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Affinity Photo

By Serif Labs (Serif (Europe) Ltd.)
Supported Devices : Mac OS

Release Notes

1/4/2017 | Version : 1.5.1 | Size : 327.9 MB
Additional Features
• Added support for the new MacBook Pro's Touch Bar
• Focus Merge enables you to generate a detailed composite image from a number of images focused at differing lengths
• HDR Merge lets you create a deep, unbounded 32-bit image from a number of exposure bracketed source images
• Tone Mapping Persona for both HDR and LDR images
• Macros enable you to record actions, save them, then play them back later. You can also store them in a handy gallery
• Batch Processing for queueing up and processing large number of files
• Live Projections allows you to edit an image in different spatial domains including “Equirectangular” (360 pano) and perspective  
• Improved RAW develop persona 
• Text Styles  
• Halftone Filter supporting monochrome, color, circular and line halftones
• Equations Distortion filter allows users to create custom spatial filters
• Dust & Scratches Filter
• “Edit in Affinity Photo” Photos extension
• New Color Picker Tool
• New Clone Sources panel for the Clone / Healing brush - it even works across multiple documents
• Multi-Monitor Color Profile Support

32Bit per channel color
• New 32bit RGB Editing Mode
• Photo now offers a full compositing / editing environment for 32bit unbounded images.
• Photo can now Develop RAW files directly into a 32bit document - so all highlights / shadows are preserved and recoverable at any time.
• Photo now supports end-to-end OCIO color workflows.

Addition File Formats
• OpenEXR including multi-layer EXR files with control over alpha association and pre-multiplication.
• HDR (Radiance, RGBE)
• 32bit TIFF Import / Export
• Layered TIFF Interop
• Direct PSD Write-Back
• Over 70 new RAW cameras are supported

Improvements 
• The Improved Pixel Tool adds the ability to constrain the direction of painting and control erasing mode
• New “Accumulation” Brush Dynamics to offer Opacity Jitter.
• Added New Marquee Modes (Polygonal, Magnetic) to the freehand selection tool
• Improved Metadata Mining for RAW / JPEG / etc. 
• Improved Export Persona
• Improved Apply Image including the new ability use equations in the filter to control how channels are transferred
• Improved Select Sampled Color Filter
• Improved Vectorscope
• Improved Photoshop Plugin Support
• Adjustment Performance Improvements
• Snapping improvements - candidate-free snapping, gaps-and-spans (Alt key in Move Tool), so much more!

10/2/2016 | Version : 1.4.3 | Size : 271.7 MB
Optimized for macOS Sierra

7/7/2016 | Version : 1.4.2 | Size : 271.7 MB
- Stability and bug fixes

New in Affinity Photo 1.4:
- Panorama photo stitching
- Full support for expanded gamut DCI-P3 displays in new retina iMacs
- El Capitan support including Affinity extensions for Apple Photos
- Live Stacks - Auto-aligned layers for creating composites
- Choice of Raw processing engines in the Develop persona
- Canvas rotation
- Haze Removal filter
- New alpha selection features (select Opaque/Transparent/Partially Transparent)
- New ‘Split Toning’ adjustment and adjustment layer
- New ‘Contrast Negate’ blend mode
- Clipping preview added in Levels adjustment
- Perspective (single plane) added as a live Filter Layer
- User-adjustable controller ramps for brush variances
- PDF/X pro printing including Spot Colors and overprint control
- Trim, bleed and crop marks for print and PDF export
- Pantone and Global color support
- Customizable keyboard shortcuts
- Character and Paragraph panels; advanced on-screen text controls
- Live OpenType feature previews in the Typography panel
- Added a Recent Fonts list
- PSD export now better supports third party apps including Motion and Final Cut Pro X
- Improved Photoshop plug-in support and improved plug-in management
- Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian) and Japanese languages added
- Numerous other fixes and improvements

Description

** Apple Mac App of The Year 2015 ** 

Affinity Photo redefines the boundaries for professional photo editing software on the Mac. With a meticulous focus on workflow it offers sophisticated tools for enhancing, editing and retouching your images in an incredibly intuitive interface with all the power and performance you need.

