Just had a disturbing experience using layers. Watched a couple of videos on the new tool and wanted to try it out, so I grabbed an image and did a simple sky replacement. It worked really well and fast just as it has in 2018. Then I decided to turn it into a jpg and that's when the wheels came off. Generating a preview took 4 minutes, used up 100% CPU and ate up 12 of my 16gb of ram. When that finished, I went to export, accepted defaults and hit export button. This took 6 minutes with the same resource usage. Finally, I hit browse to go look at it, and it went non-responsive for 2 minutes, but with lower resource usage.
So I shut down 2019 and checked resources. Only had a couple of things open using 9% of CPU and about 1gb of ram total.
Cranked up 2018, grabbed the same raw file and sky, went through the same process. When done, I hit export and it took about 5 seconds.
Rebooted and went back into 2019. Grabbed the .onphoto file and exported again. Guess it didn't have to generate a preview again, so I was able to go straight to export. That has been running the whole time I'm creating this post, although it doesn't seem to be quite as resource intensive since before, I couldn't even get to my browser.
I really like what they've done with layers in 2019, but for me, it's not usable.
Anyone else experiencing this sort of behavior?
Win 10 Intel i&-7500U 2.9Ghz, 16Gb ram
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