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    Five Photos got a reaction from Zilliamdeerm in Affinity Photo for iPad - 1.6.4   
    Thanks for the big update! Great work!
     
    Unfortunately the new version does neither resolve this bug nor add this feature we are so desperately waiting for.
     
    Any timeline for that?
     
    Thank you
    Patrick
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    Five Photos got a reaction from mike49 in Affinity, we need clarification: are you or aren’t you working on a DAM?   
    Hey guys,
     
    We desperately need some clarification. For the past two years it was mentioned several times here in these forums that you are working on a DAM. However, we haven’t really seen an update on that topic in the past weeks and months. And in your Twitter feed you mentioned a couple of times now that you are currently not developing a DAM. So which is true?
     
    With the recent changes from Adobe with their Lightroom software and with Apple still not improving Photos really, it would be a great time to put a great DAM out there right now. Many, many photographers are looking for a new solution to this old and essential problem. Also, MacPhun just announced a DAM for their Luminar app. 
     
    In any case, we just need to know if we should wait for a DAM to be released by you guys or if we should look for other alternatives. Thank you!
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    Five Photos reacted to chakko007 in Affinity, we need clarification: are you or aren’t you working on a DAM?   
    A very sensible post, with which i wholeheartedly agree. Gotta stay realistic with the expectations.
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    Five Photos reacted to SrPx in Affinity, we need clarification: are you or aren’t you working on a DAM?   
    And use what works for you in every moment. Couldn't get simpler. 
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    Five Photos got a reaction from R C-R in Affinity, we need clarification: are you or aren’t you working on a DAM?   
    Hi guys,
    I'm the original poster of this thread and I feel all your pain. When I started this thread, Serif said they were thinking about creating a DAM for a couple of years already (and yes @R C-R you are right, somebody indeed said once  "I'm sitting next to the guys that are writing the DAM... It's a thing". It was @MattP and it was in this thread in December 2017). Today, more than a year later, it feels like they're still about as far in the process as they were before. 
    My humble advice to all of you is to stop worrying about it. I bet that nothing will be released anytime soon and even if so, it won't be the Lightroom killer we're all hoping for. Even if they actually are developing a DAM right now, it will take Serif another year or two to come out with something and even then, that product will probably be way behind of what Lightroom with its 20 years plus history is capable of today. 
    The best example of this is Skylum with its Luminar software. They said in 2017 that they'll release a DAM in 2018 – pushing everybody's hopes up high. They barely kept their promise with a December 2018 release that was so underwhelming that many of us wished they wouldn't have created anything at all. It will take them another couple of years to catch up with Lightroom, if ever. 
    It's my prediction that, even if Serif puts all their resources in the development of a DAM today, they won't be able to build anything great before 2021 or even later. I think it was a different story creating Affinity Designer and Affinity Publisher as both these apps have quite a lot of similar features to those of Affinity Photo. A DAM, on the other hand, is a whole different kind of beast and I started to realize that quite a while back. I still wish they would give us more clarity about the roadmap or if there's even one in existence, but I buried my hopes for an Affinity DAM and believe me or not, I'm a happier person today.
    Lightroom is great and what Adobe is doing with the new Lightroom CC ecosystem is only pushing them further ahead of the competition.
    My two cents.
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    Five Photos got a reaction from R C-R in Affinity, we need clarification: are you or aren’t you working on a DAM?   
    Hi guys,
    I'm the original poster of this thread and I feel all your pain. When I started this thread, Serif said they were thinking about creating a DAM for a couple of years already (and yes @R C-R you are right, somebody indeed said once  "I'm sitting next to the guys that are writing the DAM... It's a thing". It was @MattP and it was in this thread in December 2017). Today, more than a year later, it feels like they're still about as far in the process as they were before. 
    My humble advice to all of you is to stop worrying about it. I bet that nothing will be released anytime soon and even if so, it won't be the Lightroom killer we're all hoping for. Even if they actually are developing a DAM right now, it will take Serif another year or two to come out with something and even then, that product will probably be way behind of what Lightroom with its 20 years plus history is capable of today. 
    The best example of this is Skylum with its Luminar software. They said in 2017 that they'll release a DAM in 2018 – pushing everybody's hopes up high. They barely kept their promise with a December 2018 release that was so underwhelming that many of us wished they wouldn't have created anything at all. It will take them another couple of years to catch up with Lightroom, if ever. 
    It's my prediction that, even if Serif puts all their resources in the development of a DAM today, they won't be able to build anything great before 2021 or even later. I think it was a different story creating Affinity Designer and Affinity Publisher as both these apps have quite a lot of similar features to those of Affinity Photo. A DAM, on the other hand, is a whole different kind of beast and I started to realize that quite a while back. I still wish they would give us more clarity about the roadmap or if there's even one in existence, but I buried my hopes for an Affinity DAM and believe me or not, I'm a happier person today.
    Lightroom is great and what Adobe is doing with the new Lightroom CC ecosystem is only pushing them further ahead of the competition.
    My two cents.
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    Five Photos got a reaction from mike49 in Affinity, we need clarification: are you or aren’t you working on a DAM?   
    Hey guys,
     
