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Photoshop No More (Sort Of...)
Jim Colburn, Photographer
Omaha | NE | USA | Posted: 11:47 AM on 12.12.16
->> I've never liked the 'subscription' model that Adobe put in place for Photoshop CC so I've stopped using Photoshop entirely.

For quick-and-dirty editing I'm using Photoshop Elements (latest version 15 bought on-sale for a $40 one time payment) and if I need something more advanced than that I use Affinity Photo (latest version 1.5 on sale at the Apple store for a $40 one time payment, normally $50).

I'm also happy with using Affinity Designer as a substitute for Adobe Illustrator, only $50.

Both of the Affinity programs are fully featured and if you're fed up feeding into the Adobe shibboleth you should have a look at them. Affinity Photo is also now available for Windows.
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Dave Prelosky, Photographer
Lower Burrell | Pa | US | Posted: 1:24 PM on 12.12.16
->> I'm debating a laptop upgrade - one called mine instead of The Company's - and I wonder if Affinity will accept plug-ins like Topaz or Nik that I occasionally use on "creative" personal work
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Jim Colburn, Photographer
Omaha | NE | USA | Posted: 5:30 PM on 12.12.16
->> Looks like it.

http://blog.thomasfitzgeraldphotography.com/blog/2016/4/using-photoshop-plu...
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Jack Kurtz, Photographer
Bangkok | Bangkok | Thailand | Posted: 8:15 PM on 12.12.16
->> I don't like Adobe's rental model and dumped Photoshop years ago. I'm a huge fan of Affinity Photo, I've been using it since the beta stage. (I don't have any plugins though.) Most of my work is done in LR6, which I bought rather than rent, but as Adobe keeps crippling LR6 by leaving features out of 6 that come in LR CC I am very close to abandoning LR completely and moving to Capture One.
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Curtis Clegg, Photographer
Sycamore | IL | USA | Posted: 2:25 PM on 12.14.16
->> I just watched an Affinity video and it looks pretty nice. The controls seem to be similar enough to Photoshop so I will have to check it out.

I started using Capture One (for Sony) when my new Sony camera RAW files wouldn't work on my old Photoshop. The output files are very nice but the interface is baffling to me. But, the Sony version is free so I am watching a bunch of tutorials on it.

I am using a trial version of Photoshop Elements 15 now. It is very capable software but it is missing some key features I would like to have.
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Jim Colburn, Photographer
Omaha | NE | USA | Posted: 6:50 PM on 12.14.16
->> Elements does a lot of what I need a program to do for quick-and-dirty editing, cropping, correction, captioning and file saving. For those elaborate images that need more I've found that Affinity Photo does anything else I need.
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John Korduner, Photographer
Baton Rouge | LA | United States | Posted: 10:50 PM on 12.31.16
->> I hated the idea of the subscription model. But, so far, im happier with it.
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Ben Shyman, Photographer
New York | NY | | Posted: 9:23 AM on 01.08.17
->> I love Photoshop and have been using PS6 for a while. My workflows are fast and easy.

However, I just got a 5D IV and PS6 RAW cannot read the 5D IV CR2 file and Adobe has announced they have no plans to release a plug-in for CS6 users. Obviously the intention is to get everyone to fork over $20 per month for CC. LOL.

So I just downloaded Affinity Photo (on your recommendation and positive comments) and it seems pretty good. I'm only disappointed because I don't know how to use it yet and I'm struggling....but I'm sure over time I'll figure it out. You know how that goes.

My biggest problem is that there doesn't seem to be any browser in Affinity Photo like Adobe Bridge which is a major part of my PS6 workflow. I need to go through a large quantity of photos quickly and tag the ones I want to work with before I begin editing. It is too time consuming any other way.

Any thoughts? Is there another "browser" type of program that handshakes well with Affinity Photo that you can recommend?

Thanks you and Happy New year!
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Kevin M. Cox, Photographer
Galveston & Houston | TX | US | Posted: 12:30 PM on 01.08.17
->> Ben: Photo Mechanic.
http://www.camerabits.com/products/
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Ben Shyman, Photographer
New York | NY | | Posted: 12:40 PM on 01.08.17
->> Thanks Kevin.
Yes, I downloaded it this morning and like it. It's not as "smooth" a workflow as using CS6 with Bridge (they handshake so well) but it's a solution nonetheless.

Best,
Ben
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