About Affinity Photo

Affinity Photo is a graphic design software that provides photographers and creative professionals with tools to edit images on a centralized platform. Supervisors can merge high dynamic range (HDR) images, overlap and stitch panoramic shots, and combine multiple pictures using the focus stacking functionality.

Affinity Photo allows designers to perform real-time image rendering, edit photoshop document (PSD) files, and utilize studio presets for UI layouts. Artists can correct color casts and remove blemishes or unwanted objects with magical inpainting brushes or patch removal tools. It also lets users apply filters across single layers or multiple stacks, add live liquify layers, and view the preview of edited images in full resolution.

Affinity Photo enables creative professionals to adjust exposure or white balance, edit metadata, and mask or erase specific sections of images. The software also helps users view histograms, add copyright information in batches, and perform lens corrections in photos.

Pricing starting from:

US$12.15/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Devices

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Markets

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Supported Languages

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Pricing starting from:

US$12.15/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Affinity Photo: 5

  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Image Editing
  • Text Editing
  • Watermarking

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5
(40)
Value for Money
4.9/5
Features
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
4.6/5

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Jeremy D.
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  • Industry: Media Production
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Stunning Value for Money

Reviewed on 05/05/2022

Affinity Photo is a breeze to learn and use. I've been long-frustrated with Adobe's pricey...

Affinity Photo is a breeze to learn and use. I've been long-frustrated with Adobe's pricey subscription model and bloated Creative Cloud software that runs in the background. Affinity Photo released me from this yolk; it launches quickly, and I got it on sale with Affinity Designer (vector editor) for only $79 CANADIAN. Wow.

Pros

Affinity Photo gives Adobe Photoshop a real run for its money. It can do everything that PS can do, and the interface is almost identical, so longtime users won't find it difficult to switch. And there's no expensive subscription. A perpetual license costs the same as 1-2 months of Adobe CC!

Cons

There are some crucial keyboard/mouse differences that will cause confusion for most Adobe users, and the default text is just too small on Retina monitors.

Alternatives Considered

Pixelmator Pro

Reasons for Choosing Affinity Photo

Adobe is expensive and bloated. Affinity Photo is quick and light.

Switched From

Adobe Photoshop

Reasons for Switching to Affinity Photo

I found Pixelmator slightly more confusing.
Abraham C.
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  • Industry: Mining & Metals
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best Alternative for Adobe Photoshop

Reviewed on 02/11/2021

I am very happy and satisfied with Affinity Photo. I will recommend it to everyone I know who needs...

I am very happy and satisfied with Affinity Photo. I will recommend it to everyone I know who needs and uses photo editing software. The price is so cheap and the product is so great!

Pros

What I like the most about Affinity Photo is the price. It is so cheap and works perfectly for my photo editing needs. I am a graphic designer and also a photographer. The first-ever software I used was Adobe Photoshop but as time goes by I feel like I'm paying too much for the software. I looked for an alternative then here comes Affinity Photo. I bought it without hesitation and fell in love instantly! The price is hard to beat and works really well like Photoshop. That's when I decided to ditch Photoshop and learn how to use Affinity Photo.

It's really easy to use if you are already familiar with Photoshop. Everything is pretty much the same. You just need to watch a few tutorial videos then you will be confident enough to play with the tools available.

It's also not resource-hungry. It loads very fast on my mid-end laptop. I also like that they have a mobile app where you can use a stylus pen to brush or paint, but I am more used to using the mouse so I just use it on mobile for fun.

All future updates are also free so you don't have to be worried about getting left behind. Even if they release a new separate version, I will still support and purchase this gem. It can open PSD files so you can import (and also export) your Photoshop files. It was a no-brainer switch for me.

Cons

I wish it supports smart objects. I think this is the only thing missing from this app. I'm not sure about the other features but this is what I noticed when I needed it. I search through the internet and it was indeed not supported. Other than that, everything is excellent!

Youssef B.
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  • Industry: Photography
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Easy, plenty of tools and great result.

Reviewed on 09/12/2021

As a photographer, this software is packed with all the tools needed for editing my images....

As a photographer, this software is packed with all the tools needed for editing my images. especially if you're coming from adobe's PS/Lightroom. took a while to get used to the interface and shortcut but the overall result was quite satisfying.

Pros

Affinity Photo has all the tools I needed without any additional plugins. the ease of use and access to tools with a rich interface was helpful to quickly understand it after switching from lightroom/photoshop.

Cons

Layers management is a bit behind compared to photoshop.

Aleksandar D.
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  • Industry: Media Production
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Top class image editing tool for professional and home users

Reviewed on 26/03/2022

Affinity photo is powerful professional image editing software. Editing is very fast. It work on...

Affinity photo is powerful professional image editing software. Editing is very fast. It work on Windows and Mac platform, but it work on iPad too, which is excellent possibility. Every filter, effect, tool has numerous options for adjusting. There is no idea which you cannot complete with this extraordinary image editing tool. With integrated color profiles, RGB and CMYK, you can easily deliver your photos for online, to photograph shop or to press.

Pros

Speed and integration with Affinity Publisher - DTP tool, and Affinity Designer - vector illustration tool. Affinity Photo use non-destructive image editing and it is capable to work with RAW image format. This tool is everything you need for RGB and CMYK image manipulation.

Cons

Affinity Photo has no image organizing tools, so you cannot organize and manage your image collection. It may be problem for photographers with large image library. Preview and image selection from disk or cloud storage may be time consuming task.

Reasons for Choosing Affinity Photo

I have no need for every Photoshop tools. And a price of Adobe suite is too high compared to Affinity suite price, and both do the same job with the same professional quality.

Switched From

Adobe Photoshop

Reasons for Switching to Affinity Photo

Speed, price and veratility of tools, Adobe Photo has the best mix of all.
Rachel D.
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  • Industry: Photography
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Affinity Photo User Friendly and Highly Recommended

Reviewed on 01/03/2022

I have used it for my photography and it meets all of my needs!

I have used it for my photography and it meets all of my needs!

Pros

I love the section that allows me to edit RAW photos, it opens RAW photos automatically in the DEVELOP section. It opens RAWs of any brand of camera. Canon, Nikon, Pentax, etc.

Cons

The software doesn't have a Lightroom like Adobe Photoshop.

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Affinity Photo offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$12.15/one-time
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Affinity Photo is available on a one-time license basis.

Affinity Photo has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

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Affinity Photo offers the following support options:

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