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Affinity Photo (Photoshop alternative with no subscription!) now on Mac and Windows for £29.99 @ Serif

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Really powerful software to rival Adobe with no subscription costs and free updates. Software now available for Windows too which is a bonus... Looks like it is really simple and powerful with nice…
smunro16 Avatar3d, 12m agoFound 3 days, 12 minutes ago17 Comments
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EmperorRosko
i currently use a free piece of software called GIMP. Does this offer any additional features for the money?

Hey :) I would say so yes. Check the tutorial videos in the post as that will give you a good idea of what it can do
i currently use a free piece of software called GIMP. Does this offer any additional features for the money?
duncancosgrove
KDE?
https://www.kde.org/ ... The Linux desktop environment community.
Do you know where one can purchase cs6? Can only seem to find subscription cc?
KDE?
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Serif PagePlus X9 - Desktop Publishing Software(DTP)/PDF - 10% off code available £19.99 @ Serif

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We've been using PagePlus 7 for a while now and wanted to upgrade due to problems publishing PDF's. On Amazon Serif PagePlus X9 is showing up as £60/83+... I'm not sure if this is a misprice as its fa…
CKEBROWN2212 Avatar2w, 6d agoFound 2 weeks, 6 days ago5 Comments
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Adder69
The words "Desktop Publishing" and "Serif Pageplus" should never ever, ever be put in the same sentence! Crayons will serve you better! Cold as the north wind!
​...and what is better at that price then smart ass?
Crayons apparently. HTH.
Adder69
The words "Desktop Publishing" and "Serif Pageplus" should never ever, ever be put in the same sentence! Crayons will serve you better! Cold as the north wind!


​...and what is better at that price then smart ass?
The words "Desktop Publishing" and "Serif Pageplus" should never ever, ever be put in the same sentence! Crayons will serve you better! Cold as the north wind!
Cold Voters: Please could you explain your better deal as similar software costs far more than a measly £20???

I'm interested in what other cheap alternatives there are.
Good program paid £50 for mine early in the year but for fellow buyers be warned their bringing out a whole new line of software for all their range programs
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Affinity Photo [mac only] - The new Photoshop competitor, reduced launched price - £29.99 @ Serif

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Hi, A new and impressive software for photo editing has just been released on Mac. A serious Photoshop competitor developped over the last 5 years, offer similar services as Photoshop for a One o…
saprolit Avatar1y, 5m agoFound 1 year, 5 months ago11 Comments
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Noclouds
Thanks for sharing this. I was skeptical when I saw 'Serif', thought it was going to be budget software aimed at the budget sector and of course nothing wrong with that. At the moment I am using Gimp, here, on the computers, if only because it's free, meets our needs and available on Linux/Mac/Windows. Despite its known frustrations, I find it comparatively stable under Linux but not so much on Mac, so I am going to give the beta of Affinity Photo a try. Considering the reviews, the price seems very reasonable. I wonder how long it will take go up in price from £29/£39. I hope the £29 holds for a while, while I try out the beta. Based on the reviews and not being able to find it cheaper anywhere, have some heat.
It says it's reduced until July 23rd... oh and I think the Beta finished when it launched today, could be wrong.

I'm trying out the beta at the moment, from macupade, but I use Little Snitch to block all apps except for browser from communicating, so possibly it would have told me it has expired. It is very polished but very different from Gimp, unsurprisingly, would take some getting used to. Thanks for the heads up on the July 23rd cut off, I am definitely considering it.
susieqt
I am a Photoshop user but also have a Serif programme called Craft Artist Professional 2 which is marketed for e.g. scrapbooking, but actually isn't bad in terms of features and functionality for the price (which is often £4.99 - keep an eye out for it on the Daisytrail website or watch the Serif Software facebook page for offers). I find it isn't as resource efficient as Photoshop but is really pretty good for the money. My guess would be that Affinity Photo builds on some of this earlier product?