    We desperately need some clarification. For the past two years it was mentioned several times here in these forums that you are working on a DAM. However, we haven’t really seen an update on that topic in the past weeks and months. And in your Twitter feed you mentioned a couple of times now that you are currently not developing a DAM. So which is true?
     
    With the recent changes from Adobe with their Lightroom software and with Apple still not improving Photos really, it would be a great time to put a great DAM out there right now. Many, many photographers are looking for a new solution to this old and essential problem. Also, MacPhun just announced a DAM for their Luminar app. 
     
    In any case, we just need to know if we should wait for a DAM to be released by you guys or if we should look for other alternatives. Thank you!
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    Five Photos got a reaction from Forssux in Affinity, we need clarification: are you or aren’t you working on a DAM?   
    Yes! But that’s not the topic/question. I (we) want to know if Affinity is developing their own DAM as previously teased or if they abandoned those plans in the meantime. 
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    Five Photos got a reaction from mike49 in Affinity, we need clarification: are you or aren’t you working on a DAM?   
    Hey guys,
     
    We desperately need some clarification. For the past two years it was mentioned several times here in these forums that you are working on a DAM. However, we haven’t really seen an update on that topic in the past weeks and months. And in your Twitter feed you mentioned a couple of times now that you are currently not developing a DAM. So which is true?
     
    With the recent changes from Adobe with their Lightroom software and with Apple still not improving Photos really, it would be a great time to put a great DAM out there right now. Many, many photographers are looking for a new solution to this old and essential problem. Also, MacPhun just announced a DAM for their Luminar app. 
     
    In any case, we just need to know if we should wait for a DAM to be released by you guys or if we should look for other alternatives. Thank you!
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    Five Photos got a reaction from mike49 in Affinity, we need clarification: are you or aren’t you working on a DAM?   
    Hey guys,
     
    We desperately need some clarification. For the past two years it was mentioned several times here in these forums that you are working on a DAM. However, we haven’t really seen an update on that topic in the past weeks and months. And in your Twitter feed you mentioned a couple of times now that you are currently not developing a DAM. So which is true?
     
    With the recent changes from Adobe with their Lightroom software and with Apple still not improving Photos really, it would be a great time to put a great DAM out there right now. Many, many photographers are looking for a new solution to this old and essential problem. Also, MacPhun just announced a DAM for their Luminar app. 
     
    In any case, we just need to know if we should wait for a DAM to be released by you guys or if we should look for other alternatives. Thank you!
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    Five Photos got a reaction from mike49 in Affinity, we need clarification: are you or aren’t you working on a DAM?   
    Hey guys,
     
    We desperately need some clarification. For the past two years it was mentioned several times here in these forums that you are working on a DAM. However, we haven’t really seen an update on that topic in the past weeks and months. And in your Twitter feed you mentioned a couple of times now that you are currently not developing a DAM. So which is true?
     
    With the recent changes from Adobe with their Lightroom software and with Apple still not improving Photos really, it would be a great time to put a great DAM out there right now. Many, many photographers are looking for a new solution to this old and essential problem. Also, MacPhun just announced a DAM for their Luminar app. 
     
