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On 4/29/2020 at 11:58 PM, Ger.Markus said:

You will find the english version of my presentation further down in the article:

Hallo zusammen,

mein Name ist Markus, ich bin derzeit 52 Jahre alt und ich komme aus Deutschland.

Eigentlich bin ich kein Grafiker oder Künstler, ich bin selbstständig, programmiere Software und biete IT-Dienstleistungen an.

Ich war lange Zeit so etwas was man einen Computerfreak oder Nerd bezeichnet. Das fing in den 80ger Jahren an, wo ich die Welt der Computer für mich entdeckte (Commodore VIC 20, C-64, Amiga).
Ich war damals auch schon sehr neugierig auf die multimedialen Dinge, die man mit einem Computer tun konnte (Grafik, Musik, Soundbearbeitung). Ich habe mich aber nie zu einem echten Grafiker oder Musiker entwickelt - was mich auch nicht gestört hat. Für mich stand immer das Programmieren und Hardware-Basteleien im Vordergrund. Trotzdem war ich immer mit den adäquaten Programmen zur Erstellung von Musik und Grafik ausgerüstet. Zum einem machte es mir Spaß und zum anderen konnte man in dem ein oder anderen Programm auch mal eine Grafik oder die Oberfläche für eines meiner Programme gestalten. Ich habe diese Programme schon oft genutzt, mich aber nicht zum perfekten Künstler entwickelt.

Mittlerweile hat mich das echte Leben (die reallife.exe ;-) ) eingeholt und auch meine Interessen haben sich verschoben. Trotzdem bin ich noch immer neugierig was das Thema Multimedia angeht.

Die Affinity Produktreihe habe ich Ende letzten Jahres entdeckt und mir hat es ehrlich gesagt den Atem verschlagen, als ich gesehen habe was für leistungsstarke Funktionen dort integriert sind. Am meisten beeindruckt bin ich aber von der Einstellung und dem hohen Qualitätsstandard, den die Entwickler an sich selbst legen. Das gefällt mir, denn auch ich bin so ein kleiner Perfektionist, wenn es um die Entwicklung von Software geht. Von daher war mir das Produkt vom ersten Augenblick an sehr sympatisch.

Ja, ich weiß, dass ich vermutlich nur einen Bruchteil der Funktionen nutzen werde :-), aber aus diesem Grund habe ich auch auf die nächste Rabattaktion von Serif gewartet. Jetzt war es soweit und ich habe mir vor wenigen Tagen Affinity Designer und Affinity Photo zum halben Preis zugelegt. Vielen Dank, Serif, für diesen großzügigen Rabatt.

Alle anderen Grafikprogramme (Krita, Gimp, Inkscape) werden nun von meinem Rechner gelöscht. :-)

Die nächsten Tage und Wochen werde ich mich mit diversen Tutorials und dem Affinity Designer Workbook beschäftigen, welches ich mir vorher schon zum Geburtstag habe schenken lassen. :-)

Es gibt wenig gekaufte Software auf meinem Rechner, das meiste ist OpenSource. Aber die Software, die ich gekauft habe, für die habe ich mich bei allen Titeln aus dem gleichen Grund entschieden. Die Entwickler oder die Firma geben aus persönlicher Überzeugung alles, um eine perfekte, fehlerfreie Software anbieten zu können.

Ich grüße alle hier im Forum und wünsche euch, dass ihr in der heutigen Zeit (CoVid-19) gesund bleibt!

Markus


English version:

Hello, everyone,

my name is Markus, I am currently 52 years old and I come from Germany.

Actually I am not a graphic designer, I am self-employed, I program software and offer IT services.