I read it was written fresh from the ground up, by cats or something?! :D
Noclouds
Thanks for sharing this. I was skeptical when I saw 'Serif', thought it was going to be budget software aimed at the budget sector and of course nothing wrong with that. At the moment I am using Gimp, here, on the computers, if only because it's free, meets our needs and available on Linux/Mac/Windows. Despite its known frustrations, I find it comparatively stable under Linux but not so much on Mac, so I am going to give the beta of Affinity Photo a try. Considering the reviews, the price seems very reasonable. I wonder how long it will take go up in price from £29/£39. I hope the £29 holds for a while, while I try out the beta. Based on the reviews and not being able to find it cheaper anywhere, have some heat.

It says it's reduced until July 23rd... oh and I think the Beta finished when it launched today, could be wrong.
I am a Photoshop user but also have a Serif programme called Craft Artist Professional 2 which is marketed for e.g. scrapbooking, but actually isn't bad in terms of features and functionality for the price (which is often £4.99 - keep an eye out for it on the Daisytrail website or watch the Serif Software facebook page for offers). I find it isn't as resource efficient as Photoshop but is really pretty good for the money. My guess would be that Affinity Photo builds on some of this earlier product?
I tried gimp not my cuppa I have been using photoshop for years . I have a set workflow plenty of actions and a few plugins like perfectly clear and silver effects pro nik pack and alien skin blow up what can I say will take some beating . Gonna have a look
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Serif Webplus X7 Website authoring tool £9.00 w/voucher code

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Having found a web host for only 1p a commenter mentioned this incredible deal on the thread. Use the voucher code : LIKESERIF to get the package for only £9.
bigbrian1 Avatar1y, 6m agoFound 1 year, 6 months ago17 Comments
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mats123
I bought the 1p hosting and it includes a serial for this...

Yes it does! It is in the comments for there that I found this deal. I think that it would be good to get the photoplus and other packages for super cheap as I think they integrate with each other pretty well.
I bought the 1p hosting and it includes a serial for this...
I like Serif too. Used Pageplus for many years. Don't use it as much since I changed jobs.
Photoplus is good, switched to it when I couldn't afford Adobe
Photoshop.
Can't question their business model as I know little about marketing. As a company their service has always been good.
Would also like to know.

I actually like Serif software, and used to use it heavily for lots of stuff, but we're talking 15 years ago.
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I'm confused with this, not hard I admit. But this is version 7 and version 8 is the same retail price so for start that price is wrong. Also when you try to look for a price to upgrade 7 you need to login. Not saying it's not a decent price but I suspect you would get the same from the free version.
If you click the "get deal" button it will land you on the sale page with the £10 price. When checking out use the voucher code. Or it seems maybe quidco cashback!

I didn't have trouble finding it just questioned the benfit of the deal. This company have been selling out dated software for years. I just think the free version would be as good. I mean why not sell V8 cheaper ? it makes no sense to sell V7 at £10 if they give a free update to V8. V7 & V8 are quoted as the same retail price. It stinks to me but then I don't need it so just be depantic I suppose :-)
hi. Where did you read about the free update to V8?
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Serif Software 10 at £10.00

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Knock yourself out from the X5 X6 X7 range of Serif design suite. Barigain!
djfuego Avatar1y, 6m agoFound 1 year, 6 months ago8 Comments
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Just noticed that's already been mentioned. Worth repeating, though!
21% cashback at Topcashback on all Serif products.
Shame its not Pageplus 8
Great deal. Needed PagePlus and it's saved me £71.69. May not be the latest version but at £10 it's a steal.
andywedge
Hi djfuego
It's not actually '10 for £10' it's '10 at £10' i.e £10 each rather than ten items fot a tenner.
I've edited the thread title to reflect this
amour3k
Still gives original same impression to me?.
10 at £10 each would be more to the point perhaps ..... :-)

For clarity...

