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  1. The day Publisher can replace InDesign will be a day to celebrate for so many of us. Too bad the release got rescheduled. :(
  2. Maybe mods would have moved the thread to the right forum if they felt the need to? Besides, no one was "whining" here, not counting some wars on open source politics. All it was just considering the option to run Software on Linux and Affinity staff did reply that one of the main issues is funding. If it ever becomes reality, we don't know. All I can say that it's great to have an Adobe alternative to begin with. So no, the world will not end if there won't be Affinity for Linux. :)
  3. I'll try getting the word out and we'll see how it goes. :)
  4. Jeez, I said I'll have a shot or two when I can replace Adobe with Affinity on my Mac, but I think I'll have the whole bottle when I can run this on Linux! :D
  5. Exactly. There must be some money involved in a project if it's to meet certain quality standards. There's nothing wrong to pay for good software regardless if it's proprietary or not. Even open source doesn't mean it has to be for free. What it boils down to is quality (UI/UX) and excellent costumer service. Affinity definitely does a good job on both ends, even though it will take a little till it's going to be a replacement for the usual suspects.
  6. Publisher could be my salvation! :D
  7. I know this thread is old, but I got linked to it from my recent post regarding Affinity for Linux. I've been active in the open source community for years, but the lack of professional graphic software "forced" me to stick to Macs. I've had many discussions on how ethical or unethical closed source is, but let me give you insight from the end user's perspective: Frankly, no one gives a damn whether or not the software is GPL, as long as it gets the job done and is worth its price and distributing model. If there was a software solution that is open source and at least as good as its competitors, I'd be more than happy to use it, but not because it's free, but because it's good. Quality should be always before politics and ideology. That's what made some other open source projects very successful (Open Office, Firefox etc). Perhaps there could be ways to raise some funds to get this thing going. I can try to check different communities and see if people would be interested in this. Many use Linux already so maybe the user base might be bigger than we think.
  8. Thank you for this! :) I'm already thinking if there could be a distro that could be tweaked and have Affinity exclusively run on it (paid of course). It would be kind of a Linux for designers if that makes sense.
  9. I'm actually a bit of a Linux/Unix geek, and my dream was always to get away from Adobe and have a reasonable alternative. Affinity seems like a good candidate to ditch Adobe, but I'd still have to stick to a Mac. Not that I don't like it, but I do miss my good old Linux sometimes and it would be awesome when I'd be able to push pxls on a penguin system. I'm not a coder, but OS X is based on BSD Unix, so maybe the jump to Linux isn't that high? What do you think?
  10. Ok, Thanks for the heads up. :)
  11. But it will be sometime in the future?
  12. Hi, will there be a way in Publisher or Designer to create PDF's with interactive fields like you can do with Acrobat Pro? Thanks! :)
  13. Thank you! :) Despite the fact that I happen to speak german I understood what the screenshot was saying. I even found another nice feature that enlarges the UI font. :)
  14. I'm on my way to dump Adobe, but in order to do so, there are a few things that need to be implemented to call it "mission possible". One very important thing is the ability to change the dark UI to a lighter one. The reason why I stress this so much is because I have a visual impairment (and happen to be a designer) and having a light UI will literally save me from (eye)pain. Other things that I'm waiting for are: - Typographical features, you know, all the character + paragraph options Adobe has to do proper typography. I think this was mentioned often, but I haven't seen it on the road map yet, unless I missed something? - Ability to set values in % (I suck at maths big time, so I wouldn't want to waste my time messing with numbers) - Putting things outside of the artboard would be nice (I know this has already been mentioned a few times) Last but not least, let me tell you that you guys did an amazing job with this peace of software already! You managed to put in features that other open source software wasn't able to implement to this day for years, but now Adobe can get ready to bend over and get their ass kicked. Thank you guys, keep up the good work! :)
  15. pxlgirl

    Introduce Yourself

    Here comes yet another (soon to be) Adobe refugee... I'm a communication designer and part-time geek, addicted to tea. My areas are quite broad, but I mostly operate in UI design and print, along with illustration here and there. As many on this forum, I've been using Adobe for many years, since it was the only software that met professional standards. As a linux/unix geek, I tried hard to give some open source software a chance, but that one didn't go down well. Apart from the badly done UI's, the functionality is nowhere near what I need it to be. That threw me right back to Adobe. After they pushed their subscription/cloud model down their users throats I already started to panic that some day the software I paid for won't be supported anymore and I'd be stuck with an outdated OS or hardware. This is quite limiting and oppressive, to say the least. I also find the notion very disturbing, that by subscribing, the software you pay for can never be "yours". It takes away agency and I am not willing to support such philosophy. That being said, I am thrilled to see Affinity coming along. I have tried it out, I was impressed with what I saw so far. But since I am depending on a seamless workflow, I am unable to switch just yet, but I see the day coming. Once I can fully dump Adobe in the trash, I'll have a shot or two. :)