Remove tool

The remove tool now on 2.2.1 is either crashing or taking a long time to do a simple remove, about 3 minutes. If I do just PAI Sharpen on the same image, it takes about 3 seconds.

No issues for me on my M1 Mac. Less than a minute on a JPG, HEIC and DNG.

What is your file size?

A minute is not exactly fast.

I have never expected it to be v fast and it almost always works v well. I am sure people who have an M3 Mac get greater speed. My main gripe is that there is no Undo/Revert button yet, only Reset. But it IS still in beta.
244kb, 1.6Mb, 25.1Mb respectively.
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The HEIC was probably the most complex task I set. It actually took longer to paint in the remove mask than to process it. I ran it again and it took 34" from start to finish!

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Only 25mb?

I’m using Win11.

They said some weeks ago, they were going to speed it up, but it seems slower now.

I can’t say I have noticed it getting slower, but that might be GPU-dependent.
My raw files are all around 25Mb (Sony APC cameras)

Not using RAW in Topaz. Some files after RAW conversion are rather large,
150mb +.
Nearly a minute for 25mb, seems slow.

Nearly a minute, or just over 30" I am not in a rush and I have only used the tool “seriously” on a few images, mainly to clear out distracting elements on the edge of frames.

Problem is the first time, it was not responding, then after about 3 minutes, it crashed. I then had to start again, it was quicker for some reason but still very slow. Even getting the brush to move was a job, If I only had 25mb file it probably would only take about 10 seconds.

As I said Sharpen only took 3 seconds to process.

The size of the file doesn’t make any difference. I removed some people from a 300MB panorama: it took about 30" again.
What is more likely to make a difference is the complexity of the remove.

Well it does on my system.

It was not complex at all, just a post in the sea.

File size isn’t really important for the duration of the remove process - more the resolution.

But even with that here the processing times don’t really seem to vary that much on neither the complexity of the mask nor the images resolution.