All items below are £10 each, for ten days:

"PagePlus X7" Retail Box (Was: £81.69 | Save £ 71.69) / "PagePlus X7" Download (Was: £81.69 | Save £ 71.69)

WebPlus X7" Download (Was: £89.99 | Save £ 79.99)
"DrawPlus X6" (Download Was: £81.69 | Save £ 71.69)

"PhotoPlus X6" Download (Was: £71.48 | Save £ 61.48) / "PhotoPlus X6" Retail Box (Was: £81.69 | Save £ 71.69) SOLD OUT!

"MoviePlus X5" Download (Was: £59.99 | Save £ 49.99)
"PanoramaPlus X4" Download (Was: £20.42 | Save £ 10.42)
"CraftArtist 2 Professional" Download (Was: £24.99 | Save £ 14.99)
"Photo Projects" Download (Was: £19.99 | Save £ 9.99)
"PhotoStack" Download (Was: £49.99 | Save £ 39.99)

"DrawPlus Designer Brushes Collection 1" (Was: £19.99 | Save £ 9.99) / "DrawPlus Designer Brushes Collection 1" Download (Was: £19.99 | Save £ 9.99)

TopCashback also offers 21% cashback, & Quidco at 20%, at Serif.com!
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Affinity Photo - Free New Beta Photo editor to rival Photoshop - Mac Only

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Affinity Photo Beta is a new photo editor which is designed to rival Photoshop. Its a free Beta and when its released it will cost £50 so still very cheap. Its from Serif who do other excellent so…
The Crew Designs Avatar1y, 9m agoFound 1 year, 9 months ago2 Comments
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I'll be glad to see the back of Adobe. This app looks very promising.
Looks good,
Thanks OP!
:D
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75% OFF!! Serif PagePlus X6 Publishing Software! 75% OFF!! £19.99

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Have you been looking for good publishing software? Are you sick and tired of Microsoft Publisher and want a change but don't want to spend hundreds of pounds for Adobe Indesign????? Well this is th…
MarcStam Avatar2y, 10m agoFound 2 years, 10 months ago7 Comments
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PagePlus X4 and X6 are OK. Very easy to get a decent web site up in a day using the built in templates. Say you want to get a club or society quickly up on the net in half a day. I had done an entire web page using pure HTML, thousands of lines of html code. I wouldn't recommend this way unless you have many weeks or months to gradually build a web site.
Tip, if you paid for a more expensive hosting package (not the basic one) it may come with a Serif PagePlus X6 licence. Just look up on your admin panel and look for any bundled free software (with hosting package) that you can download. That's how I got my licensed copy of Page Plus X6.

Edited By: splender on Feb 09, 2014 16:29
You could do a lot worse than Pageplus X6. I have been running Serif software one version behind the latest to keep my software costs to a minimum. There are many positive reviews online and some do mention a slightly dated user interface but like any software you just learn your way around it.

For registration and support at Serif just use a randomly generated name, a disposable email address and fake or burner phone number. Keep track of your fake info for future use in a digital wallet. I've done this for years and I have close to zero spam and nuisance calls.
I stopped using Serif some years ago as they pestered continuously on the phone trying to get me to upgrade. Wasn't very good either!
It has some nice premade templates and built in design features. I found it was hard to visualise and get any "own made" organic material to look good in the program.

Having said that, if the templates are a nice break from the Publisher and Mac offerings that you find on everything these days!
Crikey PagePlus.... 1998 wants its software back!
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Serif software with upto 90% Off (Drawplus X5 from £81 to £10.00

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I have used Serif software for years and its excellent and very easy to use. At the moment they are having a sale with 90% off... So for example DrawPlus X4 Download Was: £81.69 | No…
The Crew Designs Avatar3y, 11m agoFound 3 years, 11 months ago11 Comments
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As a teacher, I know a lot of schools use these products (especially Webplus, Drawplus and Photoplus); so a home copy for a tenner is pretty good value.

You could download the free versions but these versions have extra functionality.

Great deal
musical
30.3% TCB
Seriously? oO
30.3% TCB cashback makes this under £7 for supported, commercial, well-respected software. Bargain IMO.

