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Need More Advanced Content-Aware Features Like Photoshop 2020

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Dear Developers and Software Engineers,

We find Affinity Photo lacks many advanced features from Photoshop such as Content-Aware Warp, Fill, and Move. More lacking features are Enhanced Transform Warp and advanced selection. We need advanced image manipulation and editing tools. Make Affinity Photo to have those advanced features available as they are needed in imaged editing. You can try Photoshop CC 2020 and learn how those features work and make something similar to that for Affinity Photo if you want to be the next industry standard in image editing software. Bring in more advanced offline features, not those bloated cloud features like Photoshop CC 2020 since most people don't use them and they waste disk space. Photoshop CC 2020 is very bloated with extra crap such as Creative Cloud Experience and background hog processes which the total installation size is about 5GB of disk space, don't follow this path please. Keep Affinity Photo light and clean with more advanced features.

 

Another issue we noticed is the DeNoise feature. It is mediocre in its capability to remove all kinds of noise. We tested it against Imagenomic Noiseware Professional and Topaz DeNoise AI and it is very lacking behind those 2 noise removing plugins for Photoshop. You guys can learn something from them and improve your Affinity Photo DeNoise to work better by trying out their software.

 

Praise: Affinity Photo has beautiful UI with colors on dark theme  over Photoshop CC 2020. We love the color icons and tools. Great design UI guys. Photoshop has that dull black and white UI which is boring to look at.

 

Make those recommended improvements and Affinity Photo will be the #1 contender, head to head, with Photoshop CC 2020.

 

Thanks

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On 6/15/2020 at 11:00 PM, AffinityLover said:

Make those recommended improvements and Affinity Photo will be the #1 contender, head to head, with Photoshop CC 2020.

And with all the effort and manpower needed to develop a Photoshop clone with all its features (or even surpassing it by implementing specialised third party capabilities as well), it'll probably also be on par with Photoshop's price...


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Then you can make it a Pro version with the Pro price. The current version is like a standard. There, now have two options, Standard and Pro for different needs. The same concept applies to WPS Office that forked most of Microsoft Office features and make it more affordable for more people. Seems like you guys don't want take any of my feedback or ideas to improve your products. I'm done helping out. I will help ACDSee Ultimate 2020, Paintshop Pro, and others improve their products just like I did with Samsung Galaxy smartphones. I provided many good ideas to Samsung and I saw they implemented them and make their products better. That's why I'm a Galaxy lover for life. Peace!

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7 hours ago, AffinityLover said:

Then you can make it a Pro version with the Pro price. [...]

That'd be a huge business risk for Serif. They'd have to invest an insane amount of time and manpower (therefore, money) before being able to sell even the first copy. Without any guarantee of it succeeding. Adobe sets the standards for the industry. The majority of businesses in the design sector are using them and won't switch unless some serious alternative is offered at a way better price. Mind you, if you have several dozens of employees, you'd also have to pay for their time learning a new software. That's something a lot of businesses wouldn't want to invest into as long as the current standard software is more than sufficient for their demands. An alternative app would have to be either be WAY cheaper or WAY better before switching to it would be economically justifiable.

Hence, you're asking for Serif doing better than Adobe, yet maintaining two versions and their competitive version needs to be way cheaper than Adobe's products in order to succeed. They couldn't compete economical just like that. 

I still don't see Serif's apps are meant to become industry standard in the design sector. It's an alternative to Adobe's apps for a huge amount of users, but not a replacement for the whole design sector. And it probably will never be.

If it would be that easy as you seem to think it is to develop a replacement for Adobe's apps, there would be competitors for the major market since decades. But there aren't any (for a reason). The best option is finding a niche in the design sector and get your customers from that. as not every illustrator/artist/designer/whatever needs the all of the functions which Adobe's apps provide.


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On 6/15/2020 at 2:00 PM, AffinityLover said:

Another issue we noticed is the DeNoise feature. It is mediocre in its capability to remove all kinds of noise. We tested it against Imagenomic Noiseware Professional and Topaz DeNoise AI and it is very lacking behind those 2 noise removing plugins for Photoshop. You guys can learn something from them and improve your Affinity Photo DeNoise to work better by trying out their software.

I take this back. After further testing, I found your DeNoise to be better than Photoshop since it removes more noise and grains and produces better results. I apologize for my inaccurate review previously.

If you guys don't want to improve your products, then that's ok. Keep it at a stand still if you are happy with it. Your competitors will keep moving forward. :)

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1 hour ago, AffinityLover said:

I take this back. After further testing, I found your DeNoise to be better than Photoshop since it removes more noise and grains and produces better results. I apologize for my inaccurate review previously.

If you guys don't want to improve your products, then that's ok. Keep it at a stand still if you are happy with it. Your competitors will keep moving forward. :)

It's not "our product", we're just customers, just like you. And I want to have it improved, just like you. Pretty much at the same pace as competitors' apps improve, in a economically healthy speed. But with some common sense one might notice, that those "competitors" aren't ahead either, if you look at the functions available instead of picking one or two from each application and compare only those or comparing affinity apps with an app which cost multiple times more. That's like telling Lada, they should build faster cars, because Ferrari does that!


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One should keep in mind that many AI-driven solutions are generated by training it on millions and millions of data sets. Advanced machine learning will make „something“ out of it, often without showing why and how it picked that rules. This is not a normal development process - the engineers are developing the training ground instead of implementing the algorithm.

For such a strategy a cloud-based service has an inherent advantage, because the training samples are delivered by the very same customers that are using the service for their own endeavor every hour, minute, second.

Anybody here who promotes that Serif goes for enforcing cloud use, like that other company did ?

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I highly against cloud use, like Adobe Photoshop. They made their software so bloated over the years and it loads slow like crap. So many bloated cloud features they introduced and it takes 5GB of your disk space...lol

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