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  1. Can a moderator please delete my account. I came here with the best of intentions to request a Linux version. I have no time to engage in this discussion further and I don't want an active account in this forum, since I do not belong in the Affinity user community. There is no delete account option. So thank you very much. And best of luck.
  2. The logical fallacy in your reply is amazing. Paycheck?! How clever of you. Lovely forum you got here Serif. You can keep it.
  3. Xara?! Seriously. That's an old can of worms you opened and it has nothing to do with selling a graphics app to Linux users. To refresh your memory please visit: https://www.linux.com/news/lessons-learned-open-source-xaras-failure Other than that. Your suggestions are noted.
  4. Didn't say they're unusable in my first post. I said that they're not adequate. That's a big difference. And I do use them for certain things. For example I really like painting and drawing with Krita and the G'MIC filter for coloring artwork in Gimp is awesome. I am open minded about new tools. And don't expect them to be like Adobe. I've used Pixelmator in the past (it gets the job done but doesn't have CMYK either). IMO Graphics apps should have some functioning core features (like proper type handling, CMYK etc) for print designers. Print will not go away in our lifetimes. No matter what they say. Affinity seems very promising. That's why I bothered posting in this thread. Even though they made it explicitly clear that there will be no Linux versions. Also I understand your last point. But it's not my job to look into Linux market stats. No way! Got better things to do with my time. LOL! Guess that if I ever go back to Apple I'll give Affinity a spin.
  5. This is a request thread for Affinity Serif Linux versions. Not a flame war. I'm only going to say the following, so that perhaps, you can understand why people like me, find said apps difficult to work with. Gimp has destructive editing. No adjustment layers. No CMYK. I'm not going to go into the interface. These two issues make it unusable for me. Inkscape type menu is almost unusable. I spend a lot of time with type and I really cannot be bothered, because I simply don't have the time. Krita I really like. But try opening a big PSD file with it. It will crash and burn. And it's supposed to have excellent PSD support. I'm using latest versions on all of them for the past 2 years. And with that I'm out. I'm aware that there will probably be no Linux versions for Serif software. But I would be willing to pay for it.
  6. I am no market specialist. Just a plain user. For example JetBrains http://www.jetbrains.com sells its apps to Linux users through its website. In 2013 they held a presentation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfQh1tcOPsc#t=1812 and they disclosed that the distribution of their clients is: 50% Windows 30% Mac 20% Linux 20% is not too bad, I suppose. Again this is just an example that a casual Google search returned. I'm no Linux expert, neither do I pretend to be. I'm just a designer who happens to use Linux after giving up on Apple and Microsoft. But I do know that there are more designers on Linux, than people think. Obviously if Serif decides to pursue Linux they would need to research it first. And I am aware -as it has been made explicitly clear in previous posts- that there will be no Linux versions in the foreseeable future. But still I just wanted to add my voice in this thread.
  7. I am also on the minority here asking for Linux versions of Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer. If you ever decide to go for it, perhaps you should talk with Ubuntu/Canonical. It is by far the most popular distro and besides the Appimage format (that someone mentioned earlier) Canonical has developed the universal Snap format that can run on most Linux disros and it is constantly updated by the developers who make it available. (See https://snapcraft.io/) There is really no adequate photo manipulation/vector editing programme on Linux. Gimp is unbelievably complicated and still lacks CMYK support. Krita -even though I really like it- has more odd crashes than it is acceptable. Inkscape also has an unintuitive interface and lacks several important vector editing features. Surely there must be at least 10,000 Linux users who would be willing to buy your software so that you can recoup your initial 500,000 $ development costs. I'm one of them. And I'm sure you could get the Linux press behind you. You already have great reviews everywhere I look and graphic designers really don't like to change their habits to much. But Adobe seems to have forced some people to look elsewhere. The subscription model is a big reason. Also the latest versions of Photoshop and Illustrator are a bit flaky around the edges. They keep changing things they shouldn't that complicate people's workflows. On a final note I'm a print and web designer. Been using Adobe since 1996 and moved to Ubuntu because I got kind of fed up with the latest MacOs (how older programmes stop running in newer versions) and Windows 10 (Microsoft can keep its telemetry to itself). It's not cool having to use a Virtual Machine for graphics work, but still Ubuntu makes things much easier for someone who also develops websites and I am not willing to go back to Apple or Microsoft.
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