Originally Posted by R_Fredrick_Smith
In watching it install, I noted a number of JAR files, so its probably a JAVA app which often don't run cleanly on Window's machines. But the other thing I noted, is that when it first run it tried to access the Internet. My firewall asked if I wanted to permit this and I did not allow it. That will usually protect you from unwanted anomalies on new software.
It is a Java app, so it suffers a bit performance wise. on startup it checks to see if there is an update available from the Lightcrafts' site. harmless. I'm not sure why it's running so slow on your PC. I run it on a dual G5 Mac and it runs fine. In fact Java seems to run better on a PC so I'm surprised. Did you get their latest version and is all your Java up to date?
in order to give the app a fair shake, forget about approaching a picture like Photoshop and a mess of pixels. look at the areas you want to lighten, darken, sharpen, soften etc. and use their tools appropriately. it is a memory pig, but it really is pretty cool.
check this guy's site, he runs through a few good examples of how he uses it: http://www.8x10.se/pages/home.asp