Image sequence 400+ very slow

working on an M1ultra mac 64GBRAM with SSDs for images (lots of free space there)

just sharpening an image sequence of 4 png,
setting of first image applied to all and than patch export:
fast start, everything fine but
after processing of about 400 images PhotoAI becomes so slow, just unusable.
maybe a cummulative problem of ram used ?

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nothing new, nothing better in latest release : why did you suggest it ?
have you done any investigations by yourself ?

while I’m happy to give feedback
I’m not responsible to give my time for a job you should do !

here are some of my results,
working on a 1300 pcs 4k png sequence
all same shot with minor changing.
just sharpen/lensBlur with maximum.
all on mac M1/ultra with 64GB

first image: 1sec/png
after 400 images: 18sec/png
after 530 images: 29sec/png
after 620 images: 47sec/png
stopped after that long processingf

same images splitted into folders of just 400,
and processing just one folder at a time,
allowed me to finish the job in a reasonable time.


I can confirm there is a memory leak in the v2.4.x releases! It’s not you, it’s the software. See my post here:

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