For a long time I was something what you call a computer freak or nerd. This started in the 80s, when I discovered the world of computers for myself (Commodore VIC 20, C-64, Amiga).
At that time I was also very curious about the multimedia things you could do with a computer (graphics, music, sound editing). But I never developed into a real graphic artist or musician - which didn't bother me either. For me, programming and hardware tinkering were always in the foreground. Nevertheless I was always equipped with the adequate programs for creating music and graphics. On the one hand it was fun and on the other hand you could use these programs to create a graphic or the interface for one of my programs. I have used these programs often, but I did not develop to a perfect artist.

Meanwhile the real life (the reallife.exe ;-) ) has caught up with me and my interests have changed, too. Nevertheless I am still curious about multimedia.

I discovered the Affinity product line at the end of last year and honestly it took my breath away when I saw what powerful features are integrated there. But most of all I am impressed by the attitude and the high quality standard the developers set for themselves. I like that, because I'm also a little perfectionist when it comes to software development. That's why I liked the product from the first moment on.

Yes, I know that I will probably only use a fraction of the features :-), but that's why I was waiting for the next discount offer from Serif. Now it was time and a few days ago I bought Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo for half price. Thank you very much, Serif, for this generous discount.

All other graphic programs (Krita, Gimp, Inkscape) are now deleted from my computer. :-)

During the next days and weeks I will work on several tutorials and the Affinity Designer Workbook, which I already got for my birthday. :-)

There is little bought software on my computer, most of it is open source. But the software I bought, I decided for all titles for the same reason. The developers or the company give everything out of personal conviction to be able to offer a perfect, bug-free, breathtaking software.

I greet everyone here in the forum and wish you all the best for your health in the present time (CoVid-19)!

Markus

Willkommen in der Community, Kumpel!
Ich bin auch neu hier. Freut mich, dich kennenzulernen.

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Es freut mich, dass es auch einige deutschsprachige User hier gibt. Ich dachte schon, ich wäre der einzige. 😂
Aber im Ernst, ich habe mir die komplette Palette von Affinity geleistet, weil, ich auch die Programme grandios finde. 
So wie George Gibson/Markus bin ich auch seit den Anfängen de C64 dabei, allerdings immer nur als Hobby und alles was ich kann habe ich mir selbst beigebracht.
So bin ich auch der Obmannstellvertreter des CFFC, Computer-, Film-, und Fotoclub St. Marienkirchen bei Schärding.

Wir waren mit die ersten in Österreich, die mit dem C64 Bilder digitalisierten und mit einem Star LC10 7-Nadeldrucker ausdruckten.

Nun seit ich Affinity Foto kenne, gibt es für mich auch nur dieses Programm zur Bearbeitung und FastStone für die Verwaltung.

Affinity Publisher möchte ich dazu verwenden ein Buch - 25 Jahre Creaktiv international, Jugendchor mit Band und humanitärer Verein für Kinder in Not zu schreiben.
Mal sehen was daraus wird.

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Hi, I'm Tomson, professional graphic designer and frontend designer / developer from Canada

and I've just quit my private Creative Cloud subscription after extensively testing Affinity Designer.

Really great job everyone!

 

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Hi I'm Anuruddha. I'm new to Affinity products and to this community. Today I bought Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer and Affinity Publisher in this current 50% off sale. It's a fantastic opportunity to try these tools. Actually I'm not a graphic designer but a software engineer who like to work on every part of my projects 😎. Currently I'm working on my abandoned website https://www.tietip.com/ I hope affinity products will help me to do all designing parts of the website. Affinity products are on a par with Adobe products for just fraction of a price. I'm really happy to be a part of Affinity community 👍🙂. Thank you very much for Affinity team for their effort to make those wonderful useful tools 🎁.

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Hi all!

I'm madPXL, a French game artist working in the mobile game industry for 15 years (yes, before the iPhone!).

