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The release of Affinity Publisher is a big event. Let's make it an even bigger shock to the industry! So I suggest to Serif to open the formats afphoto, afdesign and afpub. I am annoyed almost every day that there are no open exchange formats. If Serif opens them, formats would be available that offer long-term storage and interoperability. And Serif gets an incredible publicity effect and popularity.

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3 minutes ago, Phileas said:

I don't think so.

In my opinion it would rise the reputation of Serif and its products.

How would Serif stay in business if they have no income?

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) Mac OS 10.12.6 || Mac Pro (Late 2013) Mac OS 10.14.6

Affinity Designer 1.9.3 | Affinity Photo 1.9.3 | Affinity Publisher 1.9.3 | Beta versions as they appear.

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Affinity Publisher is much cheaper than Indesign and is available without a subscription. I am convinced that the program will find its buyers.

An open file format would give Serif the chance to open closed InDesign workgroups for afpub users. A practical example: I volunteer my time in a non-profit organization and occasionally design flyers and posters together with a colleague. But she works with InDesign and I use afpub. She saves her work for me as PDF/X-4 files, which I can easily open with afpub. But I have not yet found a satisfactory solution for the opposite direction.

Whether Adobe would then support the format in his program is, of course, on a different page.

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On 6/4/2019 at 1:28 PM, Phileas said:

there are no open exchange formats

I try to use .txt, .tiff and .svg. I wish everyone would do the same.I really don't want to work with PDFs filled with corrupted fonts.

<RANT> This concept of "Just take this PDF and add today's date. And change the prices. Oh and make it 10% narrower. And we want some colours to be different. And ..." 'Tis a mugs game because they'll come and tell you "You only did a couple of little changes so 8% of what we originally agreed to is more than adequate compensation. We did most of the work." </RANT>

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) Mac OS 10.12.6 || Mac Pro (Late 2013) Mac OS 10.14.6

Affinity Designer 1.9.3 | Affinity Photo 1.9.3 | Affinity Publisher 1.9.3 | Beta versions as they appear.

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