Engineered for Professionals
• Open, edit and save Photoshop® PSD files
• RGB, CMYK, Greyscale and LAB color spaces
• End-to-end CMYK workflow with ICC color management
• Full 16 and 32-bit per channel editing
• Work with all standard formats like PNG, TIFF, JPG, GIF, SVG, EPS, EXR, HDR and PDF
• Panning and zooming is always live at 60fps with live previews, live tools and real-time editing
• Open and edit massive images without compromising performance or running out of memory

Unsurpassed productivity
• Full support for unlimited layers, layer groups, adjustment layers, filter layers and masks
• Resize layers without any loss of quality. Lock, hide, duplicate and merge layers easily
• Edit live filters, adjustments, effects, blend modes and masks non-destructively
• Undo history can be saved with the document so you can always undo your changes
• Task-focused workspaces for developing, post-processing, liquify and export
• Work in windowed, full screen, or separated modes with fully customisable toolbars and drag and drop panels
• Comprehensive vector drawing and text editing tools
• Advanced snapping system with pixel perfect alignment when required
• Export @1x, @2x, @3x from layers, slices or whole documents – continuously as you work!
• Record and Play macros for ultimate productivity

Professional image processing
• Open RAW and other images in a dedicated pre-processing workspace
• Adjust exposure, blackpoint, clarity, vibrance, white balance, shadows, highlights and much more
• Recover detail thought to be lost by editing in an unbounded linear color space
• Advanced lens corrections including chromatic aberration, defringe, vignette and best-in-class noise reduction
• Paint areas or use fully customisable gradients to mask adjustments
• View histograms, blown highlights, shadows and tones as well as detailed EXIF information
• Focus Merge, HDR Merge and Tone mapping for advanced image processing

Quality retouching and correction tools
• Intuitive selection brush and refinement makes selections simple, even down to strands of hair
• Instantly remove unwanted objects with an incredibly advanced Inpainting brush
• Dodge, burn, clone, patch, blemish and red eye tools
• Smooth and retouch skin with built-in frequency separation
• Apply high quality single-plane and dual-plane perspective correction as well as fully customisable mesh warps - all in real time
• Dedicated Liquify persona gives freehand control over warps, twirls, pinch, punch and turbulence

Advanced brush engine
• Huge library of painting, drawing, textures and professional DAUB brushes included
• Create custom brushes and nozzles with full control over advanced dynamics
• Full support for Wacom and other graphics tablets, including pressure, tilt and shortcut buttons
• Real-time preview of your nozzle – see what you are about to paint or erase before you do it

Fast, customisable effects
• Massive collection of effects available, including blurs, distortions, tilt-shift, shadows, glows, lighting and many more
• Swipe-able split or mirrored screen always available for before and after views
• Choose to apply effects non-destructively with live effect layers, enabling you to erase away or mask effects after they have been applied

Built for Mac
• Takes full advantage of the latest macOS technologies including OpenGL, Grand Central Dispatch and Core Graphics
• Full support for MacBook Pro's Touch Bar and Force Touch trackpad 
• Fully optimised for 64-bit and multi-core processors
• Supports regular, retina and multi-monitor set ups – including the latest 5k iMac

Rankings

Overall :
#7 : Top Grossing Mac Applications
#24 : Top Paid Mac Applications

Categories :
#1 : Top Grossing Mac Applications [Photography]
#2 : Top Paid Mac Applications [Photography]

Screenshots Mac OSX :

