35 comments

  • Joe BlauJoe Blau, 3 years ago

    Perfect Timing. I was just testing the latest beta and wondering when this was going to come out. Affinity Designer has been amazing since I started using it and this looks like it's going to be just as good. I've been using Photoshop CC for the past two weeks and it feels so sluggish compared to these apps. The only thing I need now are Smart Objects.

    4 points
    • David Barker, 3 years ago (edited 3 years ago )

      I just bought Affinity Designer. I love Sketch for UI work, but I find it lacking for detailed vector work (especially icons). Is there anything missing in Affinity Designer, for you? Any tips?

      0 points
      • Joe BlauJoe Blau, 3 years ago

        The things I miss in AD that are in Sketch are some of the plugins, but the vector math calculations for object (Union, Exclusion, Intersection, etc...) seems to be a lot better in AD. I also like Sketches page workflow better for projects. It seems like a good way to keep multiple design concepts for a project in one place that is easy to naviaged. That being said, Sketch is still my goto for assets because I use it a lot for its export rendering of @_x assets. Now I try to design my mobile UI's where I can use vectorized pdf's and both programs solve that challenge.

        1 point
        • David Barker, 3 years ago

          Good to know — thanks. Sounds pretty much as I expected. I think I'll probably go to Affinity Designer for intricate vector work, but stick with Sketch for UI work.

          1 point
    • Khaled Islam BouyaKhaled Islam Bouya, 3 years ago

      Any link to the beta? I want to test this too.

      0 points
  • Christopher JamesChristopher James, 3 years ago

    No Windows version on the horizon?

    2 points
    • Sven LoskillSven Loskill, 3 years ago

      Well, judging by the last container of the promo-page I’d say: no. Not in the near future.

      5 points
    • Joe BlauJoe Blau, 3 years ago

      Seems like there isn't based on their feature section. Windows doesn't even support a lot of the functionality that they are touting. Unfortunately, this launch seems to be in line with a lot of the graphics tools being launched recently like Sketch, and Affinity Designer.

      2 points
  • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, 3 years ago

    Purchased. Looking forward to where this goes. They have gradient maps!

    2 points
  • Andy LeverenzAndy Leverenz, 3 years ago

    I'm sold

    2 points
  • Federico LeggioFederico Leggio, 3 years ago

    Does anyone know if mov files can be imported and edited like in Photoshop? Is there a timeline for gifs?

    1 point
  • Ryan Dunnewold, 3 years ago

    Love to see someone taking a shot at Photoshop. As a photographer it's nice to see options.

    1 point
  • Aaron MoodieAaron Moodie, 3 years ago

    AP is really impressive, as is AD. I wonder if Affinity has a DTP (ala InDesign) app planed to complete the Adobe replacement.

    1 point
  • Daniel SieradskiDaniel Sieradski, 3 years ago

    That sound slit throats make in kung-fu movies, "a sound like wailing winter winds?" That's the sound of Photoshop.

    1 point
  • Jeff SmithJeff Smith, 3 years ago

    Adobe... Ruh roh...

    0 points
  • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, 3 years ago

    Great. Now let's wait and see Affinity Publisher turns out and how fast people will leave adobe behind.

    0 points
    • Khaled Islam BouyaKhaled Islam Bouya, 3 years ago

      Oh! Didn't know they're working on something similar to InDesign? Adobe should seriously be worried...

      0 points
      • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, 3 years ago

        https://affinity.serif.com/en-us/about/

        They have some more details about it scattered throughout their forums but if it's as fast as the other two, I will definitely throw ID out.

        0 points
        • Sean O’DwyerSean O’Dwyer, 3 years ago

          Their site says 2015 — but a recent post on their Twitter feed says some time in 2016. I cannot wait to ditch Adobe.

          0 points
          • BAKAkid .osakaBAKAkid .osaka, 3 years ago

            im hanging out for Publish. its going to be the clincher for me as i do a load of publication layouts. so keen though, already have designer and photo now. Go Affinity!

            0 points
  • Rick KhannaRick Khanna, 3 years ago

    Competition is good. Especially at this price.

    0 points
  • Barron RothBarron Roth, 3 years ago

    No trial? Would rather see how this compares to LR before I throw down my money.

    0 points
  • Chris WhiteChris White, 3 years ago (edited 3 years ago )

    I purchased this the moment I saw it hit the app store, I've been using the beta for two or three months now it's really good.

    I've never really felt like anything else came close to Photoshop before. Affinity Photo, on it's first release, already feels like it's coming close and in some ways it surpasses Photoshop. Photo is now my new editor of choice and I can't wait to see what they do with it next.

    0 points
    • David Barker, 3 years ago

      Would you say Affinity Photo is better than Pixelmator?

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      • Chris WhiteChris White, 3 years ago

        I would say that depends on who the user is.

        For a professional or someone who isn't intimidated by a complex feature set and interface absolutely, it's a more powerful app with a much better workflow and UI.

        For someone who isn't a professional but still wants to have some powerful features I think Pixelmator is a better choice, it's simpler, more approachable for most things it's got that killer iPad app.

        For me, Affinity Photo is a far better tool and I haven't opened Pixelmator or Acorn since I started using it. I'm very familiar with Photoshop though and I've been using Affinity Designer for a while so Affinity Photo felt comfortable for me from the start.

        1 point
  • Ariel VerberAriel Verber, 3 years ago

    Looks rad. A gamechanger.

    0 points
  • Mitch WarrenMitch Warren, 3 years ago (edited 3 years ago )

    Such a fantastic website. Does anyone know what library they're using for the mobile menu? (if any)

    I'll definitely be purchasing AP. Their Affinity Designer app is amazing.

    0 points