Hi I am Henrik
I am a software developer and a photographer. I am so happy to see the works of Affinity Designer.
I am pretty sure I will end up owning all three products when they are released.
Affinity Designer, for my graphics (I use Xara designer now, because it is really good, and I can avoid using Adobe Illustrator).
Affinity Photo, for my photo editing (I use Aperture, Pixelmator and Photoshop. Aperture because it is good, Pixelmator to avoid Photoshop, and Photoshop when I have no other choices)
Affinity Publisher, for my documents. ( I use Pages for mac, because it fits 80% of my needs. And I can avoid .... )
I can't wait to see Affinity Photo, if the quality of the program is as good as Affinity Designer, we finally have an alternative to Adobe. I try to avoid Adobe as much as possible. Adobe is the market leader. No doubt. But the i do not find the software a joy to work with.
I may be the only photographer on this plant who do not enjoy Lightroom and Photoshop. The apps are powerful no doubt about that, but I find that the software has too many features in places that are illogic for me. And because I spend time developing software between shoots. I can't remember where the features are placed in Photoshop. I simply just can't remember.
I have the same issues with Adobe Indesign. I can't remember how to use the software. XARA on the other hand is much more user friendly for me. I love how easy it is to create a shadow in Xara, and I hope to see that feature in Affinity Designer as well.
I simply can't wait to see Affinity Photo. Hope it is more user friendly for me than Adobe Photoshop.