Troubleshooting: Sharpen AI is Running Slow

Improving Sharpen AI Processing Speed

Our state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence processing models are capable of producing incredible results, even if you don't have a state-of-the-art computer. However, these models demand a lot from your system, especially your graphics card (GPU). Check our Sharpen AI system requirements to find out if your card is capable of running Sharpen AI.

While we can not make your GPU process faster, we do have some recommendations for speeding up your Sharpen AI workflow.

1. Make sure you are running in GPU mode, first

Generally, your graphics card will always process faster than your central processor (CPU). CPU mode is available as an option for users whose graphics cards do not meet minimum requirements. Mac Users: Preference



2. Make sure all other applications are completely closed.

Every application open on your computer is competing for resources on your system. The more applications you have open, the higher the demand is on your CPU and graphics card. While Sharpen AI is available as a plug-in for other host editors, such as Photoshop and Lightroom, we recommend using the application as a standalone without your host editor open.

Mac Only : Some applications such as Photoshop will remain open even if you click the X button to close the GUI window. If you can still see Photoshop when you do CMD+TAB to switch applications, then Photoshop is still open. You can completely exit out of an application on the Mac using CMD + Q.

3. Use the highest Zoom setting

The more zoomed in you are, the smaller the preview image is, which means fewer pixels need to be calculated per preview update.



4. Consider Upgrading your Hardware

Sharpen AI is a very demanding application. To improve your performance you should consider

- Purchasing a more optimal graphics card

- installing more system RAM

- Using a desktop computer if possible


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