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    NewInBoston got a reaction from Torstein in Extremely Disappointed, Existing Customers must Purchase Affinity V2   
    I am on the opposite spectrum and rather perplexed by some of the surprised responses I see about the paid upgrade path. Frankly, I would be shocked if Affinity were able to continue dominating Adobe CC simply by slinging books and art packs. 
    I paid for copies of all Affinity apps nearly 7 years ago and was happy to purchase supplemental content to support them.
    Like you, I refuse to pay for a subscription model on core workflow tools. The alternative to that (the norm of yesteryear) was pay-per-update. Remember how Adobe used to charge 499.00 every few years?
    With Affinity, I think I paid maybe 150.00 for all 3 apps, but was happy to pay for them again for my new Mac when moving from my Windows machine because the cost was so affordable. Since I haven't been charged for an app update in 7 years, and ran out of ways to support Affinity in the shop due to purchasing all books and art packs, V2 was an instant buy.
    And honestly 99.00 is a deal, yet again. And it's one time payment, with years of updates to come with new tool. New features like live meshwarping are likely only possible because of an entire engine rewrite. 
    I do music production on the side as well and I can tell you that Logix Pro X is free because it's subsidized by the price of their computers, which stop receiving updates to the newest OS every few years - forcing users to upgrade. It surely isn't free. Also Logic rarely releases major updates with ground breaking features. Either way, every other DAW save FL studio charges at least 199 / year for point releases. 
    iZotope (one of the most expensive luxury plugin companies) sells dozens of different products as single purchases and bundle for hundreds or even thousands of dollars with expensive semi-yearly releases. What was the cost of the latest Ozone 9 suite? 800 bucks? What was the upgrade path? 400? On something like a 2 year release cycle.
    Here is Affinity with a 99.00 upgrade path for all core apps with a track record of several years of major upgrades. Since when did "own your software" mean lifetime updates?  
    Anyways, I am delighted. Sorry you are not.
     
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    NewInBoston got a reaction from eiketre in Old V1 users being asked to pay EXACTLY the same for V2 new users? NOT COOL.   
    Ash posted a response to the in app purchase critique which I find more than reasonable. Did you happen to read it? Here is a link to the post.
     
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    NewInBoston reacted to VectorVonDoom in Astronaut Number Deux   
    Used a few references and filled spaces in. Could have done more but didn't want to spend any more time on it so it will do.
     
     

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    NewInBoston got a reaction from Patrick Connor in Old V1 users being asked to pay EXACTLY the same for V2 new users? NOT COOL.   
    Ash posted a response to the in app purchase critique which I find more than reasonable. Did you happen to read it? Here is a link to the post.
     
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    NewInBoston got a reaction from PaulEC in Old V1 users being asked to pay EXACTLY the same for V2 new users? NOT COOL.   
    Ash posted a response to the in app purchase critique which I find more than reasonable. Did you happen to read it? Here is a link to the post.
     
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    NewInBoston got a reaction from gogi in Extremely Disappointed, Existing Customers must Purchase Affinity V2   
    I am on the opposite spectrum and rather perplexed by some of the surprised responses I see about the paid upgrade path. Frankly, I would be shocked if Affinity were able to continue dominating Adobe CC simply by slinging books and art packs. 
    I paid for copies of all Affinity apps nearly 7 years ago and was happy to purchase supplemental content to support them.
    Like you, I refuse to pay for a subscription model on core workflow tools. The alternative to that (the norm of yesteryear) was pay-per-update. Remember how Adobe used to charge 499.00 every few years?
    With Affinity, I think I paid maybe 150.00 for all 3 apps, but was happy to pay for them again for my new Mac when moving from my Windows machine because the cost was so affordable. Since I haven't been charged for an app update in 7 years, and ran out of ways to support Affinity in the shop due to purchasing all books and art packs, V2 was an instant buy.
    And honestly 99.00 is a deal, yet again. And it's one time payment, with years of updates to come with new tool. New features like live meshwarping are likely only possible because of an entire engine rewrite. 
    I do music production on the side as well and I can tell you that Logix Pro X is free because it's subsidized by the price of their computers, which stop receiving updates to the newest OS every few years - forcing users to upgrade. It surely isn't free. Also Logic rarely releases major updates with ground breaking features. Either way, every other DAW save FL studio charges at least 199 / year for point releases. 
    iZotope (one of the most expensive luxury plugin companies) sells dozens of different products as single purchases and bundle for hundreds or even thousands of dollars with expensive semi-yearly releases. What was the cost of the latest Ozone 9 suite? 800 bucks? What was the upgrade path? 400? On something like a 2 year release cycle.
    Here is Affinity with a 99.00 upgrade path for all core apps with a track record of several years of major upgrades. Since when did "own your software" mean lifetime updates?  
    Anyways, I am delighted. Sorry you are not.
     
