I STOP HERE!

1 year 10 months ago #709315 by Nikon Shooter
Many years ago, I bought Adobe's CS6 Master Suite collection when released.
That put a smile in my face and lots of study time on my desk but I was all going
for it. I was just mastering the apps I needed the most that the maker came up
with a plan: that'll be CC based and on a subscription mode only in the future.

That did it. Just like one looses his/hers faith in a lover in an instant, I was still
using CS6 — because it was mine — but was looking around hoping that the
subscription model would provoke some engineers to go to work and create an
alternative to CS and CC. And boy they did!

A group in Denmark had already created their own software to support the ca-
mera they were making, it caught the attention of many pro. photographers and
the team started to look for ways to extend their user base. And boy they did!

An other group, in England, had a way more ambitious project and their efforts
were just what I was looking for to replace CS6. After losing time investigating
dead ends like OnOne and others, Sérif (England) came up with a plan. They all
were working on a integrated Suite for photographers, designers and publishers:
Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer and Affinity Publishers. Yes, it had shaky begin
nings — one cannot tackle a 30~ year giant as it is born. Starting from scratch,
with new ideas, no legacy to stumble upon, and time… Boy they did! Sérif new
1.9 v. Suite release this week is a blast of innovations, power, features, and a lots
of fun.

The Danish team got me updating with great enthusiasm from v.6 to v.13.1.3 and
then… What I considered the ultimate RAW converter since a decade and still is,
made me lose my faith in the company with their recent release of version 14.

Contrary to Sérif's suite and their fantastic price and update policies, the Danes
took another path. The spectacular progressions and developments of their soft-
ware — Capture One — seems to have stopped at v.13.1.3 and more money is to
be paid with every full version update… all versions, to this point, were well worth
the investment but I stop here… v. 14 is not worth it any more.

Please, please, please, Sérif, I beg you… go for it and create /develop a dedicated
RAW converter. You seem to have the touch, to find the right way to go forwards…
I would like to count on your ingenuity and the brilliance of your team. Boys, do it!

Very best regards,

Nikon Shooter.

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1 year 10 months ago #709351 by Scotty
The apps are ok for enthusiasts, for pro editing photoshop hasn't been matched though.

CC is cheap.

When the last candle has been blown out
and the last glass of champagne has been drunk
All that you are left with are the memories and the images-David Cooke.

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1 year 10 months ago #709353 by Nikon Shooter
Your reply tells me that you might not have investigated them
properly. Cheap you say? What is the purpose of paying a rent
when life ownership — with free updates — cost waaaay less?

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1 year 10 months ago - 1 year 10 months ago #709359 by Scotty

Nikon Shooter wrote: Your reply tells me that you might not have investigated them
properly. Cheap you say? What is the purpose of paying a rent
when life ownership — with free updates — cost waaaay less?


Their scripting is crap, their support of plugins is minimal, they can't handle large files as well, so their goes complex composites. The ability to do luminosity masking is abysmal. Affinity files are proprietary, affinity basically just does photos. 

I'm glad there is a cheap one time payment alternative. For professional use, it's just not there.

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All that you are left with are the memories and the images-David Cooke.

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1 year 10 months ago #709365 by Nikon Shooter

Scotty wrote: Their scripting is crap, their support of plugins is minimal, they can't handle large files as well, so their goes complex composites. The ability to do luminosity masking is abysmal. Affinity files are proprietary, affinity basically just does photos


Have a good day…,Scotty.

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1 year 10 months ago #709371 by Scotty

Nikon Shooter wrote:

Scotty wrote: Their scripting is crap, their support of plugins is minimal, they can't handle large files as well, so their goes complex composites. The ability to do luminosity masking is abysmal. Affinity files are proprietary, affinity basically just does photos


Have a good day…,Scotty.


You too mate!

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1 year 9 months ago #709447 by Tom Henry

Scotty wrote: The apps are ok for enthusiasts, for pro editing photoshop hasn't been matched though.

CC is cheap.



:agree:  agree, and monthly payments are pretty low.


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1 year 9 months ago #709480 by Screamin Scott
It's just a matter of time before all services go to subscription based...

Scott Ditzel Photography

www.flickr.com/photos/screaminscott/

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1 year 9 months ago #709488 by Nikon Shooter
How much will a 50$ app cost per month then? and for how long?

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1 year 9 months ago #709553 by Scotty

Nikon Shooter wrote: How much will a 50$ app cost per month then? and for how long?


why settle though?

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1 year 9 months ago #709574 by Nikon Shooter
In this Lockdown 2020 session, Mike Rankin – Editor-in-Chief of CreativePro,
InDesignSecrets and InDesign Magazine – explores these questions and more
to help make a smooth transition from InDesign to Publisher.


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1 year 9 months ago #709576 by Nikon Shooter
ADDENDUM

There are similar videos on Affinity Photo and Designer. I've been fol-
lowing the evolution and have used this suite for years now. Their pro-
gression is phenomenal!

No way back… IYAM. Perpetual licence and all the updates uncluded. :)

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1 year 9 months ago #709585 by Scotty

Nikon Shooter wrote: ADDENDUM

There are similar videos on Affinity Photo and Designer. I've been fol-
lowing the evolution and have used this suite for years now. Their pro-
gression is phenomenal!

No way back… IYAM. Perpetual licence and all the updates uncluded. :)


Whatever makes you happy. If you get good results, it's worth it's weight in gold.

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All that you are left with are the memories and the images-David Cooke.

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