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Everything posted by Joschi

  1. I also got the same mail from microsoft! That is so low! I'm personally not a fan of changing rules so quickly. To me this is really a low action from microsoft to extend the voting. I personally understand, if microsoft wants to extend the voting, but this should be a serious competition. This is not some kind of a drawing contest for 10 year olds, where rules are getting changed every time just to satisfy everyone! I should calm down....the world has more severe problems than this
  2. Well...Affinity Designer is currently at 63%. Last Hours are ticking......
  3. Yees...AD is now on the lead with 35%. I will now tell people around me to vote for AD!!!
  4. Exactly. Really Sad! But Honestly, I really don't care about the final outcome. That is because I assume Serif will present Affinity Designer for Ipad at WWDC 2018. This will have way more impact on creative/productive people. Nobody will then talk about Todoist anymore. Furthermore, in the second half of 2018 new rumors/ Information about Affinity Publisher will spread (does not matter if Serif will only release the beta version or not at all). So, good publicity for Serif. It would be of course awesome, if Serif would somehow win this developer Award. That would give them a good boost for their ego and motivation during the next months. I think 2018 could be very exciting for Serif customers. It is the year, customers will get a bigger picture on what the company Serif is really about (goals, target groups, products, etc.). It could be a crucial year for Serif! They can lay a good rock solid foundation for their upcoming years, if everything goes as expected.
  5. Whaaat? Last Time I checked, Affinity Designer was voted around 48% and now only 26%...and I also remember that even Penbook was a few percent over Todoist! I mean there are hundreds of similar Apps like Todoist. I can absolutely see no exciting Tools, Features and whatsovever Todoist can offer in comparison to other Projectmanagement or To-Do-List Apps for Windows. I mean even Plex does sound more exciting and useful to me^^
  6. Wow...you guys are fast. I hope the day when Version 1.6 is coming out, there will be a few unexpected improvements that will surprise me. Can't wait. I hope the release will not take longer than 2 months Great works guys. Now I know, there will be better overviews with fonts. So happy
  7. But the Lines are always made of the last clicked point on the canvas - that's the problem I was talking about. And as you can see in the video ( from 2:18 - 2:21), in order to create a new line somewhere else on the canvas, you have to first create a "last clicked" Point, to create a line (you can see from 2:18 - 2:21, there is a green tiny dot - because of creating a last clicked point). So in reality, you do not have only a straight line, but also the dot you because you had to create a "last clicked point" in order to create a straigth line. That is useless, because it is not clean and accurate for drawing or painting - especially when your drawings are mainly (perspective) sketching. Look at Krita, and see their Line-tool. You will know what I and many other drawing/painting/sketching users mean by that.
  8. This is what i meant. I don't want to create a straight line from the last point to the clicked one. It is inconvenience, slows down the drawing process and is very inaccurate, because you have estimate your A to B points in order to create a straight line (there is no useful cursor for that) I want to create several, if not hundreds single straight line - and it does no good, if a line is always created from the last clicked point.
  9. This is exactly what I'm trying to tell them all the time what people who sketch a lot really needs. They don't understand, that the way how affinity now works to create straight line, is useless and very inaccurate. Not everyone wants to work with paths and polygons to create lines. There are many who just want to be able to create straight brush lines. They need to understand, that (especially in brush mode) there is a need for a own straight line tool. Their only answer regarding this is : "create line by first click start- and second click end"
  10. I'm not sure if I have mixed up the V 1.6 with Beta or official release. Can I update my Desktop version to 1.6?
  11. I'm still waiting for a single brush line tool as a main worktool :) It's so important to me and many others as you can see here and elsewhere! Can we count on a tool like this for the next months ahead, or does it look like, we have to wait until the next big upgrade 2.x version? Love your work by the way - I know you can't fulfill every customers wish-list and despite of that, you really do great how you handle your customers feedback. So, thumbs up! :)
  12. 2 Months ago you could read, that Serif was planning to release a beta (Publisher) in the 2. quarter. Meanwhile, they say just 2017. I'm just saying that between beta and official release are at least several months. I can wait - no problem with that. It's just everyone is speculating about a possible release. Why not just take off some pressure (for the Team behind Serif) while not giving some room for speculation for anyone. The day you secretly announce your new product could be a better surprise-effect^^
  13. I know Serif is trying their best to keep their products up to date. It's just, it's already July and there is still no official Version 1.6 - and Publisher. If you can't make it in 2017, then please just change your statement on you homepage about Publisher beeing released as beta in 2017. It is driving me nuts. And not only me - for sure. How about changing the statement - just to take some pressure off.
