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Hello,

My first ever entry in a forum...

I have recently purchased Affinity Photo, which I am extremely pleased with. My aim is to get away from 'Adobe rental' with PhotoShop and Lightroom. Is there a Serif Lightroom alternative to allow photos to be organised with menus?

Thank you for any replies.

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As far as I know there isn't currently anything from Serif and nothing I have found will recognise the native afphoto files. However, for general file navigation and especially for raw file preparation I absolutely can recommend DxO Photolab. I did a comparison some time ago (just for myself) and the output quality from Photolab was clearly better than Lightroom. It's only downside is that it doesn't have automated importing / renaming of files, etc.

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18 hours ago, TomM1 said:

I also use DXO for RAW conversion but for file browsing, NeoFinder (MAC OS) will recognize afphoto files.

So will Apple's Finder, so-called Smart Folders (actually saved searches), & Quick Look.

All 3 1.10.8, & all 3 V23.0 Mac apps; 2020 iMac 27"; 3.8GHz i7, Radeon Pro 5700, 32GB RAM; macOS 10.15.7
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1.10.8; Affinity Designer 1.108; & all 3 V2 apps for iPad; 6th Generation iPad 32 GB; Apple Pencil; iPadOS 15.7

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Capture One is my main RAW editor and replaces Lightroom without a problem. You pay a little more, but you get a top of the line RAW editor. Only thing that is lacking is wide lens support, for example my Tokina 24mm/70mm is not supported. Of course you can still use the application without support and use the general lens profile for that type of lens.

 

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With the update of my editing system to a 2019 iMac 27” I’m also looking for a Lightroom alternative as the next OS won’t support the 32 bit LR 6.14. I’m using LR since v.1. Years of folders. Like others I’m using DxO Photolab2. I then export to LR for output with watermark. But I need a digital asset management app. My main use for Affinity Photo is to create graphics for video. There is an Export PSD For Final Cut Pro X option which I like. 

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