** Mac App of the Year Winner **

Faster, smoother and more powerful than ever, Affinity Photo continues to push the boundaries of professional photo editing software. With a huge toolset specifically engineered for creative and photography professionals, it has everything you need to edit and retouch images, create full-blown, multi-layered compositions or beautiful raster paintings, and so much more.

Performance and power:
• Live, real-time editing
• Massive image support (100+ Megapixels)
• Pan and zoom at 60fps
• Open, edit and save Photoshop® PSD files
• PSD smart object support
• RGB, CMYK, Greyscale, PANTONE© and LAB colour spaces
• Full 16 and 32-bit per channel editing
• Work with all standard formats like PNG, TIFF, JPG, GIF, SVG, EPS, EXR, HDR and PDF
• Support for a range of plug-ins
Unsurpassed productivity:
• 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 for ultimate productivity
• Save documents as template files to re-use time and time again
• Save and import XMP files, batch files to tag images and edit metadata
• Isolate, edit and duplicate spare channels with a simple click
• Saveable studio presets for the UI layout
• Linked images and resource manager
• PDF passthrough
• Link layers to edit simultaneously

Professional image processing:
• Open RAW and other images in a dedicated pre-processing workspace
• Adjust exposure, blackpoint, clarity, vibrance, white balance, shadows, highlights and more
• Advanced lens corrections including chromatic aberration, defringe, vignette, 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
• Support for the latest cameras

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
• 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
• 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 nozzle to 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
• Choose to apply effects non-destructively with live effect layers, enabling you to erase away or mask effects after they’ve been applied
• Path text capabilities
• Apply live liquify layers over the top of multiple layers or on single pixel layer
• Add and edit pattern layers non-destructively

Built for Mac:
• Fully compatible with macOS Big Sur and optimised for Apple’s M1 chips
• Takes full advantage of the latest macOS technologies including Metal compute, 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
• External eGPU support

What’s New

Version 1.10.1

- Improved performance with:
- Panorama stitching
- Defringing and increased maximum radius
- Multiple placed Info page samplers
- Adjustment layers when hardware acceleration is disabled
- Heavily layered documents (faster rendering during panning and text reflow)
- Placed images
- Embedded documents
- Low-memory situations
- Converting documents between ICC profiles / pixel formats
- Documents which contain flattened, opaque layers (usually the result of merge visible)
- Improved GPU rendering
- Improved Serif Labs RAW engine
- Improved IME text editing for Japanese and Simplified Chinese languages
- Improved Lens Correction for Canon, Tamron and Sigma lenses
- Improved PDF import/export
- Astrophotography
- Edit stacked image names for better organisation
- Stack images for different filters simultaneously using file groups (auto-alignment avoids resampling)
- Open FITS files directly in Photo Persona (control over demosaicing)
- Support for FUJIFILM X-Trans sensor images
- Raw CR3 support (for Canon EOS 850D)
- Median Blur mode for Frequency Separation filter
- Added hardware acceleration to Gradient Map adjustment
- Added GPU acceleration for blend ranges
- Added support for most emoji
- Added ability to Load ACM lens profiles
- Added additional file drag drop options when holding Option key
- Resource Manager:
- New Relink option for missing resources
- New File Type column
- EPS files can be linked
- Various stability improvements and assorted other fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

94Abhi ,

Perfect Photoshop Alternate

I have switched from Adobe Suit to Affinity, its been 6 months by now works great for me. For me i can use it for Photoshop Editing, whereas Photo Developing i.e Lightroom. The overall user interface is feels same as photoshop but pack with great newer features and better options to handle mulitple layer options, especially Merge Visible (for god sake big thanks!) photoshopers may know, it makes separate ratsterize layer whereas also keeps the different layers. Also the Live Filters layers is also cool!!
Whereas the license copy at 1/4 of the price of Adobe softwares. Good Job done guys keep it up.

jarcong ,

Made for professionals

Trying to find a good alternative to Photoshop I found an excellent one. Easy to use but extremely powerful, fast and fully compatible. All the tools are available to process photos from RAW to the final result.
What I like the most is that if you buy it, you own it, no monthly fees, but great and free updates.

brascodonni ,


I had standlone lightroom for my windows. Now that they have started subscription, I decided to go for affinity photo.

I immediately realised, it's may be a photoshop alternative but not a lightroom alternative. It barely offers cataloging - I tried opening 150 images, app froze using almost 16 GB of ram. So, you might get away with editing pics one by one. But this way is barely any photographers workflow.
Wish developers can come up with some solution to quick develop a catalogue of image.

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