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    NewInBoston got a reaction from myclay in Old V1 users being asked to pay EXACTLY the same for V2 new users? NOT COOL.   
    Ash posted a response to the in app purchase critique which I find more than reasonable. Did you happen to read it? Here is a link to the post.
     
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    NewInBoston got a reaction from Alfred in Old V1 users being asked to pay EXACTLY the same for V2 new users? NOT COOL.   
    Ash posted a response to the in app purchase critique which I find more than reasonable. Did you happen to read it? Here is a link to the post.
     
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    NewInBoston reacted to Leigh in Disgusting pricing   
    This thread is now closed/locked. This thread has been reported several times and everything that needs to be said has been said.
    Here's a link to the forum guidelines for anyone needing a refresher: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/guidelines/
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    NewInBoston reacted to Maksimus in Disgusting pricing   
    We don't complain about you complaining.
    We are trying to convince you that:
    1. There's no point in complaining. Your cost complaints will not be heard by Serif and they will not change their prices.
    2. In terms of price/quality/capability Serif offers the best product on the market. There are no alternatives at this cost for such functionality and quality.
    3. If you are embarrassed by Affinity prices, always remember Adobi's price policy. There is a much worse example. And... It continues to be used on such conditions by thousands of customers.
    Therefore, we do not complain about complaints, but report that this is a useless waste of time and air shaking.
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    NewInBoston reacted to Maksimus in Disgusting pricing   
    Allow me to respond to your assertions.
    You need to proceed from reality, and not from your wet fantasies and mental constructions about "how everything should be right."
    The reality at the moment is this:
    1. I studied the innovations of Affinity Suite and liked them. Some things were finished and the work was done.
    2. For me personally, $100 to get an update on all 5 products is an inconspicuous expense.
    3. I only have 2 REALISTIC CHOICES in this situation. a) Upgrade and get those updates. b) Do not update and sit on the old one. I chose update.
    4. Since I myself have a small business and we ourselves had to recently raise prices, because everything around is becoming more expensive and inflation is growing, I understand the Serif company.
    5. We do not have a subscription model and monthly payments anyway. And we (thank God) are given a free choice - to buy further updates, or we have enough of what we have to work and we are not required to pay.
    Thus, nowhere is there an attitude towards people as towards a flock of sheep.
    We are given the choice to buy a new version or stay on the old one.
    But the Serif company itself does not deprive itself of the right to choose and the opportunity to adjust its own prices and not work at a loss.
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    NewInBoston reacted to Les Hall in Using Apple Photos as a DAM - don’t diss it till you try it.   
    I used to use LR, but like many others I gave up on Adobe products after they went subscription after having spent thousands over the years on every version of Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Pagemaker etc. I would buy the suite version.

    I did though, on the whole, like LR for cataloging files and processing RAW.

    I feel like I’ve tried every alternative and always end up just using Apple Photos. It’s free and gets failry regular updates.

    I keep all my images in folders on an external SSD which is backed up to other SSD’s daily. The images are all referenced into Photos, but not physically moved to the Photos library. You can do that and have the library (of referenced files) on an external disk.

    Like many Apple apps it has powers that are not always explained up front. One feature that I just discovered was in using the search function. I can’t remember why I was looking for “beer” but I typed that in and a bunch of photographs were found. All of them, except one, had either glasses of beer or beer bottles. There was one foto that had neither in them. I enlarged the image and there, on a piece of paper was the tiny word “beer”. And it was on a creased part of the paper shot at an angle. I guess this is a benefit of Apple’s newish technology that can find, and copy, words in images.

    Count me impressed.

    I also use the edit feature, but don’t use the Photos edit engine per se. I select an image and press enter which opens Photos Edit and from there, in the three dots in a circle icon, I select the RAW processor of my choice. I typically use RAWPower, which is a $30 (I think) app written by one of the lead engineers on Apple Aperture - a much beloved DAM and RAW processor sadly missed by the cognnoscenti. You can also pick Affinity Photo or whatever other foto editing app appears in the pop-up menu.

