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  1. HI, I have a similar issue, After a Windows 10 update, Photo and Publisher both work fine, but designer will not start, blue circle runs for a few seconds then stops and the app does not initiate. Ran the last update download I had (1.8.3 I think) it said 'repairing' and I then restarted my pc - did not work I then ran your steps above - but still not working Thaks Ian
  2. OK, a bit of an update, I don't think anyone is going to be editing large batches of raw files on this device. It all works, but it is really slow. I have been playing with a couple of photos of approx 20 MB size (canon raw files) It takes a few moments to open the file, once opened all the sliders and editing tools work but some can be a tiny bit laggy, not terrible, but it just doesn't feel as slick as on the PC. but I could do pretty much anything. The biggest performance lag I see is when you hit the develop button - it seems to take an age (ok it is only a few seconds but seems longer) once developed though it is reasonable, slower than my pc for sure but again I could do pretty much anything I wanted to do. I think if you had more than 2 or 3 photos to edit at a time - any kind of batch processing, the lag will quickly become tiresome so I don't see any professional or serious photographer using it as a regular tool, better off with a Surface Pro or something else. However, that is not why I bought it, I wanted a tablet that could do a bit more than just a tablet, I wanted a reliable keyboard, the ability to browse and respond to emails more easily than touch typing on a screen, access and edit office docs, along with the ability to edit the odd photo while I am away - It does all of this and so I am happy, it does what I need. Hope that helps Ian
  3. OK, I can report Photo works. At least it does on the 8GB version. I have stayed (so far) with the S version of windows 10 and purchased the photo app. It downloaded and installed without any issue. So far I have played with one of the demo photos, it seems to handle layers no problem. I then used one of my own photos and played with the brush overlay in develop persona - again no issues, using the pen was quite good - ( I normally use a mouse on a pc, so not comparing this to a traditional wacom style pen) it was quite easy to paint the overlay onto various sections felt quite responsive (again not used the ipad version so cannot compare) - it was a little slower when I hit develop than on my pc but not terrible. I am not a power user, I bought this device so that I can have access to emails, browsing, office docs and the ability to do some very basic photo editing when away from office/home - and for that I am sure this is going to be fine. I think the biggest issue I am going to have is the 10" screen - not a lot of space for my middle aged eyes, but I got used to it and the zoom function works great with a drag of the pen I am sure it will feel under powered for professionals but for my purposes it seems fine - exactly what I wanted from it - I'll try to update this post when I have a bit more experience of using it Ian
  4. Hi, sorry if there is a thread abut this already, could not see one. I am interested in the new MS SURFACE GO just launched by Microsoft, looking at the 8 gb one - I am wondering how photo and designer will work on it ? predominantly for Photo, little bit with designer - anyone got any experience with using the MS pen and will the spec of this new, small/tablet sized Surface be ok? Thanks Ian
  5. Hi, I think I am missing something, I purchased the windows version today, the download only seemed to be the main affinity program, there were no separate dowloads for the bonus items, any of them, where do I find them? Thanks Ian EDIT: - ok i just saw the email from them lol - with the download links oops
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