Affinity Photo 2 4+

Serif Labs

    • 2.7 • 3 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



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The first choice of millions of creative professionals around the world, the award-winning Affinity Photo set a new standard for quality and value in the world of image editing.
The ultra-powerful Affinity Photo 2 takes the experience to a whole new level, thanks to the addition of incredible new features, hundreds of enhancements and a completely redesigned UI for an improved workflow.

• Fully redeveloped UI, tool and button icons
• Completely revamped Layers Panel
• Non-destructive RAW develop
• Luminosity, hue range and band pass live masks
• Compound masks
• Non-destructive Live Mesh Warp filter
• Smart layer states to experiment with design options and versions
• Drag / drop bitmap texture fills
• JPEG XL file import and export
• Force scale everything
• Multiple shadow, outline and overlay layer effects per object
• Massive image support (100+ Megapixels)
• Pan and zoom at maximum refresh rate, with ProMotion support on latest Apple displays
• Open, edit and save Photoshop® PSD files
• RGB, CMYK, Greyscale and LAB colour spaces
• Full 16-bit and linear unbounded 32-bit per channel editing
• Work with all standard formats like PNG, TIFF, JPG, JPEG XL, GIF, SVG, EPS, EXR, HDR and PDF

• Full support for unlimited layers, layer groups, adjustment layers, filter layers and masks
• Edit live filters, adjustments, effects, blend modes and masks non-destructively
• Saveable undo history
• Record and play macros
• Isolate, edit and duplicate spare channels with a simple click
• Saveable workspace presets for multiple UI layouts
• PDF passthrough, import, edit and export
• Link layers to edit simultaneously

• Open RAW and other images in a 16-bit development workspace
• Adjust exposure, blackpoint, clarity, vibrance, white balance, shadows, highlights and more
• Advanced lens corrections including chromatic aberration, defringe, vignette, 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

• Intuitive selection brush makes selections simple, even down to strands of hair
• Dodge, burn, clone, patch, blemish, red eye and advanced inpainting for retouching
• Smooth and retouch skin with built-in frequency separation
• Dedicated Liquify persona and non-destructive filter version gives freehand control over warps, twirls, pinch, punch and turbulence

• Huge library of painting, drawing, textures and professional DAUB® Brushes included
• Create custom brushes and nozzles with full control over advanced dynamics
• Combine multiple brushes together and paint in a single stroke
• Full support for Wacom and other graphics tablets, including pressure, tilt and shortcut buttons
• Real-time preview of your brush nozzle

• Massive collection of effects available, including blurs, distortions, tilt-shift, shadows, glows, lighting and many more
• Apply effects non-destructively with live effect layers
• Path text capabilities
• Add and edit pattern layers non-destructively

What’s New

Version 2.0.4

- Develop Persona: Enabling White Balance on non RAW files crashes Affinity Photo.
- Fixed: "Register your licence" prompt appearing on every run up
- App crash upon startup caused by a deleted "Recently Used" file on Catalina
- Fix gradual slow down after changing tools many times.
- ‘Help’->’Visit Support Forums’ menu item goes to the forums again
- Fix for non-primary Persona menus having broken ‘Help’->’Tutorials’ links.
- Some image resources are being replaced by others from the same document when copy/paste was originally used to insert them.
- Tint value in CR3 files very different between since 1.10.x
- Fixed non-ASCII characters not being accepted in license usernames
- Fix New Document sometimes showing Letter* instead of A4
- Improved timezone handling in Metadata panel
- Colour space selection not correctly represented in curves adjustments.
- Saving files may reduce file size in some circumstances
- Editing an embedded PDF does not create a History step, meaning changes are lost when closing as no save prompt is shown
- Assorted stability fixes
- Help and Localisation updates.
- Assorted other Licensing and Registration improvements

Ratings and Reviews

2.7 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Beauio ,

The app itself is good but with the recent update, i am unable to access the app

I was using this app quite a lot, but since the recent update; it doesn't seem to work, asking me to purchase something and restoring from the app store doesn't seem to work (may be broken).

The app itself is nice to work with and really enjoy using it. Hopefully they can fix it and ill update my review.

WM.Mak ,

Don't buy this app

I felt cheated to have bought all their three original Affinity Suite (Photo, Designer & Publisher) which the developer promised "one-time purchase for lifetime license".

However, they now break their promise and show their evil plan to stop support their original version of Affinity Suite in order to force their customers to buy their version 2 Affinity Suite.

Comparing both the versions, it appears that there is little to no improvement in most features despite that they claimed to have spent significant time re-writing their app.

The developer should have honored their promise and give free upgrade to their original customers.

Don't buy their products or else you will fall into the same frustration of their original customers.

Aidenthrcchamp ,

Buying a lifetime license means nothing

I thought using the first version was an excellent way to eliminate paying Adobe $70 a month, its a shame to see affinity go down the same path

Developer Response ,


The licence you purchased can still be used for as long as you wish to. Unlike subscription based apps, you do not lose access to software already purchased when a new version is launched.

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The developer, Serif Labs, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

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The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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