I launched Affinity Designer for the first time in 2016 with the surface pro 4, but I lacked a lot of features to switch from Ph... Since the Covid-19 episode, I use it for my last game project with the iMac and it's much better than 4 years ago. I can create all of my game assets with incredible speed and efficiency. So thank you Affinity for the discount and for what you bring to the market, I bought Photo and Designer

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Hi, I'm Jeff. I'm a graphic designer specializing in logo design. I've been an Illustrator user since version 9 (!), but have become increasingly anti-Adobe since they introduced their subscription-only model. I'm still hanging onto version CS6, but I'm determined to only use it when I absolutely have to, and have been trying to use Affinity Designer as much as possible in my workflow.

I have to say I'm impressed with the entire Affinity suite, and at how much the software has improved since it was first released. I have each of the Affinity apps installed on my desktop as well as iOS devices, and I look forward to what the future holds for the software, and will do whatever I can to support its development.

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I am an existing user of Affinity Photo. I just purchased Affinity Designer and Affinity Publisher to have the complete suite. I do not have immediate requirement
for AD and A.Publisher as I am not into such professional work. However I would like to learn those areas more as a hobby which may come of use later. Also
it feels good to have the complete trio package from Serif , a great company providing products at unbelievable prices. 

Best regards,
Unni

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On 5/18/2020 at 6:00 AM, George Gibson said:

Willkommen in der Community, Kumpel!
Ich bin auch neu hier. Freut mich, dich kennenzulernen.

@ George Gibson:
Ja, danke für das  Wilkommen heißen, ich freu mich auch, dass es hier Interessierte aus Deutschland gibt.

@ George Gibson:
Yes, thank you for welcoming me, I am also glad that there are interested people from Germany.

 

On 5/18/2020 at 7:37 AM, Ernst R. said:

Es freut mich, dass es auch einige deutschsprachige User hier gibt. Ich dachte schon, ich wäre der einzige. 😂
Aber im Ernst, ich habe mir die komplette Palette von Affinity geleistet, weil, ich auch die Programme grandios finde. 

@Ernst R.:
Auch ich überlege gerade, ob ich mir nicht auch noch den Affinity Publisher zulege, jetzt wo der 50%Rabatt verlängert wurde. Diese Chance bekommt man sicherlich nicht so schnell wieder und ich hätte dann alle drei Programme beisammen.

Derzeit mache  ich einen online Comic Kurs, einfach nur zum Spaß. Sicherlich werde ich die Grafiken später dann am Computer nachbearbeiten.

@Ernst R.:
I'm also thinking about buying Affinity Publisher, now that the 50% discount has been extended. This chance is certainly not going to come back so quickly and I would have all three programs together.

Currently I'm doing an online comic course, just for fun. Surely I will later rework the graphics on the computer.

 

comic.jpg

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Hi I'm Rafael aka Dr.Pixels I'm a CG artist, mostly do 3d, graphic design and motion graphics among a few more things as a freelancer you wear many caps on a daily basis l was very interested in these apps for a few years now, and pulled the trigger last week for all 3 of them, my impressions are really good about the software itself, I can translate any knowledge that I have from other apps into them effortlessly, a few tools are missing from other apps but that doesn't affect my work at all, one key thing for AD is that after been doing zbrush sculpting or motion design more than graphics for the las 5 or 7 years I fall in love again with my core career which was graphic design in first place, I feel the need to create in this app now all the time and is fun and easygoing, and the apps paid themselves in the first hour or so after purchasing them, so no risk whatsoever to switch to them permanently now since I recouped my money already. I'm excited to see how these apps grow and get getting better. Congrats as well to the Serif company for their 5 years. Hope to collab as well with other pros in this community.

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Hello,

My name is Patience.  I have struggled with using PS Elements for years.  I pulled up an old photo and with in 5 minutes had the downspout from my mom's house edited out and the red bud tree in the photo was complete once again.  I see great things on my horizon.  As a future educator I also see amazing uses for this software that will greatly benefit my future students.  I also sadly expect to be the bane of everyone's existence by asking copious amounts of questions. :)

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Hello,

My name is Kevin. I am a photographer. I've been using Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4.4 for over 5 years. With the recent 50%, I decided to give Affinity Photo a try because I dislike the way the healing brush works in Photoshop. After a 2-3 days of trial, I made the jump. The transition was seamless. I had to recreate some of my macros in Photoshop, but the process was so easy with Affinity Photo. Serif has a great product at a great price. I can't wait for more cool features. You can check out my work at kevinvustudios.wixsite.com/home. I've only a couple of sessions so far with Affinity Photo, but the results are awesome!!! 

