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  1. I absolutely love your post and wish I could click like on it multiple times. Your sentiments parallel mine exactly. However, I have pretty much given up on the developer. I’ve been in this form for years and have been ignored all that time. They couldn’t care less what we think. That’s why I’m not going to buy version two or any future version, and I’m going to stop recommending it to everyone, at least until the time they get rid of their executive management and bring in people who know how to run a company, who care about customers, and who add important features to help countless people get off the Adobe addiction. Features are paramount, but specifically the features that we paying customers request, not merely the frivolous features that the developer thinks we might like. There’s a fundamental difference. But for those of you still willing to fight the developer in hopes of a better day, I will back you every time I see your great posts here. Bravo!
  2. I never considered myself a thorn. I bought the apps, then started using them, then starting reporting the omissions. Status quo defenders in this forum came out in droves to tell me why things are fine as they are now. I didn't back down. I wrote post after post after post to defend my reasoning. My persistence makes me a thorn in the eyes of The Perpetually Satisfied, and probably in the eyes of Serif too, as evidenced by the fact THEY NEVER REPLY in this forum that I can see. I'm active in a lot of forums, and most software developers are pretty interactive in their own forums. But not Serif. That tells me they really don't care much about what we say here. This all may sound negative and a lot of it is, but I really do still have hope things can change. Current management at Serif has their own plan and they don't want to involve users in that plan. But the upside is things change. People do suddenly exit companies and then new blood comes in, which has the potential to do better or worse than those who came before. We're seeing that now with Elon Musk and Twitter. I just hope that any future shakeup at Serif will trigger (1) more Serif participation in this forum, and (2) fast-paced development of features which have long been asked for. Really, that's all we need! Keep fighting the good fight!
  3. @Horseflesh I appreciate your kind words. I will continue to respond in this forum when people tag me like you did or reply to threads I started, but I officially would like to pass my Thorn in Serif's Flesh CROWN to you. 👑 I never once said anything in this forum that wasn't true, and I always tried to stick to facts, logic and reason. I long held fast to the hope that things would change, year after year after year. But things didn't change. Sure, there were many new features, but none that helped me or that would attract an Adobe user to Affinity apps. So while wearing your new crown, just stick to your guns, let every app-related thought that comes to your head be known, and never back down when the Affinity-only gurus in this forum come pounding, telling you to just "look on the bright side" or "Affinity hasn't been around as along as Adobe, so we can't expect much." Never settle for second best. Always shoot for greatness. Maybe one day, the folks at Serif will too. Feel free to contact me or tag me anytime.
  4. Friend, I wish I knew! And since we're on the topic... Serif recently releases version 2.0 with "a ton of new features" and yet the most highly sought after, fundamental features like a properly functioning White Balance tool (aka, like the one in Photoshop) are still shockingly missing! Too few of my suggestions have been implemented through the MANY YEARS that I have begged and pleaded (along side other good people) in this forum, so I will not be purchasing version 2 as a result. Maybe if there's a management reshuffle at Serif, someone will finally act, implement some of my suggestions, then have a true rival to the Adobe Suite on their hands. But until then, I'm not going to be waiting around or supporting the apps further. Am I disappointed? You bet I am! Everyone who cares about their wallet hates Adobe for going to a subscription model, and while I had years of hope the Affinity apps would slowly become good enough to crush the behemoth, that hasn't happened due to the lack of key features that would easily woe Adobe-addicts to Affinity. It's so very sad. That remains true even though a large number of people love the Affinity apps. Some people are willing to compromise on certain features and therefore have few complaints about the Affinity suite. I'm not so willing to compromise and live without features important to me. That's the difference.
  5. I've been debating folks like yourself on that very issue for the last 7 years. I shall continue to advocate for Adobe users, who comprise, no doubt, the lion's share of switchovers to the Affinity Suite. The more you can make something like an industry standard, the better, not simply to make the transition easier, but because that industry standard has some pretty darned good features that anyone would like to see -- even folks who have zero experience with the Adobe suite. But take don't the debate personally. I'm not trying to pick on you. I'm picking on a piece of software for not being better. Furthermore, I'm obviously on the losing end of the stick anyway, as per the fact these threads have existed so many years and yet continue to be ignored by Serif. But just as I pounded away at Apple's butterfly keyboard until it died and was replaced, so shall I pound here on issues that are important to the masses. If the status quo was paradise, I'd be silent. But it isn't. So I speak. Best wishes!
