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  1. I should add and stress: the lack of DAM/RAW is keeping from adopting Affinity as my full time solution.
  2. Honestly I'm not sure why this is such a long-standing question. Any real professional media production suite needs a lossless DAM for managing versions and editing history. And integrating a RAW processor is critical to its success. This is a no-brainer. Just look at all the big names, present and former: Lightroom, Capture One, Aperture (R.I.P.), even Apple Photos and iPhoto before it. Apple doesn't use the finder to manage photos and videos, why should we? Adobe Bridge was good enough until the Library/Catalog database concept replaced it. Bridge still dumps dozens of near duplicates on your hard drive, and should your sidecar files ever become separated, good luck. And Managing RAW files in the Finder or Bridge is a lesson in frustration. Let's stop trying to reinvent the wheel here. A database DAM RAW editor tool is essential.
  3. Yes, a Mac. I have an account from signing up for the first public beta in 2015, and later a different account (accidentally) when I downloaded the trial.
  4. MEB, I don't think you're reading my posts very carefully. I went to download the extras, and I was asked to either create a new account or log in with my old account. I have two accounts from previous purchases of Affinity Photo and beta testing. Neither of those logins worked, and neither does the password reset. I'm not talking about Forum login or old Serif accounts. Now your first reply told me I didn't need to log in, and now you're telling me I need to create a new account. The real problem is that the login and password reset aren't working. So perhaps you could stop replying with useless info and go see if someone knows something about that. OK? Thanks.
  5. So I have to create a new, third account even though I already have two accounts? Your password reset is still not working.
  6. MEB, I did that originally, but I have to create a new account or sign in in order to download. I guess I could try creating a new account but I already have two as far as I know.
  7. I can't log in to my Affinity account to download the bonus content that's included with 1.6. It turns out I have two accounts, and neither of them works. Furthermore, I can't seem to reset my password for either account. I enter my address and click the reset button, but I never receive the email with instructions. I checked my junk mail and it's not there either. I can log in to the support forums (clearly) but that login uses a username, not email address. Help?
  8. Teasers can only last so long. Still staying tuned... but a little info from the devs would be nice :rolleyes:
  9. Mike, perhaps the difference is between Organizing and Managing. DAM is asset management, which goes a few steps beyond simple organization. Its primary goal where photos are concerned, at least from the birth of Aperture and Lightroom (as alternatives to Bridge) was to avoid file duplication wherever possible. That's the Management part. And it was particularly important for photographers who began seeing their hard drives quickly filled with duplicated files for every edit they made, even simple ones. So Aperture (I think derived from Photo Mechanic or something like that) provided photogs with RAW processing and simple instruction based (non-destructive but more importantly non-constructive) pixel editing, which left the original file untouched and didn't duplicate it either, but rather saved an instruction set that was only applied in viewing or exporting a version of the image. Add to that the ability to intelligently rate and organize projects, folders and albums, filtered searching and great batch processing, and you had an absolutely amazing, powerful tool that photographers loved. Right up until Apple killed it and left us with the mess that is LR. Capture One impressively picked up some of the slack, and even added editing layers and masks, but the price isn't so great and there's still room for improvement in their DAM implementation. So while the ability to organize multiple file types is great (Aperture could mostly do this), managing the assets with intelligent filtering, RAW processing and basic editing is critical for photographers, and I imagine others would like it too. The only thing I could add is that storage is always becoming cheaper, so maybe avoiding duplicates isn't so important as it used to be, although that gain is negated by the advent of expensive SSDs and ever growing RAW file sizes. Hope that helps to clarify why this is such an important feature for many of us.
  10. Since this thread seems to have been effectively pinned as the future DAM app feature request thread, I'd like to copy what I posted earlier on two occasions, which never got any response. I guess I could sum up both of these by just saying "do it like Aperture did it", but here they are for reference. And this way back in Feb '15
  11. Great news. Two things: 1) Please make the DAM application, as well as its utilization of Affinity Photo as an "external" editor, as non-destructive as possible. At its best, AP would not even be considered "external" at all, but just another editing instruction set that doesn't touch or duplicate the original file. This is a top priority for me. 2) Those of you who cite Bridge as the superior due to its "in-place" approach to file management, both Aperture and Lightroom (and Capture One) can do the same type of "referenced" management. Bridge is a god awful mess of an application. I hope nothing is modeled after it where DAM is concerned. Libraries/Catalogs have come a long way since iPhoto started hiding originals years ago. They're not a bad idea anymore. But it's always nice and necessary to allow files to remain unmanaged (just not the way Bridge does it).
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