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peterjones 18 5.0k 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2020 5:40PM
I note the comments on Affinity's inpainting tool and I agree with you all; in my view the inpainting tool is way ahead of P/S' spot removal tool so much so that when I need to use the spot removal tool into Affinity the file goes to get sorted.

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saltireblue Plus
10 10.8k 63 Norway
30 Jul 2020 4:40PM
After spending today processing all the images I took yesterday (roughly 90) using Affinity, I have decided to go with it from now on. After just one day of processing, it felt good enough for my needs, and is user-friendly. It actually didn't feel all that different to PS...
Have cancelled my Adobe subscription. They wanted to keep my "valued business" and offered 2 free months if I was to reconsider. Thanks, but no thanks.
Snapper 15 4.5k 3 United States Outlying Islands
30 Jul 2020 4:52PM

Quote:After spending today processing all the images I took yesterday (roughly 90) using Affinity, I have decided to go with it from now on. After just one day of processing, it felt good enough for my needs, and is user-friendly. It actually didn't feel all that different to PS...
Have cancelled my Adobe subscription. They wanted to keep my "valued business" and offered 2 free months if I was to reconsider. Thanks, but no thanks.


I'm a bit late to the party here Malc, but did you try the free version of Capture 1 for Fuji users?
saltireblue Plus
10 10.8k 63 Norway
30 Jul 2020 4:57PM

Quote:
Quote:After spending today processing all the images I took yesterday (roughly 90) using Affinity, I have decided to go with it from now on. After just one day of processing, it felt good enough for my needs, and is user-friendly. It actually didn't feel all that different to PS...
Have cancelled my Adobe subscription. They wanted to keep my "valued business" and offered 2 free months if I was to reconsider. Thanks, but no thanks.


I'm a bit late to the party here Malc, but did you try the free version of Capture 1 for Fuji users?


Hi Peter...yes, I did try it. But the thing which attracted me to Affinity was that the set-up was familiar to me as a PS user. I didn't get the same user-friendly 'feedback' when I tried C1.
JJGEE 15 7.8k 18 England
30 Jul 2020 8:20PM

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Quote:But the thing which attracted me to Affinity was that the set-up was familiar to me as a PS user.

Presumably that is precisely why it has been designed that way, to attract PS users ?


That would be a positive marketing ploy


Quote:
Quote:I didn't get the same user-friendly 'feedback' when I tried C1.

I can understand your comment, even after several years using C1 I am still refining my workspace / setting up shortcuts.


Not just me, then!Wink




saltireblue Plus
10 10.8k 63 Norway
30 Jul 2020 8:32PM

Quote:
Quote:But the thing which attracted me to Affinity was that the set-up was familiar to me as a PS user.

Presumably that is precisely why it has been designed that way, to attract PS users ?


That would definitely make marketing sense.

Quote:
Quote:I didn't get the same user-friendly 'feedback' when I tried C1.

I can understand your comment, even after several years using C1 I am still refining my workspace / setting up shortcuts.


Not just me, then!Wink




Dave_Canon Plus
14 1.8k United Kingdom
31 Jul 2020 9:32AM

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From what I've seen so far, (and it is very early days) Affinity appears to be the best alternative to PS for someone , like yourself and me, who have PS ingrained in us. Other alternatives I have looked at and tried are too far removed from the PS workflow to be of interest, as I have no wish to engage in a completely new mindset - Affinity seems to be a close cousin of PS in its set-up and workflow.



Maybe, but I do not need an alternative to PS; I have no problem with paying the monthly fee. However, I have bought Affinity. The price was so low, I thought it worth it just to find out about it. I have already ensured that it opens from LR and my Topaz and Nik Plug-ins are available from Affinity so I will give it a trial over the next few weeks.
saltireblue Plus
10 10.8k 63 Norway
31 Jul 2020 10:32AM

Quote:
Quote:
From what I've seen so far, (and it is very early days) Affinity appears to be the best alternative to PS for someone , like yourself and me, who have PS ingrained in us. Other alternatives I have looked at and tried are too far removed from the PS workflow to be of interest, as I have no wish to engage in a completely new mindset - Affinity seems to be a close cousin of PS in its set-up and workflow.



Maybe, but I do not need an alternative to PS; I have no problem with paying the monthly fee. However, I have bought Affinity. The price was so low, I thought it worth it just to find out about it. I have already ensured that it opens from LR and my Topaz and Nik Plug-ins are available from Affinity so I will give it a trial over the next few weeks.


I see it this way, Dave. Having tried Affinity, and tested out the things I use most in PS, I cannot find anything I need that Affinity does not do. It has all the functions I want to use.
So, for the price of 2 months subscription to Adobe, I have bought comparable software for a one-off payment. (Comparable for my needs, I stress).
A bonus, but not decisive, is that I can keep Bridge and the image downloaded therein, as that is part of the Adobe set-up I like, and it is free to anyone, you don't have to subscribe to use it.
I had no problems with paying the subscription, but when I find something that does the job just as well, I don't see why I should keep paying more than is necessary...
Dave_Canon Plus
14 1.8k United Kingdom
31 Jul 2020 10:48AM

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A bonus, but not decisive, is that I can keep Bridge and the image downloaded therein, as that is part of the Adobe set-up I like, and it is free to anyone, you don't have to subscribe to use it.
I had no problems with paying the subscription, but when I find something that does the job just as well, I don't see why I should keep paying more than is necessary...



But you do not rely on LR as I do. I regularly use searches with LR which can locate obscure photos in fraction of a second whereas the same search in bridge would takes many hours. I used Bridge before I Bought LR about 14 years ago. I am already aware of of some deficiencies in Affinity compared to PS but I will give it a fair test. I have looked at several tutorials and I agree that is it very similar to PS and thus should be easy to use.

Dave

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