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« on: March 26, 2024, 10:42 »
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I don't know what to think about it and I am not Canva contributor, just sharing the news. I am happy that Adobe will get more competition, I think it will help them become less arrogant. On the other hand, I am unhappy because greedy agencies have to put their claws on last affordable software and basically everything they see. We'll see how it all develops.

https://www.canva.com/newsroom/news/affinity/


Mir

« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2024, 11:21 »
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My guess is it will become subscription based.

« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2024, 12:27 »
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My guess is it will become subscription based.


While I think it's well possible that they will go that route, they would risk losing the only real advantage Affinity really has over Adobe. The only reason why I ever even looked into Affinity was that it was not subscription based.

Mir

« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2024, 13:25 »
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Yes, many people use it because of this, I've used it for a while at some point too, but that was my first thought when I saw the news.


« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2024, 16:01 »
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That is great news and confirmation, thank you for letting us know.

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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2024, 09:51 »
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We're committing to four pledges to the Affinity community, including that we will always offer perpetual licenses for Affinity.

Read more here: https://www.canva.com/newsroom/news/affinity-canva-pledge/

Just that the price won't be $49 anymore, it will be $490?  ;D ;)  Actually I still use Elements and Premier which are $149 download. I have Affinity and I also have the free CC Photo package. Here's hoping that Canva with more financial backing, will improve Affinity and make it even better.

If I understand this right, Canva was started to help people who don't have editing training and wanted a simple way to create. Affinity is pretty straight forward and fits the same goal. Competition is good for all of us.


 

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