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:

$12.15/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Devices

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Markets

United Kingdom

Supported Languages

Not provided by vendor

Pricing starting from:

$12.15/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Affinity Photo: 5

  • Content Library
  • Content Management System (CMS) Software
  • Image Editing
  • Text Editing
  • Watermarking

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Adobe Photoshop

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4.4
#2 Alternative to Affinity Photo
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Pixelmator Pro

4.8
#3 Alternative to Affinity Photo
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Pixlr

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5
(44)
Value for Money
4.9/5
Features
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support Software
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
  • Review Source

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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!

Dan S.
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  • Industry: Automotive
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Cheap and effective solution to editing RAW and PSD files

Reviewed on 23/06/2022

Had a great experience with Affinity I still use it from time to time for my marketing graphics for...

Had a great experience with Affinity I still use it from time to time for my marketing graphics for my car dealership. Definitely one of my favorite tools in my toolbox.

Pros

As stated in the title it is a cheap and effective way to edit RAW and PSD files on the go without paying for adobes monthly subscription fees. I like how it is customizable toolbars and you can setup shortcuts to hop to features you need to us. It runs very smooth on my desktop and laptop with mid-grade specs.

Cons

I feel some of the features are a bit outdated compared to photoshop, it takes a bit longer to do the same thing I could do in gimp/adobe.

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
  • Customer Support Software
  • 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.
Jeremy B.
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  • Industry: Writing & Editing
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Gotta Get Them All, Part Two

Reviewed on 30/09/2021

I’ve already said plenty in my review for Affinity Designer that I’d repeat here, and to clarify, I...

I’ve already said plenty in my review for Affinity Designer that I’d repeat here, and to clarify, I have many good things to say. But to expand on my glowification of this software and this brand, I love having access to a competent photo design tool that gives me unlimited use of layers, effects, fancy brushes, useful warping tools, filters, filters, and more filters, connections to free stock photo sites (even if they did end integration with Unsplash to save on costs), and even smart images for mock-up designs, all without having to pay for it twice, three times, four times, or whatever the going price is for other premium design tools made by companies that start with the letter A. I’m a writer, not a graphic designer. But with as much as I use Affinity Photo these days, I’m starting to wonder if that statement is still true. Love this app, love this brand, and I happily support any product they make, including and especially Affinity Photo.

Pros

To echo what I wrote in the pros section of my review for Affinity Designer, the main reason I bought this was for its integration with Affinity Publisher. I’m a writer, and I develop my own books, and I wanted a tool that could help me make them without a costly subscription. In my search for an alternative to Adobe InDesign, I found Affinity Publisher, and that search also led me to its two siblings, Photo and Designer. Having the ability to use Photo’s tools within an app for designing publishing interiors seemed like a no-brainer for me. But that only mattered if I’d actually bought Photo. So I did. And now I use it more than any other tool in my development library. It’s so easy to use, yet has so many tutorials available that even those who find it difficult at first can figure it out soon enough. It has also effectively replaced Corel’s PaintShop Pro as my go-to for inexpensive photo compositing. It’s become the primary reason my book covers look any good now. And the website I’ve been working on since November of last year: all page images come from composites made with Affinity Photo, and my site couldn’t look any better. Affinity Photo makes me look good, and I have no hair. If that’s not enough reason to get it, then the low one-time cost should seal the deal.

Cons

Again, to reiterate my cons from Affinity Designer (and this is fair because they both use the same architecture and share many of the same interface tools), I’m not experienced enough with even higher-end products (like Adobe Photoshop, for example) to make claims about the features they offer that Affinity Photo doesn’t. That said, I do know what I want Photo to do that it can’t do, and what I want it to do is to import Photoshop “actions,” which I think are just macros, so that I can buy the good ones off Design Cuts or some other online design resource and use them in my photos. In other words, I want it to do what Adobe Photoshop can do, but so far it can only do about 80%. That’s plenty, but it’s not everything. I want everything. I also want a pizza. We can’t have everything. (But I can have a pizza.)

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Affinity Photo offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: $12.15/one-time
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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, 1,001-5,000

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Affinity Photo offers the following support options:

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