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FreeHand to Affinity Designer

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Okay, some advice here for FreeHand users:

As you certainly experienced, Affinity Designer can open FreeHand files, but the result is only usable for the most simple of files. But if you export your file from FreeHand in Adobe Illustrator format, Af Designer can open that and the result is very good. If you can get your hands on a copy of AI CS4 (it stills works under OSX Mojave, while FreeHand only works up to 10.6.8 or under newer versions inside Parallells) you can open FreeHand files directly with AI under Mojave, save as AI file and then open that in Af Designer and the result is very good.

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On 9/10/2019 at 9:32 PM, Thomahawk said:

it stills works under OSX Mojave, while FreeHand only works up to 10.6.8 or under newer versions inside Parallells

And it works perfectly on Windows 10 x64 newest update.


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Hi Petar

FreeHand still works under Windows? That is great. Unfortunately I am too much bound to Mac OS X. Shame on Apple for being intentionally incompatible. That is not the Apple I signed up to 35 years ago!

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42 minutes ago, Thomahawk said:

Shame on Apple for being intentionally incompatible.

Shame on Adobe for discontinuing the development of Freehand in 2003 & never making a version that runs natively on OS X.


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Adobe never admits its mistakes. 🙄


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