU-related option for some Mac systems, and not available on Windows.

From the Windows Help for Publisher (searching for warp):

Renderer—choose your rendering experience. Select from the pop-up menu.

  • Default—renders using the default method - typically the installed graphics card.
  • Graphics display adapter—the name here varies depending on your graphics card and its driver. If you have multiple graphics cards installed you may see more than one option here.
  • WARP—use Windows Advanced Rasterization Platform. Try this if you are experiencing performance issues with the default option.

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