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1  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate Wish List / Re: Thumb sorting by size/aspect ratio on: December 29, 2021, 07:15:18 AM
Thank you Mel.  Mostly 3 different aspect ratios, 4x6,4x5 and 5x5.  Changing file names unfortunately is out of our control. 

Can this feature be added in a future version?
2  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate Wish List / Re: Thumb sorting by size/aspect ratio on: December 29, 2021, 01:52:12 AM
Thank you for your reply Fred. 

I already had tried thumb sort by orientation however that did not work.  For sorting by rating, that would be more work than manually selecting out the different aspect ratio photos.
3  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate Wish List / Thumb sorting by size/aspect ratio on: December 28, 2021, 07:05:26 AM

We do layouts in sets of their aspect ratio and the ability to sort thumbs by aspect ratio would help a lot rather than trying to pick them out manually from a set of photos.

Kind Regards,
4  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Slow Performance on: May 29, 2018, 04:02:50 AM
I mainly print to two printers - Canon IPF6400 and Pro-2000, however as I mentioned this slowness occurs when printing to file as well.  As a test, I printed the exact same job to file over multiple versions of QImage Ultimate (uninstalled and reinstalled old versions):

v2018.117: 10 minutes 4 seconds
v2017.120: 2 minutes 33 seconds
v2016.146: 2 minutes 48 seconds (to PDF instead as couldn't find print to file option)

then I reinstalled the latest again:
v2018.117: 9 minutes 35 seconds

For every version, CPU usage of QImage all hovered around 8-14% CPU so perhaps the bottleneck isn't in CPU.  Disk was idle and memory about 60% used, nothing else running on the system at the time of these tests.   I'll have to stick to v2017.120, but if you need me to test anything just let me know, otherwise I'll keep an eye on the changelog in future to see if there are any fixes in performance.

5  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Slow Performance on: May 28, 2018, 01:10:39 PM
Thank you for your reply Mike.  I already mentioned the affinity was set to all 8 cores in Task Manager.  On startup QImage says 8 cores.  I've also tried reinstalling it to no avail.

I am a software developer so I know all about threading and know that the system can use all threads - I have custom WPF and UWP applications I have developed that use a threadpool and can max out the CPU at 95-100% as well.  I can confirm that the compatibility is not set to run in older version of windows and nothing has been tweaked here.  Running as administrator or not does not make a difference as well.

Is there anything else you can think of?
6  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Slow Performance on: May 28, 2018, 12:27:45 PM

I find QImage Ultimate v2018.117 extremely slow processing prints - can take > 10 minutes for a print using only 1 CPU core of an 8 core i7-7700k 16GB Ram 256GB SSD Win10 machine.  A 2 year old version of QImage did that same task on same hardware in less than 2 minutes. 

I've played with preference for multithreading for image/print to auto or use all 8 cores, with no improvement.  If I print to file it is the same long amount of time processing images.  I can verify via Resource Manager that the system is basically doing nothing, no wait on disk or anything.  It hovers at 10-12% CPU, thread affinity set to all cores, power profile set to maximum.   This machine is fast for other application and has no issues.   

Shift-Analyze current settings says Start: 2146MB, Addl: 909 MB, Now: 2146 MB.

I hope this can be fixed as the speed is too unbearable to be productive - if you need any other info please let me know, otherwise I will have to switch to an old version or find another solution.

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