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Affinity Photo

By Serif Labs

Editors’ Choice

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** 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

What's New in Version 1.5.2

Stability and bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

Its Good

I’ve been using Affinity for over a year now. I like it. It has most of the things I would find in photoshop, and some things my photoshop didn’t have. I use it for custom created photos and touching up family pics. It does everything I throw at it very well.

My only side note: How are you going to say “Coming to iPad 2017” then NOTHING, no more info about how its going….nothing. its a small thing but it irrks me. I have an iPad Pro, its a perfect combination for on the go editing, BUT you danging this software carrot and don’t acutally produce anything. I like companies i deal with big or small to be open with me, not shut up about something that was supposed to be made availible and hope I forgot. Do you even have alpha software or was that whole video just….a video

Outside of that, they’re software for the Mac is good, just don’t look for anything other than that. If you want to use multiple types of devices on a project you'll need to go to the orginaly major player


I found editing tools inside affinity that will make things much easier than photoshop. Maybe I should have given 4 stars, because at this time, even though I have installed topaz labs filters, they don’t work yet. I am sure this company will fix that soon, so I went and gave 5 stars. I don’t have too much trouble picking up how everything works, learning a little at a time, because having photoshop seems to help. I have only had photoshop for one year, and have a lot to learn, but to tell you the truth I like the way affinity does things. I really wish, that they would hurry with the compatibility issue on the filters. I do love this app, hense the 5 stars.


The photoshop chains have been removed. Finally! A true alternative with everything inside that totally replaces photoshop. For myself (a hobbyist) there isn’t anything photoshop can do that this app does not. It also doesn’t include the adobe bloatware that is just nonsense and takes up wasted space. Love the touchbar support. I also find the tools and menus easy to navigate. Just coming right into the app and not reading any tutorials I was able to quickly find everything that I needed to with just a little prodding. Overall this is a great app and I’m happy with my purchase and to finally be free of adobe’s cloud chains. Photoshop uninstalled and I’m so happy to not look back!

Affinity Photo
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  • $49.99
  • Category: Photography
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.5.2
  • Size: 344 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor

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