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I bought Affinity Photo and Designer and want to support a great competitor to Adobe.



I have run into a problem .. I wonder if you can help?


I have an original design in Adobe Illustrator format - attached. backprop_error_example2.ai

I have an export to PNG from Adobe ... also attached. post-47809-0-97592700-1483315620_thumb.png

Then I have a PNG export from Affinity Designer after it loads the AI file - also attached. post-47809-0-14130600-1483315633_thumb.png


You can see that:

  • the quality of the text rendering is not as good
  • the colours are not accurate (see the big rectangular blocks)
  • the brushes (object outlines) are not that accurately reflected, they are too "heavy / bold"


When importing I made sure "favour editable text over fidelity" is NOT ticked. I want fidelity. Not sure what this actually dees.

On export I selected Lanczos not bilinear to improve partially the rendering.


Some have said elsewhere that text should be converted to curves .. which I don't really want to do .. but as a test I did. The image is attached. post-47809-0-74417100-1483315644_thumb.png

  • converting text to curves (Layer -> Convert to Curves) then exporting as PNG has no significant effect. 



Any ideas?


Going forward I'd like to start new designs with Designer but unfortunately I have a legacy of AI files and I need their output to be consistent with previous exports.


Thanks in advance.





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any suggestions?


really keen to have affinity part of my workflow


I googled around but didn't find anything additionally helpful

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Thanks MikeW ... are you really sure?


I triple checked and the files are different for me.


I've viewed the two files at 100% in Affinity Photo, Adobe Photoshop, MacOS Preview and they all show them as different - different text rendering and different colours.

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