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Category

Photography , Graphics & Design


Comments and Ratings for Affinity Photo

Finally an alternative to PhotoShop (1.5.1)
1/3/2017 3:26:00 PM 5/5 By iHeart iApps
I have been a die hard PhotoShop and Adobe user since, literally, Adobe 2.0. I used to upgrade around every 2 years because I had to in order to keep up with the changes in the industry — meaning I wouldn’t be able to open files clients sent on older versions. Then subscriptions happened. At first it was great, in fact it saved me money (around $300 every 2 years) to simply have everything always up-to-date plus I got all the “other” programs. It wasn’t long though before I realized I don’t use all the “other programs” from Adobe and I really just needed PhotoShop. So I began looking, usually once every two months, online to see if there were any alternatives. I tried everything that was/is out there. Many were good… nothing compared to PhotoShop. That is until now. Affinity Photo won me over within the first hour of using the trial. Within the first day I had already purchased it and cancelled my Adobe subscription. I have to admit I’m surprised at how much of a feeling of freedom and satisfaction I have from Affinity Photo — an app I actually own, an app that doesn’t alert me daily with popups and recommendations, an app that is fast to load and does everything I needed PhotoShop for — that I can’t even put into words. I understand many designered “need” Adobe. I understand they are still (probably) the benchmark of what good photo editing software is. I also understand though that Affinity Photo hits that mark, dead on, and excells in many, many ways. The least of which is the price.

One Big Negative (1.5.1)
12/31/2016 11:00:00 AM 2/5 By flapbreaker
One thing not mentioned in the latest reviews is that the GUI icons are waaay too small if your using a 27” MAC. Especially on a 4k monitor but even on prior screens. I hate to give it 2 stars for this alone but regardless of how everything else works the fact that all icons and text are so small pretty much makes this app a waste of time at the moment. Do you own google search on the subject and you’ll find repeated request with the same canned response from technical support. This qoute was from December 24th 2016 : "At the moment the icon size can't be increased, this is something that has been requested and may be included in a future update. You can always change the option in System Preferences >Displays to something between Default and Larger text, however this will effect the OS and all apps."

No longer an alternative to Photoshop, but a clear preference (1.5.1)
12/27/2016 11:22:00 PM 5/5 By crabtrem8
I first bought Affinity Designer, was so impressed, that when the announcement for Photo came I was already on board. The 1.5 versions of both programs are leaps and bounds from what was already great programs. For a long time, Photo was looked at, and thought of as a possible Photoshop replacement. That is no longer true. From now on, Affinity Photo is the clear preference for me over all other programs, including Photoshop. Combine the package with Designer which working a single project between the two programs is almost seamless. There is no choice. Go Affinity Photo, and Designer.

Replaces Photoshop For Me, A Joy To Use (1.5.1)
12/23/2016 3:34:00 PM 5/5 By gk4271
I have used Adobe Photoshop for 25 years and consider myself a power user. However it has been some time since I needed advanced prepress (CMYK, PDF, EPS) features. And I am not much for subscription software. I tried Affinity Photo 1.5..1 and, as with a fine sports car, my hands just seem to fall naturally on the controls. There is only the slightest learning curve and where things are done a little differently, I think I prefer the Affinity way for the most part. This is very finely crafted software and may do to Photoshop what InDesign did to Quark. Either way. I am a retired “prosumer" now and just enjoy photography for its own sake—and fine tools as well.

