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  1. This is not new. Before iPhones and iPads the Mac was the choice of professional designers, photographers etc. I have worked with both over my 30 year career in IT. At the end I was responsible for all desktops, laptops, servers etc but had a MacBook Pro and iMac at home for my photography work. I would have loved to have replaced all the desktops with Macs but yes the cost is high but an Apple Desktop / MacBook had a far longer working life and still do. I would argue that it’s the same with the iPhone and iPad as IOS tends to work on previous versions. The Microsoft environment depended on the hardware installed so to manage a large stock of machines you could do this by building each one or use a disk image but if the hardware changed you needed a new image Also consider if the Apple environment is pitched still at designers, photographers ( Adobe have appeared a few times on recent Apple Events ) the the ability to use the same kit and ethos throughout the product range just makes things easy. You don’t have that with Android. Is there a desktop version? The take up of updated software is lower on Android. So there isn’t the same level of continuity. Not knocking Android - when I was younger I loved to tinker, built my on PC, and kept upgrading it. I probably would have gone Android - I was tempted recently with the Hawei 30 Pro just for the camera. Still have a dislike of Microsoft only because when they were ruling the roost they treated business clients really shabbily.
  2. Did you get a reply. I haven’t got a CL but I use just Leica bodies and lenses birth 35mm and MF ( SE ) and there doesn’t seem to be much coverage especially the MF side
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    improved picture frame tool

    I was looking for this too. Also I like the ID method of using the arrow keys in conjunction with the frame tool to split the size of the master frame into a number of smaller frames with a set gap between the frames
  4. I also have a Font Awesome Pro License and I will add my vote for this too.
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    Affinity Designer Workbook

    I can vouch that it exists - it’s very green and very heavy - I have started on it yet but flicking through the pages the content looks good
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    Introduce Yourself

    Don’t apologise about your English it is far far better than my italian which consists of pizza and espresso
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    Affinity Designer Workbook

    Remember when you got 576 discs to load Mi rosoft Office and a quarter of a rainforest in manuals. Our software now comes as Apps. If you buy a printer how many people use the enclosed disk, in fact how many of you have a disk drive? Same with manuals - if your software comes as an App then you get on line help and if you buy a physical product most people got to the website to get the latest. saying that I have just bought a Plustek Film Scanner which comes with 2 manuals and a DVD for the apps and software
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    Introduce Yourself

    Hi everyone I’m Paul. I’m a photographer and have been since I walked away from my “proper job” in 2008. I have been a Mac user from the early 2000s after I picked up a G4 PowerBook. I did in the early 80’s use Apple IIs for controlling machines ( I worked in pharmaceuticals ). My “Proper Job” was Head of IT Operations and my team managed a large estate of Windows based servers and PCs - I vowed when I left I would only use Apple. I even got my first iPhone, 5 minutes after they were released. I now run iPhone 6s Plus, large iPad Pro, 13” MacBook Pro and 27” iMac with the 5k display - oh and Apple TV and my network is handled by an Apple Airport Extreme - yes I have incredible Apple Acquisition Syndrome and possibly more money than sense and will be changing to iPhone X later in the year I really want to use Aperture but Apple saw fit to drop it so now I use Lightroom and Photoshop by subscription but I occasionally do some web work and use Illustrator for logo designs etc. I also use Capture One instead of Lightroom - mainly for my personal work as I believe the RAW conversion is far better but the UI is not as intuitive as LR. I very occasionally use Indesign so I pay the full rental. My aim is to work through the Affinity Designer workbook and if it works for me drop my Adobe subscription from £47 to £10 ( roughly) per month. i am looking forward to a version of Designer for the iPad Also I am keen to support UK businesses especially from Nottingham
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