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Should i download on my mac or windows laptop?

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I'm hoping you can help me.  I am going to purchase affinity photo so that i can digitise my artwork and have greeting cards and other stationery items made.  My question is...am i better to use my macbook pro (2012) with the software or my Dell windows laptop?  My dell has a blue light filter/eye comfort coating factory applied to the screen so colours can look duller so i am leaning more towards the macbook but it is a late 2012 model.  Would that affect anything?


What are your experiences?  

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It depends on personal preferences. Try the trial version, and depending on which OS the application suits you best, then buy.

Affinity Store: Affinity Suite (ADe, APh, APu), 2.0.0.
Dell OptiPlex 7060, i5-8500 3.00 GHz, 16 GB, Intel UHD Graphics 630, Dell P2417H 1920 x 1080, Windows 11 Pro, Version 22H2, Build 22621.819.
Dell Latitude E5570, i5-6440HQ 2.60 GHz, 8 GB, Intel HD Graphics 530, 1920 x 1080, Windows 10 Pro, Version 21H1, Build 19043.2130.
Intel NUC5PGYH, Pentium N3700 2.40 GHz, 8 GB, Intel HD Graphics, EIZO EV2456 1920 x 1200, Windows 10 Pro, Version 21H1, Build 19043.2130.

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Hi @Amy Rose - Artist,

Welcome to the Affinity Forums :)

I agree with Pšenda, the best way to find out is by trialling the applications on both systems and seeing which works best for you!

You can access these trials from the below links:

Photo - https://affinity.serif.com/photo/trial 
Designer - https://affinity.serif.com/designer/trial 
Publisher - https://affinity.serif.com/publisher/trial 

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@Amy Rose - Artist, in case it is not obvious to you, note that the licenses for Mac & Windows versions are sold separately & are not interchangeable/swappable from one platform to the other.

So after testing each trial version (two separate downloads) do not assume you can buy one version & use it on both your Mac & Windows PC.

All 3 1.10.6, & all 3 V2.03 Mac apps; 2020 iMac 27"; 3.8GHz i7, Radeon Pro 5700, 32GB RAM; macOS 10.15.7
Affinity Photo 
1.10.6; Affinity Designer 1.10.6; & all 3 V2 apps for iPad; 6th Generation iPad 32 GB; Apple Pencil; iPadOS 15.7

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