DoneNeed a poll answer that reads "We have no interest in switching from Adobe to Affinity".
I supposed, but for my purposes I feel like that's implied with the available answers. If they switch or are switching then they liked it and/or found it simple enough. Otherwise, there's the option you selected which is you didn't like Affinity. I trialed the software and made a few projects. I think the biggest challenge is learning any new software...figuring out where tools or specific menu functions are, what things are renamed as, and learning new shortcuts.Maybe a poll answer would be do you find it harder for easier to use than Adobe.
While I have no interest in switching from Adobe to Affinity, I will install Affinity apps if we start receiving Affinity files from our customers and try to incorporate them into our workflow.
Gordo, my comment was based on my customers providing native files in lieu of PDF files.If you are receiving PDFs from your customers what difference does the particular authoring app - Adobe or Affinity make?
Gordo, my comment was based on my customers providing native files in lieu of PDF files.
Ah. Yes. Native vs PDF.Gordo, my comment was based on my customers providing native files in lieu of PDF files.
I don't know a lot about Affinity. Is Affinity Publisher also a PDF native format?Ah. Yes. Native vs PDF.
Adobe wants you confused!
You need to buy another product!
The solution Affinity has in hand - they are PDF native.
Yes, they store in the affinity format for fully featured editing.
But we have casual users on Affinity Designer to view and edit their PDFs and they think it's the bomb.
So no, we can't let go of Adobe, yet.
Mostly because of a few significant workflow issues.
But I use Affinity suite at home and it totally fits my needs.
And don't get me started on where Adobe is taking their product . . . .
How about an option to say I'm using both Adobe and Affinity?
That's what I'm doing.
I wanted to switch our whole company and gave it a try but just couldn't get past a few things. I would consider looking at it again after the next release.
One of the main issues had to do with color and color management. A big one for me was it did not support spot color in EPS files. We have so many logos in eps format with corporate pantone colors defined and both placing in publisher or opening in designer would lose the pantone colors. I also found the PDF exports difficult to properly deal with color management.
In addition, it is different enough that if you have years of experience with Adobe it's going to be a frustrating few months to transition. For someone starting out I think it would be just as easy to learn as Adobe. We also found that some features we use regularly weren't available, such as the ability to select same fill or stroke color.
One of the best things about Affinity was how fast it was. Adobe products are so bloated now and Affinity felt so much faster. I feel like they can get there someday and I'm really hoping they do.
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