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  1. Or look at all the Android apps that do exist like Audio Evolution or LumaFusion and assume they obviously wasted their time by releasing an app on a platform such as Android.
  2. Some of those are complicated though like Auto Trace for Designer. I'll continue to give them a pass on those.
  3. Well +1 from me. One would think after 5 years they could have figured this out. Considering that I can't find another photo app without a crop to selection feature, I'm surprised they don't support this simple and common workflow. I gave V1 a pass on missing some of the basic tools, but that won't fly with V2 so I won't be purchasing future products from Affinity until they show signs that they can get their act together.
  4. Crop to selection is more like windshield wiper timers. Does your economical GMC pickup require you to press the windshield wiper button every single time you want to clear the rain drops? I doubt it. That is a standard feature across almost all cars made in the last 70 years. The basic Microsoft Paint, .NET Paint, and dozens of other low priced apps have crop to selection, it should be standard on any app claiming to be a photo editor. I can only assume the developers have some kind of harebrained idea that they needed to go to war against that super common workflow. If the Affinity workflow was faster I would say yay Affinity for innovating. Instead it is slower and clunkier and makes me wonder if some rare form of dementia is starting to set in.
  5. This is really where artificial intelligence can perhaps make a big difference. Object detection where as you move the mouse around it highlights objects it recognizes like people, animals, trees, sky, grass, houses, cars, fruit, vegetables, hamburgers, furniture, etc. Along with perhaps some fine tunning features for the human to help guide it like using the mouse wheel to make it more or less specific, for example if you've selected a human you can force it down to just the shirt, just the face, or just the hair. Alternatively maybe expand it out to multiple people while skipping the disconnected space between them.
  6. Yes it does. If you don't subscribe and the software keeps working it is not under a subscription. I get your point though that there can be other subscription systems tied to the concept of getting software. So maybe a more accurate terminology would subscription apps (existing software that needs a subscription to continue working and subscription updates (requiring a subscription for future updates or tech support).
  7. You are afraid they might use the monetization model of 99% of all paid software since the beginning of the computer industry?
  8. Subscription software means if you stop subscribing, then the application stops working. The Affinity license are perpetual. They keep working, effectively forever, after you pay for the license. Paying to get an upgrade is not a subscription.
  9. I have now installed the demo and Crop to a selection doesn't seem to be there in any of the logical menu places. (Edit, Document, Layer, Select). Also no quick snap to selection in the dedicated Crop tool.
  10. Well it doesn't seem to be listed in their list of new features, but I haven't installed the demo yet to be sure.
  11. Looking at the feature requests I have been following from V1, it appears none of them were implemented in V2. What are some feature requests that did get implemented? Added: Designer - Shape Builder Tool ... mentioned by @dvandorsten Designer - Vector Warp ... mentioned by @fde101 Designer - Knife Tool ... mentioned by @fde101 Missing: Photo - Crop to Selection Photo - Perspective Crop Tool Photo - Mirror Canvas Preview ... mentioned by @PatrickZ Publisher - ePub export Designer - AutoTrace Image
  12. I think you made a mistake labeling this topic. A Plugin SDK is perhaps urgently required, but an AI Picture Generator is more of a curiosity at the moment.
  13. Well that is disappointing. How long has an AutoTrace tool been a feature request, 8 years now?
  14. You talked mostly about tablets, but remember modern Chromebooks run Android apps too. That would open up a range of laptops with keyboard / mouse built-in. I realize the following would be a whole new beast, but if Affinity could merge the desktop and tablet interface into a duel switching app for hybrid tablets like the Microsoft Surface on Windows and the wide variety of devices running Android, they could have quite the package.
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