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  1. if you are using a VM on Linux to get the Affinity products to work well on Linux then the following discussion might be of interest: https://forum.endeavouros.com/t/affinity-designer/14494 It is technically possible to have a Unix-only way of get the Affinity products to work well on Linux...but only using a macOS VM with macOS Catalina 10.15 or later: https://www.makeuseof.com/macos-ubuntu-linux-virtual-machine/
  2. It might also be possibly helpful to check out this discussion below:
  3. Just for the record, I would like to confirm and state my gratitude and thanks to all the good staff at Serif Affinity for allowing this, and other similar discussions, to continue because they are very helpful in terms of trying to get the rather good range of Affinity products to work well on Linux I would also like to confirm that I do recommend the use of the Affinity range of products to Windows and macOS users (including on other tech forums) as they are great alternatives to the expensive permanent subscription model that is offered by a certain large competitor corporation. Indeed, professional photographer Joe Cristina fully recommends Affinity Photo in his Cutting the Cord series of videos that are still available over on Youtube.
  4. There was a very helpful Serif Europe member of staff who really did try and assist in the efforts to get Affinity Photo to work well with Wine but he left the company a year or so ago. Since then, it's been nothing and so all we can now do here is share our helpful tips and updates to try to get things to work. Their understandable main priority in recent years has been to ensure that the Affinity range of software products works well on Apple Silicon M1 and M2 chip sets.
  5. This is what gets me. The special effects industry is huge and wealthy and yet the companies concerned seemingly cannot find any funds to pay developers to turn Cinepaint, Gimp, etc. into the highly professional competent products that they need to be.
  6. I do fully agree with you, and you need to have a high specification computer to use VMs and to get good results. I do know that staff over at CodeWeavers were open to cooperation so as to get Affinity Photo, etc. to work well with CrossOver but that openness was not reciprocated by the other necessary party.
  7. Currently, the only way I know of getting Affinity Photo to really work well on Linux is to use a Windows or macOS/Sosumi virtual machine on Linux (there are loads of guides online on how to do this). I wish it were otherwise, but Serif Europe have made it all too clear that they are not going to bother with Linux although they are thankfully fine with us discussing how to try to get Affinity Photo to work on Linux.
  8. ^ Exactly this. While they cannot devote any staff time to supporting Linux, they at least tolerate discussions like this one that allow us to share our experiences in trying to get Photo, etc to run well on Linux.
  9. Thank you for all your good work that you have put in thus far and you clearly deserve a gold medal for your valiant and productive efforts:
  10. There is one way to get the Affinity range of products to work well on Linux and it involves the use of a virtual machine method as described by Hartmut Doering below:
  11. I have three suggestions if I may, please. You could see if any of VivaDesigner, QuarkXPpress or the free and open source Scribus meet you needs and all good luck there. I have tried out VivaDesigner and I think it is competent software and I've seen excellent work done with QuarkXPpress. While I do recommend the rather good Serif Affinity products over Abobe's perma-rental extortionware, I think it is unfortunate that they cannot supply the previous editions of their software where there are difficult and specific circumstances such as yours. Some software companies openly make previous versions available while others like DxO ask the customer to make a specific request to their DxO Support Team.
  12. Two words: Many thanks! Thank you for sharing that file so that anyone in a similar situation can now benefit from your act of kindness. 🙂
  13. ^ Thank you both for those constructive suggestions. In my case, I'm a 100% Linux user and the Windows users and Mac user I know don't use any Affinity products. In this Resources section, quite a few people have already shared their projects/designs/images with others for them to download. Perhaps someone could kindly create something like an empty affinity photo project file for us Linux users to download and use e.g. something along the lines of Project1.afphoto
  14. ^ Thank you for your excellent advice and I have a question that I hope is not too illogical. If saving a new project cannot be done, what is the method please of creating the initial empty afphoto file? Thanks.
  15. Gimp's sucky interface can be cured with the addition of the PhotoGimp patch so it then looks like it has joined the 21st century. While the current development team has made good and useful progress, Gimp is still missing essential features like non-destructive editing and full, inbuilt CMYK capability and that will hopefully start to change with the Gimp 3.0+ series of releases.
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