But my ££ have remained in my wallet so far, for the same reason why I did not previously buy Bibble 5. The UI performance is terrible (unusable!) on my particular system. In particular, the crop tool has the ability to completely halt the UI.
Today I looked into it some more to investigate my theory that the QT toolkit is causing the slowdown with its use of XRender, something I have noticed with other QT applications (but not with such dramatic results). I seem to have hit on something just now; launching with:
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$ AfterShotPro -graphicssystem raster
and wow! Everything is responsive, and the software is usable.
My system is 32-bit with an older NVidia graphics (a 6800). But it works fine for every other GUI (eg. Opera, very fast). It seems like this could affect other users, particularly laptop users, so I wanted to post it here in case it makes the difference to others. Perhaps even worthy of investigation by the developers. Anyone else having troubles with UI performance?