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  1. There are now enough votes to put Photo in the top 25! Dunno if we'll beat Final Fantasy XI, but with a bit of effort, we could top Photoshop.
  2. Wine's ultimate goal is to provide a Windows application layer in Linux with 1:1 compatibility. Getting Photo and Designer running would mean, at the very least, that they now cover one extra use case they didn't previously.
  3. Ditto. My three votes are now assigned to Photo.
  4. Done for Photo. Though there doesn't seem to be an entry for any recent versions of Designer.
  5. I actually use and rather enjoy Krita, but it only supports 8 bits per channel. That's normally not a problem, but for those occasions when I start hammering the gaussian blurs on a vignetting spree, you'll see tons of color banding if you're working in a lower bit depth. Krita gave me some pretty janky results. GIMP? Despite the fact that it claims to support 32-bit float, and despite me converting my image to such. it still had some pretty terrible color banding when I ran my layer through a blur. I ended up having to go back into Krita, and airbrush in my shadowing. It looked good, but it still took me about 10x as long. It's moments like this when I really, really miss Photo.
  6. I ran into a situation where I had to use GIMP today, and... ...oh GAWD!
  7. Hey, just letting you all know I'd still love to have my Affinity programs in Linux. If I could fire up Photo and Designer here, it'd be like having my cake, and eating it too. You all are the cakemasters. You can make my life complete.
  8. Just spitballing here, but you could force everyone in the office to donate plasma twice a week.
  9. If there's one thing I've come to notice during my time in Linux, it's how bad the font rendering is in Windows. I feel like a total nerd for nitpicking something like this, but hell, it's SO NICE having clear, clean text everywhere that doesn't look like it's padded in rainbow colored antialiasing.
  10. The more I use Krita, the more I realize it's a better analog to Photo than I initially thought. It's geared more heavily towards digital painting than raw photo manipulation, but it can still do the latter fairly well. At the very least, it has some decent content aware/inpainting brush style tools, and honest to god non-destructive adjustment layers, both of which GIMP lacks. I'd still rather have Photo and Designer in Linux, but I'm finding I can use Krita without feeling like I'm sacrificing all that much. edit: You can even make it look pretty snazzy.
  11. It's not the smoothest program in the world to use. To it's credit, it is a fairly capable little program, but it seems like it wants to fight you every step of the way.
  12. It's not a bad name, but I wish the developers did more than a simple rebrand. It seems like a lot of effort made for the most minimal of returns
  13. GIMP isn't exactly the most marketable name, no. That's why someone got the bright idea to fork the editor, and rebrand it as Glimpse! It would've been nicer if they took the codebase, and made some actual improvements to it. But no. It's the same GIMP we all know and slightly tolerate, with a slightly less embarrassing name.
  14. ...is that Gnome 2? Man, that's oldschool. For pure color editing purposes, I'm surprised you're not using Darktable. Being closer to Lightroom in style and functions, it's actually a good bit better than Photo and its analogs at that task. The problem is when you adjust your colors and lighting, and edit your shots, there isn't anything on Linux as good as.
  15. Not for this exact kind of situation, but I have heard of petitions working before. Though you are right, a signature isn't a guaranteed future sale for Serif, though it does work as a potential show of support. The hope is that a lot of signatures equates to a lot of interest. Yeah, I understand why Serif hasn't fully committed to supporting Linux yet. There are lots of question marks that would make any small company think twice about it. Is there a large enough interest among the currently installed base for them to turn a profit? Are there a lot of people out there who only stick with Windows and MacOS just because they can't get their favorite programs on Linux, and would they move if said favorite programs became available? Yeah, there's a ton of potential to make money on the platform, but there's also just as much of a chance that they could lose their shirts in the attempt to support it. So I guess it's up to us to convince them it's worthwhile. ...in the meanwhile, I'm considering buying one of those new M1 Macbook Airs to pair with my desktop machine. That'd be my overly expensive second best option.
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