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Having brought Photo and then designer I was happy their file types worked together but then I updated designer and that ended that!


I updated designer back on the 6th of October and found I had a problem with file support so I posted a question - File type not supported - see here https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/25938-file-type-not-supported/ and found out it was because of the update to designer. Since then I have checked for the update everyday. 


As you can see in that post I was firstly told the update to correct the problem was a few days away, then that quickly changed to, there will be an update soon, and, shouldn't take too long, but here I am a month later still waiting...


Yes, I was told I could install betas of both the apps but I don't want to use betas & so I said I'd wait for the update, not relizing it would be so long.


My questions to the staff.... 

Why issue an update that makes the apps incompatible? 

Why wasn't a warning given that updating to the latest version will make the apps incompatible?

Why has a fix been so long in coming when, as far as I can see, being able to use both together is paramount?


I use Designer for serious things like logos and I use Photo for fun only, the only tool in photo I use with designer is the perspective tool and I have to wonder why such a great tool, which is perfect for using on things like logos, isn't in the designer package, it seems to me at least, the perspective tool is all designer needs to be the perfect app.


At the moment I am holding back from rating and writing a review about both apps because as you can see I am a little frustrated about the currant predicament.


I think both apps are great and would recommend to a friend, there are lots of tutorials for both apps to help me progress and this forum is top notch for the help and questions that need answering but this update and incompatibility issue has left a sour taste.


Apologies to readers for turning what was going to be a simple question into a rant & so I best ask the question.....When is an update to Photo coming? 

Affinity photo 1.8.3   Affinity Designer  1.8.3   Affinity publisher 1.8.3 

iMac (Retina 4k,21.5-inch,late 2015) 3.3GHZ Intel core i7, Intel Iris pro Graphics 6200 1536, 16 GB Ram. (not a Mac snob)

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I wanted to make you aware that the 1.5 update is now available to download through Mac App Store: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/30833-affinity-photo-15-has-launched/

And there is much rejoicing throughout the land (the Mac part of it anyway).  :)

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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