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Maybe covered elsewhere in the dungeon of this forum? Are there plans do add plugin-support for Designer? I would love to see the plugin for my Mimaki CG-60SR III cutting plotter working with Designer.


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8 hours ago, Joachim_L said:

Maybe covered elsewhere in the dungeon of this forum?

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The date an official member of Serif answered was in December 2016. Nearly three years ago. Maybe they changed their mind?


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Yeah this kind of Plugin Option would be awesome, same for Summa Cut Plotters... Serif could grab a hole bunch of Signmakers around the world, to ged rid of Corel Draw.. Which still has the look and feel from the nineties ;)

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Hi!
In my opinion plugin support is something Serif will have to implement if they truly want to survive in the long run.
But unfortunately I get a feeling thet they don't always seem to listen that much to their users and it's also very quiet from them when users mention plugin support...  

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This could really push them forward in the production companies (not only focussing on designers), for print production and cnc technics... i would love to see this development in this direction... try to keep this tread alive.. 

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I'm trying to draw a bit of attention to a very simple API but one that could be really powerful. I believe the more support it gets better the changes we are heard this time.

 


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I would not count with support for any existing plugin for any other app. Adding support for plugins is already hard enough; adding the same support provided by another platform requires an additional layer of code translating what the plugin expects to what the program actually provides and little can be done if there is anything the program cannot/will not support.

When plugins are supported by the Affinity suite, I expect nothing different from it supporting their own set of plugins and providers of existing toolsets may choose to port their code or not. But remember once the door is open others may provide similar or even better extensions.


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5 hours ago, Lmpessoa said:

When plugins are supported by the Affinity suite, I expect nothing different from it supporting their own set of plugins

In Affinity Photo we have support for third-party plugins, so I have the hope that plugins can be used one day in Affinity Designer. But I guess with plugin support for Affinity Photo a larger area of potential customers can be attracted. :( But there is a market for all those having e.g. a vinyl cutter and are forced to use either some weird applications or plugins.


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Being in "day 1" of my testing period it is pretty clear to me that at least "Photo" and "Publisher" would be capable of replacing the current used A-suite.

In case of "Designer" I do have concerns because of a Roland Plugin that I have to use on a daily base with Illu.

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On 12/13/2016 at 5:16 PM, Lee D said:

Hi Peregrin,

 

We don't have any current plans to add plugin support into Affinity Designer, however this may change in the future. Hopefully as Affinity development continues and it becomes more popular, plugin makers will want to make their plugins compatible with Affinity Photo and work with our developers to achieve this.

Fontself, a plugin to create fonts in Photoshop and Illustrator has contacted Serif back in 2016 itself.

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Yet, we didn't hear anything +ve from Serif! It's quite sure that there will be more plugin-makers who're interested to extend support for Affinity products.


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