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I am new to Affinity, only discovering it recently, and I'm currently only running a trial to see if I can use this to replace my Adobe Subscription. I stumbled across a youtube video that says the Version 2.0, when released, would be a re-purchase in order to get the update. I wanted to know what version Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer are currently on, and if they have a release date for the 2.0 version? I want to plan out the best time to purchase these apps. If the 2.0 release is years away I plan to purchase it now, but if it is only months away I want to wait.

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My feeling is that it's years away. And I guess Serif will not tell you more details.


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Version before release is 1.7 (yet only Beta), I would certainly not waiting to 2.0.

 

If you look at this roadmap, it is very long, and it's a long time to complete.


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2 hours ago, Janh2 said:

if it is only months away I want to wait

The retail release of version 1.7 is apparently many weeks away, and there have been strong indications that there will be at least a version 1.8 (and probably also a 1.9, and perhaps even a 1.10 and 1.11) before version 2.0 is released. It therefore seems very unlikely that version 2.0 is less than a year away.


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Thanks everyone! I wanted to make sure that 2.0 wasn't around the corner before making a purchase. I think I will buy now and upgrade to 2.0 down the road when available. 

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29 minutes ago, Janh2 said:

when available. 

I think we could make bets :-) I'm betting 2022.


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Having in mind that they need to update from 1.5 to 1.6 or from 1.6 to 1.7 almost a year... version 2.0 is far, far away in the future.


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If 2.0 is years away I guess my final switch from PS to Affinity is also years away.

Maybe GIMP could be the solution.

I have the impression the development of GIMP is finally speeding up to a very reasonable cycle.

Maybe it won't be Affinity but GIMP. But we'll see.

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Oh you will have to wait for years for version 2.0. No question about that. Quoting Serif - April 30th 2019, Facebook:

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On 1/24/2019 at 3:45 PM, Pšenda said:

I think we could make bets :-) I'm betting 2022.

I will refine my tip on 22.2.2022, ideal date for the release of version 2, or 2.22? :-) 


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2 minutes ago, Pšenda said:

I will refine my tip on 22.2.2022, ideal date for the release of version 2, or 2.22? :-) 

Or 2.20, or 2.0.2. ;-)


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1 minute ago, Alfred said:

Or 2.20, or 2.02. ;-)

No, no, it's already clear speculation :-)


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