I am a new Sharpen AI user and I really like the results. The very well known issue of the software, as far as I have learnt, is speed. On my 8 year old desktop machine, processing and saving a 24MP JPEG in modes “stabilize” or “focus” takes about 6 minutes.
It would even take 18 minutes per JPEG, hadn’t I been able to activate the “OpenVino”-option over GPU usage. “OpenVino” was originally greyed out on my machine but made accessible after using the “calibrate” button and is the option I used since then, yielding the fastest results.
However, I cannot get OpenVino to run on my much newer laptop. As with my older machine, it gets available on hitting “calibrate” But, sadly, if I turn OpenVino on on my laptop copy of Sharpen AI, the next calibration will revert the settings to GPU usage on/OpenVino off, making everything much, much slower. I even tried to edit the settings directly in the registry but as soon as I preview a picture GPU usage is reverted to “on” whereas OpenVino is “off” again. This way, my old desktop which retains the “OpenVino on”-setting processes faster than my brand new laptop.
Is there any way to force SharpenAI to leave OpenVino “on” and GPU usage “off”? Or circumvent the “calibrate” procedure that constantly reverts to GPU if I chose OpenVino? I’d love to use Sharpen AI on my laptop but I’d hate to use settings that add 12 minutes to each Image it processes and saves.