Edited By: WillieGophar on Dec 26, 2012 22:16: Comment added re TCB cashback
This isn't really the bargain it appears - they are very old versions on offer. PhotoPlus X6 is the current version, but the one in this offer is PhotoPlus X4.

If you're happy with that version this may still be a good deal - but advertising it as 90% off is really not on (anyone want a 1997 Rover 200 for 90% off the RRP?). That's typical of my experience of this company: aggressive, often deceitful marketing. And from past experience when you try to buy it, you will be badgered to trade up to the newer version, or if that fails they will insist that you need the printed manual for an extra £15 (they don't seem to see the irony of insisting you can't manage without a manual, after having sold the software on how easy it is to use).

And what others have said about using a throwaway e-mail address is worth repeating: I have never had so much spam as a result of giving my e-mail address to any other "legitimate" company as I have on the address I gave to Serif.


Edited By: libretto on Dec 26, 2012 21:15
30.3% TCB
So why are people voting cold ??

Is 90% off software not good ??

Edited By: The Crew Designs on Dec 26, 2012 18:58
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Photoplus X4 plus Panorama by Serif download Photoshop Killer? for £9.99

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I downloaded Adobe Photshop Elements 10 to evaluate (£49.99 PCWorld) and then found this! It has IDENTICAL feature/function and some functions are faster than PS10.... At £9.99 with free Pano downlo…
hukdpa Avatar4y, 4m agoFound 4 years, 4 months ago9 Comments
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Sorry but for the average user the gimp is to convoluted to PS10

It's all about freedom of choice
dxx
monty1970
what does gimp mean? any chance of some constructive comment. I guess u know something but think your too important to share it with the rest of us.

Gimp is an image manipulation program that replicates many of the functions of Photoshop, but is totally free. Google it, download it, and give it a go. It's not a patch on the real thing, but it's very good, and is extremely useful.
Sorry but for the average user the gimp is to convoluted to PS10,which is a lot simpler to use,just saying?
How did you find this deal? I'd be interested to know if they have any similar deals on old versions of their other software but when I look on their web site I only see the latest X5/X6 versions of everything (with £60 to £80 price tags).
monty1970
Thanks :-)

No problem, dude.

I do wish they'd called it something other than gimp. It either raises an eyebrow (I use it at work, where our systems lack roaming desktops, and, well, you try explaining to someone you're searching for 'gimp' on google), or makes people think you're insulting them. 'Tis balls, really. Good app, though.
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Serif Black Friday Sale - Site wide 25% off Everything

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PhotoPlus X5 reduced to £53.61 WebPlus X5 reduced to £61.27 PagePlus X5 reduced to £61.27 Craft Artist Platium reduced to £29.99 And many more
Syzable Avatar5y, 2w agoFound 5 years, 2 weeks ago3 Comments
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Prepare to be hounded until the day you die lok
Decent if you want extra templates, pointless for their software.
Haven't voted either way.

NB You can also get 15% Quidco if memory serves
PagePlus X5 currently £33.62 on Amazon
WebPlus X5 £43.84
PhotoPlus X5 £28.30

21.30 on Thursday, 24/11/11
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Serif Page Plus X4 Download - £20.00 @ Serif

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This is great software for creating really professional looking posters. About a fiver more if you prefer to get a retail pack from (cd etc) from Amazon instead of downloading.
beeryben Avatar5y, 6m agoFound 5 years, 6 months ago7 Comments
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Chinny_racoon
Just don't give them an email address you care about.


I've purchased from them in the past (when they've dropped a new release for a £10 to me); but yes, the constant "offer" emails is bit annoying.

However, their earlier software versions often go free eventually...Free Serif Software

And most recently, Serif PhotoPlus 10 was offered as a free download too...
Should Still Be Available
...if anyone wants it.


