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A feature that would really boost the popularity of Affinity would be if users had the ability to develop and share plugins, much like users of Photoshop and Gimp can do.

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Do the Photoshop plugins work in Affinity Designer?

Also, I still think its a reasonable point that users of Affinity should be able to create and share their own plugins.

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3 hours ago, Lusus said:

Do the Photoshop plugins work in Affinity Designer?

Also, I still think its a reasonable point that users of Affinity should be able to create and share their own plugins.

 

Hello Lusus,

there is a list of plugins that work with Affinity Photo for Mac here.

And there is a list of plugins that work with Affinity Photo for Windows here.

But unfortunately Photoshop plugins do not work with Affinity Designer (to my knowledge).

Cheers :)

d.


Affinity Designer 1.7.1.404 (beta 1.7.2.464)   |   Affinity Photo 1.7.1.404 (beta 1.7.2.464)   |   Affinity Publisher 1.7.1.404 (beta 1.7.2.458)
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41 minutes ago, dominik said:

But unfortunately Photoshop plugins do not work with Affinity Designer

 

But this is to be expected, because Designer has a different purpose than Photoshop.


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1 hour ago, Pšenda said:

 

But this is to be expected, because Designer has a different purpose than Photoshop.

 

Hello Pšenda,

I agree with you (partially). In my first draft of my answer I had this information, too. But then I realised that Affinity Designer has the Pixel Persona and it has a couple of native adjustment layers that affect vector object the same way as they affect pixel layers. That was the base for my decision not to rule out a future opening for Photoshop plugins completely.

I am not an expert on this and would be interested if someone else can chime in.

 

OTOH, it is possible to open an AD document in APh and apply a plugin there as a 'live filter'. Even to a vector object. Amazing :)

 

d.


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Affinity Designer for iPad 1.7.0.7   |   Affinity Photo for iPad 1.6.8.77

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The portability of the source files, including all edits and features between apps, is excellent. Keeping it in the Publishers, it will be great.

But it is evidently that each application is a "specialist" for a certain kind of workflow, so sharing all the skills across applications is not even expected, and it would not even be reasonable.

It is better to have more specialized applications at a reasonable price that everyone buys as needed, rather than one super expensive superapplication.


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7 minutes ago, Pšenda said:

But it is evidently that each application is a "specialist" for a certain kind of workflow, so sharing all the skills across applications is not even expected

 

That is what I expect, too. And that makes it more likely that Photoshop plugin support will not come to Affinity Designer.

It could be, though, that there will be vector plugin support in AD at some time in the future (this is only my personal assumption and not based on anything I have heard or read).

 

Cheers,

d.


Affinity Designer 1.7.1.404 (beta 1.7.2.464)   |   Affinity Photo 1.7.1.404 (beta 1.7.2.464)   |   Affinity Publisher 1.7.1.404 (beta 1.7.2.458)
Affinity Designer for iPad 1.7.0.7   |   Affinity Photo for iPad 1.6.8.77

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