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 adjustments to the settings in the Advanced Preferences.
By default when you first open the software it will analyze your system and pick what it thinks is best. You can click on RESET or make some adjustments to the sections listed below in the Advanced Preferences.
Enable Discrete GPU:
If your computer has a discrete graphics card, select YES for the fastest results. If your computer does hot have a discrete graphics card or your graphics card is not supported, select NO instead. Without discrete GPU it will typically take more time to process each image.
Graphics Memory Consumption:
If your system experiences crashing while processing, try using the Medium or Low Settings to reduce graphics memory consumption. Close other programs that consume graphics memory such as video games or other photo editing programs as well.
Enable Intel OpenVINO:
Selecting YES for Intel OpenVINO increases performance when using 6th generation or later Intel CPUs and GPUs; we cannot guarantee that other generations or CPUs from other vendors will increase performance.
Preferences >> Advanced Preferences:
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