Affinity Publisher Release Date Change! in Pre-V2 Archive of Affinity on Desktop Questions (macOS and Windows) Posted November 20, 2017 Patrick, You are entering the layout field far too late. Practically everything I can think of wanting in a layout program is more a matter of tweaking the current features rather the rebuilding the whole program from the ground up. Very few people are going to wait 10 years for Serif to build an app that is on par with the current pro layout apps. It would make much more sense to do a Lightroom competitor that is still a pretty new type of software and actually has room for innovation. Adobe just came out with a new less feature rich Lightroom so trying to compete with that would be a lot more manageable. It would also make a Affinity Photo a more serious contender. A lot of what I want to see from Serif layout wise is to make Designer and Photo better at doing simple layouts like I was talking about in that post from about a year ago. Those programs still don't do some of the most basic layout functions.