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On 4/23/2019 at 2:58 PM, R C-R said:

Please take into account that the iPad apps are less than ½ the price of the desktop ones & that they must conform to the iOS memory management & file system implementation, which is considerably different (& in some ways much more restrictive) than the Mac OS one. iPads also have substantially less RAM than typical desktop Macs (just 2 GB for some supported models & no more than 4 GB for the iPad Pros), so it may not be practical to cram all the desktop app features into the iPad versions.

It should be interesting to see what Adobe does with Adobe Illustrator for the iPad coming soon. If your statement is true, then Adobe won’t be able to implement a good vector app for the iPad. If Adobe does, then Serif definitely can.

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4 hours ago, AffinityAppMan said:

If your statement is true, then Adobe won’t be able to implement a good vector app for the iPad. If Adobe does, then Serif definitely can.

Serif already has! 9_9


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5 hours ago, AffinityAppMan said:

It should be interesting to see what Adobe does with Adobe Illustrator for the iPad coming soon. If your statement is true, then Adobe won’t be able to implement a good vector app for the iPad. If Adobe does, then Serif definitely can.

It all depends on what you mean by "good," like how many features the app supports compared to the desktop version; how fluidly everything works, particularly on lower performance iPads; how user friendly the UI is; etc.


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On 4/25/2019 at 7:45 PM, R C-R said:

It all depends on what you mean by "good," like how many features the app supports compared to the desktop version; how fluidly everything works, particularly on lower performance iPads; how user friendly the UI is; etc.

I think that Adobe is really struggling at this point. Anyone using CC has seen inconsistent glitches and problems with recent releases. 

And Illustrator has gone under a massive UX overhaul, but it now mimics the look and feel of Sketch or Designer. Adobe is no longer leading the market with innovation. They’re just playing catch-up. The largest benefit that Adobe has is it’s large market share for creative apps. Plus they have established their brand as the “industry standard” for the masses.

For their future, creative software is no longer their principal focus. They are now starting to invest heavily in CRM solutions instead of creative software. There are teams like Lightroom and Photoshop that have the resources for improving the software. But from a reliable Adobe source, they say that Adobe has put programs out to pasture like Illustrator and InDesign. Adobe internally uses the terminology “maintenance mode” for the software’s current status. Take that for what it’s worth. They realize that Serif/Affinity is a huge threat to their creative monopoly, but overall, they aren’t concerned because they don’t see what made them is also what will propel them into the future.

Affinity has a long way to go, but I for one was around when Adobe released their first versions, and Serif/Affinity has far exceeded my expectations. Affinity has a ways to go, but they have shown their dedication over the past two years and really reimagined how we work! 

S:)

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On 4/25/2019 at 7:29 PM, DM1 said:

Serif already has! 9_9

There is still no way to assign a tint or screen percentage of a pantone color on the iPad.

There is still no way to search pantone colors.

Serif has done a good job, but these features are important for pro work.

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On 4/27/2019 at 7:37 PM, segts said:

I think that Adobe is really struggling at this point. Anyone using CC has seen inconsistent glitches and problems with recent releases. 

And Illustrator has gone under a massive UX overhaul, but it now mimics the look and feel of Sketch or Designer. Adobe is no longer leading the market with innovation. They’re just playing catch-up. The largest benefit that Adobe has is it’s large market share for creative apps. Plus they have established their brand as the “industry standard” for the masses.

For their future, creative software is no longer their principal focus. They are now starting to invest heavily in CRM solutions instead of creative software. There are teams like Lightroom and Photoshop that have the resources for improving the software. But from a reliable Adobe source, they say that Adobe has put programs out to pasture like Illustrator and InDesign. Adobe internally uses the terminology “maintenance mode” for the software’s current status. Take that for what it’s worth. They realize that Serif/Affinity is a huge threat to their creative monopoly, but overall, they aren’t concerned because they don’t see what made them is also what will propel them into the future.

Affinity has a long way to go, but I for one was around when Adobe released their first versions, and Serif/Affinity has far exceeded my expectations. Affinity has a ways to go, but they have shown their dedication over the past two years and really reimagined how we work! 

S:)

Yes, Serif has done a good job so far.

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8 hours ago, AffinityAppMan said:

Yes, Serif has done a good job so far.

We also have to do a good job and share our stories and experience on social media. It's like how so many artists are using Procreate because users got the word out that it's a fantastic product. We can all lend a little time to Affinity's efforts! :)

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12 hours ago, segts said:

We also have to do a good job and share our stories and experience on social media. It's like how so many artists are using Procreate because users got the word out that it's a fantastic product. We can all lend a little time to Affinity's efforts! :)

I agree, let’s get the word out there and post some good work created with AD.

The folks at Procreate do a great job at keeping their user base involved. Their instagram campaign is one of the best ones I have seen. They post tips and tutorials everyday and make it fun to follow what’s going on with the software.

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