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  1. If I were to pick a single reason for my switch from Adobe after 25 faithful years, it would be Affinity's captivating and assertive ad campaign for their apps. The blend of music, animation, and the rhythmic wordplay was so mesmerizing that I found myself thinking, "You're fine without Adobe... these apps are fantastic!" Even now, I confess that I purchased the Universal License solely for the enchanting allure those ads had on me. Whenever anyone questions Affinity's competence, I instantly bring out those old YouTube commercials. I can't say for certain if the current lackluster promotion is due to budget constraints or unmet revenue projections, but they seem subdued, virtually buried in comparison to their competitors' marketing. What's going on, and how can we ignite that spark once more? Even Adobe felt the heat and promptly upped their game for their iPad apps, swiftly incorporating many of Affinity's features. I want to pitch in, to be part of the advertising brainstorming. Let's recapture that magic and push Affinity as assertively as before! I've amassed a complete compilation of videos for each version. Comparing any one of them with the singular promo for Version 2 will make my point clearer. Below, I've attached a spectacular old promo for Version 1.7 for you to see. Affinity 1.7.mp4
  2. I think this feature is easy to implement and usefull. As helpful as the color code layers list, having colored tabs will accelaerate the productivity.
  3. No, thanks. I thought you were talking about someone in specific.
  4. Reading your message instantly transported me back in time when a corporate entity acquired the company I was with, and they mandated the use of QuarkXpress. We were thoroughly satisfied with Aldus PageMaker and that instigated my first advocacy for the applications we favored. The ongoing arguments may seem laughable now, but the situation was quite distinct then. I've always believed that the finest tool is the one you've mastered. Now, I enjoy managing brands for corporations independently; however, back in the day, I was part of that daunting world of designers caught up in the dichotomy of application preferences. Those were indeed challenging times. I utilize Linea for sketches and brainstorming, and Procreate for more intensive projects. It's not that Linea isn't suitable for hefty tasks, it's just how I've conditioned my workflow.
  5. I'm having fun with Penpot. Works amazingly good. I tried Lunacy, but it was kind of Canva like for my taste.
  6. Agree. I think one key feature missing is the components library.
  7. Your perspective is duly noted and respected. I began my journey as a Graphic Designer in 1992 and perhaps I don't perceive the enthusiasm attached to these modern tools that are being heralded as the ultimate UI/UX software. It appears to me that people nowadays are more prone to following the crowd, driven by a fear of missing out. Sketch was lauded as the perfect solution, now Figma is all the buzz, but let's acknowledge that we could attain the same results even with Aldus Freehand 8 on a 90s PowerMac 6300. At the end of the day, they're all just different versions of vector graphic design software, nothing more, nothing less.
  8. Not all designers are employed in large organizations. Many of us collaborate with agencies, although even this isn't always a fundamental requirement. AI is a powerful tool, but it isn't indispensable to all aspects of our work either. While I'm not familiar with your design process or how you create your designs, I believe no single application can fully accommodate all your design requirements. Even a subscription with Adobe Creative Cloud won't eliminate the need for third-party software. I've been utilizing Multi app, and it's been groundbreaking. There's no need for defensiveness just because of an alternate viewpoint. I've acknowledged and appreciated your perspective and have even offered you an exclusive invitation to this collaboration solution, which is only accessible by invitation.
  9. I appreciate your viewpoint, but you must realize that none of those functionalities you mentioned are absolutely necessary for UI design. I don't utilize them in either Figma or Sketch! Granted, on the rare occasion, when I'm away from the office and collaborating with colleagues, it comes into play. But you get what I'm driving at. In fact, multi-collaboration is possible with Affinity using this tool. Let me know if you want an invitation.
  10. I've been a long-time user of Sketch for User Interface (UI) design since its launch, and Figma appeared to be a natural successor in the field. Recently, an open-source tool called Penpot has come along, and impressively so, especially considering it's still in its early stages (version 1.0 or alpha state). I was recently commissioned to design an app for a church, which requires the final project to be delivered in Adobe XD - a software with which I lack experience. However, I understand that exporting from Sketch to XD should be straightforward, so I'm not particularly concerned about this aspect. However, I've been wondering about the apparent neglect of Affinity Designer in discussions about UI/UX design. I've personally conducted an experiment in which I designed an entire app using Affinity Designer, and upon exporting in SVG format, found that it was compatible with all the platforms I'm familiar with and worked flawlessly. Why is it that Affinity Designer isn't recommended more for this type of design work? It's important to note that while UI and User Experience (UX) are two distinct facets, and while Affinity Designer can't facilitate navigation assignments, it's remarkably efficient at designing the UI. Does anyone have thoughts on why it isn't considered more often for this type of design?
  11. Dumb question here: Do we have Inpainting Brush on the Photo area in Designer?
  12. Unfortunately, while I can open the file, there's not a lot I can do with it! Although I can view the contents inside the Layers thumbnails, there's nothing appearing in the main work document. Additionally, after several attempts to open the file, this error message started to show up!
  13. A client has shared a file type with me that I haven't encountered previously. I can request them to send a different file that would enable me to carry out the project without problems. Nonetheless, I'm curious to learn if you've ever dealt with this sort of file and if so, how you were able to effectively work with it.
  14. Please disregard any disrespectful remarks. You are welcome to revisit any topic and leave comments, regardless of when they were posted. Personally, I have found online converters that can be edited upon export, but I recognize that some individuals may require a more professional solution. I empathize with your frustration and I am also hopeful that Affinity will incorporate those features soon.
  15. Procrastination refers to the act of delaying or postponing tasks, activities, or responsibilities that need to be accomplished. That doesn’t have anything to do with my comment. It seems you misinterpreted it or didn’t understand the argument. I will put it simple: AI isn’t a problem solver. It’s a nice feature or service to have for reference and brainstorming. That’s it.
  16. @walt.farrell It seems that you may not fully grasp the significance of a forum for users. Regardless of the age of a topic, it can provide valuable assistance to individuals seeking answers. That is precisely why forums remain accessible even if they are closed, allowing people to receive help over time. There's no need to be impolite simply because you perceive an answer as outdated. Furthermore, Affinity is capable of exporting designs in various formats compatible with conversion tools used by other platforms. This makes it convenient to create designs in Affinity, export them as PDF, and convert them into Word documents using this online service.
  17. Well… don’t go that far. I use Adobe CC for obvious Agency reasons and in my M1 Mac with 1T SSD all my Adobe Apps crash DAILY. So… crashing is not a good tool to determine if an app is pro or not. Apps will crash, that’s why they send updates often. People find flaws and the developers fix them.
  18. It can be frustrating when you try to explain a necessary feature that is clearly needed in an app you frequently use, but the staff members seem blind to it and are unwilling to listen or acknowledge its importance. Instead of acknowledging the need, they create unnecessary drama and insist on their viewpoint, making the company appear dictatorial. This forces users to purchase multiple apps to fulfill their requirements, rather than providing a comprehensive solution within a single photo editing app.
  19. I use this page for any conversion needed. https://anyconv.com/ Just in case you need a solution right away.
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