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Affinity Photo

By Serif Labs

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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

What's New in Version 1.5.2

Stability and bug fixes

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Customer Reviews

A true Photoshop alterive! 🔝🔟🖥🎨

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 many Photoshop like capabilities, and was the closest alternative to Photoshop for a long time. But having now used Affinity Photo for several months, 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.

Affinity Photo
View in Mac App Store
  • $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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