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tallrob

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  1. DAM, or something that looks like it. I switched from Aperture to C1 and I'm regretting it, but like everyone else here (I assume) I won't do Adobe. Affinity asset management is a must.
  2. I have to say I don't understand this type of response. Successful companies grow by adding products to their lineup in addition to improving existing ones all the time. They also grow by acquiring existing packages and rebranding them to fit their lineup. This attitude of "please don't add what other people need, just improve what I already have" is shortsighted. Serif is squarely aimed at competing with Adobe, which is their only chance of long term survival. They need to be doing what Adobe does, better and cheaper. So far so good, but asking them to stop short of a 1:1 parity in product offering is shortsighted. That means Serif should develop (or acquire) video editing, special effects and DAM programs to complete their lineup. Affinity is nothing if not a lifeline for folks drowning in the Adobe model.
  3. Bravo. If Serif would just basically rebuild Aperture minus the bloat, their suite would be a miracle product and Adobe would feel it.
  4. The print dialog is a mess. I have to drop down too many menus and the only color profiles that show are the built-in Epson .iccs – custom and paper manufacturer's profiles require another click and search, and don't persist. I have to do it again with every print. Also, can't recenter or reduce the print area, so I can't do test strips. Easier to go back to Photoshop for printing. Please give the print workflow some consideration. A pre-print dialog with an actual print preview based on page setup, that allows for scaling and repositioning would be wonderful. Thanks.
  5. What the naysayers don't seem to understand is that an integrated DAM/RAW Processor/Pixel Editor is essential to maintaining a start to finish non-destructive workflow, and that nobody has come closer to this than Adobe, and even LR and/or Bridge still haven't gotten it right. Affinity has a better chance of taking on Adobe because they're doing it from the ground up. A DAM implementation should have been their TOP priority. Crowds of visual designers would have swarmed to Affinity and Adobe would be shaking in their boots by now. But they went the way of iPad apps instead, and too many ignorant folks say they don't see the point of a DAM app. Maybe they're ok with having dozens of versions of files in a mix of proprietary and destructive formats, floating around on an archive of hard drives, but high production pros know the value of a database-driven library where you can do it once and always know where to find it when it's time to go to the next step of the project. NON-DESTRUCTIVE workflow is the key. If Serif is brave enough to dive in all the way they'll reap the rewards. Until then, thousands of users will keep the Affinity suite at arms length if they can't see an end-to-end commitment.
  6. Same here. Serif have been promising a DAM implementation into the Affinity Suite for YEARS. Now they say there are no plans for it. Oh well, not a chance I'm going to dive into Affinity now. I'll stick with Capture One plus an old version of Photoshop. *sigh*
  7. I should add and stress: the lack of DAM/RAW is keeping from adopting Affinity as my full time solution.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. So I have to create a new, third account even though I already have two accounts? Your password reset is still not working.
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
  14. Teasers can only last so long. Still staying tuned... but a little info from the devs would be nice :rolleyes:
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