I miss when software was there to make it easier for me to get work done, and less about getting me to subscribe to something.
Affinity V2 file format (photo, designer, and publisher) is the same as Affinity 1 file format so I can just open my old files and edit them without having to convert. I remember the old days of file formats changing every version. None of my files from the old days can I open without installing an emulator. We truly live in a better future.
I used to work for Adobe and they are great folks, but their subscription plan is just ridiculous. It’s practically ransomware for the publishing industry at this point. I just can’t support that, and to be honest, last time I used Photoshop and Illustrator, it was the most unpleasant experience I have had to endure. It was if it went out of its way to make me less creative. 90% of the tools I will never use and they made it difficult to find the 10% of the tools I needed.
Affinity may seem sparse features-wise in comparison, but they are features I use every day and the user interface for them doesn’t get in my way. I miss when software was there to make it easier for me to get work done, and less about getting me to subscribe to something.
Don’t even get me started on Windows 11.
Corporate software still sucks.
Affinity Suite V2.