Thank you.
I sent some of their software back a few years ago due to a bug that made it crash. They were incredibly rude on the phone when I asked to take up their no quibble refund.
It turned out quite well as their rep took me off the mailing list as I didn't want a credit note so he said there was no point in being on there any-more. Result X)
Chinny_racoon
Just don't give them an email address you care about.


I've purchased from them in the past (when they've dropped a new release for a £10 to me); but yes, the constant "offer" emails is bit annoying.

However, their earlier software versions often go free eventually...Free Serif Software

And most recently, Serif PhotoPlus 10 was offered as a free download too...
Should Still Be Available
...if anyone wants it.
Yaeh the Serif spam is a bit of a nightmmare, but can be avoided.
I just think that the time spent looking for decent free software and the limitations of most of them make this worthwhile but only if you NEED really professional looking posters.
Mcfee spams you for life too. never sign up for the 30day trial that comes with new laptops.
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Serif Webplus X4 for £29.95 (probably)

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OK, so I downloaded and registered the free Webplus Starter Edition, and 10 days later received this email:- ---- Now that you’ve taken the time to try out WebPlus Starter Edition, you may b…
profet Avatar5y, 10m agoFound 5 years, 10 months ago11 Comments
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Webplus is great software and Photoplus is a good alternative to Adobe Photoshop at a fraction of the price.
TBH it's quite nice to hear about a company that does bother to contact it's customers even if they try to sell you stuff, quite a lot of companies don't even bother to reply even you are trying to buy something from them!

It does not bother me getting emails from someone like serif, at least it's better than the 100's of others I get for drugs and other nonsense, I would not be happy for serif to phone me but I would just give them a duff number if they asked for one anyway, (I just give an old mobile number)!
I used Serif something or other years ago and still get emails and phone calls and expect it all to carry on long after I'm dead and gone.
profet
They don't have my phone number, and so far the emails have been few and useful. If it gets out of hand, and they won't stop, the word "serif" will be added to my spam filter. Thanks for the heads up though!


I used to work for them...expect to be hounded for the rest of this life AND THE NEXT LOL

Dont bother with the Serif spam filter...they have a large number of email bots...non of which have the serif tag
will give this a try and if its good, the code might come in handy! thanks OP
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Dragon Naturally Speaking £29.99 @ Serif

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Dragon NaturallySpeaking® 10 is a revolutionary piece of speech recognition software that enables you to talk to your computer and in return, see your spoken words appear on screen in a flash, be the…
itsisnot Avatar5y, 11m agoFound 5 years, 11 months ago4 Comments
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It works far better on intel processors as they are better at the calculations than the AMD ones. I use Dragon professional Medical 9.5 and it works well, but always gets the and, of, or and other small words wrong. It is brilliant at unusual words that are unique so very good for medical words. It also takes an age sometimes to recognise what has been said. People I know wh have tried the free Ipad/ ipod iphone version were not impressed.
iPad version is free!
But still it's very good value (I have the Pro version) over £80


Some things you pay a bit more for a lot more, and some things you pay a lot more, for very little more



Edited By: iscom on Dec 17, 2010 14:11: typing error :)
That's the old version, and the new version (11) can be bought straight from Dragon for £40. Not hot

http://shop.nuance.com/DRHM/store?Action=DisplayProductDetailsPage&SiteID=nuanceeu&Locale=en_GB&productID=202232000

Edited By: RokkaMan on Dec 17, 2010 14:00
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Praktica DCZ 10.2 Digital Camera £54.99 @ Serif

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Ordered this last night, Praktica DCZ 10.2 Digital Camera £54.99 from serif. THE TWELVE DAYS OF XMAS offers First i went to quidco, there is a voucher code for £10 off
mrroy Avatar6y, 11m agoFound 6 years, 11 months ago9 Comments
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diGriz;7205749
You have a Canon don't you?

