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Transfer single licence Mac to PC -- Affinity Photo

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Hi, my MacBook died and I bought a PC (tough times...)

I can no longer use my Affinity Photo licence on a Mac. Quite happy if it gets cancelled TBH.

So I need to transfer it to my PC.

Been having no problems making the transfer from my purchased Mac OS licences to PC for numerous commercial products: FastRawViewer, RawDigger, VueScan, JRiver Media Center, for example.

But how do I do it for AP?

 

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Why? All the other software providers I mentioned don't put up such unnecessary barriers.

Surely they understand the issue, and the answer isn't 'gotcha'?

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3 hours ago, tnargs said:

Hi, my MacBook died and I bought a PC (tough times...)

Hello, I have the same problem, but i have licenced for Win and i buy Mac for wife. But I have a Mac license, but I don't know if I can use both at the same time.

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Basically, for individual users of Affinity software (for organisations, and the full set of rules, see the official licencing information)...

  • If you have purchased a Mac licence then you can use that on as many Macs as you own/control.
  • If you have purchased a Windows licence then you can use that on as many Windows machines as you own/control.
  • If you have purchased an iPad licence then you can use that on as many iPads as you own/control.
  • If you purchased a licence for the software on one operating system you cannot use that software on a different operating system unless you also purchase a licence for that other operating system.
  • You cannot transfer a licence from one operating system to another.
  • If you have more than one licence, each for a different operating system, then you can use the software on more than one operating system at a time as long as you have a licence to use the software on each operating system you are using.

I hope this is reasonably clear.

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Affinity Store: Affinity Suite (ADe, APh, APu) 1.8.5.703.
Windows 10 Pro, Version 20H2, Build 19042.610.
Dell Latitude E5570, i5-6440HQ 2.60 GHz, 8 GB, Intel HD Graphics 530, 1920 x 1080.
Dell OptiPlex 7060, i5-8500 3.00 GHz, 16 GB, Intel UHD Graphics 630, Dell P2417H 1920 x 1080.
Intel NUC5PGYH, Pentium N3700 2.40 GHz, 8 GB, Intel HD Graphics, EIZO EV2456 1920 x 1200.

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I think Serif Software are missing a trick here in NOT allowing users for whatever reason want to transfer their licence to another platform. Their decision for not allowing users to do this will have a negative affect on potential new affinity users who are considering the product

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6 hours ago, Printsubs said:

Their decision for not allowing users to do this will have a negative affect on potential new affinity users who are considering the product

Leaving aside purchases through the Mac and Windows Store, which are external sales services that Serif can't influence in any way, I don't think it's a large percentage of potential users. In my opinion, most users are stable on the OS.


Affinity Store: Affinity Suite (ADe, APh, APu) 1.8.5.703.
Windows 10 Pro, Version 20H2, Build 19042.610.
Dell Latitude E5570, i5-6440HQ 2.60 GHz, 8 GB, Intel HD Graphics 530, 1920 x 1080.
Dell OptiPlex 7060, i5-8500 3.00 GHz, 16 GB, Intel UHD Graphics 630, Dell P2417H 1920 x 1080.
Intel NUC5PGYH, Pentium N3700 2.40 GHz, 8 GB, Intel HD Graphics, EIZO EV2456 1920 x 1200.

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Serif’s licensing policy will be integral to their business model as a way of financing the development of three applications over three different operating systems.

When someone purchases a license to use the software on a particular operating system they are helping to fund development of the software on that operating system.

If people stopped purchasing licences to use the software on a particular operating system then Serif would probably stop development on that operating system, but the remaining operating systems could still have software developed for them.

If Serif changed to a different licensing policy then they would probably need to either increase the price of the software quite a lot – to make sure that the three operating systems were sufficiently funded through one single ‘pot’ of cash – or introduce a subscription licensing model.

I think the majority of Affinity users would not want either of those scenarios, so the licensing policy we have now is probably the best we can get for most people.

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