Artweaver 4 free lags and freezes

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Artweaver 4 free lags and freezes

Beitragvon MorlyDrac » Mo Jan 20, 2014 3:27 am

Hey I am posting this up because I got the program a while back and it works great; but I have been noticing that lately it takes up a lot of memory when running and that when I do extensive projects that require a lot of layers it will freeze if I so much as move or rename a layer, it also freezes whenever I save taking at least one whole hour to do so and it won't let me save anything as a png anymore as it says it doesn't have enough memory. It will also lag a lot when I try to draw things, but only if I am working on a large canvas with a lot of layers. It hasn't given me problems like this before when I was not only working smaller but also not using as many layers. Is there a way to fix this problem so I am not so severely limited when it comes to serious projects like a comic page for instance?

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Re: Artweaver 4 free lags and freezes

Beitragvon Boris Eyrich » Mo Jan 20, 2014 10:07 am

Artweaver Free is a 32bit application which means it can only use roughly 1.5 GB of RAM for the image data. Especially with large documents more memory is needed and thus Artweaver uses the hard disk for swapping. This explains why Artweaver becomes slow after a while.

To free memory allocated by Artweaver you can use the command Edit -> Purge on a regular bases or before saving your work to remove any history states of the document.

A lag while painting on large canvases can happen as it requires plenty of CPU power. But increasing the spacing of the brush when possible should mitigate this a bit.

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