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On 6/14/2018 at 4:57 PM, Tom Schülke said:

Realy...     are we realy discussing about a Product comparable to  Photoshop , that you can by for only about 50$ ?

This is so Cheap, that you can get affraid, Affinity won´t do it over the long run. 

I´d rather pay a bit more but to ruin this promising Product.

Right. This is why i asked. This is my point too.

In my opinion, Serif is doing a fantastic job with the Affinity products, i really hope that all developpers have a fair wage, and for this kind of product, i can offer more. but perhaps these products are not known enough on the market to set another price.

We'll see. Anyway, i'm really impatient, and right, you already have my money for Designer and Photo, and you will for Publisher ;-)

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On 14. Juni 2018 at 4:57 PM, Tom Schülke said:

so Cheap, that you can get affraid, Affinity won´t do it over the long run

Like others, you can buy more than you need and we all can support Serif with that and with more participation here in the forum.

German Angst ist angesichts des Erfolgs und der gesteigerten Qualität keine Option, auch wenn man denken könnte, Affinity hätte etwas mit affraid zu tun. :D

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2 hours ago, Helder luis said:

Any news on that beta?

Welcome here, Helder luis!

You have to expect a certain degree of probability that Serif will not announce any beta news here in “Sneak Preview”.

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12 hours ago, Oval said:

Welcome here, Helder luis!

You have to expect a certain degree of probability that Serif will not announce any beta news here in “Sneak Preview”.

But they might read about my despair :)

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7 hours ago, Helder luis said:

But they might read about my despair

Too much stuff like “starting thingy and need a thingy” in the wrong place (sneak preview instead of “Introduce Yourself”) consumes time because moderators do not move that to the correct place.

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23 hours ago, Larsene said:

Right. This is why i asked. This is my point too.

In my opinion, Serif is doing a fantastic job with the Affinity products, i really hope that all developpers have a fair wage, and for this kind of product, i can offer more. but perhaps these products are not known enough on the market to set another price.

We'll see. Anyway, i'm really impatient, and right, you already have my money for Designer and Photo, and you will for Publisher ;-)

I asked this too a while back, they said they can sell at this price and make a good profit back. I guess it is that since the cost is too low more people buy the software, I mean people like hobbyists out there who just want to have a good photo editing program or want to draw.


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4 minutes ago, nitro912gr said:

I asked this too a while back, they said they can sell at this price and make a good profit back. I guess it is that since the cost is too low more people buy the software, I mean people like hobbyists out there who just want to have a good photo editing program or want to draw.

I’m sure that’s exactly right. If the number of copies that they can sell at $50 is double the number that they could sell at $80, it obviously makes sense for them to keep the price down.


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Aandd...I did run out of likes, already xD.

I agree the last two posts....IMO, is also due to a particular point of view from this company. User and consumer friendly since eons. 

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6 minutes ago, αℓƒяє∂ said:

I’m sure that’s exactly right. If the number of copies that they can sell at $50 is double the number that they could sell at $80, it obviously makes sense for them to keep the price down.

I wanted to learn vector drawing. $50 was manageable. $80 or more ... not so much as that was an all consuming desire. If they are reading this, I am sure I am not the only one who bought something I really didn't need because of reasonable pricing. 


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51 minutes ago, αℓƒяє∂ said:

I’m sure that’s exactly right. If the number of copies that they can sell at $50 is double the number that they could sell at $80, it obviously makes sense for them to keep the price down.

But if they up the price from £50 to £100 they only have to sell 1/2 the amount of copies, to users, to make the same profit and you still have the potential for some of the other 1/2 of the users to buy the product in the future if their economic circumstances change.  (Or reel some of them in on a Black Friday mega sale)


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@bennyboe

Welcome to the Serif Affinity forums. 

10 minutes ago, bennyboe said:

Where is the beta? its almost July... 

It's not ready yet, sorry. We are still adding features that users will expect to be included, even in a beta.


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1 hour ago, carl123 said:

But if they up the price from £50 to £100 they only have to sell 1/2 the amount of copies, to users, to make the same profit and you still have the potential for some of the other 1/2 of the users to buy the product in the future if their economic circumstances change.  (Or reel some of them in on a Black Friday mega sale)

IMO ~ 50 (even some bucks above) is both a magic number for pure psychology (impulse purchase much more likely to happen!), but also, the kind of price that at the same time makes the product reachable for professionals (who could actually pay more, or most of  them) from the first world, but also from several other countries, not so privileged ones.  And from hobbyists AND students from many countries. This is crucial for large diffusion,  to really build a huge user base (key in this kind of applications), even more when you need to fight a  lot of resistance as there are established tools that dominate the market. IMO, need to keep a no-brainer advantage.


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4 minutes ago, Arun Sarkar said:

I expect all feature which I use in PPX9 in beta...... :p
 

Then you may (or may not) be disappointed depending on the features you use. As has been said before, there is not a 1-to-1 feature match with the software that had 100+ man years development in it. Note: Because we are starting from scratch, then straight out of the box it will also be able to do some things PagePlus never could. :)


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6 minutes ago, Patrick Connor said:

Then you may (or may not) be disappointed depending on the features you use. As has been said before, there is not a 1-to-1 feature match with the software that had 100+ man years development in it.

Ha Ha Ha.......  AD+Page+Text Flow+Table+Wrap

And as an Indic Language (Bengali / Devnagari) user I am used to with "Work Around" :D  for a long long time. :p

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2 minutes ago, Arun Sarkar said:

AD+Page+Text Flow+Table+Wrap

... +Linked Images+PDF Pass-through+Embedded Fonts+ ...


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1 minute ago, αℓƒяє∂ said:

... +Linked Images+PDF Pass-through+Embedded Fonts+ ...

Yes Embedded Fonts.

And I also like to get an option in Affinity : - "Render Text as curve" in PDF import like PP

and I hate linked images :p (always forget and delete the image files) I always embed them.

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It will be my first time using a Software like this, so, I'll dedicate myself to explore what Publisher will be able to do in the first public releases. :D

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8 minutes ago, SrPx said:

Linked images have their advantages, too...

Yes SrPx I agree, linked images makes our workflow much faster. And unfortunately (I don't know why) I always put those image folder in desktop then somehow delete them after some time... and then when I need the file again after 3 or 4 months...... all comes with corss box :p 

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