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Affinity Photo, Publisher & Designer all reduced still to £23.99 at Serif
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Affinity Photo, Publisher & Designer all reduced still to £23.99 at Serif

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Posted 24th May

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I am a graphic designer and heavily involved in reprographics. I come across files people have created in this software very often.
I can assure you that for the vast majority of people. This software is more than good enough. In fact unless you know you really need the Adobe versions I would go with this. Adobe has got silly with the prices they charge.
Edited by: "blackandamber" 24th May
SampleX24/05/2020 17:47

Decent software, decent price.It isn't Adobe. It isn't going to replace …Decent software, decent price.It isn't Adobe. It isn't going to replace Adobe. But it will fill a part of the market currently occupied by piracy, and that gain in market share will be a gift wrapped up in a pretty bow and delivered directly by Adobe for their abandonment of per-unit sales, their now over-inflated prices (incremental updates to their apps are no longer revolutionary groundshifts) and their failure to recognise that hobbyists, home users or businesses on very small budgets don't want 'lite' products or even Fisher Price apps on tablet OS's, but do in fact want to use robust tools to develop their own projects, develop their skills and so on.Serif has always lurked on the periphery of graphic design software and damn, they're getting good at it.



They replaced pirate copy of my Photoshop Suite. Never ever paid for PS, bit did for Affinity Photo. Not only because of very good pricing, but it does cover literally all my needs as enthusiast photographer. This involves all retouching stuff, focus stacking and is even compatible with brushes/plugins made for PS.

You really have to be hardcore Adobe fan or need something very very specific, that Affinity Photo lacks to stick with Adobe. And I absolutely hate Adobe pushing the cloud bollocs which is completely unnecessary for most individual artists and that is probably majority of Adobe's clients.
Decent software, decent price.

It isn't Adobe. It isn't going to replace Adobe. But it will fill a part of the market currently occupied by piracy, and that gain in market share will be a gift wrapped up in a pretty bow and delivered directly by Adobe for their abandonment of per-unit sales, their now over-inflated prices (incremental updates to their apps are no longer revolutionary groundshifts) and their failure to recognise that hobbyists, home users or businesses on very small budgets don't want 'lite' products or even Fisher Price apps on tablet OS's, but do in fact want to use robust tools to develop their own projects, develop their skills and so on.

Serif has always lurked on the periphery of graphic design software and damn, they're getting good at it.
If you're a hobbyist like me and don't want to re-mortgage your house to get Adobe, these are a great choice.
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Looking at purchasing a site license for students within my school.
I got Designer and Photo and very pleased with them, I keep thinking about Publisher as well whilst they are still that price.
Decent software, decent price.

It isn't Adobe. It isn't going to replace Adobe. But it will fill a part of the market currently occupied by piracy, and that gain in market share will be a gift wrapped up in a pretty bow and delivered directly by Adobe for their abandonment of per-unit sales, their now over-inflated prices (incremental updates to their apps are no longer revolutionary groundshifts) and their failure to recognise that hobbyists, home users or businesses on very small budgets don't want 'lite' products or even Fisher Price apps on tablet OS's, but do in fact want to use robust tools to develop their own projects, develop their skills and so on.

Serif has always lurked on the periphery of graphic design software and damn, they're getting good at it.
If you're a hobbyist like me and don't want to re-mortgage your house to get Adobe, these are a great choice.
I am a graphic designer and heavily involved in reprographics. I come across files people have created in this software very often.
I can assure you that for the vast majority of people. This software is more than good enough. In fact unless you know you really need the Adobe versions I would go with this. Adobe has got silly with the prices they charge.
Edited by: "blackandamber" 24th May
I cancelled my photography plan with Adobe and got Affinity Photo and Darktable.
Absolutely love this software. Had Photo but bought the other two in this sale and once you have a reason to have a play around and learn it, you'll be amazed at how close it comes to the 'other' on the market.
Got both Affinity Photo and Publisher both really good programs I've been using Adobe Photoshop Elements for years but when I saw these programs were reduced a couple months back I had to jump it on.
Edited by: "jedisteel" 24th May
I'm using a very old Photoshop CS2 on an 8 year old PC. It works fine, but can struggle a bit doing labour intensive stuff. Would this modern software work any quicker than what I currently use (CS2) even on my old PC, and would it run a lot faster on a 3600 based system that I'm just about to build?