A true Photoshop alterive! 🔝🔟🖥🎨 (1.5.1)
12/22/2016 8:52:00 PM 5/5 By Kenji Kato
I’m a long time Photoshop user, as in I’ve been using Photoshop for work since it was first publicly available in 1990. I’ve tried a LOT of alternatives over the years such as Pixelmator, GIMP, Acorn, Corel PaintShop, and even hybrid apps like Canvas. But none of them have been what I considered a true alternative to Photoshop. Pixelmator is a great app, has Photoshop like capabilities, and was the closest alternative for a while now. But it wasn’t until I tried Affinity Photo did I think I could actually give up Photoshop. Affinity Photo feels like it’s the first true alternative to Photoshop that does what I need it to, and in some ways does it better than Photoshop. With the release of version 1.5 I find myself more and more opening Affinity Photo for editing images rather than Photoshop. I’m still using Photoshop, but I can NOT stand the monthly fee model that Adobe went to after CS6. But rather than bag on Adobe’s money grab, lets focus on Affinity Photo. So what makes it a true alternative you ask? First, it can open and save .PSD files. This means you can work seamlessly with others who only have Photoshop. It’s camera RAW developer is one of the better ones that I’ve tested (although the new Luminar photo app is a seriously good new photo only app). Affinity Photo has Image Stacks, a very nice perspective correction tool (way cooler than Photoshops), excellent photo stitching and HDR building as well as 360° image editing, excellent masking tools that rival or exceed what I can do in Photoshop (which is a biggie in my book), plus it has several extensions that work in Apple Photos. Is it a direct replacement, not yet, but for some of the things I do it’s as good if not better, and that’s what matters to me. Here’s another way to look at it, Affinity Photo cost the same price as Adobe’s Creative Cloud for a month (at full price). But rather than having to pay that same price every month, you could have a seriously great image editor that you don’t have to pay for tell they come out with a major new release. That’s another win for Affinity Photo in my opinion.

Goodbye Riddance Photoshop Elements (1.5.1)
12/18/2016 10:47:00 AM 5/5 By MikMalDaddy
Well worth the price- great for the dozen or so times I need to do some “heavy editing”… Extension Integration wiith OSX Photos is great- enabling additional editting to take place without even leaving Photos (I find the Affinity Red-eye removal tool works better than Apple’s built-in one)

Cheap and Fantastic (1.5.1)
12/15/2016 6:07:00 PM 5/5 By jackod1499
This application is a fantastic Photoshop alternative in my opinion. It’s much less expensive and has the functions that I personally need. Hightly recommend.

Fantastic software (1.5.1)
12/12/2016 9:53:00 PM 5/5 By Anti anti-contrarian
Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer are simply amazing. Very fast and responsive applications. At $50 a piece, they are a bargain. I'm cheering Affinity to change the graphic designer industry.

User Interface needs an overhaul (1.5.1)
12/12/2016 12:00:00 PM 2/5 By Kat634
This could be a great app if the developers would jump off the dark user interface bandwagon. Grey type on a dark grey background is just a terrible idea. The text elements in white are more legible, but even in those cases, still not nearly as user-friendly as dark type on a light background. I am willing to believe that it has a goof feature set, but until I can stand to use it without squinting, I won’t put time into mastering it. I have a wide-gamut calibrated display and good eyesight, and this app is just a pain to use.

UPDATE FIXED (1.5.1)
12/12/2016 8:51:00 AM 5/5 By GoCrazy Studios
***UPDATE *** SERIF IS AWESOME THEY FIXED THE APP IN NO TIME AT ALL THIS IS MY GO TO APP AMAZING!! SUPPORTS 10.8.5 MACS AND SUPPORTS RAW CR2 NO CRASHES!! Now all they need to do is make affinity video and and i'd pay for that too. thank you

Absolutely Amazing!! (1.5.1)
12/12/2016 12:04:00 AM 5/5 By surfinggirl7
Simple and user-friendly, yet so powerful! My favorite feature by far is the inpainting brush… it can remove blemishes/unwanted subjects in an instant, and do it perfect, without any hints that anything was there. A really great app, and great developers too, who put out frequent free updates, and dont do subscriptions like Adobe does! Get it, you won’t be disappointed.

A Powerful and Professional Quality Tool (1.5.1)
12/11/2016 10:15:00 AM 5/5 By Davey O'Hill
With the release of Affinity Photo 1.5 Serif Labs has provided a powerful and PROFFESIONAL quality image editor and processing tool. The masking scheme is a bit different than photoshop but anyone familiar with alpha channels will have a solid grasp of the concepts after watching the tutorials available on line. Photo feels quick and snappy and adjustment layers are very responsive. Brush response with the Wacom tablet is a little “different” than photoshop but again after commiting some time to it becomes second nature. Quick keys respond differently and don’t require a modifier to cycle through available tools. This can be good and bad I guess, but the quick keys can be edited and reassigned if your just an old dog like myself. I see room for improvement (Assignable F-Key’s to macros, allow layer “moves” in macros, better and more stable plugin support to name a few) but still feel that Affinity Photo warrants a 5 star review! As a professional color sponsor and retoucher I’ll continue to use “old reliable”. But, for my freelance work and personal photography I am more than satisfied and happy with this fine application. Nice job guys!