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Greetings from Canada.  An IT person who lacks experience in desktop publishing, but acquired Publisher to learn how to help out with our local Land-Rover club newsletter.  I am pleasantly pleased so far how easy it is to get some things to go, am sure I will get confused soon enough!

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On 6/10/2014 at 6:05 AM, MattP said:

Hi, I'm Matt Priestley and I'm one of the Affinity developers. I'll try to help out on any topic, but particularly anything relating to tools, views and document drawing as they're the bits I'm mostly responsible for writing.

I am Paul Kealy. I have been with Serif for several decades, probably one of their first customers, and have enjoyed Webplus as well as PagePlus, MoviePlus DVD Plus and all the other "plusses." I teach a lot of workshops and have created many, many publications, especially graphic arts design that I always mention as Serif as the best software, as well as professional magazines. I need to reprint and update my publications. Will this new Affinity print my PagePlus 8 files OK? I am having trouble.

Feel free to join me and introduce yourself, too! :)

 

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After reading and listening to praises for Affinity Photo I decided to take advantage of the low prices and purchased all three applications.

I hope I too can praise the software as much and use them as my primary software for all my image editing.

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Hi Everybody,

I am a nubee. I live in Newcastle Australia. I have tried other programs in the past but I had found them intimidating. I believe that Affinity will be the program to get me started.

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Hi Matt

I am ejw.  Fairly new to Affinity but having trouble with opening a file as the lens is being always being picked up and a massive vignette applied.  I am using a Nikon Z6 with  screw converter ( Sigma wide angle lens) to standard Nikon screw.  I suspect this arrangement gives a false information for lens correction.  I want to have lens correction switched off in preferences rather than having to do it as part of each edit process.  Is this possible?

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Greetings.
I am Bob Harvey, long-term Serif user, who has decided to adopt the Affinity brand.  I have been using Darktable for a while to process raw images and do other stuff, but I like to have a range of tools to hand so I have taken the 50% price offer for Affinity.  

 

I live in Lincolnshire, and most of my photos go on the Geograph Project web site, where my profile is https://www.geograph.org.uk/profile/8272 , and where I have a number of projects, such as

I have developed an interest in Panoramas, for which I have found no software better than Microsoft ICE, but I am going to give Affinity a whirl too.

Here is one of Brean Down, for example

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Just now, unni said:

AP functions very well with panoramas and focus stacking.

I'm looking at it now.  Having a bit of a problem with perspective.

The one called "Abbey affinity" was made by stitching 17 images in Affinity

The one called "Abbey ICE" was done in Microosft ICE, which has handled the perspective far better - there is no barreling of the outline.

abbey affinity.jpg

abbey ICE.jpg

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My name is Marie and I just downloaded Affinity Designer and Publisher about a month ago. I'm a former AutoCad, Adobe and Corel user, though wanted to give this a chance. So far, it's amazing but I am still learning so I will have lots of newbie questions I am sure!

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23 hours ago, Brunnian said:

I'm looking at it now.  Having a bit of a problem with perspective.

 

microsoft version is not having horizontal curvature of the right half of building but full building appears to lean back compared to other image. AP version has slight curvature on right half but building is not leaning back. i think its a tradeoff between various parameters. i had used the warping tools to correct such issues in one case but the extent of correction depends on original image and number of frames. i have observed that images taken with higher focal length lens is easier to merge with lesser distortion. but if we have a panoramic nodal accessory, this issue will be further minimized. i made one at home for experimenting with 360 deg pano.

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