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  1. Here's the thing though, Adobe Corporation is worth over 20 billion US dollars and they have over 22,000 staff. Now contrast that with Serif Affinity and their 200 or so staff. Serif Affinity isn't in any position to take on everything that Adobe does and every other software corporation as well. If you look around at sites like Alternativeto, you'll should be able to find either free or lower cost software alternative options, e.g. from the likes of Ashampoo and Cyberlink and so on.
  2. I am afraid that Serif Affinity staff have made it very clear a number of times that there will not be any port over to Linux because it's not economical to do so given the small desktop market share that Linux has. If you're after alternatives to Affinity Designer then try out Gravit, Inkscape, Vectr and for Affinity Photo replacements try out Pixeluvo, Krita, Fotoxx, PhotoLine with Wine or the online + electron app Photopea.
  3. I am not exactly sure what you're actually trying to get at, to be honest. I'm a 100% Linux user and yet I do have a lot of sympathy for Serif's current position. In terms of staff (and probably revenue and spending money too) they are 100x smaller then the huge giant that is the Adobe corporation and that significantly limits what they can do. In order to survive, Serif has to make money and, right now, that means developing their software products for existing known popular operating systems and that means the likes of Windows and macOS. Linux has to get more popular first before Serif will even consider porting over versions of their softwares over to Linux. Indeed, and if I recall correctly, they only ever used to make software for Windows. In the meantime, if anyone reads this entire discussion from the beginning, they will find plenty of viable alternative options mentioned to the current range of Serif Affinity software products. If anyone still wants to make a difference then don't continue to whine on this forum but make more Linux converts instead to get that market share up. Finally, if I were in Serif position's right now, I'd make almost exactly the same decisions as they have done although I'd have at least investigated whether it would be possible to see if the software products could work reasonably well with CrossOver/Wine.
  4. I fully agree with you and I know of someone whose workflow on Windows 10 is Exposure X5 followed by Affinity Photo. I don't think there's any need for Serif Affinity to try to compete with extra new products in already saturated markets.
  5. In which case, Victor Mhgh is your new friend ==> www(dot)youtube.com/watch?v=YSIDfyxK6Ig&feature=youtu.be (it does appear that it is indeed possible to use Adobe CC with Linux)
  6. With respect, it is far better that Serif Affinity does a few things well rather than spread themselves too thinly with too many software products on the go at any one time. The days of the past are long gone and they are not coming back.
  7. In which case, you appear to need either Adobe Camera Raw 9.4 or later or Adobe Lightroom 6.4 or later. You can download the trial version of full CrossOver and see if those products work under CrossOver. If they do, then the next logical step is to buy the full version of CrossOver. If that's not possible, then try those products in Windows in a virtual machine environment within Linux (VMware and VirtualBox are free for personal use).
  8. Since l don't use Photoshop, l am afraid l cannot answer that question. I do know that Microsoft ICE (Windows) and Fotoxx (Linux) are very good at stitching photos together though. What l suggest you do is raise that question on a specialist forum such as DPreview where you're more likely to find a relevant answer.
  9. I fully agree with your comment. While it would be really nice to have the very good Serif Affinity range of products (I recommend them to Windows and macOS users) available on the Linux platform, those of use who use Linux only don't actually need them because of the existing range of native Linux and Wine-friendly softwares that are already available to use right now. Here's just one example. I didn't need Adobe Photoshop or Affinity Photo to convert an indecipherable 19th century tintype photo into a recognisable image (it was done in a couple of minutes with native Linux Pixeluvo).
  10. I'm afraid that Affinity staff have made it abundantly clear that they won't be porting their rather good softwares over to Linux because it's not viable given the small desktop Linux market share. Personally, I think it's pointless to keep on asking them that same question which will get exactly the same "Not going to happen" response. I think it is more realistic to politely ask them to consider looking at making their products more compatible with CrossOver/Wine at some future time. As for Pixeluvo, I really like that capable software and it's more of Photoshop Elements equivalent. If it's not enough, then PhotoLine, Photoshop or Paintshop Pro with Wine or Photopea online are better there. I also liked the native Linux PencilSheep but that's no longer being maintained by the developer concerned although it's still available as an Ubuntu Snap last time I checked. If it's only relatively simple edits, then I can go to either Nomacs or Photoflare and more free and open source image processing tools and advice can be found at pixls(dot)us. Finally, I appreciate that not everyone can get on with Scribus but there are native Linux alternatives available in the form of VivaDesigner or PageStream. Therefore, I think that there are already valid and viable alternatives for Linux users that don't require either dual booting or using a virtual machine.
  11. ^ Now that is an excellent, constructive suggestion and developer Diolinux has produced that PhotoGIMP patch for Gimp so that the tool organisation, shortcuts, etc resemble those of Photoshop so smoothing the transition to Gimp (please see github.com/Diolinux/PhotoGIMP ).
  12. Your best option there is probably to contact CodeWeavers, the company that produces CrossOver (tl;dr commercial Wine), and ask what them what the state of progress is on the Affinity software range. They have a specific Contact CodeWeavers option on their website.
  13. Linux's market share is not yet big enough to justify the huge investment it will take to properly port over the Serif range of products to Linux. One of Serif's priorities right now is working on a version of Publisher for iPads and probably ensuring that all their softwares will work flawlessly on Apple's Arm Macs. Some software makers cater for Linux users by making sure that their products work well with Wine (hi, PhotoLine and PhotoScape*) and that's the best that can possibly be hoped for at some future stage. * it's now an Ubuntu Snap available in the Software Center.
  14. In that case, try out native Linux Pixeluvo and Fotoxx and see how you get on with them. Also, some versions of Photoshop and Paintshop Pro work well with Wine. PS If someone has no choice but to work with Gimp, then I recommend the Davies Media Design tutorials to be found Youtube and other platforms.
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