Optics 2022 - Program loads but when opening a photo it shuts down

Hello, I have downloaded the newest version of Optics 2022. My specs are:

Operating System: Windows 11 Home 64-bit (10.0, Build 22000) (22000.co_release.210604-1628)
Language: German (Regional Setting: German)
System Model: OMEN by HP Laptop 17
BIOS: F.24 (type: UEFI)
Processor: 11th Gen Intel(R) Core™ i7-11800H @ 2.30GHz (16 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
Memory: 32768MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 32406MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 12
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU

The program starts but as soon as I am opening a photo (in tiff or jpeg format) the program shuts down. Has anyone an idea whats wrong ?

Can you confirm that you have the most recent graphics driver installed from the manufacturer’s website?

I have exactly this issue but with windows 10
GPU enabled or disabled makes no difference
No effective response to ticket ref:_00D2083I._5004G2RLkXl after a couple of weeks and counting