Hardware Acceleration.

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Hardware Acceleration.

Postby JTheDoc » Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:48 pm

I have been using both Silverfast HDR and the scanning software, and have found that processing large 48bit Raws a very CPU intensive task. Don't get me wrong, it doesn't take forever, but I'm fortunate as I'm using and overclocked Intel 2700K. I'm quite surprised considering the reputation, the popularity, and the price of your software, you haven't implemented a single use of hardware acceleration for GPUs.
This has been almost a standard for practically any image processor, and is disappointing to find a feature rich software not taking any advantage of this. I can imagine that it will definitely take some work, but it's an investment that'll get rid of the moans of slow performance. Not only does this improve workflow time, it will give the user more flexibility to use the tools implemented as it will give the user far more choice when it comes to time, and whether their patience allows more critical work.

I would like to know if Silverfast will ever implement the same type of hardware acceleration that photoshop, and many other software processors have been using for years. Is there an unreleased beta to be expected? I would prefer the power of my Nvidia card to be used, rather than having my PC become an unusable mess whilst it plows through some photo at 100% utilisation.
Not only will using a dedicated graphics card destroy the performance of a cpu, it'll require a far less expensive CPU to achieve this. Photoshop has a performance difference in factors when it comes to a boost compared to a cpu, and usually at a very small fraction of the price of a card.
I'm not dissing the function of the software at all, I find it excellent, apart from the odd crash here and there. But those crashes would be further tolerated if it hadn't taken minutes for a photo to be processed.

Thanks, and I definitely look forward to seeing this being considered and used in the future.

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Re: Hardware Acceleration.

Postby LSI_Ketelhohn » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:35 am

Dear user,

Thank you for your feedback.
I have forwarded your request to our product management.

Kind regards,

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