I miss the old way of sending feedback that was so much easier than having to log on to this site and sort through all the other issues to see if others had reported the issue. Recently it seems that images have been loading faster so my suggestion is less important but I would like a simple switch that would tell the program to not look for faces or subject for that image only. I don’t want to change the default for every image but I am not allowed to click on changes until after the time was wasted on things that I will be turning off anyway.
Thanks for your insights. Would having the filters be off as an option and then turning on the filters you want be a better alternative than the current flow?
It would be no better having the default changed since the ‘problem’ is having to wait for the entire loading process to be completed before any change can be made. If the user wants to accept the defaults blindly (I suspect many people do) they can start the batch but not until the first image has loaded and been diagnosed by the program. That can be a few seconds or much longer especially if we are doing other things in the background on a less than gaming level computer. It is not a good idea to listen to music on YouTube, be converting a bunch of CR3 files in DPP4 (I do not use RAW files other than CR3), running a stack on Zerene and shopping online all at the same time but some of us push those ‘speed limits’ more than we should. The default change would not help someone who does 50/50 mix of faces and no faces but certainly might work for someone with a 90/10 split. My usual practice is to separate faceless images for which I am willing to trust results to be run separately. I also use Sharpen AI for some images since it is not slowed by the need of looking for faces that are not there and runs faster than Photo AI. However, I do think I have seen a speed improvement in the last week since the last update. Maybe the problem I had went away for a reason I’ll never understand. I am not complaining that Topaz is working too fast at improving the product but it was hard to keep up with changes (even ones I like) when they were coming as fast as they were just before 2.0 was released. I spend rather little time working with your software since many things I shoot are focus stacked and take a while to get to the point they will get sharpened. A friend asked me to do a file (terrible and micro 4/3) to help him decide if he was buying Topaz. He says he is. It turned a fuzzy spot in the sky into a gull identifiable by species. He was impressed.
I appreciate the clarification. It sounds like it’s mainly a RAM concern then.
It doesn’t seem like we can do anything in the immediate future unfortunately since the autodetection model must run when the photos are imported. Batching your images by faces and nonfaces is a good way to speed up this process.
If more and more users are concerned about speed, or if the added filters increase the wait time, I can push for something like this to be developed.
Thank you. As I see this it is a relatively minor matter for me and I strongly suspect there are matters of much higher priority asking for the time of your programmers. We always need to ‘shoot the nearest alligator first’.