    I used to think an Affinity DAM would be cool. I would like to give those guys my money, but I no longer feel that is necessary. Although I would still buy it if they did release such a beast.

    Cast aside any opinions you might have about Apple Photos and give it a try.
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    NewInBoston reacted to loukash in My Feedback: THANK YOU   
    The "Ignore" feature is your friend.  
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    NewInBoston reacted to Stepaan in My Feedback: THANK YOU   
    Your "Thank you" thread ended better than mine. I got flamed for my thanks 😄
     
    Can't wait for deeds and his soulful reactions
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    NewInBoston reacted to Tia Lapis in Sneaky Sales Tactics!   
    No backward compatibility is often simply a technical necessity as many internal structures may have changed.
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    NewInBoston reacted to LondonSquirrel in Sneaky Sales Tactics!   
    There is no compulsion to buy V2. V1 still works.
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    NewInBoston got a reaction from PaulEC in Thank you, Serif, for V2 Suite   
    Much of what we see here on the forums is manufactured outrage from new accounts and sleeper accounts. Some hilarious examples are new accounts threatening to switch to Adobe CC expensive monthly subscription rather than pay a small fee for V2. Since muting some of the more over-the-top manic/obsessive  posters, my visits here are much more enjoyable.
    Glad you are loving the update!
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    NewInBoston got a reaction from myclay in Thank you, Serif, for V2 Suite   
    Much of what we see here on the forums is manufactured outrage from new accounts and sleeper accounts. Some hilarious examples are new accounts threatening to switch to Adobe CC expensive monthly subscription rather than pay a small fee for V2. Since muting some of the more over-the-top manic/obsessive  posters, my visits here are much more enjoyable.
    Glad you are loving the update!
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    NewInBoston got a reaction from Greener in Extremely Disappointed, Existing Customers must Purchase Affinity V2   
    I am on the opposite spectrum and rather perplexed by some of the surprised responses I see about the paid upgrade path. Frankly, I would be shocked if Affinity were able to continue dominating Adobe CC simply by slinging books and art packs. 
    I paid for copies of all Affinity apps nearly 7 years ago and was happy to purchase supplemental content to support them.
    Like you, I refuse to pay for a subscription model on core workflow tools. The alternative to that (the norm of yesteryear) was pay-per-update. Remember how Adobe used to charge 499.00 every few years?
    With Affinity, I think I paid maybe 150.00 for all 3 apps, but was happy to pay for them again for my new Mac when moving from my Windows machine because the cost was so affordable. Since I haven't been charged for an app update in 7 years, and ran out of ways to support Affinity in the shop due to purchasing all books and art packs, V2 was an instant buy.
    And honestly 99.00 is a deal, yet again. And it's one time payment, with years of updates to come with new tool. New features like live meshwarping are likely only possible because of an entire engine rewrite. 
    I do music production on the side as well and I can tell you that Logix Pro X is free because it's subsidized by the price of their computers, which stop receiving updates to the newest OS every few years - forcing users to upgrade. It surely isn't free. Also Logic rarely releases major updates with ground breaking features. Either way, every other DAW save FL studio charges at least 199 / year for point releases. 
    iZotope (one of the most expensive luxury plugin companies) sells dozens of different products as single purchases and bundle for hundreds or even thousands of dollars with expensive semi-yearly releases. What was the cost of the latest Ozone 9 suite? 800 bucks? What was the upgrade path? 400? On something like a 2 year release cycle.
    Here is Affinity with a 99.00 upgrade path for all core apps with a track record of several years of major upgrades. Since when did "own your software" mean lifetime updates?  
    Anyways, I am delighted. Sorry you are not.
     
