Author Topic: how to increase PhotoLab performance?  (Read 936 times)


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how to increase PhotoLab performance?
« on: June 21, 2018, 09:42:49 am »
Hello at DxO Forums,

is there a technical guide about performance tuning for PhotoLab?
Since I own an DSLR with 45 MPixel, the RAW conversion takes some time. When configuring a new Windows Workstation I kindly would appreciate some information what is important for improofing performance.



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Re: how to increase PhotoLab performance?
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2018, 04:45:34 pm »
If nobody has more comment ...

- Chose highest core type CPU ( AMD 12 core or Intel 8 core )
- Use >16 GB RAM memory
- Install OS on SSD
- Select a separate GPU card ( no necessary the very expensive, just distribute rendering )
- Select a motherboard with M.2 bootable memory socket and e.g. Samsung 960Pro  SSD
  ( it has a transfer rate >2700 Mb/s )

However, the rendering ( Export ) is independent from editing, you can run when go to sleep.
The CPU speed, memory bus speed and GPU bus speed are not so important. You can reach some percent improvement only. A 45 Mb image file need during rendering ~2 Gb RAM.

« Last Edit: June 22, 2018, 03:31:19 pm by Bencsi »
Win7/64 PC, i7-3770, 3.9GHz, 24G RAM, Intel HD-4000 GPU, 27" calibrated LG monitor 1920*1080 px res. 82 DPI


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Re: how to increase PhotoLab performance?
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2018, 10:40:27 am »
You don't say what your configuration is. As most image software needs lots of resources.
As far as I know the most critical components are:
• The CPU. DPL uses mostly the CPU and marginally the GPU.
• The RAM. DPL is RAM-hungry. It's to the point that, if I work on a great amount of images, I need to quit at a certain point to free some memory.



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Re: how to increase PhotoLab performance?
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2018, 10:44:39 pm »

8 photos processing. DXP PL works like a charm on high performance workstations