I found a thread by banca in this forum (sorry, can’t link to it due to being a new user) that describes a similar phenomenon, but did not want to hijack it. Also, my system is a bit different than the one mentioned (I’m using Linux and have a Xeon processor with 16 cores and 64GB of RAM installed), so I thought it’d make sense to create a new topic…
The problem is that I experience Krita to be almost unbearably slow with some operations that I need almost on a daily basis. It’s about five years now that I described a similar phenomenon over in the KDE forum and I would love to say the situation has changed. Alas, it hasn’t. To better demonstrate, what I’m talking about, I recorded a quick screencast:
As you can see…
- converting a typical image from RGB to CMYK takes about 13 seconds
- opening the channels dockers takes about 2 seconds
- hiding or unhiding one of the channels takes about 5-8 seconds
- when adding a filter layer, the dialog box takes over 2 seconds to even appear
- when clicking one of the filters - say,
Slope, Offset, Power- I can watch the screen preview to appear tile by tile, which takes about 16 seconds
I really don’t want to sound overly demanding, but to me this borders on the software being almost unusable. Note that my machine is running Linux (Mint) has 64GB of RAM, 32 of which I have dedicated to Krita. Also, I’m using an NVIDIA GTX 1080 with the latest drivers.
Is anybody else experiencing this? Is this normal behavior? Any ideas, what I could try?
Any help would be much appeciated.