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I did a couple of searches before posting this topic. If I missed the already given answer, I'd appreciate a link to that topic.

 

I'm still using Aperture and whenever I tried other RAW converters (except Lightroom, but I still like to keep my private Mac Adobe-free), I always missed a well thought workflow like the one i'm used to have in Aperture. But since Apple abandoned it and the new photos.app is close to useless for my intentions, I am looking into all other possible solutions. Like PhotoMechanic or PhotoSupreme, but I would prefer, how to say, just a better Aperture.

 

All included: Development, Management, keywords, faces, places, plus lens correction and a real fine Editor like AP is. Now I'm just wondering: Have you guys any plans to create a DAM in Affinity style? Speaking for me, I'm willing to pay as much as I used to pay for Aperture on dvd or PhaseOne, I'm just not willing to get another "only RAW converting" piece of software. And you guys did a really awesome job in such a short time of development! Keeps me thinking, if anybody gets it done, it's Affinity Serif. 

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Hello Joju,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

This is on our FAQ already. You're not alone on this...  ;)

 

 

Do you plan to have Web site design/Digital Asset Management/animation/video editing products too?

We’re not sure yet! We will definitely get the first three products out the way over the next 12 months first before we start looking at other possibilities.

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Of course I wasn't expecting to get the "Affinity Catalog" or whatever the kid's name would be, by next month as beta. Thanks for the fast answer, i keep my fingers crossed and I think it would be awesome. B)

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I sympathize with the OP as I am a  Mac user who switched to Aperture after becoming frustrated with the non-intuitive operation of LR.  However I now use Aperture for my file organization & storage but Affinity Photo for all of my editing.  Aperture also has a feature that allows you to select Affinity Photo as an external editor by going to Preferences & selecting the Export tab; under that you press the Choose button to select the External Photo Editor & pick Affinity Photo.  For the External File Format you can select Tiff (8 or 16 bits as you prefer).

 

Then when you want to edit an image from those stored in Aperture, you right-click on the image & select Edit with Affinity Photo App.  Affinity Photo will start with the image loaded & ready to be edited.  Then to return the edited image to Aperture for storage, select File > Save - a dialog will appear saying the image contains non-pixel elements - Select Save Flattened to flatten the image before sending it to Aperture.  That's it; the edited image will appear in Aperture alongside the original.

 

Hopefully Affinity will soon have its own storage & organization of images so it will no longer be necessary to involve Aperture in this DAM function.  But for now at least, I find this to be a very easy & straightforward way to use Aperture with Photo.

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