I want to marry Affinity :P (1.5.1)
12/9/2016 6:48:00 AM 5/5 By Farooqi
With more then 15 years of experience as a graphic designer, digital artist and Principal Designer and all using Adobe Photoshop I thought, what would happened next, it would be real hard for any new company to at least match Adobe Photoshop… I was about to marry ADOBE ;P (that was my first love) When I finished my office, and started my own designing house, I had to take into account the monthly or annual expense of Photoshop with my other expenses. But then I read an email. The best applications of year 2015 from Apple. and Affinity Photos was one of them.I downloaded it’s demo. I was like jaw dropped… what… was I MAD that i wanted to pay only for PHOTOSHOP.. where was Affinity before?? OMG this was awesome. A super alternative of Photoshop. Some friends told me about other free apps, but I couldn’t get any command on them within a few days (less than a week). But using Affinity just for a week.. made me an addicted… whenever I got free time I pressed "command+spacebar" and typed affinity photo.. and love began there. When Affinity’s demo expired, I purchased it. Since then there is no friend left I haven't recommend Affinity. …. paying low.. i mean just paid once for life (as affinity said) and have everything from Photoshop... Though Affinity Photo is just a kid but it’s very smart kid. May be a few updates will cover all other missing features.. AND now with latest upgrade .. all those missing features are there in Affinity Photo 1.5. I really loved it. Now I'm realizing .. Thanks GOD>. I didn’t marry adobe. :) Otherwise she would ask for daily pocketmoney :P That's why somebody said ... "Wives are like Mobiles .. After buying we realize .. I little wait can let us get a better thing: P" ... (My real wife: Please no offence.) .... There are still some fearutes left, but those are in the list in Affinity forums, I'm sure users will get in a few next releases. But I will not recommend rather I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND it.

I’m blown away with this new version! (1.5.1)
12/8/2016 10:44:00 PM 5/5 By Daniel Kazibutowski
Today I have made the choice to start using Affinity Photo as my primary photo and composition editor software and will start doing my tutorials on Fantasy Art and Photo Manipulation with Affinity Photo. It’s very easy to use and the new features are just amazing. I will keep Photoshop as a backup for a while. Let’s see what happens in the future.

Bye Bye Photoshop, and HDR standalones, Forever! (1.5.1)
12/8/2016 7:04:00 PM 5/5 By Stuke
2016-12-08: 1.5.1 … Affinity Photo … YOU ARE AWESOME!! This app now has Macros (recorded actions), HDR, tonal mapping, Focus Stacking (yes, finally, focus stacking), and so much more! Can I give it 6 stars? Absolutely fantastic. (Would DAM in 2.0 blow your mind? I’d delete Aperture if that happened!) This tool is AWESOME! The age of Photoshop dominance is over, particularly when you just start with the price…no subscription…reasonable price…powerful workflow. The tutorials are invaluable and easy to understand at the website. Clearly, at least one group of developers has seen the light (so to speak) and created tools (including Designer) meant for the average Joe to the professional. I’m looking forward to expanding my knowledge of its features and learning how to simplify the things once taking far to long for modern photographic workflows (of 100s of photographs to consider for a project). Additionally, I believe this team has the direction to grow the tool for time-saving features (…focus stacking, etc.). Great job!!

