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  1. @Trueman, I mentioned some Wine options earlier on in this thread but some previous single payment versions of Photoshop do work well with Wine (Gold & Platinum ratings) and depending on a computer's capability, it's also possible to use Affinity and Adobe softwares in Windows in a virtual machine (free Virtualbox or VMware) on a Linux PC so in a roundabout way it is sort of possible to run Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer on Linux.
  2. @SrPx, your very own post reminded me of some the posts I have seen on various different forums from business owners who specialise in photography, on both Windows and macOS, who have moved over to Affinity Photo because they liked the product and did not want to be locked into the ongoing subscription model that did not offer value for money.
  3. @Patrick, I did see it in another of the Linux-related threads of which there are quite a few. I do know loads of Windows users (and only one Mac user) and I do recommend the Affinity products to them as an option because they are good, capable pieces of software. While those who operate a software as a paid service model might retain the current crop of professional photographers, etc. those who are on a budget and the next generation of would-be photographers might not want to become permanently hooked up to such a cash cow operation. If it's not being done already, I think there's an opportunity for Serif to look at the educational market in colleges and universities. etc. so that the Serif products are the ones that people first encounter and become used to and all good luck in that respect.
  4. So would I but regrettably that's not going to happen (although I do suggest Affinity Photo & Designer to Windows users who don't wish to be tied into the expensive and never ending subscription model). I get the impression that some staff moderators don't like to see competing products being mentioned. However, any Linux-compatible software by definition cannot be competing with the Affinity range because Serif doesn't offer any Linux options. Therefore, I'll mention stuff that works for me or that I know about, e.g. Corel Aftershot Pro, Pixeluvo, Polarr, Neat Image (noise reduction) and Photomatix HDR for Linux. I also have a soft spot for the free PencilSheep which is available as an Ubuntu snap. I'm also impressed with Gimp 2.10 and the current set of Gimp developers are doing a great job there. In addition, PhotoLine, PhotoScape, PhotoFiltre and PhotoImpact work well with Wine. When all the free and open source softwares are added in as well, Linux users do have access to a reasonable range of photo/image editor options. Again, I want to stress that all the softwares mentioned above are not competitors to any Affinity product on the Linux platform precisely because Serif doesn't cater for that platform.
  5. All my devices have Linux kernels and I've been using desktop Linux for years now for security, stability and maintenance reasons. That said, I can fully see why Serif aren't making Affinity Photo and Designer available for Linux. They can reach 95% of the desktop PC and laptop market with Windows and macOS alone and, for them, it's just not economically viable for them to spend hundreds of thousands of pounds or more in development costs just to reach that extra few percent. I get that and I accept that. However, other software developers take a different view and they do cater for the Linux market by offering commercial products, e.g. for RAW editing, photo/image editing, noise reduction and HDR photo enhancing. They are all out there in Linux versions and I make a point of buying such products not only because I want them but also to encourage the development of the market for Linux software and the more that Linux users keep on buying such commercial Linux software, the more that very market will grow and develop.
  6. I agree. Serif have made it crystal clear in no uncertain terms that there will be no Affinity Photo or Affinity Designer for Linux (the same almost certainly applies to the Skylum/Macphun products too) and that there will be no attempts to make these products compatible with CrossOver/Wine either. On the positive side, there are now more free and paid-for photo editors available for Linux and there are plenty of online image editors that don't discriminate against Linux. There are also some Windows photo editors that work well with Wine (one company even makes an effort to ensure Wine compatibility). Even the most famous open source image editor is much improved in its most recent iteration. Those are the softwares to go for.