I have never had such problems before on any program that I have used on the internet ???

Dennis

On 31 August 2012 16:48, Carl Symons <carlsymons@gmail.com> wrote:
On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 12:05 AM, Dennis Melling
<dennismelling.rom@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thank you Chris
>
> I will check out the url.
>
> I have just completed a very complex image and have tried grouping several
> areas and applying filters to small areas as I go but, as soon as I apply a
> filter, Inkscape just grinds to a halt (alternating between open and not
> responding every second).
>
> I have used Gimp for several years and with my 8GB RAM I just fly through an
> image but Inkscape is a terrible disappointment :(
>
> Dennis

Really sad commentary that you blame Inkscape. The general experience
with Inkscape here and elsewhere is that it is outstanding. You might
want to look at the Windows ecosystem for why you are having problems.

As far as a recommendation...Adobe Illustrator. It is the premier svg
editor for the Windows environment. Absolutely the best thing for you
given your context.

Carl

>
> On 30 August 2012 22:22, Chris Tooley <euxneks@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> This URL may yield some results for you:
>> http://alternativeto.net/software/inkscape/?platform=windows
>>
>> Perhaps another option, though, would be to try out a nightly build of
>> inkscape for windows?
>>
>> I've also found that after I group complicated objects together, inkscape
>> speeds up quite a bit - maybe it's a workaround for you as well?
>>
>> -Chris
>>
>> On 2012-08-30, at 7:10 AM, Dennis Melling <dennismelling.rom@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> I have a recent laptop with Windows 7, 64 bit and 8GB of RAM.
>> If I use any kind of effects on inkscape I can forget using inkscape for
>> the day because the speed is so slow it takes a day for any movement to
>> appear on the screen.
>> Again trying to export to bitmap is impossible.
>> If I don't use any effects then the speed is reasonable.
>> I like what Inkscape is intended to do but does anyone know of a similar
>> open source program that will work on Windows 7??
>>
>> Dennis
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