Cheers
Phila424/05/2020 19:54

I'm using a very old Photoshop CS2 on an 8 year old PC. It works fine, …I'm using a very old Photoshop CS2 on an 8 year old PC. It works fine, but can struggle a bit doing labour intensive stuff. Would this modern software work any quicker than what I currently use (CS2) even on my old PC, and would it run a lot faster on a 3600 based system that I'm just about to build?Cheers



Make that build already, you won't regret it. But don't go for less than 16 GB RAM!

I can't say how efficient Affinity is compared to Adobe apps in general. But I would not call them slow, and CS2 is very old now. Just by upgrading to newer software you'll be getting better, newer tools. But
I use this daily across Mac and iPad can recommend it higher especially at this price
how far away is 2.0? that will be a rebuy version wont it?

could this also be had cheaper by going to the US site? and using a card like Monzo? (i dont know im just spitballing and assuming its 23.99 USD over there.
Anyone have recommendations for a lightroom alternative? I see skylum and on1 mentioned a few times. Anyone got any experience?
I recently bought photo for iPad and completely newbie to this photo editing software. I can recommend YouTube Channel ‘Affinity Revolution’ they have beginner tutorials on the Affinity products Affinity Revolution on YouTube
I bought this when connected to Chile vpn. Price with fee free card was just over £16.
SampleX24/05/2020 17:47

Decent software, decent price.It isn't Adobe. It isn't going to replace …Decent software, decent price.It isn't Adobe. It isn't going to replace Adobe. But it will fill a part of the market currently occupied by piracy, and that gain in market share will be a gift wrapped up in a pretty bow and delivered directly by Adobe for their abandonment of per-unit sales, their now over-inflated prices (incremental updates to their apps are no longer revolutionary groundshifts) and their failure to recognise that hobbyists, home users or businesses on very small budgets don't want 'lite' products or even Fisher Price apps on tablet OS's, but do in fact want to use robust tools to develop their own projects, develop their skills and so on.Serif has always lurked on the periphery of graphic design software and damn, they're getting good at it.



They replaced pirate copy of my Photoshop Suite. Never ever paid for PS, bit did for Affinity Photo. Not only because of very good pricing, but it does cover literally all my needs as enthusiast photographer. This involves all retouching stuff, focus stacking and is even compatible with brushes/plugins made for PS.

You really have to be hardcore Adobe fan or need something very very specific, that Affinity Photo lacks to stick with Adobe. And I absolutely hate Adobe pushing the cloud bollocs which is completely unnecessary for most individual artists and that is probably majority of Adobe's clients.
VBV25/05/2020 09:24

I bought this when connected to Chile vpn. Price with fee free card was …I bought this when connected to Chile vpn. Price with fee free card was just over £16.


What card please? And what you see on the final checkout screen in US dollars is what you pay?
I've got a Monese card, but not sure if it'll be fee-free - hoping total payable will show on the screen.
Edit: Ok, just found it says Monese charge no hidden fees for spending in other currencies (as long as it's within my free monthly allowance).
Edited by: "Crossbow" 25th May
As a software developer, this is superior to Adobe in my opinion.
Zandana25/05/2020 00:55

Anyone have recommendations for a lightroom alternative? I see skylum and …Anyone have recommendations for a lightroom alternative? I see skylum and on1 mentioned a few times. Anyone got any experience?


