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  1. Its nothing to do with DAM. It does give a very good raw conversion with raw edits in a sidecar file. It is probably the best Nikon raw converter. It does not have any of the advantages of Affinity for ambitious editing. A problem with it is that it can not open a file in another application such as Affinity or even the unmentionable using a hidden 16 bit tiff file. Even NX-D can do that. If Nikon fix the obvious bugs and omissions then Studio could become a good front end to Affinity. We still require an alternative to LR for DAM. DAM does not seem to be within Affinity's realm of expertise. That is not a criticism. Affinity is a company of creatives. DAM depends on database experts. The difference between artists and technical nerds. perhaps?
  2. So was I. I am no longer trying it on the 1.9.0.932 release. You can use the program perfectly well without registering it. Have you tried it on the current beta? I see that you are new here so I hope that you do not mind me reiterating that one should not use beta versions on live projects. Its best to work on a copies of your files.
  3. This seems to be partially fixed in the new Photo Beta 1.9.1.952 . It works at the second attempt in all Photo, Designer , and Publisher betas.
  4. I have started a new thread .Registration with Affinity Store versions of all Apps. This was requested by Patrick Connor
  5. The applications install without errors. When I try to register a product it hangs for a few seconds with a message asking me to wait then it crashes. I have already reported this in beta but it still happens in the new release.
  6. Yes I bought from Affinity Store. So far I have only tested Photo in case you wanted me to do a first attempt with publisher or designer after changing anything. I have tried Photo several times. This is the same problem that I reported in beta.
  7. When I try to register Photo 1.9 I get the "Please wait a moment" message and then after a few seconds I get a crash. I enabled the function to automatically send a crash dump and then tried again with the same result. My system and photo language are both UK English
  8. I still get the same behaviour with the current betas. Since no-one else is reporting this I assume that there is something amiss on my computer. I have used DISM.exe and sfc with the parameters suggested in Microsoft's support pages and the file system seems fine. I have also checked my McAfee logs and no events are shown to indicate that it has blocked communications. Might I have a problem with a port being closed?
  9. I also assessed Eagle. It left a lot of itself around when I uninstalled it. Fortunately I had created a small test environment. I am now assessing abeMeda .
  10. I have sent 2 photo files, 1 designer file, and 2 publisher files. The files which are under 2000 KB are from first attempts. Those over 2000 KB are second attempts
  11. Photo 1.9.0.876, Publisher 1.9.0.874, Designer 1.9.0.876 . All seemed to install correctly on my main computer. When I try to register the app, after the "Please wait a moment" message is shown for a few seconds The app crashes. The system is running Windows 10.0.19042. I have16.0 GB memory and plenty of space on my C and D drives. The second time that I ran the programs all seemed fine until I clicked on the my account icon. This opened the window which invites me to login. When I attempt to do so then the app crashes. I have also loaded photo and publisher on to my laptop, which is a much lower spec machine. It all works perfectly there. I have logged out of my account on the laptop and closed the apps.
  12. Indeed a DAM does normally use its own structure. My first experience of a simple system now called DAM was a system which I built over 35 years ago. It was for controlling CAD drawings in a multiuser environment. The files were on a server and copies were moved into user directories on the same server. A later system built with a colleague added functionality for engineers. The new database (now Oracle) and drawing files were on a server. The user interface was built with Oracle forms and the stuff hidden from end users was written in C and SQL. That sort of system is not what is needed for a single user system. I have been retired over 25 years and my skills with C ,Oracle 8 and Oracle forms are long forgotten. What is needed is something like LR. The database needs to run without the services of a DBA. LR uses a local SQLite which is perfect for the job. I have not investigated neoFinder or abeMeda in detail but it seems to use a similar system. Ideally one needs to be able to recover all files even if the DAM becomes obsolete. That seems to be the case for LR and abeMeda. Extracting the files from Eagle without Eagle would be very laborious. Eagle seems not to use a proper database. I see it as very ingenious but a dead end.
  13. NeoFinder is for Apple only. abeMeda seems to be a Windows lookalike. abeMeda looks pretty good. I would have liked to be able to update a partial catalogue starting at a node where I had been working. Perhaps I have missed something.
  14. Thanks for your suggestion of Eagle. I have been trying it in a test environment. All files are copied not linked. Sure one can see affinity thumbnails (which you cannot see in Bridge). You can open files in Eagle into Affinity photo. The problem occurs when you want to save or export the files back to Eagle. As far as I can see you have to store stuff in a temporary holding are and the import from there to Eagle. Also the file structure in the library would be a nightmare to untangle should one want to later abandon it. As far as I can tell Eagle cannot integrate well with any application that generates additional files rather than just modifying existing files. I will leave it installed for the rest of the trial period. Perhaps I have missed some important features.
  15. I hope that all you at Affinity and all members of the forums have a happy and well earned holiday.
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