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Arun Sarkar

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    Arun Sarkar reacted to Ash in We want to help   
    Hi All,
    Unfortunately, we are hearing many stories from the creative community about how they are being severely impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. We know we can’t solve a lot of these problems, but we do want to try to offer as much support as possible.
    That’s why we’re announcing three measures that we've just put in place. They are:
    A new 90-day free trial of the Mac and Windows versions of the whole Affinity suite A 50% discount for those who would rather buy and keep the apps on Mac, Windows and iPad A pledge to engage more than 100 freelance creatives for work, spending the equivalent of our annual commissioning budget in the next three months (more details of this will be announced next week). The introduction of the 90-day free trial and deeply discounted pricing is done in the hope that this will make life a little easier for people who rely on creative software to make a living, but may be stuck at home without their usual tools, or for students who might not have access to their Affinity apps on their personal devices. In addition, by increasing our spend on commissioning work from freelancers we can also put some extra money into a part of the industry which will be particularly affected. 
    We plan to make the free trial and additional discount available until 20 April, but of course we will continue to review the situation as time goes on.
    We have put posts on Facebook and Twitter about what we are doing if it's something you would like to share.
    We're now all working from home
    In terms of the team here, we have all vacated our Nottingham offices and are now working from home. Naturally this is causing us some disruption, but we continue to type code and expect to carry on making good progress with our development efforts. 
    Support is a bit trickier though. Firstly, we can’t accept inbound telephone calls right now, and there are also going to be challenges for our staff to work their normal full-time hours – especially with imminent school closures in the UK. We’re obviously going to do our very best but hope you will understand if we are not as fast to respond to email as usual.
    Of course, if a question you have is something which could be answered by our community, then we’d also greatly appreciate if you put that here on the forum rather than contact us directly. It would definitely help us out a lot. 
    Frankly it’s hard to know what to say or do in this unprecedented situation. But more than anything else, we want to use this opportunity to wish good health to you and your loved ones at this incredibly difficult time.
    All the very best,
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    Arun Sarkar got a reaction from emmrecs01 in Temporary at-home use for students   
    "We know we’re not saving the world, but we hope these measures can at least provide some form of relief to those who need it."
    Wonderful. Nice to see the same legacy  *Serif* again.
    Best wishes to everyone at Serif. Stay Safe.
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    Arun Sarkar got a reaction from Patrick Connor in Temporary at-home use for students   
    "We know we’re not saving the world, but we hope these measures can at least provide some form of relief to those who need it."
    Wonderful. Nice to see the same legacy  *Serif* again.
    Best wishes to everyone at Serif. Stay Safe.
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    Arun Sarkar reacted to Patrick Connor in Temporary at-home use for students   
    Is this the sort of thing you had in mind
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    Arun Sarkar got a reaction from malayali in Your Affinity 2020 wishlist   
    MY Affinity 2020 wishlist
    1) Replicate option like Drawplus
    2) Corel Draw import
    3) Indic (LTR) open type support
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    Arun Sarkar reacted to IsabelAracama in Scientific illustration: Scarce dragonfly (male & female)   
    Created these two last week as part of a current project I'm working on. It's done fully on Affinity Designer with a mixed workflow of vectors and bitmaps. 

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    Arun Sarkar got a reaction from AITCH in Your Affinity 2020 wishlist   
    MY Affinity 2020 wishlist
    1) Replicate option like Drawplus
    2) Corel Draw import
    3) Indic (LTR) open type support
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    Arun Sarkar reacted to chrisiophe in Placing PDF without font needed   
    I produce magazines and have to insert PDF advertisements.
    The problem is that i need to install all the fonts that i don't have and i can't ask the advertiser to send them, because it simply doesn't have them.
    So, I have to open the PDF with Photoshop and save it to TIFF file.
    I understand that i need the fonts if i OPEN the PDF file just like Adobe Illustrator does. But when i PLACE it for a print purpose, it should not ask the fonts. 
    Illustrator and In-desing do not ask for the fonts when we place a PDF, only when we open.
    I work in a print shop and we are waiting for this feature to get rid of ADOBE. All our team  use Affinity and love it a lot more that Adobe.
    Faster, more fluid and more fun to use!... but we have this fonts problem....