I used to use Lightroom until it went subscription based. I've since bought Skylum. The editing options are very good, and the latest version has a photo catalogue. I would say for an amateur it's good for most things. The catalague needs a bit of polish. And I have had some crashes ony PC (they designed for Mac first, then Windows).
The AI tools are very good for quick edits.
I have an Adobe license with my job, but have kept with Luminar instead of switching back, as it has all the options I require (and more).
You can sometimes pick up a free copy of an older version, and it has been on Humble Bundle.
One caveat. I have experienced some random crashes, every now and again. This could be because I have my photos on a NAS drive. And it does get updated fairly regularly. And the crashes are now few and far between.
SampleX24/05/2020 17:47

It isn't Adobe.



It certainly isn’t thank goodness, it is a superior product.

Don’t take my word for it though, it’s the suite of choice of renowned Graphic Designer, Jon Hicks, author of the Firefox logo amongst others hicksdesign.co.uk
Edited by: "deathwishdave" 25th May
Couple of weeks before I purchased all affinity suit
VBV25/05/2020 09:24

I bought this when connected to Chile vpn. Price with fee free card was …I bought this when connected to Chile vpn. Price with fee free card was just over £16.


You won't be hurt, if you paid £23.99 for a excellent software. It's already half price anyway
zlts25/05/2020 11:44

They replaced pirate copy of my Photoshop Suite. Never ever paid for PS, …They replaced pirate copy of my Photoshop Suite. Never ever paid for PS, bit did for Affinity Photo. Not only because of very good pricing, but it does cover literally all my needs as enthusiast photographer. This involves all retouching stuff, focus stacking and is even compatible with brushes/plugins made for PS.You really have to be hardcore Adobe fan or need something very very specific, that Affinity Photo lacks to stick with Adobe. And I absolutely hate Adobe pushing the cloud bollocs which is completely unnecessary for most individual artists and that is probably majority of Adobe's clients.



Absolutamenti.

Bottom line, newcomers to the field and, as you say, those with non-specific requirements can be over the moon with this software and I'm not sure what the export file formats are like for compatibility, but really, aren't most of us working with outputting PDF's for vector based files anyway?

Old hats at graphics, however, might just stick with Adobe because of the familiarity and depending on the package price they get, maybe it does work out cheaper per year, especially multi-user/studio licenses.

Creative Cloud is an intrusive pain in the proverbials which is only barely mitigated by the access to cloud extras.

I see, simply, two different markets. Those committed to using Adobe by legal or illegal means will, simply, stick to doing that. For those tempted to legitimise by purchasing a licence for a product they find every bit as useful as the Adobe alternative, that really is a new marketplace.
deathwishdave25/05/2020 18:53

As a software developer, this is superior to Adobe in my opinion.



As a designer, in my opinion, it isn't. It's merely a different product. But whatever. I've seen nothing which compels me to retool.
deathwishdave25/05/2020 19:01

It certainly isn’t thank goodness, it is a superior product.Don’t take my w …It certainly isn’t thank goodness, it is a superior product.Don’t take my word for it though, it’s the suite of choice of renowned Graphic Designer, Jon Hicks, author of the Firefox logo amongst others https://hicksdesign.co.uk



Trust me, I don't take your word for it. I take my 25 years experience of Adobe products and their rivals.

And good for Jon Hicks.

Adobe is still the suite of choice of thousands of design studios with plenty of pieces of high profile work between them.

I'll be honest, between the creative agencies, printers, web designers, publishers and freelancers that I've had dealings with since these applications became competent, it hasn't even been a conversation about options. Produce on whatever works for you.

