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Hi Gail,

I wouldn’t expect a problem. Designer exports to a standard variety of formats including PSD, PDF, and EPS.

These formats originate with Adobe and are industry standards.

Full disclosure, I’m retired and haven’t had to send anything to an offset printer in years. However a quick Google search hasn’t turned up much in the way of complaints on that score. I would expect rafts of outrage if it were a problem, but who knows...

Conversely, I so far haven’t had any trouble importing Adobe files into Affinity, including a .AI file I just now opened.

Affinity Designer is perhaps a bit behind Affinity Photo as an Adobe replacement. Until recently you couldn’t select vectors globally by property (color, etc.) which was a huge annoyance, especially for maps and complex designs. That feature is available now and seems to be working OK.

Other than that, for me the main caveat, already mentioned, was the switch in philosophy regarding user interface,

  Regards,
  - Art -



> On Nov 17, 2021, at 2:28 PM, Gail Guth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Do you know what the compatibility factor is? I.e., if I get Affinity Designer and create a file, then send it to a printer or fabricator who only has Adobe capabilities, would they have any issues opening and working with my file? I would assume that would be built in but.... 
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> On 11/17/21 2:30 PM, Griswold, Britt (GSFC-279.0)[LUSA Associates] wrote:
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>> FYI,
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>> If you are interested in exploring the Adobe Alternative, Affinity is having its competing sale through Monday Nov 22nd:
>> Starting now: 30% off everything in the Affinity Store! 
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>> I got off the Adobe train when they started requiring subscription service. For my purposes, I’m finding Affinity is more than adequate and a lot cheaper. 
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>> Just thought I’d throw that out there as an option worth considering.
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