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    11 comments  ·  Adobe InDesign: Bugs » Performance/Usability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    frazzlesnap commented  · 

    For a few years now, I have had to wait up to about 10 minutes for Indesign (and Illustrator) to even load. Photoshop pops up within seconds. Maybe the computer I use doesn't meet the minimum requirements. It's 3 years old.
    Intel Core i7 9700k
    32GB 3200MHz DDR4 RAM
    1TB Samsung 970Pro NVME SSD
    GeForce GTX1060 6GB GPU (obviously no effect)
    Windows 10 21H1

    My home system seems much better, taking about 30 seconds to open, which still seems ridiculous. It is also 3 years old.
    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950x
    128GB 3200MHz DDR4 RAM
    2x 1TB Samsung 970Pro NVME SSDs (one OS, one heavy applications)
    2TB Gigabyte Aorus NVME SSD (for active files)
    1TB OCZ RevoDrive 400 NVME SSD (scratch disk)
    1TB Samsung 850 Pro SSD (for older files/backups)
    1TB Samsung 840 Pro SSD (for leftovers)
    2x GeForce RTX2080s in SLI (obviously no effect)
    Windows 10 21H1

    My ancient January 2006 Windows 7 dual Opteron 290 machine with the OCZ RevoDrive 400, Samsung 840 Pro 16GB 400MHz DDR1, and dual 150000rpm U320 scsi RAID 10 arrays would open the 2018 version of Indesign or Illustrator in about 3 seconds. Has the software really gotten that slow?

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    108 comments  ·  Adobe InDesign: Feature Requests » Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    In Backlog  ·  Abhinav Kaushik responded

    Thank you all for supporting this feature request.
    Moving the feature request to the product backlog.

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    frazzlesnap commented  · 

    I've also started using Affinity Publisher. Aside from lack of GREP support, I am very pleased with it. Since I'm mostly setting up graphics-intensive brochures and books/magazines, the GPU acceleration is critical. It isn't too much of a leap going from InDesign to Affinity, usage-wise, and is pretty intuitive. I am very happy with the purchase, especially since I got it for 50% off. Maybe if more people mention positive experiences with Affinity, Adobe will finally respond to this aging thread?

    Oh, lest I forget - I've never experienced slowdowns or corrupted preferences with Affinity. On my home system (Threadripper 2950X, 128GB DDR4, dual RTX20280s, boot/app/temp storage 3 Samsung Pro 970 1TB) Affinity takes less than 5 seconds to load. InDesign takes about 45s to a minute. Not too big a deal. But... It takes my work system (i7 9700K, 32GB DDR4, GTX1060 6GB, Samsung Pro 970 1TB) about 5-10 minutes to open InDesign and have it responsive. Affinity? 5 seconds. It takes only about 45 seconds to open InDesign if I do a fresh install, but it immediately resumes its terrible behavior upon reopening. Even without customized preferences, they get corrupted. I don't know why preferences get corrupted in the first place. Is there something inherently abstruse about the method for their implementation, such that mere mortals cannot fathom how to create stable customization? Maybe Adobe can spend some resources that they aren't directing to the problems of Windows users toward fixing the preferences problem? GPU acceleration, Preferences, something? No? At least the apps' splash screens are pretty.

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    frazzlesnap commented  · 

    Here's to 3 years of waiting, and counting, for Adobe to even acknowledge the existence of this thread... I guess Windows users should be grateful we aren't still running PageMaker 6.5?

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    frazzlesnap commented  · 

    Oh, I use a 2018 era Ryzen Threadripper 2950X with 128GB RAM, 3 Samsung 970 Pro 1TB drives (Windows, Apps, Swap), 4 850 Pros in RAID 10 for file storage, dual RTX2080s and a 1024x768 14" monochrome crt. Wait. That can't be right. InDesign seems to think I should be using a 1024x768 monochrome crt. So much for dual 4k monitors. At least Photoshop and Illustrator know what century my hardware is from. Sorry for posting again so soon, but I am incredibly frustrated, Adobe. When I go to work and see how InDesign operates on an iMac from 2015 it makes me want to cry.

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    frazzlesnap commented  · 

    It's very heartening to see all the attention that Adobe has spent on this issue. Clearly, they value their customers' feedback and needs. There are so many positive and reassuring posts from Adobe representatives, showing that they plan on implementing GPU acceleration in Windows within the time frame of the next InDesign CC update. I am very happy that I have been a loyal Adobe customer since 1998. They are a shining example of how a creative software company should operate. There is no reason for me to look elsewhere...

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