  14. First off, I would like to thank Serif for their products they offering. I bought all three Affinity products (AP, AD and Workbook) and I'm more than happy, even if some tools (main tools, if I'm honest) are missing. So thumbs up! Now, about all the concerns from the professional guys here: Altough I'm not professional, I do understand and agree, that Serif should listen more to the needs of the professional. It is also ok (and important) to listen to the "average" users. However, I think it was a huge mistake from Affinity's marketing department to announce their products for more than two operating systems. Now all the media talks about it and more and more people are attracted to the products - which is not bad, but that also means, a new huge community with huge amount of new needs, Affinity can't possibly implement in the near future. There is simply not enough staff available. I hope Serif will not make the same mistakes in the near future again and focus more on improving and refining their product line. If Serif wants to get more serious attention from the industry, it would be wise to listen more to the needs from the professional. The best advertisement a Graphic/Design software can get, is from the professional industry itself - not a short mention and presentation at Apple's WWDC! A happy professional Designer is more than willingly to help spread and advertise softwares he works with. Colleagues within the industry would give it a try and more customers from younger generations that are looking up to their role models in the industry. So my Advice to Serif is: Stop listen to the Marketing Department. They did great, but now it is time to focus only on your products and customers needs alone.
  15. hmm I'm with Orphydian. The icons really need some refinement. If someone from my family or friends would see the icons, they would think it is from some game or music app. xD The Icons really look too much. It should be more simple and somewhat recognizable. Honestly, when I first saw Affinitys Products the only difference between AP and AD I could see was the color (AP ->purple; AD - blue). It was only later I noticed differences between these 2 icons.
  16. At first, I'm really glad no one is avoiding this topic. :) I know that YouTube does have an automatic subtitling system - as you said, it is not perfect - and sometimes it really does it job more than good (but it is rarely the case), but when it comes to tutorials, there are often cases where even one single false word could change the whole meaning and workflow process. Of course some videos with subtitles are of some use. Otherwise it is really hard to use. I understand and accept, that your company is really busy working on the Affinity Product line. I hope accesibility is something you could focus more in a few years. However, I really think this is something which could bring your company way more customers worldwide. There are 360 million people worldwide having disabling hearing loss. Since creativity (drawing, painting, Photos - sign language) is one of the main language of the deaf community (the way how we express ourselves), you could sure achieve a huge new target group with an estimate about ~ 10 to 35 millions of possible new customers. I know quite a few friends who would love to learn graphic design softwares, but there are really almost zero companies who are offering this (Adobe does, but not regulary, and not up to date). And not everyone likes to only read books (since learning-by-doing through visual tutorials is way easier). I think this could be a huge chance to get more customers (and prizes from organisations - huge positive press - sympathy points). Maybe you could make a contest (like, people on youtube who are making great quality Affinity Tutorials and offering closed caption (not automatic subtitling) getting something in return, for example they get to be mentioned in your hall of fames, or commercial, whatever you think fits.)?! Or find a partner company who does it for you (win-win)?? Just my mind about it. And even it's really hard for me to follow video tutorials, I'm happy with the designer workbook as my resource (and depend on it for now).
  17. I would love to understand more Tutorial videos from Affinity. But only a few videos have subtitles. I'm deaf and I can only understand videos through closed caption (also the reason I bought the Designer Workbook).
  18. I would love to understand more Tutorial videos from Affinity. But only a few videos have subtitles. I'm deaf and I can only understand videos through closed caption (also the reason I bought the Designer Workbook).
  19. Yeah, this is what I really really really want so bad. I mean I love Affinity (I bought all 3 products: AD, AP. Workbook). I really do, but for drawings (especially for all sorts of perspective drawings), a straight line drawing tool is so essential. I appreciate all the all the time and effort you guys put in your Affinity products. But this is a really poor straight line solution. Maybe, I don't want to continue the line frome the previous click I clicked somwhere over the canvas. I really can't work with that. It is really useless (because I can't work precisely with this crosshairs cursor). Please create a drawing line tool like in krita (with better cursor hellp/view). Just click precisely and then drag it excactly all over the canvas to the point where you would like to draw. Here a really simple example, what we would like to have like in Krita (simple - with angle - line drawing tool): http://imgur.com/a/KwqPt
  20. I would be willing to wait longer if it takes way more time to finish a Workbook for Photo.
  21. Hey, I'm new to Affinity Photo and I would love to know how to finish or add a curve/line between 2 separate curves. Enclosed you will find a screenshot, so that you can understand better what I mean with this issue.
  22. Hello, I'm new here and I've heard a lot about Affinity's powerful ability as an real alternative for Graphic designers who want to avoid Adobe and their strictly, monthly payment model (which is not only a cost thing, but also something regarding their flexibility/accessibility). Just keep in mind: This is not a question about whether Affinity will release their new Update (v1.6) and what to expect or what features are going to be released. This is more a general question about Affinity's product line. From what I understand is, Affinity will publish a third beta program called "Affinity Publisher", which will also represent the complete "Graphic Suite" of Affinity, right? That means, there are no plans to bring out more program packages, but rather more tools that will be implemented in each programs of Affinity's Suite depending on their speciality? (sorry, for my poor english - it is not my native language) So if there are no subscriptions and free Updates, how can customers know up to which version they are going to have free updates? I know updates and upgrades are two different things, but in this case it is indeed a little confusing, since Affinity is offering their products free from subscriptions. So what's the big picture here? :)
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