Topaz Ai Photo 2.2.1 Very Slow on startup and in Lightroom

Topaz Ai Photo 2.2.1 Very Slow on startup and working with Lightroom Plug-in. Almost unworkably slow.

Mac mini M2 16gig ram 256gb

Same with Mac Studio M1-32GB RAM-1TB hard disc.

Please follow the instructions below to perform a clean install to troubleshoot better why you had this problem with Topaz Photo AI:

First please make sure that you have fully closed any plugins such as Lightroom or Photoshop

Start by clearing any previous plist files that are on your computer for Topaz Photo AI by following the steps in the link below:

Topaz Photo AI | plist Files Mac

After you have done this, disable any antivirus, firewall, VPN, or proxy software that might be active on your computer. These tools are sometimes known to interfere with the installer’s ability to download the model files.

Please also ensure that the Topaz Photo AI installer has all the proper settings in your system by going to your Mac System Settings > Privacy & Security tab and scrolling down to the security section. You will want to make sure you have 'App Store and identified developers ’ selected. Here is a video example:

Example of Proper System Preferences

Finally, rerun the installer. You can download a new installer from the downloads page directly :

Topaz Labs Download Page