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  1. Not directly affinity photo ipad related, but maybe the community can help me out here. I'm a starter in photography, have a serveral hundered raw files to work with and are looking for an ipad pro 12.9 with affinity ipad. (My old macbook is slow and does not last lang on battery anymore, dont want to buy a new one, i already do everything on my normal ipad mini and iphone) So i am looking for a complete mobile workflow, i saw that i can use diffirent cloud spaces so place anough to store the raw files. But who has experience with organizing and add taggs to the edited photo's? which app is the best for this, or any tips and tricks are welcome. Thanks guy's
  2. The major function missing is most editors is digital asset management. Lightroom is the one exception and therefore it is the most valuable photo editor because it catalogs and manages your photos. When DAM is available for Infinity Photo, I will buy the product. Until then, its just another photo editor.
  3. Hey guys, We desperately need some clarification. For the past two years it was mentioned several times here in these forums that you are working on a DAM. However, we haven’t really seen an update on that topic in the past weeks and months. And in your Twitter feed you mentioned a couple of times now that you are currently not developing a DAM. So which is true? With the recent changes from Adobe with their Lightroom software and with Apple still not improving Photos really, it would be a great time to put a great DAM out there right now. Many, many photographers are looking for a new solution to this old and essential problem. Also, MacPhun just announced a DAM for their Luminar app. In any case, we just need to know if we should wait for a DAM to be released by you guys or if we should look for other alternatives. Thank you!
  4. Just purchased the photo software and love it. Need some style of digital asset management software.
  5. Does AffinityPhoto have a Digital Asset Manager similar to Lightroom, or even like Adobe Bridge in Photoshop 6, and if not is there any plan for one now that Lightroom is going down the rental path along with Photoshop?
  6. I would like to see a Digital Asset Manager similar to Lightroom, or even as simple as Adobe Bridge from Photoshop 6 added to AffinityPhoto, particularly now that Lightroom is going down the same rental path as Photoshop. I am at a bit of a loss as to how I would process an uploaded SD card's worth of images in Photoshop without using Bridge. This is all that's keeping me from migrating entirely out of PS and into AffinityPhoto, which I bought when it first came out.
  7. Hi, I'm the developer of a renowned DAM software for Windows. I also use the awesome Affinity Designer personally. My software supports over 100 file formats so far. I would like to add extended support for files created with Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo to my software. Is there any documentation available for the .afdesign and .afphoto file formats? I'm especially interested in ways to render a suitable preview / thumbnail of your files, and in reading and writing metadata.
  8. Over the last couple of days I have been trying out the latest version of Quark that I have been really enjoying using (2017 is the only version I have used.) To me it seems like this is going to be a very hard area for Serif to compete in given that there are two products that many are happy with that have been advancing since the 1980s (or at least there are people that are happy with one of those two options.) Even if Publisher was out today it would still have a massive challenge in competing with these two options especially at Quark's new low $400 entry price (and yes that is low for a product of that level.) To me it seems like Lightroom like products would be so much easier to compete with due to the fact that it is a field that is only about ten years old and still has a lot of room to grow. I still have several major grips with LR and also the way that Affinity Photo interacts with catalog software like Apple Photos. It just seems like the more logical step to me. I think the fact that LR is the one app that hasn't not yet been subscription only shows that Adobe is aware that customers could easily move off this product to a competitor more easily then many other more well established products.
  9. Hi, I just installed a trial of Affinity Photo and it seems very capable, however, my existing photo libraries contain many thousands of images. I looked at a tutorial and in it an image was found and opened in a simple document file. Is that the only option? I had no clue about the scope of AP other than its editing functions and that it was considered an Adobe liberator but I think I can see where there is no file management system in this app. If I'm wrong please enlighten me but tell me how and where you import your files and what you do to catalog them. Thanks
  10. I'm making a concerted effort to shift from LR/Photoshop CC to Affinity. Not only do I have the Affinity Photo desktop but now the iPad version too. One issue remains: how to handle my 80,000 images that are catalogued in LR? Once I cancel my Adobe CC subscription, I'll have 80,000 stray images? The Lyn app is okay, but not enough. Very much would appreciate other ideas. Thank you.