Nice start to a new suite of graphics apps (1.5.0)
12/8/2016 8:32:00 AM 4/5 By pik80
I am a big fan of Serif’s drawing app Affinity Designer so I was very excited to see this new app in the suite that is even more tightly integrated then the Adobe programs. From the time I have spent playing with it there are a number of things I actually like more then Photoshop: Raw photography is placed inside the app rather then just from a plugin. This allows you to easily switch back and forth between raw editing tools and your basic photo editing tools. There is a separate persona for editing web graphics which is very nice. Photoshop now buries all the web tools in difficult to find places since they no longer have a web graphics tools anymore (Fireworks and before that ImageReady.) I found the separate app approach was easier and I am glad to see Affinity adopt a similar (and better!) approach by putting all web tools in a separate persona. I now have the advantage of having like tools grouped together without even having to leave the app like I did with Fireworks! The masking tools work differently then in Photoshop and allow for some interesting possibilities in how to hide certain parts of an image. It took me a little while to figure out how masking worked but in some ways I would say it works better. Affinity programs now share the same file so the days of making complex file structures in the Finder may be over! One file for illustration, photo manipulation, and eventually page layout (next year for the page layout.) This should be very helpful once Affinity moves to iPad that has a simpler file structure. The main short comings of the product to me is that it doesn’t have a way to easily batch edit photos or do cataloging. The way that I do most of my photography these days is do a photoshoot of similarly shot photos, edit one of the photos and then apply those changes to all the others. This is a huge time saver over editing one photo at a time. Until Affinity Photo has those features I don’t see using it as my main editing program. The developers have talked about looking at adding some of those features so I hope that happens soon. Overall great version one software. Adobe will probably become the Quark XPress of graphics software. What I mean by that is Quark was once dominate but better options came along and eventually overthrew them. Remember InDesign used to have far fewer users then Quark at one point. I personally believe the Affinity Suite can go after Adobe even quicker then the time it took InDesign to become dominate Quark. ID 1.0 was very immature but Affinity 1.5 is quite good from the start.

Photoshop bondage no more (1.5.0)
12/8/2016 7:16:00 AM 5/5 By jolyboy
Fantastic app. I’ve been a pro photoshop and Illustrator user since version 2 (and Illustrator 5) and have taught them since the mid-90’s. Though the school still subscribes to the Adobe suite and it’s what we use in the classroom, I sing the praises of Affinity Photo and Designer to the students - who are more than happy to hear the song. If you ever come out with an After Effects rival, life will be even better.

100000000x Thank you!!! (1.4.3)
12/4/2016 1:42:00 AM 5/5 By AdamGeorge
If you are looking for a Photoshop replacement this is it. As someone who used Adobe products for over 20 years, I can say this application is better than Adobe Photoshop. In every area, from the user interface to the image manipulation capabilites it is equal to or better than Photoshop. I send my heart felt thanks to the wonderful developers that created this application, please keep up the good work. P.S. I hope an After Effects replacement comes out of your company next!

Finally!!!! (1.4.3)
12/2/2016 5:45:00 PM 5/5 By katkankan
I have used Adobe products since the early 1990s and have taught Photoshop at an art school for years. Recently a Senior Front End Engineer said he had been using Affinity Photo and Affinity Design for a year and thought I might like them. Downloaded the trial for Affinity Photo and used it solid for 10 hours to ”reset” my brain. Found everything I normally used in PhotoshopCC2017 for Digital Painting and many of the key commands were identical. I see people complaining here about things being missing that actually aren’t. Take deep breaths and keep looking. I just took my time and searched through everything, then got on the Affinity forum and found answers for the few areas I was concerned about. Affinity Photo has all the ”deal breaker” functions I needed. I will be presenting a Photoshop webinar next year to traditional media illustrators in Europe and wish now I had named it Digital Painting with Affinity Photo! Cancelled my CC membership this week. I used to tell my classes that Photoshop was my best friend and no doubt it is brilliant software. Never thought I would see the day I had serious options for state of the art software other than Adobe, but the future has arrived. Thanks Apple and hats in the air for the Affinity Dev Team! BRAVO! Next up. . . InDesign.

