Jens Krebs

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  1. Do you know they are "Back" (thats the name of the show) -- really awkward and funny as hell!
  2. *lol* I'd buy that.
  3. You can simply sign up to Affinitys newsletter – I'm sure they are going to announce it when there's something to announce.
  4. Pixemator was a great software in version 1.x -- when they ,revamped' the user interface for version 2, I was out. Seems to be very successful though. I think they are mostly trying to get some more money off people with this (PRO without any doubt is going to have a different pricing than the ,normal' version). In regard of the machine learning: that sounds like a marketing blah to me -- I am sure the techniques they are using are used in many other apps as well and they just needed a new good sounding term for it to get more attention.
  5. Have you set the document colour space to CMYK?
  6. Sneaky, sneaky … I doubt that "using a mouse" qualifies you for iPad testing, but it's worth a try. ;-)
  7. The increased interest in ports might have to do with some companies leaving Windows XP behind and in this process updating their other software as well … unfortunately my last job in Ventura was almost eight years ago; it was a catalogue, automatically generated from an Access Database through DB Publisher. Good times! I have tried tagged text, but the customer I need this for is using a database that strictly exports either HTML or XML — wouldn't be too much of a hassle to take the HTML and change it, but I got used to InDesign now and I'm sticking with it until something new comes around that I really, really like. I'm using the "InData" plugin from Emsoftware by the way … seems we are working on slightly similar jobs. :)
  8. Mike, it's nice to meet someone, who still remembers how wonderful Ventura Publisher was! I LOVED the database publisher and would pay a lot of money for a working modern version of both. Kip, you only mentioned Quark in your first post, not InDesign — I have tested the new Quark for about an hour and dismissed it for two reasons: firstly, it still can't import HTML or XML (not talking about ,working with', just simply importing them, something that Quark DID do back in version 9, it was scrapped in version 10) and secondly it still uses an absolutely annoying installer that creates a system preferences entry for no reason (macOS). InDesign is easier to use, imports XML (not very good, but I'm happy to take what I get) and the styles system makes more sense … however, there's still a lot of things it COULD do (like proper tables, conditional master pages, better overview of linked documents, generally more stability, a non-subscription purchase model and externally linked formatted text as e.g. in RagTime).
  9. Glad, you're enjoying Quark, but to be honest, I don't like the new version at all. It's a nice enough software (been using it many years ago), but even though they try hard, they are currently not up to scratch. I personally am eagerly awaiting a good, new and modern layout software! You are right insofar, that competition to Lightroom is sought after by many as well, my opinion though is, that this competition should go further, offering a complete DAM solution, reading more than just image files.
  10. Hi Ronny, the dropdown menu is ordered alphabetically, the main Preference windows seems to be ordered by some logic regarding importance … IMO it would be just consistent to have all of them alphabetically rather than changing the order in the dropdown.
  11. I can confirm this on an 2013 iMac running High Sierra, public beta 1.
  12. "Reasonably Functional" means something different for ever user, so don't sweat it Larsene … nobody knows what version 1.0 will do and won't do yet. Just wait and see and decide for yourself if it does what you need it to do when it's released. Serif have stated that they certainly need time to catch up with other professional DTP software, but I am sure Publisher will do a lot of things right for a lot of people when it comes out. Again: Wait and see, nobody knows anything at the moment, except that Publisher is being worked on feverishly and there's a chance it might go into Beta some time this year (no guarantee though).
  13. Exactly … if the price stays as it is, I'm more than happy paying full price every couple of years for a new version (or simply stay at the current version, if I'm happy with what it does and don't want any awesome new features) :)
  14. MBd, Apple is including a "Files" app in iOS 11 later this year which will take care off this — it connects to iCloud and other services (e.g. Dropbox, Box …) and gives you a proper file handling system for your iPad. I expect Serif pushing out an update for the iOS version, as soon as iOS 11 is avaialble. :o)