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Affinity Photo
Affinity Photo
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Affinity Photo free download for Mac

Affinity Photo

Version 1.10.5

Digital editing for photographers and bitmap artists.

$54.99
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Affinity Photo overview

Affinity Photo - redefines the boundaries for professional photo editing software for the Mac. With a meticulous focus on workflow it offers sophisticated tools for enhancing, editing and retouching your images in an incredibly intuitive interface with all the power and performance you need.

What’s new in version 1.10.5

Updated on Mar 16 2022

  • Various stability and performance improvements

Information

License

Commercial

Size

785.8 MB

Downloads

9421

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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What customer like

Stability
User Experience

What needs improvements

Social media integration

Affinity Photo qualities

Value
3.5
Ease of use
2.5
Features
4.0
Reliability
4.0
Customer support
3.0
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Diarbyrag
Diarbyrag
Mar 16 2022
1.10.5
4.0
Mar 16 2022
4.0
Version: 1.10.5
Generally love it and the integration of the apps is excellent but three years + of asking and still can't change the colour or width of the page guides in any of the three apps
zlazkow
zlazkow
Nov 7 2021
1.10.4
1.0
Nov 7 2021
1.0
Version: 1.10.4
I gave it another try. Too many features, many are duplicates of other similar features under fancy names. Tiny font, cumbersome interface. Also takes long time(5 seconds at least) to load an image. GraphicConverter can do everything Affinity does and faster.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Oct 30 2021
1.10.3
5.0
Oct 30 2021
5.0
Version: 1.10.3
v1.10.4 is out for all Affinity apps.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Oct 25 2021
1.10.1
5.0
Oct 25 2021
5.0
Version: 1.10.1
v1.10.3 is out. The same for Affinity Designer. (Affinity Publisher remains at 1.10.1).
wilnorm4
wilnorm4
Oct 17 2021
1.10.1
0.0
Oct 17 2021
0.0
Version: 1.10.1
Affinity photo is a one time initial purchase... I had to format my hard drive a short while ago and now I am told I need to re-purchase the program... Is there a way to bypass this by using the license key I purchased when I initially paid for the program??
Diarbyrag
Diarbyrag
Aug 25 2021
1.10.1
4.0
Aug 25 2021
4.0
Version: 1.10.1
4 years asking and we still can’t change the page guide colour !
Macmuser
Macmuser
May 18 2020
1.8.3
2.0
May 18 2020
2.0
Version: 1.8.3
As I and many others have said, the interface icons are far too small to be usable on a 5K screen. It is sooooo frustrating as it is the same for all Affinity products on the Mac.
DragonMaster
DragonMaster
Mar 2 2020
1.8.1
5.0
Mar 2 2020
5.0
Version: 1.8.1
One hell of a fine app!!! Finally a huge challenge to Adobe and other pretenders. 100% Mac app, no 32 BIT stuff buried in it. This is a gotta have. Community and Developer very, very responsive and interested in the user.
dogwithsocks
dogwithsocks
Feb 28 2020
1.8.1
4.0
Feb 28 2020
4.0
Version: 1.8.1
I love Affinity Photo. As a professional photographer I was able to replace Photoshop with it. Although, sometimes it crashes (not too often though). I would love the developers to improve its macro (Actions in PS) capabilities. Highly recommend AP.
robertofibres
robertofibres
Feb 27 2020
1.8.1
5.0
Feb 27 2020
5.0
Version: 1.8.1
Awesome photo editing software, but not that Photoshop alternative too many people say. FOR WHOM AFFINITY PHOTO IS: amateurs and freelancers can benefit a lot from Affinity Photo. For 50 bucks no photo editing software give more for the money. Since 2015, when it was released, it receives regular updates and is getting better at every year. Together with Affinity Designer (vector graphic) and Affinity Publisher (desktop publisher), it is part of a promising ecosystem. Serif did an impressive job. Those who cannot invest anymore in the Adobe CC suite can step down easily and embrace Affinity Photo, as workflows are very similar and learning curve is very smooth. According to my experience, compatibility with PSD format is good, and layers structure is generally well respected. It has all space colours (RVG, CMYK, LAB, etc.) and all photo-editing tool (pen, selection tools, liquify tool, etc.) FOR WHOM AFFINITY PHOTO IS NOT: big AD agencies, those who heavily rely on the Adobe ecosystem, and those freelancers who make real money on their job are at risk by moving to Affinity Photo. Even if tools are all present, their performance is somewhat less impressive (ex. the inpainting tool in Affinity photo is good, but in Photoshop is better; same for clone stamp tool, etc.), and the "raw persona" is much inferior to "camera raw" of Photoshop. No photo catalogue features are included. Affinity Photo claims to be fully compatible with plugins and brushes from Photoshop but, according to my experience, this compatibility doesn't work properly (or I was just unlucky). Import operations are either impossible to be completed or imported items work differently from expected. Those who have heavily invested in that must think twice before making the jump.