*!*!* Fantastic *!*!* (1.4.3)
11/29/2016 1:03:00 PM 5/5 By BrianTheKranky
I was just about to take a plunge and purchase a Photoshop subscription… Then I found Affinity Photo! Affinity Photo is everything I wanted, and so much more.

Amazing price, speed, and size (1.4.3)
11/28/2016 8:17:00 PM 5/5 By Lagomen
I’ll be honest, I’m more of a casual photo editor, not a full blown professional. Still, when I need to use Affinity Photo it opens up immediately and closes immediately when I close it. It’s lightning fast compared to Photoshop. It has a decent range of tools which Affinity is adding too (everyone gets free updates when they become available). The whole thing takes up less than a gigabyte (not the 278 MB advertized, but still pretty good). It has a one time cost of $50 and if you’re lucky you can get it on sale for $40. And you get free updates for life. How is that even possible?

Long Time Photoshop User Switched Over (1.4.3)
11/16/2016 10:46:00 PM 4/5 By risingtiger
I’ve found myself increasingly dissatisfied with Photoshop over the years as it encrouched over my computer more and more, taking in huge swaths of resources to run and copying files everywhere. Not to mention that Adobe now charges a subscription which is annoying. Don’t get me wrong, Photoshop is still a very powerful and effective tool for getting great graphics done well and out the door. But the trade off of price, etc just wasn’t worth it after Affinity Photo came out. Affinity Photo is fast, noticably quicker than photoshop in effects and editing. Thats the first thing. Second, I’m coming to believe the interface generally slightly out paces Adobe’s. It was difficult and painful to switch over and I found myself constantly swirling my mouse looking for stuff or hitting old familiar keyboard shortcuts only to find something entirely unexpected or nothing at all happen. I like the top bar and contextual menu/info better — just seems they put more effort into surfacing the right tool and information at the right time. Support for drawing tablets is still not quite up to Photoshop’s (for example, found that tilt wasn’t supported in brushes for Astropad. And I find it bizzare that their default document resize ‘nearest neighbor’ does such a horrible job of resampling (the Lanczos does a great job though). Overall, I think its a great app and I’m sticking with it — hopefully I don’t have to go back to Photoshop ever again.

Buyer Beware (1.4.3)
11/7/2016 11:43:00 PM 1/5 By Greg Waddell
This program does NOT work with the new Sierra Operating System. It works fine while editing, but if you create multiple layers and then save the file then close, it crashes every time you try to reopen the file. This is a serious bug and needs to be fixed. After hours of working on a picture I lost everything. I informed them of this four weeks ago and have heard nothing back in terms of a solution.

Outstanding App! (1.4.3)
11/7/2016 9:04:00 AM 5/5 By Certifiedmactech.com
I’ve been a Mac tech for 20 years. I get paid to do this. The other day, I got so fed up with Adobe, I completely threw everything except for Flash into the Trash and I mean thoroughly. I completely bailed on that decades old headache and took the plunge with Affinity Photo and Affinity Desiger. Knowing that I was now going to have to sell this to clients, I was extremely apprehensive about having made this decisoion. I do not work for them or for Apple. Totally freelance. Well today I had my first test. I nervously dragged a jpeg that I needed to smudge a face out of onto the Affinity Photo icon and began my first task. It loaded instantly and my task took about 2 seconds! So intutive! So well designed! You guys quietly have built true Adobe killing apps. Outstanding! Thank you for your hard work! I look forward to updates and new apps like Publisher which I will absolutely be buying when you guys release it.

Worse App Ever (1.4.3)
11/4/2016 8:26:00 PM 1/5 By KennForrest
This is the worse app to use. I’m trying to scan old Photos for my grandparents’ Digital Picture frame and you can’t use the internal scan option; that just gives you nothing but gray stuff. And if you scan things in to the app you manually have to go into each item and save each one then you can find them any where on you computer. So after Scanning 50 pictures into the app and thinking they app saved them I only saved four that I retouched. So I think it is a waste of money and I want my money back. I will probabaly be calling Apple Support and the Major Sare Holding company to ask for a Refund because of this. I prefer just scaning it into iPhoto then letting it save it there. Only reason I got this app is so I could type information on the photos.

