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I have decided to replace Photoshop and Lightroom with Affinity, having seen enough to convince me.  I have one outstanding question to answer for my own benefit, and that is which software can I use to replace the Lightrrom Library, and can I import my Library to the new software?  Can anyone offer advice please?

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Hi @DTC867,

 

Welcome to the forum.

 

We currently do not support importing the whole Library from Lightroom, as neither Photo or Designer work as a DAM. You will have to re-import the images intro Photo as there is no "migration" implemented at the moment. 

 

Thanks,

Gabe. 

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Hi DTC867,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

There's quite a few threads about finding a Lightroom replacement / DAM (Digital Asset Management) to work with Affinity Photo. If you perform a search with these and similar terms - "Lightroom replacement", " DAM" -  here in the forum you should find them pretty quickly. As you may guess the answers varies a lot and depends on what features you consider important/how you like to manage them (though a catalogue/database, folders etc). We hope to offer our own DAM software later as well but it may still take some time.

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Hi MEB,

On 3.4.2018 at 0:36 PM, MEB said:

 We hope to offer our own DAM software later as well but it may still take some time.

how can we understand this? I am really looking forward to replace LR with Affinity DAM.

Thanks

Erwin

 

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For what do you want replace LR? Just for organizing, catalogizing, managing... your photos. jpgs, textures....? 

Adobe Bridge is fantastic for just this and its compltely free. But it does not work with AP-files (and i guess it will never do;-)


OSX 10.13.5  / iMac Retina 27" / AMD Radeon R9 M380

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11 minutes ago, Polygonius said:

Adobe Bridge is fantastic for just this and its completely free. But it does not work with AP-files (and i guess it will never do;-)

I agree. I find it good for entering metadata using the presets. Unfortunately there is no way to use GPS data (either to add or find) via a map.

John


Windows 10, Affinity Photo 1.6.5.123 and Designer 1.6.5.123, (mainly Photo), now ex-Adobe CC

CPU: AMD A6-3670. RAM: 16 GB DDR3 @ 666MHz, Graphics: 2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 630

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48 minutes ago, Skids said:

I believe that XNViewMP displays Affinity files.

 

It displays a small embedded jpeg - you can display an image but it's not much more than a thumbnail.  Better than nothing though!


AP user, running Win10

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22 hours ago, IanSG said:

It displays a small embedded jpeg - you can display an image but it's not much more than a thumbnail.  Better than nothing though!

Nope, *.afphoto files are just showing with app-symbol. At least on last highsierra and last xnview by default - is there an option?

 

Nice tip, its really ugly, but very fast and very small (not like bridge with its 2GB over the whole system...).


OSX 10.13.5  / iMac Retina 27" / AMD Radeon R9 M380

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3 hours ago, Polygonius said:

Nope, *.afphoto files are just showing with app-symbol. At least on last highsierra and last xnview by default - is there an option?

Try making sure this General preference is checked:

5acde15c8d655_XnViewsettings.png.4193e6b4962df71710080e39102c839f.png


Affinity Photo 1.6.7 & Affinity Designer 1.6.1; macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 iMac (27-inch, Late 2012); 2.9GHz i5 CPU; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M; 8GB RAM
Affinity Photo 1.6.11.85 & Affinity Designer 1.6..4.45 for iPad; 6th Generation iPad 32 GB; Apple Pencil; iOS 12.1.1

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11 hours ago, Polygonius said:

Nope, *.afphoto files are just showing with app-symbol. At least on last highsierra and last xnview by default - is there an option?

 

8 hours ago, R C-R said:

Try making sure this General preference is checked:

5acde15c8d655_XnViewsettings.png.4193e6b4962df71710080e39102c839f.png

R C-R is right but please note that xnview and xnviewmp aren't the same program - we're talking about xnviewmp.


AP user, running Win10

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Thank you guys, yeah it works:-) it also open a afphoto with just a doubleclick :-) 

Really nice tool!  Bridge is deleted, XNV gets a donation! Just this libreoffice & co look is not mine, but i can life with.


OSX 10.13.5  / iMac Retina 27" / AMD Radeon R9 M380

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