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Irvin

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  1. Affinity Photo is not a mature application. That's all there's to it. If you need production-ready features, stability, reliability and a frustration-free experience, just pay $120/year to Adobe for the Lightroom/Photoshop combo. I do - because nothing is better or cheaper, to be honest.
  2. I agree 100%. I stopped using Affinity Photo after trying for a week and realizing it needs stability and speed in order to present a legitimate alternative to Adobe's Lightroom/Photoshop combo. The potential is there, the momentum is there, but the performance is not (at least in a production environment).
  3. Yes, I have. Ultimately, I'm a user, not a developer or fanboi - so I only care for what the software does versus what the competing software does, not how it does it or why it does it. In other words: maybe Affinity has extraordinary reasons for delivering huge files, but if I get much smaller and equally good files from Lightroom, DxO or Capture One, I will use one of those programs. I want software that performs better than the competition and as of today, that isn't the case with Affinity Photo.
  4. I Gave up on Affinity Photo until all these issues are fixed. Continue my work with Lightroom/Photoshop until further notice. No sense in wasting my time with half-baked solutions and blind chases. Developers know exactly what the problems are.
  5. All I know is Affinity Photo is not quite ready for prime time. I have not used it after the first week. Hope the developers can do something about the file size and other things holding back a product with great promise.
  6. Honestly, Affinity Photo has enormous potential as an alternative to Lightroom/PS. The price is truly great. But...I personally don't think it's ready for production. Maybe in a few months... Now, you risk nothing by buying it. I did. The price is so friendly, we should get it even as a means of supporting a great initiative. That said, right now, if you want production-ready software and don't mind the higher cost, go with Lightroom/Photoshop. That's what I have done until Affinity Photo resolves a few issues. Good luck!
  7. Irvin

    Affinity Photo 1.5 has launched!

    Same here - but it won't happen (at least for me) until the developing 'persona' is non-destructive, there is a thumbnail browser and support for Photoshop plugins with 16bit images. That said, I'm happy to have bought it and look forward to future enhancements. Great first release!
  8. What about an E-book edition that people can download (buy) and read on their phone or tablet? That's more practical nowadays than a physical book. I wanted to buy the AD book, but only in e-book format to read on my iPad. Ebooks have largely replaced physical books because they are much cheaper and easier to correct/maintain.
  9. Irvin

    Affinity Photo 1.5 has launched!

    Great debut release! congrats! This is the first ever serious challenger to Photoshop/Lightroom. About the only thing preventing me from ditching my Adobe subscription is the lack of a simple thumbnail browser at the bottom. No cataloguing features, no complications: just a simple thumbnail strip at the bottom that can be toggled on and off and points to a user-defined folder where pictures are stored. Happy customer here. Absolutely great first release!
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