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I’ve purchased and installed Affinity publisher and I’m thinking about getting the others.  I noticed that the “major upgrade" to 1.9 is free.  What is the upgrade policy for “major version upgrades” e.g. to 2.0, 3.x, etc?

 

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Chuck

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2 minutes ago, MEB said:

All minor updates (1.8, 1.9) are free. Major upgrades (2.0, 3.0) are paid.

Thanks for your reply andinfo.   Any idea what the Major upgrade fee might be??  I don’t really need designer or photo at this moment, so I’m trying to determine whether to buy the current version at half price and upgrade or just wait for version 2 to come out. . .

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1 minute ago, brotman said:

Thanks for your reply andinfo.   Any idea what the Major upgrade fee might be??  I don’t really need designer or photo at this moment, so I’m trying to determine whether to buy the current version at half price and upgrade or just wait for version 2 to come out. . .

Version 1.9 hasn’t been out for very long, and the next version might be 1.10 instead of 2.0. If I didn’t already have the 1.x apps I would buy them while they’re still half price.

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On 3/19/2021 at 4:50 PM, MEB said:

It's not known yet, sorry. The next major update is still a few good months away.

Months not years (from March 2021)?

This uncertainty is putting me off trialling the software.  Don't wanna discover after three months that the three programs I'm interested in meet my needs... only for 2.0 to be within 1-2 months away.  It would suck to have to pay an upgrade fee for three programs after such a short amount of time.

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10 hours ago, ljredux said:

It would suck to have to pay an upgrade fee for three programs after such a short amount of time.

You don't have to pay. The version you buy will continue to work until the day you die or Microsoft releases Windows 12 (whichever comes first!)

 

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3 hours ago, carl123 said:

You don't have to pay. The version you buy will continue to work until the day you die or Microsoft releases Windows 12 (whichever comes first!)

 

I was referring to the next major update.  Ie 1.x > 2.0.  I feel compelled to stay current, so it would grate if 2.0 was released within 1-2 months of purchasing the Affinity 1.x suite.  MEB answered my question anyway, but I appreciate you trying to help.  I've already decided to start trialling the products immediately.  🙂

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11 minutes ago, ljredux said:

if 2.0 was released within 1-2 months

I would really not be afraid of it :-) In this horizon, it barely comes out more update on 1.10 and its repairs.

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Our beta cycles tend to be quite long. The fact there is no 2.0 beta tells me that version 2 is a long way off. If you have a use for Affinity software I suggest that you buy 1.x rather than wait patiently

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Uh, it looks like I misread something somewhere and was being premature anyway.  I didn't realise the trial was only ten days so I'll wait until I have a reduced workload later this year before evaluating and working out whether it's a good Photoshop + Illustrator replacement for me.  Thanks again for all the info.

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1 hour ago, ljredux said:

I didn't realise the trial was only ten days

10 days is the standard trial period. Only during the coronavirus crisis did Serif provide an extension to 90 days (along with a 50% discount).

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17 minutes ago, Pšenda said:

10 days is the standard trial period. Only during the coronavirus crisis did Serif provide an extension to 90 days (along with a 50% discount).

Yeah, I figured it out after I posted. No worries anyway. When I have more free time, ten days will be enough.

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1 hour ago, ljredux said:

Yeah, I figured it out after I posted. No worries anyway. When I have more free time, ten days will be enough.

If you purchase directly from Serif via the Affinity Store you have an additional 14-day period where you can obtain a full refund.

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6 hours ago, ljredux said:

I didn't realise the trial was only ten days so I'll wait until I have a reduced workload later this year before evaluating and working out whether it's a good Photoshop + Illustrator replacement for me

I suggest trialing just one of the 3 apps to begin with. There is a lot of overlap in how things work so if you get familiar with one of the apps it gives you a head start on the others.

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1 minute ago, R C-R said:

I suggest trialing just one of the 3 apps to begin with. There is a lot of overlap in how things work so if you get familiar with one of the apps it gives you a head start on the others.

It’s also worth noting that the trial clock runs continuously from the first time you launch the app, so you’ll have more time to play with each one if you try them out serially rather than in parallel. And because there’s a single file format for all of the apps, any files saved during an earlier trial can be opened and edited during a later one.

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