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[Windows] Affinity Photo, Designer and Publisher $55.61 Each (Was $79.45, 30% off) @ Microsoft Store

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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.

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    Loving this software and have been waiting for their Black Friday deals to come out. Thanks Op!

    • +1 vote

      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.

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    If you're looking to leave Adobe CS subscriptions behind this is the real thing for comparatively nothing.

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      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

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    Heard good things about this! I'm waiting for the Mac version myself.

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    is this sale only for metro UI app or for full desktop app?

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      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.

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        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.

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      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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