I am doing a trial of Sharpen and DeNoise (3.3.4) and Sharpen (3.3.1). I plan to use it for astrophotography, and images are sometimes large, including my current project (18269x12179).
I can open and process an image so long as I keep the previews VERY zoomed in, like 50-100%. I can save (watermarked) the results, it looks correct.
But if I zoom out, and all the time if I try to mask the image, I get a “Processing Error” and not enough video memory. The requirements say 2gb dedicated, I have 4. I have lots of ram (128gb) and a fast system (AMD 3970X with 32 physical cores, terabytes of NVMe and SSD drives, etc.). The GTX970 is the slowest part, because I still do not want to pay scalper prices. And it meets the minimum requirements and I do not care if it runs fast or not for Topaz, just if it runs.
But it won’t run.
I have variously set the preference to CPU vs GPU, to memory small and large, and the preview update not on auto (which does delay the message slightly but it still will not let me mask).
I do not CARE if it performs slowly – is there some way I can tell it to use less video and more regular memory? Are there other settings I can change?
Is it time to change your minimum requirements, or is this a bug?
The real problem is, if I buy this, and cannot use masking without buying a (scalped) video card, this is not a $100 or so issue but a $3000 issue.