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The Rest... / Re: Adobe CC replacements
Last post by Joe -
I get garbage files from all sorts of programs, least of them is Adobe software though and it is much easier to fix them in the right app then opening a file that was made in something else and hope things translate well.

Affinity did release a dumb teaser video about their page layout app, they are calling it "Publisher". Worst name ever as every prepress guy in the world has had issues with Microsoft Publisher files. That aside it will be coming out, I think they said a beta would be out next year. I will buy it just to check it out as the software is cheap enough, I have no doubt that I will not be able to replace Indesign with it. Indesign is my main app, Illustrator and Photoshop are useful tools but I barely use them compared to Indesign.

Yeah they have said the beta would be out next year for a few years now. I had mentioned the name earlier and I agree Publisher was a bad name to use. Might as well have called Affinity PageMaker®. :rotf:

My main app is Acrobat/Pitstop. No one is working on a replacement for that. Or should I say a reasonably priced replacement.
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The Rest... / Re: Adobe CC replacements
Last post by wonderings -
The best replacement I have seen for Illustrator and Photoshop is from Affinity (Designer and Photo). Modern UI and works very fast. They are working on their own version of Indesign. Will be a decent package when it is done though I think it will be a very long time before they can even come close to catching up to Indesign. Would love to be proven wrong on that. I am wary of the free graphic programs, we have had many clients come in with stuff they did on their own in those various programs and they can be a nightmare. The Affinity stuff seems to be more common sense with the basics that we are all used to. I would look at them before anything else, for a couple hundred bucks you will have everything with no monthly fees.

I get files like that from people running the latest version of Adobe CC. <<true but not funny>>

I can't get on the Affinity bandwagon until I see a useable page layout app (Affinity Publisher has been promised for like I said...194 years it feels like). And when I do...I expect Adobe to throw a boatload of cash at them and buy them out and kill them off. Because we can't have nice things.

I get garbage files from all sorts of programs, least of them is Adobe software though and it is much easier to fix them in the right app then opening a file that was made in something else and hope things translate well.

Affinity did release a dumb teaser video about their page layout app, they are calling it "Publisher". Worst name ever as every prepress guy in the world has had issues with Microsoft Publisher files. That aside it will be coming out, I think they said a beta would be out next year. I will buy it just to check it out as the software is cheap enough, I have no doubt that I will not be able to replace Indesign with it. Indesign is my main app, Illustrator and Photoshop are useful tools but I barely use them compared to Indesign.
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The Rest... / Re: Adobe CC replacements
Last post by Joe -
The best replacement I have seen for Illustrator and Photoshop is from Affinity (Designer and Photo). Modern UI and works very fast. They are working on their own version of Indesign. Will be a decent package when it is done though I think it will be a very long time before they can even come close to catching up to Indesign. Would love to be proven wrong on that. I am wary of the free graphic programs, we have had many clients come in with stuff they did on their own in those various programs and they can be a nightmare. The Affinity stuff seems to be more common sense with the basics that we are all used to. I would look at them before anything else, for a couple hundred bucks you will have everything with no monthly fees.

I get files like that from people running the latest version of Adobe CC. <<true but not funny>>

I can't get on the Affinity bandwagon until I see a useable page layout app (Affinity Publisher has been promised for like I said...194 years it feels like). And when I do...I expect Adobe to throw a boatload of cash at them and buy them out and kill them off. Because we can't have nice things.
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The Rest... / Re: Adobe CC replacements
Last post by Farabomb -
I'm pretty sure I snagged them when they were posted up. I just have to find them. Wonder if CS2 works with the stylus too...
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The Rest... / Re: Adobe CC replacements
Last post by wonderings -
The best replacement I have seen for Illustrator and Photoshop is from Affinity (Designer and Photo). Modern UI and works very fast. They are working on their own version of Indesign. Will be a decent package when it is done though I think it will be a very long time before they can even come close to catching up to Indesign. Would love to be proven wrong on that. I am wary of the free graphic programs, we have had many clients come in with stuff they did on their own in those various programs and they can be a nightmare. The Affinity stuff seems to be more common sense with the basics that we are all used to. I would look at them before anything else, for a couple hundred bucks you will have everything with no monthly fees.
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The Rest... / Re: Adobe CC replacements
Last post by DigiCorn -
You can still find legal, free, versions of CS2 from Adobe, and serial numbers to make them work. There are also Spoiler (click to show/hide)

About a week or two ago I went looking for the CS2 downloads and it appears they have been removed. At least where I looked they were. Technically Adobe didn't didn't release it as freeware to the masses. They made it so people that had bought it could still use it after they shut down the activation servers by putting out an activation key that works for everyone.
I downloaded them a few months ago... I still have CS2 .exes on my NAS at home. I think I used a link found on B4Print for the download, and it downloads the files as install DVDs, so you need to extract them and install them like you're installing from DVD, as separate disc directories. I had to hunt Adobe forums a little bit, but I finally found a serial number that worked. Later, I deleted the install and replaced with CS5 from work. I only use it at home to do some flyers and projects and stuff for my kid's school.
Will the University of B4Print work?
Are we accredited, and am I an instructor?