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  1. Does anyone else have issues with the speed of Affinity Photo. My desktop with i5 chip, 8gb ram & Nividia graphics [1gb dedicated ram] hardly ever keeps me waiting in Photoshop. Affinity Photo is frustratingly slow.    24mp RAW file takes over 10 seconds to load.  Develop mode takes almost as long to complete, & flattening the image from 5-10 layers takes several seconds, which is virtually instantaneous in PS.  This makes it a frustrating experience! In addition, if you use any of the tools, as soon as you release the mouse, it processes your action [ slowly!]. This means, for example, if you use the selection brush & want to select a second area, you have to wait while it processes the first area.  Sorry, but for a program which has received so much advertising hype, this just doesn't cut it.

  2. I like what I see so far, but I agree that the UI maybe needs a tweak or two.. You can drag the left & right panels out, but not drag to make them narrower to increase the size of the workspace. Yes, you can tab the workspace to full screen, but this does not help if you want to select tools.

    I also find it frustrating that if you want to customise toolbars / studio etc, it appears that when you check or uncheck one item, the customise menu disappears. It would be better if you could ctrl/click the items so that you could alter several settings, without having to go back through the View menu.

    I liked the ability in PagePlus to add more items to the toolbar - particularly Show Multipage / Select All / delete Page / .  Also, when you add pages to the workspace, they appear vertically. I think the workspace would be better used if new pages were positioned side by side.

    I hope this helps.

  3. Hi Serif

    I've been using Pageplus more or less since it was born. I have been loyal to Serif & recommended it to many friends. When all Affinity products are eventually integrated, you deserve to wipe Adobe [arrogant & unhelpful] & MS Publisher [counter intuitive] off the map. However, many of us have lots of .ppp files, Pageplus logos, etc. It would be a major mistake if Pageplus files, logos etc were not supported to import into the final version of Affinity Publisher.  I note you have now closed that thread. I hope your programmers are even now working on including this in the program or as a plugin.

  4. Hi

    I'm moving over to Affinity  from Photoshop. One feature of PS [in ACR] is the ability to adjust saturation & luminence separately for each individual colour  [red /orange / yellow/ purple etc]. This seems to be missing from Develop persona in Affinity. The only way of approaching it seems to be with Curves [ only for RGB & therefore well near impossible for other tones] or by altering white balance [which is a bit of a blunt instrument]. You can do it to a certain extent with selective colour & HSL in Photo persona, but even here you are only adjusting colour bias, not luminence, & in any case  working on the Raw file creates better results.  Have I misssed something, please?