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  1. having the algorithms baked into AD would make for a better user experience than having to use a separate panel to do the things you want.
  2. Krita is a raster software, I know about krita, I use it over photoshop when it comes to illustrations, but that's not a design tool. It is their choice whether or not to switch to another os, and if they're comfortable with windows that's fine by me. I think what me and the other linux users are arguing for is the people (like myself) who already want to switch but are held back by one component, in this case a capable design software (There is Gravit but it can't be compared to Affinity Designer) Why IS mac preferred though? Is it not personal choice too? Because, in terms of design, the only differences are one video production software and one UI software (Sketch). In terms of other features they're all subjective. As before, it would at least put linux in view to a few users that would otherwise not even look at linux as a main OS because of its lack of professional design software. That and the users who already want to make the switch but can't. True it would not make a small dent in short-term, maybe not even in long-term, but it would make linux have another area in which it is a viable competitor to windows and mac (I am in no way arguing for a philantropic gift to the linux community in form of a port, I understand the costs and the high possibility of low returns + further fragmentation of the development team that is already behind on fixing issues of the existing releases) I can understand that, my family is also not that tech-friendly however the argument lays heavily on the distro you use, because lubuntu looks extremely similar to windows in many regards so that is quite an easy distro to get into, but something more exotic like standard gnome or elementary might be seen as quite hard to get into. Either way that is a story that is not specific to linux, we are not saying linux is the holy grail of OSs and everyone can switch to a linux distro and is encouraged to do so because every other OS is beneath any linux distro. You would have the same problems getting someone to switch from Win to Mac and vice versa. Also, this issue is more about less than tech savy people, they always complain because they can't get into something, but i'd argue if you can figure out the mess that is adobe's UI for its apps then you can figure out that the taskbar looks slightly different or that in order to install something you go do it another way. Other than that, linux has been getting more and more user friendly, to the point i've seen a few testimonials of people not having to use a terminal at all, or even if they had to it was basically copy-pasta (nvidia drivers for example) Ditto on that, I have close friends who also do design who don't want to even try affinity, not even talking switching to another OS.
  3. How would regular people know if they prefer mac and windows over linux if they can't even check out linux precisely because there is no professional design software on it?
  4. Hate to be the "ackually" guy, but there is nothing religious about having a solid preference based on personal experiences and overall trends. I personally like linux more because I can personalize it more and I don't really have issues with updates (*cough* deleting the My Documents stuff with the october update, the overall mentality of Microsoft where they're more or less releasing beta-ish updates to the stable channel), nor do I get Candy Crush and Minecraft preinstalled with my linux distro. Also, calling us linux zealots and our OS preference "religious fundamentalism" in order to demean our points only serves to show how close minded you yourself are, not in regards to operating systems or portability, but in regards to accepting other people's opinions as equally valid opinions as yours.
  5. Just popping in to say that was most definitely sarcasm.
  6. I have a gradient that I really want to change the position of, but I would rather have its angles precisely copied rather than guessed by eye.
  7. Oof that's not that great, why doesn't it accept svgs?
  8. that sucks, any other recommendations? Opening 1k files one by one is definitely not feasible.
  9. That might take a while. I'll see if i can drag them all into a new open document and then drag into the panel
  10. I've just found a nice icon pack however the asset panel can only import "afassets" files? That doesn't really make sense, why not svg? That sounds like something that should be in, is that setting somewhere else?
  11. I've accidentally turned on font replacement to replace Roboto fonts with inter UI but now there isn't a way to disable it. When opening font manager it just shows Inter UI and OK. How do I cancel this rule? It happens automatically on every pdf that has that font and even when opening the actual pdf in affinity it replaces them and the font manager window shows nothing. Even if I enable the font ia Fontbase and affinity recognizes the font is installed, it still replaces the font on drag and drop of the pdf.
  12. I'm going to give my two cents here, even though I may just be repeating stuff other people have said. I think that Serif should capitalize on the linux market as soon as they can before Adobe releases anything, for maximum profit. Otherwise, the moment adobe releases their apps to Linux (and they will, at some point, linux has been growing relentlessly at a higher pace than windows, even though it might still be behind in some aspects) Serif is already going to be 2nd place, again. If it's the cost then you could unofficially support linux by making it compatible with Wine (atm the installer itself needs some windows libraries and even following this tutorial: you still can't create/edit documents). Since it's linux we're talking about we don't necessarily need a readily-available .deb or what-not to use affinity on our linux machines, just the compatibility that even Adobe doesn't have atm (their most recent version that works on linux is CS5 I think). Looking at this from a "replace some proprietary libraries" standpoint might lower the cost considerably compared to rewriting the app from the ground up to work on linux. I personally sure hope Serif will consider porting Affinity to linux in the near future, as this is the only reason I have not fully switched to linux. Edit: In terms of deployment and payment, Elementary OS' app store has some rudimentary payment system, so you could try that.
  13. I apologize, i thought this was an app-wide issue.