Note: There's now a deal directly from Serif which I'd recommend over this.
Similar to Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Perpetual (non-subscription) license.
Loving this software and have been waiting for their Black Friday deals to come out. Thanks Op!
Jumped on this but in hindsight may have been better off waiting to see whether Serif come up with their own deals. You don't get a product key from Microsoft and have to install from their store rather getting a downloadable installer.
If you're looking to leave Adobe CS subscriptions behind this is the real thing for comparatively nothing.
My biggest selling point is the lack of bloat compared to Adobe. Adobe have about 5-10 services installed running at all times, apps take ~10 seconds to start etc. These Affinity tools boot in 1-2 seconds and have nothing else running in the background.
The feature set is very comparable too. Great to see some viable competition in this area
Great pt, the CS subscription system within an office is not seamless either
Heard good things about this! I'm waiting for the Mac version myself.
Mac version is now on sale from Serif direct https://affinity.serif.com/en-us/
Thank you! I'll order the Mac version of Affinity Photo.
I guess the times of 50% discounts are over…
is this sale only for metro UI app or for full desktop app?
I'd be very surprised if it's a Metro UI app. Can't confirm at the moment. My computer is blue screening every time I try to start Designer :-/ cldflt.sys failed with stop code SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION. No time to investigate at this stage.
This blue screen of death seems to be quite common and has been caused by a Windows Update affecting cloud file services. I did two things simultaneously so can't be sure which fixed it. I updated Windows 10 to version 1909 and I used the Registry Editor to change the 'Start' value in registry key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\CldFlt' from 2 to 4. I've since changed the value back to 2 and Designer is still working.
I can now confirm that it's a full desktop app.
The problem returned and was again resolved by changing the above mentioned registry key and restarting my computer. More detailed instructions are available here in 'Solution 1':
Don't know what Metro UI app would look like but this version of Designer seems functionally no different to the demo which I downloaded from Serif last week.
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