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Old May 21st, 2015, 02:03 PM   #1
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Anyone trying Affinity Photo Beta?

There is a new photo editing program being developed called Affinity Photo. It is currently in a public beta and looks like it should be an excellent photo editor. The company is making this program as part of a design suite.
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There is a new photo editing program being developed called Affinity Photo. It is currently in a public beta and looks like it should be an excellent photo editor. The company is making this program as part of a design suite.
Haven't tried it but I will. I'm actively looking for replacements for Adobe rensomware on all fronts.
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Old May 25th, 2015, 02:36 PM   #3
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Will give it a try.
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It reached final release a few days ago. See a user impression here.
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Old Jul 15th, 2015, 05:16 AM   #5
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Affinity Designer is amazing so I'm going to take advantage of the introductory discount for Affinity Photo. Looks pretty darned good: https://affinity.serif.com/en-us/photo/
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Old Jul 17th, 2015, 09:14 AM   #6
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I purchased Affinity Photo yesterday. I am not a heavy user, but for the price and a potential option for moving away from Adobe, I am giving it a go. Runs very fast, but was not running anything heavy through it. Will be a bit of a learning curve I think, but not to bad. Giving Designer a try as well, Illustrator has been a dog on my 5k iMac. What I would really love is a viable replacement for indesign. Nothing out there comes close in my opinion and I hate the subscription program that Adobe as forced upon the users.
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wonderings - how would you compare AP to Pixelmator? I jumped on the Pixelmator bandwagon when it was on (one of its very frequent half-price) sale for $14.99. For 99% of what I used to do in Photoshop, it fills the bill. Heck, it even has a vector mode you can toggle while working on bitmapped images. The only thing lacking - but not for long, given their (free) update schedule - is CMYK separation (though it has faux-CMYK proofing).
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I realize it's a 'feature', but holy heck. Websites that use location to customize content can have unintended consequences. I popped over to the Affinity Photo webpage to check out the features, and the image below appeared:
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I realize it's a 'feature', but holy heck. Websites that use location to customize content can have unintended consequences. I popped over to the Affinity Photo webpage to check out the features, and the image below appeared:
Use of the same symbol for dollar and peso confuses a lot of people who are new visitors to any Spanish speaking country (especially ones who don't know the history of the spanish dollar). I freaked out for a second the first time I saw an $18 bottle of Coke in a vending machine.

That said, their exchange rate is off -- I could save money by paying in MXN over CAD. $45 CAD is more expensive than $500 MXN.
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I participated in the Beta program and have enjoyed Affinity Photo. I like it and have abandoned Adobe Photoshop after over 10 year of use. I too am going to buy Designer a try.
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