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Affinity Photo’s Personas focus on the right tools for the job.

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Like any great photo-editing app, Affinity Photo offers scores of powerful tools to enhance images. One of the app’s best features, however, is how it sorts all of them into easy-to-understand groups. The Persona feature lets you easily switch among task-specific toolboxes that are focused on the different ways you might edit a photo.

You pick a Persona by selecting it from the Affinity Photo menu or clicking the corresponding icon at the top of the app window. Here’s a look at what each of the Personas let you do, and how they prevent option overload.

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This is Affinity Photo’s default Persona (unless you open a RAW image). It offers the most common editing tools, like cutting, painting, erasing and highlighting. One of our favourites here is Inpaint, which lets you easily remove distracting objects or people (the app smartly and seamlessly fills in the deleted areas). Inpaint is also useful for repairing damaged physical photos that you’ve scanned.

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