    In any case, we just need to know if we should wait for a DAM to be released by you guys or if we should look for other alternatives. Thank you!
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    Five Photos got a reaction from mike49 in Affinity, we need clarification: are you or aren’t you working on a DAM?   
    Hey guys,
     
    We desperately need some clarification. For the past two years it was mentioned several times here in these forums that you are working on a DAM. However, we haven’t really seen an update on that topic in the past weeks and months. And in your Twitter feed you mentioned a couple of times now that you are currently not developing a DAM. So which is true?
     
    With the recent changes from Adobe with their Lightroom software and with Apple still not improving Photos really, it would be a great time to put a great DAM out there right now. Many, many photographers are looking for a new solution to this old and essential problem. Also, MacPhun just announced a DAM for their Luminar app. 
     
    In any case, we just need to know if we should wait for a DAM to be released by you guys or if we should look for other alternatives. Thank you!
  13. Like
    Five Photos got a reaction from mike49 in Affinity, we need clarification: are you or aren’t you working on a DAM?   
    Hey guys,
     
    We desperately need some clarification. For the past two years it was mentioned several times here in these forums that you are working on a DAM. However, we haven’t really seen an update on that topic in the past weeks and months. And in your Twitter feed you mentioned a couple of times now that you are currently not developing a DAM. So which is true?
     
    With the recent changes from Adobe with their Lightroom software and with Apple still not improving Photos really, it would be a great time to put a great DAM out there right now. Many, many photographers are looking for a new solution to this old and essential problem. Also, MacPhun just announced a DAM for their Luminar app. 
     
    In any case, we just need to know if we should wait for a DAM to be released by you guys or if we should look for other alternatives. Thank you!
  14. Like
    Five Photos got a reaction from mike49 in Affinity, we need clarification: are you or aren’t you working on a DAM?   
    Hey guys,
     
    We desperately need some clarification. For the past two years it was mentioned several times here in these forums that you are working on a DAM. However, we haven’t really seen an update on that topic in the past weeks and months. And in your Twitter feed you mentioned a couple of times now that you are currently not developing a DAM. So which is true?
     
    With the recent changes from Adobe with their Lightroom software and with Apple still not improving Photos really, it would be a great time to put a great DAM out there right now. Many, many photographers are looking for a new solution to this old and essential problem. Also, MacPhun just announced a DAM for their Luminar app. 
     
    In any case, we just need to know if we should wait for a DAM to be released by you guys or if we should look for other alternatives. Thank you!
  15. Like
    Five Photos got a reaction from mike49 in Affinity, we need clarification: are you or aren’t you working on a DAM?   
    Hey guys,
     
    We desperately need some clarification. For the past two years it was mentioned several times here in these forums that you are working on a DAM. However, we haven’t really seen an update on that topic in the past weeks and months. And in your Twitter feed you mentioned a couple of times now that you are currently not developing a DAM. So which is true?
     
    With the recent changes from Adobe with their Lightroom software and with Apple still not improving Photos really, it would be a great time to put a great DAM out there right now. Many, many photographers are looking for a new solution to this old and essential problem. Also, MacPhun just announced a DAM for their Luminar app. 
     
    In any case, we just need to know if we should wait for a DAM to be released by you guys or if we should look for other alternatives. Thank you!
  16. Like
    Five Photos got a reaction from mike49 in Affinity, we need clarification: are you or aren’t you working on a DAM?   
    Hey guys,
     
    We desperately need some clarification. For the past two years it was mentioned several times here in these forums that you are working on a DAM. However, we haven’t really seen an update on that topic in the past weeks and months. And in your Twitter feed you mentioned a couple of times now that you are currently not developing a DAM. So which is true?
     
    With the recent changes from Adobe with their Lightroom software and with Apple still not improving Photos really, it would be a great time to put a great DAM out there right now. Many, many photographers are looking for a new solution to this old and essential problem. Also, MacPhun just announced a DAM for their Luminar app. 
     