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    NewInBoston reacted to loukash in Affinity Designer V2 iPad - Clipping Mask creation is unintuitive.   
    It's a display bug. I vaguely remember it's been already reported and likely logged. In any case I remember to have posted to such a bug report a few weeks ago.
    In other words, no conspiracy, no evil deeds. Just a simple bug.  
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    NewInBoston got a reaction from JoshB in Extremely Disappointed, Existing Customers must Purchase Affinity V2   
    I am on the opposite spectrum and rather perplexed by some of the surprised responses I see about the paid upgrade path. Frankly, I would be shocked if Affinity were able to continue dominating Adobe CC simply by slinging books and art packs. 
    I paid for copies of all Affinity apps nearly 7 years ago and was happy to purchase supplemental content to support them.
    Like you, I refuse to pay for a subscription model on core workflow tools. The alternative to that (the norm of yesteryear) was pay-per-update. Remember how Adobe used to charge 499.00 every few years?
    With Affinity, I think I paid maybe 150.00 for all 3 apps, but was happy to pay for them again for my new Mac when moving from my Windows machine because the cost was so affordable. Since I haven't been charged for an app update in 7 years, and ran out of ways to support Affinity in the shop due to purchasing all books and art packs, V2 was an instant buy.
    And honestly 99.00 is a deal, yet again. And it's one time payment, with years of updates to come with new tool. New features like live meshwarping are likely only possible because of an entire engine rewrite. 
    I do music production on the side as well and I can tell you that Logix Pro X is free because it's subsidized by the price of their computers, which stop receiving updates to the newest OS every few years - forcing users to upgrade. It surely isn't free. Also Logic rarely releases major updates with ground breaking features. Either way, every other DAW save FL studio charges at least 199 / year for point releases. 
    iZotope (one of the most expensive luxury plugin companies) sells dozens of different products as single purchases and bundle for hundreds or even thousands of dollars with expensive semi-yearly releases. What was the cost of the latest Ozone 9 suite? 800 bucks? What was the upgrade path? 400? On something like a 2 year release cycle.
    Here is Affinity with a 99.00 upgrade path for all core apps with a track record of several years of major upgrades. Since when did "own your software" mean lifetime updates?  
    Anyways, I am delighted. Sorry you are not.
     
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    NewInBoston got a reaction from _Th in Extremely Disappointed, Existing Customers must Purchase Affinity V2   
    But you can later, and can still use V1 now. I lament your injury and do wish you a speedy recovery. 
  23. Like
    NewInBoston got a reaction from _Th in Extremely Disappointed, Existing Customers must Purchase Affinity V2   
    I am on the opposite spectrum and rather perplexed by some of the surprised responses I see about the paid upgrade path. Frankly, I would be shocked if Affinity were able to continue dominating Adobe CC simply by slinging books and art packs. 
    I paid for copies of all Affinity apps nearly 7 years ago and was happy to purchase supplemental content to support them.
    Like you, I refuse to pay for a subscription model on core workflow tools. The alternative to that (the norm of yesteryear) was pay-per-update. Remember how Adobe used to charge 499.00 every few years?
    With Affinity, I think I paid maybe 150.00 for all 3 apps, but was happy to pay for them again for my new Mac when moving from my Windows machine because the cost was so affordable. Since I haven't been charged for an app update in 7 years, and ran out of ways to support Affinity in the shop due to purchasing all books and art packs, V2 was an instant buy.
    And honestly 99.00 is a deal, yet again. And it's one time payment, with years of updates to come with new tool. New features like live meshwarping are likely only possible because of an entire engine rewrite. 
    I do music production on the side as well and I can tell you that Logix Pro X is free because it's subsidized by the price of their computers, which stop receiving updates to the newest OS every few years - forcing users to upgrade. It surely isn't free. Also Logic rarely releases major updates with ground breaking features. Either way, every other DAW save FL studio charges at least 199 / year for point releases. 
    iZotope (one of the most expensive luxury plugin companies) sells dozens of different products as single purchases and bundle for hundreds or even thousands of dollars with expensive semi-yearly releases. What was the cost of the latest Ozone 9 suite? 800 bucks? What was the upgrade path? 400? On something like a 2 year release cycle.
    Here is Affinity with a 99.00 upgrade path for all core apps with a track record of several years of major upgrades. Since when did "own your software" mean lifetime updates?  
    Anyways, I am delighted. Sorry you are not.
     
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    NewInBoston reacted to walt.farrell in Short cut for color change brush   
    Welcome to the Serif Affinity forums.
    You don't say which app you're using, but for Photo, on Windows, my default for that seems to be Shift+X. You can check Preferences, Shortcuts, to see what key you're set to use (and change it to something else that isn't used, if you want):

     
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    NewInBoston got a reaction from Debs2203 in Really embarrassed   
    While expecting lifetime free updates? 
    So use V1? Or request a refund? But that would undermine your position that Serif is “unreasonable.” 
    I would hardly consider charging a small fee for V2 a trick. Btw Serif brought us years of free updates. 
    A trick would be creating a monopoly by buying up startups, push proprietary formats, then force a perpetual LIFETIME SUBSCRIPTION FEE for access. 
    That, my friend, is a trick. Anything else is simply business.
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