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  1. Leap feels a bit bloated to me. I like how HS doesn't depend so much on folder hierarchies. I am not a big fan of folders in general. If Bridge wasn't so folder dependent I would like it a lot more. Nearly all the images I edit are coming from Lightroom in large part for that reason.

  2. That reminds me, I have a Photoshop Amazon review that has been rated high and therefore is displayed on the first page. Amazon allows you to post video reviews so if someone wants to make a video giving a run down on comparisons between Affinity Photo and Photoshop I will consider posting it on my review which should give Affinity some good additional exposure. My whole review hinges around different products that compete with Photoshop. Right now I have a little section at the end about Affinity Designer but it would make even more sense to compare Affinity Photo when it gets released in beta soon. The review primarily started out as a Sketch 2 review but I have been gradually been expanding it as new products (like the Affinity suite) have come along.


    Amazon's limitions for their video reviews are:

    • Maximum file size: 100MB.
    • Maximum length: 10 mins
    • Accepted formats: avi, flv, mov, mpg, wmv
  3. If I am not mistaken the main success has come from the $10 a month photography plan. It's going to be hard for them to run a company on $10 payments I think, no wonder there is such a big push for the $50 plan. I wonder if they are going to have to cut the price at some point? They cut the price of the photography plan in half which was the only way they could get people on board.

  4. It's odd to me not only the Adobe bias that seems to be in a lot of articles but just the overall silence surrounding Affinity. I would have thought that Mac news sites like Macworld or Maclife might have said something about the software by this point but they have been completely mum. For a product that is a major contender for graphics software at a time when CC has been incredibly unpopular it's odd that they haven't even dedicated a couple of sentences to this software. Also no mention of Sketch 3 which has been out for quite a while now. However any time Adobe announces even the smallest new feature it gets splashed all over their homepage and social media. I wonder if Adobe is paying these sites anything?

  5. Another odd thing about that article is that it doesn't even mention that Sketch really doesn't have an Adobe equivalent at the moment. The closest products they have had to Sketch have been ImageReady and Fireworks both of which have since been retired. Fireworks was almost certainly retired due to Sketch or perhaps some secret product they are working on. Unless of course they really think Photoshop is the replacement to Fireworks but that would require a degree of cluelessness I don't think Adobe has.

  6. One of the weirdest statements I continue to hear from reviewers and Adobe stock holders is that Adobe is the software for the pros while everything else on the market is for people on a budget. I own fairly new Adobe software and yet I often choose not to use it based on the short comings of some of their products. The good news is I think they will only be able to play this game for so long. Over the coming years the payoff of making an application from scratch will begin to show while the missing features will get added soon enough. I question Adobe's strategy of continuing to pile on features to products that are already a bit bloated as is. How is that going to play out in the long run? I read an article from a stock holder that was making predictions about the company for the year 2020 once! To me is hard to say how their strategy will play out even in the next couple of years. From my view it seems like Adobe is becoming less relevant as time goes on.

  7. I am actually not sure what I think about multiple artboards and pages. Back in the day I used to use FreeHand's multi page feature extensively since PageMaker was so bad and InDesign wasn't very mature yet. With programs like Sketch and the forth coming Affinity Publisher we have good options for making layouts so why not just use those programs for doing the layouts and then use AD for doing the drawing? The nice thing about the single page is that you can see all your drawings in the file system where with multiple pages you have to open each document to see the drawing that is inside. I am not sure if that is an advantage.

  8. There were a couple of people who showed interest in G+ communities so I just thought I would let them know about it. Speaking as someone fully entrenched in Apple land I like G+ since it has the same clean type of interface that Apple is known for. In fact I think the interface was made by an old Apple employee if I remember right.


    Facebook is a pretty decent social network but their groups feature I don't think is as good as G+ communities. If you don't believe me try using it for a while and see how it stacks up to the Facebook group.

  9. Glad to have the file name stay there when you go to save as. Would it be possible to fix the disappearing tags as well in this beta? Right now the tags in a file will vanish when you go to save as. It would also be very nice to have the name and tags pop up when you click the file name in the title bar like in other programs. Other then that good updates and I am excited to try Affinity Photo.

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