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    Arun Sarkar got a reaction from Patrick Connor in Affinity Publisher is Apple’s Mac App of the Year   
    Congrats!  Serif
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    Arun Sarkar reacted to Patrick Connor in Affinity Publisher is Apple’s Mac App of the Year   
    Our desktop layout app has been named in the "Best of 2019" list by Apple

    Ashley Hewson, the Managing Director of Serif, was at a prestigious Apple event in New York for the presentation of the award—the third time an Affinity app has been selected as the winner.
    He said: “Affinity Publisher was by far our biggest project so far, introducing a world-first level of integration between creative apps, and the response to that has been unbelievable. And we’re honoured to be named App of the Year again for Affinity Publisher, following on from Affinity Photo for iPad and Mac.
    We know our customers really love the Affinity apps and awards like this serve as further confirmation that we’re going in the right direction and making products that professionals around the world, who use them every day, genuinely appreciate.”
    Read more in the AffinitySpotlight article by John Atkin

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    Arun Sarkar reacted to nasu wong in Affinity designer Chameleon vector art.   
    This's 2nd time to post my work here.

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    Arun Sarkar got a reaction from Przemysław in BMP-Support ans ICO-Support   
    Dear Sir,
    Greetings of the day!
    My Silk Screen printer ask photo in 1 bit bmp (dotted photos) for printing. Please suggest me a better format for such work.
    Thanks a lot in advance.
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    Arun Sarkar reacted to Jhonatan S Silva in Joker! Vector Character Art   
    Done using Affinity designer on ipad. 
    around of 50 minutes in real time, there is a video link available if you want to see my process used here! thanks!


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    Arun Sarkar reacted to sketchyadam in First Post   
    This is something I sat on for a few days hoping I would get time to go back and polish it up a bit more. Unfortunately, that hasn't really happened. I'm trying to get in the habit of getting to a stopping point with things, though. I have a ton of unfinished pieces and realize it's a bad habit I have.

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    Arun Sarkar reacted to sketchyadam in First Post   
    Hi all. I've been playing around with the trial version of Affinity Designer for the last few days and so far I'm really liking it. I've dipped in and out of art as a hobby for quite a long time and just recently decided to dip back in. Here's something I did today. I based this on a randomly generated description of a critter.

    I've always been shy about sharing my work, but I'm trying to get over that. Even though it's only a hobby and something I can only devote a few hours a day to, I am interested in improving. Does anyone have any suggestions as to places I can post my work to get feedback? I know people post to places like Instagram and Imgur (which I've done), but those aren't really places geared towards getting criticisms of your work. A downvote on Imgur doesn't really give you a good idea of what you need to improve.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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    Arun Sarkar got a reaction from Patrick Connor in And then that happened!   
    Congratulations to Serif.
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    Arun Sarkar reacted to carl123 in Too many bugs?   
    It's somewhat ironic that the last 2 out of 3 paragraphs in the Affinity Forum Guidelines would appear to condone shouting in certain circumstances.
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    Arun Sarkar reacted to Ken Cope in Steve McQueen - all vector in Affinity Designer   
    My wife wants to write in her blog website about Steve McQueen.
    All the best photos of Steve McQueen are copyright.
    "No problem," I said, "I'll draw him for you..."
    Out came Affinity Designer...
    Problem Solved! 