  11. I would like to see Affinity make a photo manager to replace Lightroom. That would be awesome!
  12. Hello Support-Team, I shoot my pictures only in RAW (~3000/year). I know that Affinity Photo isn't a Raw converter like Lightroom, Capture one or On1. Currently I use Capture One Express for my Sony RAWs and Canon Digital Professional for my Canon RAWs to develop them. I am looking for an application that will be able to convert every RAW format and I heard that Serif is working on a seperate app for RAW conversion. I am sure this will get a great app like AP, too and I don't want to decide for a wrong other app. Is there a plan when such an app will come by Serif? Best regards, Juergen
  13. Hello, New user here to Affinity Photo. I opened and edited 10 jpegs and want to send them to a new folder with the edits I made. I don't see a way to export more than one photo at a time. Am Im missing something? Thanks, Stan.
  14. I am currently using Lightroom which I will drop it once the Affinity DAM is available. Is there anything I should be doing now to prepare for the change once Affinity DAM is available? My current workflow is: copy my SD card to my desktop select photos copy photos to a folder on my iMac using this folder structure for example: Pictures > Lightroom Photos > 2016 > 2016-03_description_of_event > filename.jpg (2016-03 indicates the year 2016 and the month of March. Filename.jpg is the camera generated filename. Sometimes the file is a .jpg other times it is a (panasonic) .rw2 file. assign Lightroom keywords when importing into Lightroom delete the photos I don't like and eliminate them from Lightroom and move the original image to the trash. tweak the files I like, keeping them in Lightroom export .jpg files only when I need to upload them to my blog or when I want to post them to Facebook or instagra, make a print etc. My concern is that when I switch to Affinity DAM I will lose my keywording. Also I will not be able to access the finished image since it is stored in LR. I guess I should have been exporting .tiff files of my favorite photos but hesitated to do so since .tiff files are huge. Do you have any suggestions on how I should improve my Lightroom workflow now to prepare for the change to Affinity DAM in the future?
  15. I was very excited to read that Serif is going to develop an Affinity Digital Asset Manager. As an Aperture user who cannot find any suitable replacement, I am hopeful that the quality and attention to detail which the Affinity products are known for will lead to an excellent option to migrate to. Given that I presume the DAM is in early stage development, I thought it might be worth putting down some features that are important to me in the hopes that they will be considered for inclusion. In particular, Aperture (and my need for a DAM) is a key part of the process of selecting/rejecting my photos, not just organising them. This is an area where other DAMs I have tried are woefully inadequate. So in that spirit, here are features I'd like to see in an Affinity DAM, two of which are vital to my workflow (and the reason nothing out there is currently a suitable Aperture replacement): 1) Support for RAW+JPEG pairs, so that the pairs can be operated on and tagged as if they are one file, but also with the option to switch between them (in Aperture, 'Use RAW as Original' or 'Use JPEG as Original'). I don't know why RAW+JPEG support is entirely absent or functions badly in everything I've tried. 2) Aperture has an amazing compare feature making it possible to bring up two photos side by side, cycle through the one on the right and reject ones not wanted, and quickly set the photo on the right as the new 'Compare Item' on the left. As well as being able to set the star rating or rejection of the photo on the right, it is also possible to reject the 'Compare Item' on the left, set the photo on the right as the new 'Compare Item', and continue cycling through the next set of photos. All of this can be controlled from the keyboard, making it very fast to cycle through similar photos and get down to one or two picks. Whilst doing this, one can also zoom and use the loupe (again from the keyboard), and it's possible to scroll through the two zoomed photos in sync by holding down the shift key. Taken together, this results in an amazing way to quickly go through dozens of photos, make detailed comparisons, and narrow down to just a few. I honestly don't know what I'll do if I can't find something that allows such a quick and powerful selection workflow before Aperture stops working! 3) AppleScript support so it's possible to tie other tools in (such as a custom Geotagging tool I've created). 4) Support for hierarchical keywords. 5) The Stacks feature of Aperture is extremely useful in grouping together multiple versions of a photo.Of these (1) and (2) are absolutely integral to managing my photos. I could probably work around the lack of (3) and (4), though longer-term, this would keep me looking for something that offered these features. (5) is just a nice-to-have. Hope this helps as the Affinity DAM team consider how the app will work. What do other people think, what's important to you?
