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Hey all,

 

The Windows beta of Photo is now available to try for free! Grab it here: https://affinity.serif.com/blog/affinity-photo-for-windows-is-available-now/

 

Here's a short (8 minute) video that just runs through a few of the basics for the Photo Windows beta and will hopefully answer some questions you may have:

 

 

Direct link if you can't fullscreen the video: https://vimeo.com/190854361

 

It covers the concept of personas, opening images, panels, raw file development and exporting.

 

 

I'd also just like to point out that we have over 120 video tutorials for Photo available in the In-house Affinity Photo Video Tutorials thread (currently at 130 and counting  ;)). They are all macOS-based, but you will find that both the interface and functionality translate to the Windows version, and so I hope you'll find them useful. If you have any questions please ask.

 

All the best,

James


Affinity Photo Video Tutorials - Affinity Photo for iPad Tutorials

Looking for a manual/documentation? Check affinity.help for online help!

@JamesR_Affinity for tutorial sneak peeks and more

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Thank you for this!! Look forward to using it.  Is the help ebook on the Forum of use with the windows version please?  Is there a list of compatible plugins somewhere?  Thanks again. John


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Hey Alex, the beta is actually available! Sorry for not clarifying, I'll put the link in the original post, but you can download it from here: https://affinity.serif.com/blog/affinity-photo-for-windows-is-available-now/

 

Thanks,

James


Affinity Photo Video Tutorials - Affinity Photo for iPad Tutorials

Looking for a manual/documentation? Check affinity.help for online help!

@JamesR_Affinity for tutorial sneak peeks and more

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Link takes us to a 'register your email address' screen.  I did this back in March (and now the wait is finally over!!) so I assume I will eventually receive an email with the link, or do I need to re-register? 

 

Thanks

 

Clive

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I didn't bother waiting for an email! If you know the URL for the Affinity Designer on Windows beta, it's easy to work out the URL for the Affinity Photo on Windows beta. :ph34r:


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Affinity Designer 1.7.0.367 • Affinity Photo 1.7.0.367 • Windows 10 Home (4th gen Core i3 CPU)
Affinity Photo for iPad 1.7.0.135 • Affinity Designer for iPad 1.7.0.9 • iOS 12.3.1 (iPad Air 2)

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Looks great.

 

I am curious to know if this is a UWP app, and whether the Mac version is a Cocoa app?

How do you share code with the Mac version?

 

Simply curious on how you pull this off since the products for both platforms seems so nice.

 

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I didn't bother waiting for an email! If you know the URL for the Affinity Designer on Windows beta, it's easy to work out the URL for the Affinity Photo on Windows beta. :ph34r:

Thanks for that tip, Alfred. Downloading now. :D


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I am so happy for Windows version, finally!!! :))) Thank you so much on your hard work that you put into this! Can't wait for final version:))

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yes man!!! Here I'm downloading.  :)


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Please make sure that Aero is NOT needed when the final product comes out. Having to force users to use this Theme is ridiculous especially since I use other software that uses hardware acceleration just fine without Aero theme on.

 

I have brought up this subject before under Affinity Designer. In my opinion, needing Aero theme for hardware acceleration is poor programming. I am using Windows 7 Pro x64 with two other programs that use hardware acceleration and they do not require the Aero Theme to be activated and on. (Xilisoft & Sony Vegas Pro)

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On 10/11/2016 at 2:41 PM, fblawat said:

Please make sure that Aero is NOT needed when the final product comes out. Having to force users to use this Theme is ridiculous especially since I use other software that uses hardware acceleration just fine without Aero theme on.

 

I have brought up this subject before under Affinity Designer. In my opinion, needing Aero theme for hardware acceleration is poor programming. I am using Windows 7 Pro x64 with two other programs that use hardware acceleration and they do not require the Aero Theme to be activated and on. (Xilisoft & Sony Vegas Pro)

 

Can you please stop posting the same thing over and over again? It's impossible to have a conversation about the same thing across multiple forums. My response is here:

https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/27638-affinity-designer-public-beta-rc8-15032-windows/?p=134730

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Please make sure that Aero is NOT needed when the final product comes out. Having to force users to use this Theme is ridiculous especially since I use other software that uses hardware acceleration just fine without Aero theme on.

 

I have brought up this subject before under Affinity Designer. In my opinion, needing Aero theme for hardware acceleration is poor programming. I am using Windows 7 Pro x64 with two other programs that use hardware acceleration and they do not require the Aero Theme to be activated and on. (Xilisoft & Sony Vegas Pro)

Why is this such a problem for you?

 

As Mark says, he has replied to you in the Designer forum and explained why Aero is needed for the Affinity range.  As I understand it that is not going to change.


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Long-time user of Serif products, chiefly PagePlus and PhotoPlus, but also WebPlus, CraftArtistProfessional and DrawPlus.  Delighted to be using Affinity Designer, Photo, and now Publisher.

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Congratulations for the start and all the best!


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I have been testing the Affinity Photo today, first thing i noticed is that when using the pen tool when defining a shape in an image; there is no right click option to specify the feather size before committing the selection based on the path created using the pen tool. Would be great if we can have that feature on the next release. Second, toggling/resetting between black & white Background/foreground color (preferably using d/x keys). Not able to fill masking with color based on the current background/foreground color (back space) to hide/show masked selected areas. Preferably a separate marquee tool icon from the lasso.

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I was not expecting Photo to be out already. That is awesome. And wow, the topics are piling up so fast. I merely just got on the waiting list.


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I have been testing the Affinity Photo today, first thing i noticed is that when using the pen tool when defining a shape in an image; there is no right click option to specify the feather size before committing the selection based on the path created using the pen tool. Would be great if we can have that feature on the next release. Second, toggling/resetting between black & white Background/foreground color (preferably using d/x keys). Not able to fill masking with color based on the current background/foreground color (back space) to hide/show masked selected areas. Preferably a separate marquee tool icon from the lasso.

Feel free to put this in the suggestions forum so it doesn't get lost in the beta wash


Patrick Connor

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