    In any case, we just need to know if we should wait for a DAM to be released by you guys or if we should look for other alternatives. Thank you!
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    Five Photos got a reaction from befehr in RAW developement in Affinity Photo   
    @HVDB Fotografie True, clipped highlights are not recoverable – not with any program. However, @befehr's concerns are justified and I think it's no secret that Affinity's RAW development module lacks the quality of the rest of the app.
     
    I did a comparison myself (see attached file). The original photo has both, overexposed and underexposed parts. I simply pushed the shadows slider all the way up (+100) and pulled the highlights slider all the way down (–100) in Lightroom, Luminar, and Affinity Photo. I'm aware that, in a normal post-processing workflow, one probably wouldn't go all the way with those sliders. But... the results in this little test still speak for themselves. 
    RAW.pdf
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    Five Photos got a reaction from befehr in RAW developement in Affinity Photo   
    I get very poor results with Affinity’s RAW development module, especially for highlights and shadows adjustments. Lightroom and Luminar are waaaay better for RAW development.
     
    However, it seems like I get superior results with Affinity Photo for iPad compared to the desktop version! Anybody experiencing the same? And if so, why is that? Is the iPad version using a different/better algorithm?
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    Five Photos got a reaction from mike49 in Affinity, we need clarification: are you or aren’t you working on a DAM?   
    Hey guys,
     
    We desperately need some clarification. For the past two years it was mentioned several times here in these forums that you are working on a DAM. However, we haven’t really seen an update on that topic in the past weeks and months. And in your Twitter feed you mentioned a couple of times now that you are currently not developing a DAM. So which is true?
     
    With the recent changes from Adobe with their Lightroom software and with Apple still not improving Photos really, it would be a great time to put a great DAM out there right now. Many, many photographers are looking for a new solution to this old and essential problem. Also, MacPhun just announced a DAM for their Luminar app. 
     
    In any case, we just need to know if we should wait for a DAM to be released by you guys or if we should look for other alternatives. Thank you!
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    Five Photos reacted to rainwilds in Affinity, we need clarification: are you or aren’t you working on a DAM?   
    I'd be great for Serif to bring out a DAM with complete metadata support and a good culling system. Built with the same gorgeous interface of Affinity. Please! 
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    Five Photos reacted to BSA650 in Affinity, we need clarification: are you or aren’t you working on a DAM?   
    I think a number of us would like a Lightroom alternative that is essentially a Lightroom copy on the cheap! 
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    Five Photos got a reaction from ivanhurba in Affinity, we need clarification: are you or aren’t you working on a DAM?   
    In case you’re a Mac / iOS user and only need a simple DAM that works well with Affinity for editing, then Apple Photos is actually a solid and free solution. (Well, you might need to pay for more iCloud storage depending on if you want to use the iCloud Photo Library and how many photos you want to store in the cloud). 
     
    I used that combination for a long time and only switched to Lightroom because of Apple’s very limited Metadata and filtering options etc.
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    Five Photos got a reaction from mike49 in Affinity, we need clarification: are you or aren’t you working on a DAM?   
    Hey guys,
     
    We desperately need some clarification. For the past two years it was mentioned several times here in these forums that you are working on a DAM. However, we haven’t really seen an update on that topic in the past weeks and months. And in your Twitter feed you mentioned a couple of times now that you are currently not developing a DAM. So which is true?
     
    With the recent changes from Adobe with their Lightroom software and with Apple still not improving Photos really, it would be a great time to put a great DAM out there right now. Many, many photographers are looking for a new solution to this old and essential problem. Also, MacPhun just announced a DAM for their Luminar app. 
     
    In any case, we just need to know if we should wait for a DAM to be released by you guys or if we should look for other alternatives. Thank you!
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    Five Photos got a reaction from Aammppaa in Affinity, we need clarification: are you or aren’t you working on a DAM?   
    Thanks Alfred. That all makes sense and is fine. But why the conflicted communication and why don't they just give us clarification in a simple statement? I'm really puzzled by the moderators only answering the "easy questions" in this forum.
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    Five Photos reacted to Quantum in Affinity, we need clarification: are you or aren’t you working on a DAM?   
    Before I shell out for another program to replace Lightroom, which I already have but frustrated with, I need a DAM feature, which is essential to me.
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