  16. First off, I have seen the posts confirming that the affinity team will be working on a DAM which excites me very much! (can I pre-order? ;)) anyways I'm assuming that the project is in the early stages if started at all, but I wanted to ask for these now so that they could be considered in the core of the design. My requests are founded on my reading of this article: http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/archival-photo-backup.htm Things I would like to see specifically in the Affinity DAM (and which I think are a must for a truly PRO DAM): Strong Compatibility with different file types and the ability to convert between them losslessly (is that a word?) as different formats eventually go extinct Support for creating and tracking multiple copies of the library for redundancy purposes - Ideally I'd like to have multiple external hard drives with no special connection like raid and put copies on each The ability to split a library across multiple storage pieces (ie split a 300 gb library accross 50 gb blu ray discs and then the merging of the library back to one volume) Strong Checksum Support for error detection Parity/Recovery Files to recover from an error (and in extreme cases this is where redundancy matters most) Finally a way to access the files in case ( I hope it never happens ) Affinity goes away. Thanks!
  17. Since Apple stop support pro-user software, you are my hope now :) . Affinity Designer and Photo are amazing. Now i read you develop a DAM Solution. That's really amazing. 1. Apple Aperture is the best picture managing software for pro user i ever found and used. Use it for inspirate the affinity DAM software. Clever Keywords with drag and drop, very fast filepreview, dynamic intuitive GUI are only some great features of Aperture. Another great little fast tool is Pixa. But Aperture is no more supported and Pixa have missing features. Now you are the hope for Pro-Users. 2. Must have: Offline no-Cloud solution for Companys with sense of security. i am so exiting, let me know when beta is out :D Great job!!!
  18. I’m very impressed with both Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer and may well decide to cancel my Adobe CC subscription. Unfortunately, I have over 20,000 images catalogued in Lightroom, so I hope Affinity will release a Digital Asset Manager (DAM) a.s.a.p..
  19. Hey, Welcome to another episode from the SMTV camp. Whilst we patiently wait for a way to store and organise our pics from the team, have a look at this tutorial. We take a look at how you can (with a little hack) create a 1 - 5 star rating system inside of Affinity photo to organise and rate those gems of yours. Create a rating system inside of Affinity Photo Enjoy, Allan.
  20. Hey all, Take a look at this,.. In this tutorial we look at using a really cool app called Lingo to organise and store your assets, - icons, logo's illustrations, photos etc and how it works seamlessly with the Affinity Apps. Organising your assets -Tutorial Don't forget to click subscribe to stay up to date... Allan
  21. Is Serif Labs at the point to have developed a philosophy around their approach to digital asset management that they can share? Not the details nor the features, but the general approach. For example, is parametric editing a part of DAM (such as with Adobe Lightroom and Apple Aperture) or is that a part of the photo editing software (such as Adobe Bridge and Photoshop)?
  22. Hi all! I used to be an Aperture user and now I decided to get Affinity a go instead of Photoshop or Lightroom. I am not using any DAM so far but instead just importing files from Apple Photos and then edit in Affinity. This way though I do not feel confident on how to import RAW files. I have RAW and JPEG together in the same files in Photos, and when importing it seems to select the JPEG by random (see screenshot). When I then choose "develop" in Affinity, I get no hint as to wether the file the program is working with is actually a RAW or a JPEG, as it behaves the same as when I import a JPEG file only (see screenshot). Simple question: How do I import RAW files from Apple Photos in to Affinity, and how do I make sure I am actually working with the RAW file rather than the JPEG? Thanks in advance!
  23. It's really really really great that we're finally seeing some promising Photoshop competition. I've been following the Pixelmator development closely but they aren't aiming at the professional market. Finally somebody else is. Thanks so much and congrats. I'm buying the App as soon as it's released just to support the cause and keep up with it until such time as it fills all my needs. However... Perhaps the greatest need goes beyond Photo editing, and beyond what Affinity Designer is doing. Think bigger. The weak spot in any workflow is Digital Asset Management (DAM). Hierarchical Folder organizing is terribly inefficient and outdated. Adobe Bridge tried to solve that but .xmp sidecar files are messy. Lightroom is the king of photo DAM now that Aperture is being phased out. But Aperture had DAM right. It was the absolute best at organizing, sorting, rating, version stacking and keyboarding, and while its RAW engine was mediocre, it made up for it with the best roundtrip editing workflow out there. It was totally under appreciated except by those who dug in and used it to the fullest, and now there's a huge gap to be filled. We need something to compete with Lightroom, and it needs to be database driven. Forget sidecar files. If you can come up with a way to truly manage digital assets - not just photos, but video, vector files and (god willing) your future replacement for InDesign files, you'd blow Adobe and its cloud subscription service out of the water. Please please consider an application to manage our files. The Finder just doesn't cut it. (I'm not sure what type of integration will be possible with the new Photos app that's "replacing" iPhoto and Aperture, but word is you can't do star ratings or stacks, and it might never be up to snuff)