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Travelling Man

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  1. If I misunderstood then I apologise. This is a place to make friends not create enemies. No hard feelings :-)
  2. I really do not see what you are trying to prove other than perhaps indirectly claiming you are some sort of super person who is better qualified to define a DAM. It is very boring really so yes I agree there is no need to change the common understanding of the definition, and especially so given the nature of this forum. I am now productive again and will move on.
  3. There is no such thing as a "real" DAM in my books for a DAM is a DAM and each variant will be designed with a specific end game in mind. You are just playing on words (sadly) but if that makes you happy then enjoy and have a nice day. For the majority of us a DAM is a piece of software that is designed to allow us to manage our digital asset libraries - the clue here is 'manage' and 'digital asset'. Incidentally, Bridge browses more than just photos. The link you provided is Wikipedia states the main functions of a DAM as being as below. I cannot see much, if anything, here that Bridge ca
  4. But you are taking DAM outside the confines of this single interest forum. This is a photography group and people are interested in a DAM system that will support their browsing/management of images. LR/Bridge are without doubt DAMs, although they may not be universal in the type of files they can handle. Indeed Bridge has been developed as the hub of the entire Adobe creative suite. It is completely illogical in my mind to suggest that something cannot be what if claims to be just because it is not as functional as something that is used by "big agencies". That is like saying a car is not a c
  5. You can categorise, rate, have collections, create stacks, search, tag, run filters and work on meta-data etc. What else do you want? Some will argue that not having a dedicated database is preferable. And Bridge is not hard to get hold of! It also supports "open with"which means you can use any editor you like. Don't know how you can say it is not a DAM! Some definitions from the internet - Adobe Bridge is a digital asset management app developed by Adobe Systems and first released with Adobe Creative Suite v2. Adobe Bridge software is a powerful, easy-to-use media manager for vi
  6. This question has been done to death. Just search the forums and you will see. The answer is pretty much a resounding NO. I personally gave up on Linux eons ago. It just does not have the software support I need.
  7. Why not use Adobe Bridge as a DAM it is free. Personally I do not see any additional value in using an Affinity DAM unless it has a decent raw editor included in it. I have to admit t I hate the raw conversion tool in Affinity, it is nowhere near the quality of ACR and to be honest I think the likes of Macphun are now taking the lead. I had high hopes for Affinity but am now not so sure. Just my opinion of course.
  8. I need to do some work on the sky. However the horizon is complex due to buildings and trees (the sky shows through the trees). What would be the best way to do the masking. In PS I would probably use something like Colour Range. Thanks Colin
  9. Have you thought about using Adobe Bridge? It is free these days, I believe, so you can keep using it even if you cancel CC
  10. About 20 seconds first load and 11 seconds for subsequent on a Mac Mini with 8 gig ram. That is as at today :-)
  11. There is no DAM yet. If you have access to Bridge why not use it?
  12. Yes but a lot (most) of these YouTube vids are free and put together by people in their spare time. Irrespective of the quality of the presentation I have managed to pick up some exceptionally good tips. I applaud their efforts, practice will hopefully make perfect and I would not dream of knocking someone who is trying (and often succeeding) in helping others.
  13. If the DAM is delayed then I can see no future with Affinity. It is a shame but without the DAM my CC subscription will probably rule the roost. I cannot see Apple Photos being a satisfactory alternative for me either.
  14. With respect, the developers can say what they want but the fact remains that the DAM has disappeared into the distance when we were told 2016. In such circumstances conclusions will be drawn.
  15. It is not about wanting Photoshop it is about having access to the plugin market that can be used with Photoshop - such as Topaz, Macphun etc. Have recently exchanged emails with Topaz on this subject and it seems they have no intention of supporting Affinity Photos, Apple Photos or anything else beyond what they support now. Their answer will be, apparently, to enhance their plugins so they can be run as stand-alone apps. So this will be no easy task for Affinity.
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