Nope. Panasonic, Casio, Fuji. Why?
Ty Mrroy
Ignore the others
Im 53 , had lots af cameras , expensive and not.
My last camera a nikon broke after only tapping it by accident and was supposidly one of these guys good cameras. THe aftersaleas was crap!!!
My advice @ my age is to buy something that does the job u want it to do. Yep there may be better out there buit not @ this price. Its like saying u want a high tech tv if ur blind or deaf lol.
Just to add that i dont need to buy cheap but i love to.
Only those guys out there telling u otherwise, there is better etc are the ones who cant afford the even the cheap bargains.
Thx for the tip.........keep posting
Pete
well done pete,
you have saved about £50 on tescos delivered price.
mrroy
Besford;7204545
I always wondered who bought Praktika cameras - now mrroy has revealed him/her self.

You could get a proper camera for this money.

COLD!


You have a Canon don't you?
I always wondered who bought Praktika cameras - now mrroy has revealed him/her self.

You could get a proper camera for this money.

COLD!
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PagePlus X2 Was £69.99 Now Just £9.95 with 100K Graphics Pack (£3.00 P&P)

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Please do not vote cold if you do not use it! Flexible Features PagePlus has always offered all the powerful, yet easy-to-use, DTP tools needed to design stunning publications for print and gr…
iliko Avatar7y, 7m agoFound 7 years, 7 months ago10 Comments
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very good deal, used X2 and it is very good. even allows you to edit PDF's and produce PDF's too.
What ever you do don't phone them or give them your telephone number
as they are renowned for pestering people
Link goes to X3 now. Can anybody see an X2 link or should this be expired?
Sorry guys I completely messed up here. The link I got was for X2 .
It is customer specific link so you will need to delete the details which appears on the order form.
Ah, that explains the price. I think this was an offer via email for PagePlus X2. Still an excellent version that handles/edits PDF very well. To get this offer, I'm guessing you'll need to download software from freeserifsoftware.com or sign up to their newsletter.

Anyone interested in X3, if you sign up, they usually email offers with the latest version with around 50% off and offer resource guide for £10-15 instead of £30. Been using Serif for years. Their PhotoPlus is a very nice alternative to Photoshop (not quite as fast applying special fx though).
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Serif Webplus 9 - Save 66% on this award winning web design software! £19.99

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Serif WebPlus 9 Web design made easy - Save £40.00 off the RRP! Was £29.99 Now only £19.99 Create professional looking websites simply and quickly with Serif WebPlus 9. This award winnin…
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Not as current but still half-decent:

http://www.freeserifsoftware.com/

(500th post! w00!)
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Free (almost) software from Serif (old versions) £0.82

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Just received advertisement leaflet in my Homebase Spend-n-Save statement. Serif is offering the following package: PagePlus 7 PhotoPlus 6.5 DrawPlus 5 WebPlus 6 PhotoManager The whole lot…
Kommunist Avatar1d, 2w agoFound 1 decade, 2 weeks ago4 Comments
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Welcome to HotUKDeals sitemasterz and Thanks for the post :)

Thanks Kommunist too for the original offer ;-) As currychops says, if you can put up with the sale banter to get your free[ish] CD-ROM's or free gifts [on ocassions], then they're worth it.

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Hi Everyone,

I have used the latest version of Serif software (WebPlus 10 and PagePlus 10) and they are really good.

I have today (again via a Homebase promotion) received details re the free software, although older versions they should be pretty good. The code on my leaflet is NLO/HOME/FOCf .

Its 82p for postage but it should be worth it.


Sitemasterz
It's a bit of a hassle when you phone them because you have to suffer their sales pitch ..still if you want the free software it may be worth the pain.
Thanks Kommunist :)

Photoplus 6.0 + other software can be downloaded for FREE here...

http://www.freeserifsoftware.com/

All they need is a valid email ID to send the registration code + junk :)
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HyperPen 6000 Serial graphics tablet - £17.95 delivered

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This pressure-sensitive graphics tablet connects to your PC via a serial port. A truly amazing value package, the HyperPen 6000S is perfect for all your desk-top publishing and graphics projects. Its
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