It’s been an embarrassingly long time since my last update, but I finally have a new Filmulator feature coming down the line: I’m improving the responsiveness of editing.
For the longest time, Filmulator has always rendered only the full resolution image. While this leads to sometimes extremely slow response to sliders (especially early in the pipeline, and on large (>24mp) images), that never bothered me as the creator, since the editing parameters are simple and I know exactly how all of the sliders behave, letting me pick appropriate settings even without visual feedback.
In exchange it gives you the ability to zoom and pan around the image freely with no waiting or lag.
However, the waiting on the sliders makes learning the program a challenge for newbies, so as of a few minutes ago, I have implemented dual pipelines: a low resolution quick preview that runs first, followed by the full resolution.
This has the effect of dramatically improving how quickly the image responds to early sliders like white balance, at the expense of getting a temporarily blurry image until the full resolution image completes.
You can get it from the quick_pipe git branch or as an AppImage here for the next week or two (v8). It should be enabled by default, but in any case you can turn it on and off via the new setting in the Settings tab, followed by restarting the program.
I’ll be polishing it some more in the coming weeks, such as letting you select your desired preview resolution (for example, you might want to be able to set it to approximately your native screen resolution) and maybe more. So try it out and give me feedback!