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Software is based on GTK, so it might not integrate well in non-GTK environments. It also requires many dependencies on those non-GTK desktops. It also adds dependencies to GTK-environments since it is written in C++ which requires the gtkmm wrapper/interface See More
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In a vector-art program, the critical selection mode is the one in which objects must be fully enclosed by the selection marquee to be selected. In the simple example shown here, selecting all the circles should merely require you to draw a selection rectangle around them. But in Illustrator, there's no way to avoid selecting other objects as well, even though they're not totally enclosed by the selection box. Year after year, Adobe fails to fix this bizarre oversight, making Illustrator a tedious pain to use. See More
When you install any Adobe product it also installs lots of useless and intrusive software and services. It adds two services and up to three auto-starting software that runs when you start your operating system and keep running constantly. One is for auto-updating, others for "checking" if you are not a pirate and some others that seems to be just to collect information. See More
Sketch has recently decided to cease development of major version (2.0, 3.0, 4.0) with free updates in between, and has switched to a license based subscription model. A yearly license costs $99 and includes the latest version of the Sketch software, plus a year of free updates. After this license expires, you can renew for another year of updates - or continue to use the current software without updates. See More
You can rescale assets without quality loss, easily export x2 assets for retina designs and design high quality icons & artwork. Being pixel aware lets you set a grid and snap objects to it as well as round to the nearest pixel edge to clean up your layers. See More
Despite being very used to Adobe's Illustrator i changed to Affinity in a heartbeat, even when it lacked more features then now- its just way more focused, flexible, fast, intuitive. Illustrator feels like heavy machinery for doing everything, even simple things, while Affinity feels free and creative while having the same precision and technical accuity; Actually i ended up becoming more technical and pixel-perfectionist in Affinity just because of the better UI and how it fits with my workflow. In short: Affinity feels like a tool made by designers and artists for designers and artists. It even comes head to head with Sketch for UI design in my opnion- Sketch wins with scripting and how the ui lays out some details, but on other levels i just work faster in Affinity for the same results. See More
Inexpensive and feature-rich, it's an excellent option to Xara Designer Pro and Adobe Suite if it fills your needs. Great for illustration. Amazing for web/app user interface design with excellent slicing & exporting tools. The perfect substitute for Adobe Illustration. It has a great interface. One of the best Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator integrations for perfect imports and exports. See More
Designer does suffer from some UI defects, which can waste time and even prevent users from accessing basic functionality. One example is the bafflingly bad Fill panel, which offers nonsensical tabs, incorrectly labeled (and unlabeled) controls, and a Gradient panel that's nearly unusable. Unfortunately, the Affinity team doesn't seem open to suggestions for fixing the UI, no matter how factually and demonstrably users make their case. This raises concerns for the product's future. See More
Designer offers (and defaults to) a common-sense selection mode that makes working with your drawing much easier. Corel Draw, Inkscape, and others also offer this mode, which only selects objects that are fully enclosed by the selection marquee (instead of selecting everything that it merely touches). See More
In the era of "retina" displays, 4k UHD, 5k, and even 8k, Scalar Vector Graphics - independent vector images that can scale to any resolution without any display quality loss - are more important now than ever. And this tool is quite capable of rendering true SVG output suitable for consumption at any display resolution (not a big bunch of rasterized bits in the document, actual paths, points, etc.). See More
Professional all-in-one suite with extensive tools for graphic design, cover design, illustration, packaging design, web design, digital publishing, etc... it can easily substitute Adobe Suite and has smooth integration with both Adobe and Corel suites. Project organization is great with multiple layers & pages, objects gallery and name gallery. It has built-in Pixabay image search and Google Fonts integration. It has great upgrade discounts and community support. See More
Platforms:Windows, Mac, Unix
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