I finally completed the switch from Photoshop (1.4.3)
11/1/2016 2:17:00 PM 5/5 By Iboy photo
I had to learn a few new ways of doing things in Affinity Photo, but I’ve finally dumped my Adobe Creative Cloud subscription. I’ve been a Photoshop user since it’s inception and I knew exactly which features I used and which I didn’t. There are very few features Affinity Photo doesn’t provide me, and after a while I realized I didn’t really need them. I purchased Affinity Photo, and after not launching Photoshop for over two months, I cancelled my CC subscription and rid myself of those monthly Adobe bills. Don’t get me wrong, I know Photoshop has things Affinity Photo doesn’t, but for the photo editing–which I do a lot of–and the corporate image editing I do, Affinity provides me with more than enough features and function. It’s fast, efficient, and Affinity provides an active forum where thier team quickly answers questions and concerns. Great product with great features at a great price (I can’t overuse the word great when describing it).

Goodbye Photoshop (and Lightroom) 4-EVAH (1.4.3)
10/27/2016 11:35:00 AM 5/5 By shambhavi108
I got so so sick of shady billing practices with Adobe CC, I looked around for replacements for all of their products. Found the terrific PDF Expert by Readdle to repace Acrobat, Affinity Photo to replace Photoshop. There is also Affinity Designer to replace Illustrator, and soon-to-be-born Affinity Publisher to repace In-Design. (No, I do not work for Affinity - I just think they are great. ) PROS: — does everything PS does, better. If you are a professional photographer, I can’t imagine you’ll be missing PS. If you are a layperson, there are some “cheater” tools such as the ones in Photoshop Elements that will speed you on your way. Specifically - background removal is a snap and works better than in PS/PSE. The simple straighten tool is also super great and is paired with the clipper so you only need one tool to complete the job. In general, everything is just better thought-out and laid out than in PS. You can easily create responsive-website ready images, too. — The tools and the interface are more intuitive. All editing is non-destructive. — The help videos are plentiful, short, simple, clear and come narrated by some guy with a nice British accent. Find them on Vimeo. __ Lots of others in the Affinity community have made help videos, too. Forum is great. — Export functions are comprehensive and excellent. —opening PS files is seamless — everything is intact. CONS — the only “con” I can discover is the absence of batch editing a la Lightroom. But This function will be integrated into AP with the 1.5 version due out in a month or two. YAY!

Excellent (1.4.3)
10/18/2016 11:44:00 PM 5/5 By _NM_
It works great. Certainly different than PhotoShop but once I got the hang of it, I preferred it by leaps and bounds. The only thing I can’t do are automated/scripted batch jobs. A few coments down, NoGoodNick said he could not create “transparent files” and several graphic file formats. Well, transparent backgrounds are supported, and Affinity Photo can export to the file formats he mentioned and more.

Keep it coming. (1.4.3)
10/18/2016 10:10:00 AM 5/5 By ninscrapl
I bought Affinity Designer, and now Photo. I’ll buy Publisher and the iPad versions when they come, too. Happy to support a software developer who obviously cares about making a great product and continues to update with bug fixes and enhancements. I was very pleased to find so many helpful video tutorials on the Affinity web site, and with them I was instantly able to do great things with my photos that I never could figure out how to do in Photoshop. This software blows Pixelmator out of the water (I’ve actually deleted Pixelmator now because this is so great). There may be a few kinks here and there described by other users, but I have yet to run into an issue. I feel confident in this developer’s commitment to release updates and can’t wait for the iPad Pro version!!! I’m even going to buy Windows versions when they’re available.

I love it but (1.4.3)
10/18/2016 4:04:00 AM 4/5 By DoubleA1997
PLEASE ADD RLT TEXT!! i love it! it almost replaced adobe for me, almost. my only problem is that it doesnt support Arabic language which i really wish you can add.


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