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    Travelling Man got a reaction from LCamachoDesign in DAM Please!!   
    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.
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    Travelling Man got a reaction from tzoumaz in DAM Please!!   
    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 cannot do or indeed LR on a lesser number of media file types.
     
    Import and export of files, possibly with format conversion Enrichment of binary files with meta information for research purposes (eg IPTC-IIM standard ) Search for files using metadata, filenames, or other properties Viewing, viewing (possibly listening and viewing) of files Combine files into packages (usually referred to as collections, collections, albums) Archive and version files
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    Travelling Man got a reaction from anon1 in DAM Please!!   
    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 car because it is not used by a racing driver! 
     
    Image files are media assets therefore the likes of LR are media managers/DAMs. if you believe otherwise then fine but perhaps you should inform Affinity devs before they launch something that is not what it is claimed to be! Whilst you are at it there are other organisations that might also find your observations interesting!
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    Travelling Man reacted to Fixx in Make Catalogue like Lightroom   
    Don't use LR as browsing app. There are better tools for it. LR catalogue just works fine as it is, for the purpose it is made for.
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    Travelling Man reacted to KiboOst in Make Catalogue like Lightroom   
    +1
     
    I would largely prefer and external app like Bridge. I really don't want to bloat AP with DAM inside. It is something for a partner app, not for AP.
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    Travelling Man reacted to TheEyesHaveIt in Get back to Photoshop   
    I think part of it is if you're coming from Photoshop, you need to revise your workflow to fit into AP's UI / layout / functionality. This is for better or worse. Maybe Serif should've kept things more similar to Photoshop in certain cases to ensure lower switching costs, but then perhaps they feel they are doing things in a more intuitive way.
     
    I think the other thing is that Photoshop has a lot of cool features, but AP I believe has some unique ones as well. For example, being able to preview what is beneath a mask when you hover the brush without having to actually paint is pretty handy. I'm sure there are others, but I'm very new.
     
    Having said all this, I too get very frustrated within AP because I'm using to Photoshop. Just as AP will continue to get better, we shouldn't forget that Photoshop will as well. AP will really never "catch up" in that sense. So they need to focus on efficiency and workflows that are more intuitive and useful for photographers. Right now, some basic stuff is missing there.
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    Travelling Man got a reaction from MJSfoto1956 in Workflow from camera to Affinity Photo (Mac)?   
    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
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    Travelling Man got a reaction from MJSfoto1956 in Workflow from camera to Affinity Photo (Mac)?   
    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
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    Travelling Man reacted to Michael Naylor in Digital Asset Management   
    Well lets hope they can.  I wonder if Lightroom will get this too?
     
    PS. I've given up searching for a DAM system better than LR - including Media Pro, Photo Supreme and lots of others.  I'm now back with LR and hoping for a better future.
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    Travelling Man reacted to MaxHecks in not happy?   
    You must not look too closely. This is in human nature. Most of them will be happy. Some people want things they have been used to in other programs. A few complain because they want to have something improved. A few want to have it all but it must not cost anything. This is normal, it is the same everywhere.
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    Travelling Man got a reaction from Madame in Photo: Digital Asset Management features?   
    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.
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    Travelling Man got a reaction from anon1 in Digital Asset Management   
    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.
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    Travelling Man reacted to Fixx in Linux. Seriously now.   
    And everything will just work together almost perfectly.. in linux?
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    Travelling Man got a reaction from Callum in Lightroom   
    Thanks Callum, Good call - that fixed it. Nice to see the Affinity layers being preserved in LR  :)
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    Travelling Man got a reaction from Callum in Lightroom   
    Thanks Callum, Good call - that fixed it. Nice to see the Affinity layers being preserved in LR  :)
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    Travelling Man got a reaction from rorando in Is it possible to create more than one gradient when developing a photo in Affinity Photo?   
    Not sure if it can be done in the develop persona by using more than one gradient overlay - you can only have one gradient per overlay. Being over to use multiple gradients is what I like about LR and Camera Raw.
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    Travelling Man got a reaction from CartoonMike in Crowdfounding   
    No way would I countenance supporting a business in this way. As said earlier, this is no small start-up enterprise, this is a large company that must stand on its own two feet. Serif is a commercial operation not a charity. Anyway how do you reconcile donating via crowdfunding and then having to purchase the product at release. What next for heavens sake, crowdfunding for Adobe or for Apple - don't think so!
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    Travelling Man reacted to Ben in Crowdfounding   
    I've always had a feeling that crowd funding is morally questionable.  The people "investing" are not treated like investors, they are treated no different to a customer, but maybe with a slightly sweetened deal (but not that sweet looking at most projects on Kickstarter - getting something first, to me, is not a huge incentive).
     
    If it was called "crowd investment", where everyone got an actual quantified stake in the venture, then I'd be more happy with the concept.
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    Travelling Man got a reaction from Ben in Crowdfounding   
    We will not agree on this. If institutions will not finance something then they see it as risky. If that fails the company can try issuing shares or loan paper thus allowing people to buy into the venture properly. If that fails then it is a bit like the referendum - the market has spoken.
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    Travelling Man got a reaction from Ben in Crowdfounding   
    I fundamentally disagree with crowdfunding for anything other than charitable objectives. If business opportunities want money for development and their product is good they should raise capital the way any other self respecting business does. If they cannot get funds that way then tough - it is their problem and nobody elses.
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    Travelling Man reacted to Ben in Crowdfounding   
    Isn't crowd funding for people who don't believe in their product?
     
    See Peter Molyneux..... by games industry terms, a rich man, yet still on the scrounge to support his failed project dreams.
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    Travelling Man got a reaction from CartoonMike in Crowdfounding   
    No way would I countenance supporting a business in this way. As said earlier, this is no small start-up enterprise, this is a large company that must stand on its own two feet. Serif is a commercial operation not a charity. Anyway how do you reconcile donating via crowdfunding and then having to purchase the product at release. What next for heavens sake, crowdfunding for Adobe or for Apple - don't think so!
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    Travelling Man got a reaction from Fixx in Can we do software requests? possible Lightroom alternative?   
    It is not just the DAM that is needed, the entire RAW editing needs an overhaul, which I understand is in hand. LR with ACR is a long, long way in front of Affinity Photo so far as RAW editing is concerned. I see the problem being that LR is pretty much all that is required for touching up photos (raw or otherwise) with PS only being required for more advanced editing work. If Affinity constructs a similar sort of DAM it kind of makes AP unnecessary for most basic editing work. It will be interesting to see how all this develops.
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    Travelling Man got a reaction from engstrom in Replacing Lightroom with Apple Photos with extensions and Affinity Photo?   
    Don't do it - you cannot retain edited  raw files. You have to re-import a jpeg after editing. Photos is no substitute for LR and as far as I can see never will be.
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    Travelling Man reacted to Jonas14 in Affinity (Apple) Cloud   
    I'm just here to test Affinity Designer after my vacation…
      and imagine just noticed with surprise that Designer uses the Apple iCloud (Drive).   Why not give the Affinity Photos (yet)?   Joachim
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