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    Arun Sarkar got a reaction from Aman in Support for Indic Complex Scripts   
    Hello Serif
    1.7.1 installed.
    Now please consider to implement the Indic Language Open Type support  (LTR)
    Thanks in Advance
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    Arun Sarkar reacted to Jowday in Story editor - mandatory   
    I need a story editor because I have to change words, terms or entire paragraphs for many, many reasons beyond my control long after I receive them and place them. "Fun" before deadline. Customers, politicians, managers, communication experts or the common pygmy.  I belive this is a common scenario. It is not word processing like what the author did for days. It is final adjustments to the text or layout.
    That work is clumsy and slow in the WYSIWYG page layout mode. Slow doesn't buy you food or clothes. Why would I wish to work in the worst mode available when I have to work with 40 or 100+ pages of text in complex layout? That is why you can work in outline mode or just view the selected object in Designer. Focus and speed! Thats why story editors exist. Somebody needs to focus on the text alone in the final phase. 
    Whatever. If it makes sense to integrate Designer and Photo into Publisher - a story editor makes sense too. 
    So, pretty please, with sugar on top, add a story editor.
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    Arun Sarkar reacted to Lee D in HINDI TYPING /FONTS   
    We are aware of some issues with text not appearing correctly, this is logged with the developers to investigate further. Are you using a unicode font when typing in Affinity.
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    Arun Sarkar reacted to MCFC_4Heatons in Affinity Photo Integration - No Access To Photoshop Plugins   
    You make it sound like I've posted 100s of threads - NOT THE CASE - one of which is a reply to somebody else anyway
    As a fully paid up  owner of licensed copies of Publisher, Photo & Designer I am  entitled to give my opinion - IF YOU DON NOT LIKE MY OPINION THEN THAT IS JUST TOUGH!!!
    I'd say the only person here with a BIG PROBLEM is YOU - as you seemed to be FOLLOWING ME around the forums like a TROLL
    Might I suggest YOU NEED TO GET A LIFE!!!
    Won' be back here to reply again I have BETTER THINGS TO DO than WASTE MY BREATH ON YOU - YOU ARE INSIGNIFICANT TO ME but I seem to be IN YOUR HEAD - YOU HAVE A PROBLEM!!!
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    Arun Sarkar reacted to mrwolfie in CorelDraw Palette for Affinity Products   
    Hello everyone:
    I have made the default CMYK CorelDraw Palette for any of the 3 Affinity products. The zip file includes the palette file a PDF showing all the color patches, the Corel file of the patches and also this same file as an Affinity Publisher file. Feel free to use the original files in any way you wish. This palette is made up of 100 different colors and duplicates the Corel palette to a tee. I checked different patches in CorelDraw and in Affinity photo and both programs came up with the same CMYK numbers. At some point I will be switching from CorelDraw to the Affinity suit. With having all 3 products now I can make the change gradually. Hope this helps anyone that might be also switching.
    coreldraw default palette.zip
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    Arun Sarkar got a reaction from Alfred in Open or import PagePlus PPP files ?   
    Hello  Derry
    I am also a PagePlus (V. 9 to V. 19) user too for a long time and have a lot of files and also an Affinity user.
    I never try to import my PagePlus files into Affinity via PDF because it is a very bad suggestion for me. I still use so called "Old PagePlus" (which is actually not) for my PPP files.
    If you have PP & APub then use APub for new files and PP for your already created files. (PPX9 works on latest Windows)
    In many area (till now as PP is in V 19 and Apub on 1.7.1) PP have more feature than APub in my view (e.g better PDF import/Pass through, Table & chart, PDF 1.3 Export, QR Code, PDF Slideshow, EBook etc.)
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    Arun Sarkar reacted to Frozen Death Knight in Pages in Affinity Designer?   
    I hope that doesn't mean that we're never getting roadmaps in the future. Would be a real shame, even if some of the features would not end up being implemented of some reason. Does this also mean that all the features on the old roadmaps are scrapped, or will we still see some of them (i.e. Export Persona showing the results of the export based on settings, non-destructive Develop Persona for Photo, Knife tool for Designer, etc.)?

    As for Serif deciding to keep certain features exclusive to each software, I am personally fine with it after using StudioLink for the last few weeks, and I consider your pricing model to be reasonable enough that I don't feel ripped off for having to buy all programs to get a more complete experience while working (Publisher is great for worklfow efficiency). I can however understand people's frustrations after waiting so long for those roadmap features for their preferred software.

    I think it would have been better if you had made this announcement earlier and not on a random thread in the Beta forums, since it is actually a pretty big deal that the old roadmaps were scrapped. People have been quite confused about the decision, myself included, since it was done so unceremoniously. Just my two cents.
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