It's artistry, FFS. Who cares what brand pencils you draw with?
For anyone on the fence about picking this up, they're extending their 30 day trial to 90 days until June 20th due covid. Been interested about seeing what the major differences in Affinity is vs Adobe for a while so gonna give the trial a go and see if I wanna pick it up, but either way for the current price it looks like a good deal.

affinity.serif.com/en-…al/
SampleX25/05/2020 20:03

Trust me, I don't take your word for it. I take my 25 years experience of …Trust me, I don't take your word for it. I take my 25 years experience of Adobe products and their rivals.And good for Jon Hicks.Adobe is still the suite of choice of thousands of design studios with plenty of pieces of high profile work between them.I'll be honest, between the creative agencies, printers, web designers, publishers and freelancers that I've had dealings with since these applications became competent, it hasn't even been a conversation about options. Produce on whatever works for you.It's artistry, FFS. Who cares what brand pencils you draw with?



I care, Affinity is a British company, that does not get the recognition it deserves in my opinion.

With my above posts, it was my hope that with my experiences, I could persuade those unfamiliar with Affinity to give it a try.

The project I am working on now is just not possible (without hacks) to accomplish with Adobe tools.
Edited by: "deathwishdave" 27th May
Hi, I have just come across this site today while hunting Google for photoshop software.
Could any one advise me if any of the softwares would allow me to create a personal map With my kids birthplaces. Thank you.
Lollie201608/06/2020 11:18

Hi, I have just come across this site today while hunting Google for …Hi, I have just come across this site today while hunting Google for photoshop software.Could any one advise me if any of the softwares would allow me to create a personal map With my kids birthplaces. Thank you.


Of course! It’s as capable as any other graphics software. Try the demo.
deathwishdave08/06/2020 11:50

Of course! It’s as capable as any other graphics software. Try the demo.


Thank you for replying, I have never attempted any think like this before. So wanted to make sure I got the right software. I will order now.
Lollie201608/06/2020 12:52

Thank you for replying, I have never attempted any think like this …Thank you for replying, I have never attempted any think like this before. So wanted to make sure I got the right software. I will order now.


Do you understand the difference vector and pixel based graphics? It’s important to understand to ensure you get the correct affinity product for the take at hand. Also, If you are new to Graphics software, I suggest you work through the tutorials affinity.serif.com/en-…op/, also consider the books affinity.serif.com/en-…ok/
deathwishdave08/06/2020 13:11

Do you understand the difference vector and pixel based graphics? It’s i …Do you understand the difference vector and pixel based graphics? It’s important to understand to ensure you get the correct affinity product for the take at hand. Also, If you are new to Graphics software, I suggest you work through the tutorials https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/tutorials/photo/desktop/, also consider the books https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/photo/workbook/


No I have next to no knowledge I would normally pay some one to create the design I wanted but this time I was quoted £60 for what I am after. So was hoping to find the software and do it myself.
Will you be using a real map? In what way will you be annotating it?
deathwishdave08/06/2020 13:30

Will you be using a real map? In what way will you be annotating it?


Yea I want to make my family birthplaces in to elephant family design using maps. And add text.
Lollie201608/06/2020 13:32

Yea I want to make my family birthplaces in to elephant family design …Yea I want to make my family birthplaces in to elephant family design using maps. And add text.





Affinity Designer is for vectors, Affinity photo is for raster graphics.
So I would need both of these?
Lollie201608/06/2020 13:40

So I would need both of these?


It depends on the project. If you are drawing your own map of the world, you would need affinity designer, if you are taking an existing map, then adding text, you would need affinity photo
I'm thinking of jumping from Inkscape to Designer ... will decide in a couple of weeks.

Anyway, as I understand it, with Adobe you can charge clients extortionate fees for your work.
All you have you say to them is "Adobe, init."
Not long left, I have been playing around with Publisher and think its better than indesign so far. Others look pretty good too. Great value.

Has anyone got or used any of the brushes or extras that they are also selling for 50% off or know if items are regularly on sale? Thinking of picking up some but so many to choose from and not sure if will need/use them. What have you used them for too?

These do look good value and useful, particularly for clouds, but so do some others too affinity.serif.com/en-…ck/

Cheers
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