  6. LOL. Yes, there is definitely "need for a change" and such is explained in detail in my similar thread here, which was started 7 years ago but which has been totally ignored by Serif (just like this thread). (At the very least, read the first several posts of that thread to see why Affinity Photo does NOT have the desired functionality.)
  7. 1. Launch Affinity PHOTO. 2. Open an image. 3. Layer (menu) > New Adjustment Layer > White Balance 4. You should now see the White Balance palette. Click the "Picker" button (there is no Eye Dropper). 5. You should now see crosshairs. Move those over a white portion of your image and click to set the White Balance. That's it. Alternatively, you could avoid digging down into the Layer menu by merely going to the right sidebar, then click on the icon that looks like this: White Balance is the second command down in that popup list.
  8. How long ago it was implemented is something I obviously do not know. But in terms of feature requests submitted that still haven't seen the light of day, I've got many going on 5 years now. Regardless, I refuse to argue about a matter now resolved. Thank you again for brining it to our attention. That brings this particular thread to a happy close! 🙂
  9. Very interesting how they slipped in that featured unnoticed by the rest of us in this thread. A simple, "hey guys, we listened, and here it is!" heads-up note in this thread would have be welcomed saved everyone a lot of trouble. But that is all moot now that it has been implemented. You were mildly condescending in tone (let's be honest), but your kind clarification of the new feature is nevertheless greatly appreciated. Thank you very much for having made the time to point it out to us. While there are many, MANY wanted features that remain unimplemented, the fact that this one made the cut does restore a tiny bit more faith in Serif. Great work!
  10. You missed my opening post on page 1 of this thread which explains it all in detail. And yes, as I later explained on page 1, having popup menu convenience for multiple anti-aliasing options is far more realistic and performance enhancing than curves, however powerful those curves may be. It's been almost exactly 6 years since my opening post, and thus far, no work has been done to address the core issue which I mentioned in my opening post. A lot of Affinity app users who are pleased with the status quo fail to understand that many Adobe app users HATE the Adobe subscription model and therefore would love to use Affinity apps full time, but they refuse to do so until certain key features are added. No, they aren't expecting a Photoshop or Illustrator clone. Affinity apps aren't even close to that. But what most hardcore Adobe app users want is just a little bit more. I recognized that 6 years ago. Serif still hasn't. That's it in an nutshell.
  11. Sorry to have to disagree with your 21,368 posts worth of experience, but Serif does NOT listen. Virtually none of the issues presented in my posts through the years have been addressed by Serif, and numerous other people share the same interest. "Obligation" means nothing. Yoda said it best... "Do or do not. There is no try." Whether Serif is under an obligation or not is irrelevant. They are not adequately engaging their own customer base, even after YEARS have passed. Ditto what I said previously. Many other software companies are active in their forums because they realize that's where their best feedback comes from. It therefore comes as no surprise that my most beloved software developers are the ones who do show clear signs that they listen, and help us, the little people, play proactive roles in moving the software forward. Excuses that praise the status quo do nothing to move the apps forward. All that does is just preach to the choir. I refuse to do that. If Steve Jobs had that yes-man personality, Apple itself wouldn't exist today. Thank you, @lastmartian for your post today. It reminded me that nothing has changed and kick-started my zeal to keep on Serif until they start to pay attention, for the good of all Affinity app users.
  12. It's been 6 years and plenty of time for any associated development cost to be a complete non-issue, especially so when you consider that a lot of Adobe app users want to make the transition to Serif apps but don't due to the lack of key features like the one being discussed.
  13. Insanity. Sheer insanity. Friend, we're talking about a Scissors tool to cut objects. That has nothing to do with quality. With the status quo of things, you have to do more operations to get the same result as less operations in Illustrator. Some hate to hear it, and go off on tangents trying to defend THE WAY THINGS ARE, but that is what I am talking about -- a tool that doesn't require you to "convert" anything and just cuts when you click once on the object.
  14. LOL. You'll be defending the status quo until your last breath. That's fine. But I will be defending change until mine. I'm happy to agree to disagree. I think it is possible to manipulate software to do just about anything. I think if there's a will, there's always a way. I think it could be changed to please both you and me. The secret? Vision and determination. That's it in a nutshell.
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