marieseltenrych
marieseltenrych
Nov 12 2019
1.7.3
5.0
Nov 12 2019
5.0
Version: 1.7.3
I tried this software for a short time. I was very impressed all round with it. I am still searching for a good software to create images for publishing books, covers for books and printable images. I may still reconsider Affinity but just not sure it will satisfy my desires. I have been using PS Elements 13 and it did not meet my needs, (no nodes or cymk colour). I want fine art as well as backgrounds. I have been trying Clip studio Pro as well.
DragonMaster
DragonMaster
Sep 6 2019
1.7.2
5.0
Sep 6 2019
5.0
Version: 1.7.2
One fine app!!! Great support. Unbelievable price. Regular updates. 100% Mac oriented. This is a gotta have for any Mac user.
ykmv
ykmv
Jul 13 2019
1.7.1
0.0
Jul 13 2019
0.0
Version: 1.7.1
Price is incorrect. This is 50$ now.
Macintosh-Sauce
Macintosh-Sauce
Jun 24 2019
1.7.1
0.0
Jun 24 2019
0.0
Version: 1.7.1
Affinity now sells Designer and Photo directly from their website. Try before you buy. They have a 20% sale going on right now too. I have all three applications for macOS 10.14/10.15 and Windows 10. For the Windows versions just replace "macos" in the links with "windows" Affinity Publisher https://store.serif.com/en-us/update/macos/publisher/1/ Affinity Designer https://store.serif.com/en-us/update/macos/designer/1/ Affinity Photo https://store.serif.com/en-us/update/macos/photo/1/
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jun 19 2019
1.6.7
5.0
Jun 19 2019
5.0
Version: 1.6.7
Affinity Publisher is out today, June 19th!
20% off. Looking great. Check the website for details::
https://affinity.serif.com/en-us/publisher/
Wonderwarthog
Wonderwarthog
Jun 8 2019
1.7.0
5.0
Jun 8 2019
5.0
Version: 1.7.0
Best of the best. Adobe is gone from my Harddisk, good riddance. Affinity Photo is way zippier anyway.
Teksestro
Teksestro
Jun 7 2019
1.7.0
5.0
Jun 7 2019
5.0
Version: 1.7.0
Amazing software, by a fantastic company that deserves support.
WordWeaver
WordWeaver
Jun 6 2019
1.7.0
0.0
Jun 6 2019
0.0
Version: 1.7.0
Question for current Affinity Photo users and/or the developer: I am a longtime Adobe Photoshop user going back to about 5.5. Not CS 5.5, but 5.5, when Adobe still distributed its software on CDs. Yes, that long ago. :) At any rate, for a number of years now, I have remained with Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended, because like many other people, I refuse to embrace Adobe's greedy subscription model. However, with CS6 being dead in the water with the release of macOS 10.15 Catalina later this year, I face the same dilemma as every other CS6 user. Do I bite the bullet and pay Adobe $20/month, or do I switch to Affinity Photo or Pixelmator Pro? Aside from the fact that I have an established workflow and years of experience using Adobe Photo -- which makes it hard to want to switch to another app -- one of my biggest concerns with switching to a different graphics editor, is its compatibility with my current plugins. These include Alien Skin Eye Candy 7 and Xenofex, a variety of Flaming Pear plugins, Filter Forge, Topaz Lab's Glow plugin, and the SuperPNG plugin. So, I am just wondering how many of the aforementioned plugins are fully compatible with Affinity Photo without any hiccups or bugs. Can someone here please let me know? Also, given my current experience with Adobe Photoshop, what kind of a learning curve should I expect with Affinity Photo, were I to decide to switch to it? Thanks in advance.
DonkeyKong
DonkeyKong
Dec 16 2017
1.6.6
4.5
Dec 16 2017
4.5
Version: 1.6.6
The big question : What image editor to buy/use. IMO there are only two outstanding image editors: Affinity Photo and Pixelmator Pro. I tried about any other image editor and those are out of bounds for me for several reasons. So, which to choose. It is pretty simple. If you need a PhotoShop alternative, then by all means go for Affinity Photo. It is on par on features and plugin support. But keep in mind you are facing a steep learning curve. Ones mastered, it is the uber image app ! If you need a very good and fast image editor doing the basics, you can choose Pixelmator Pro. You learn to use it in minutes and you never get lost.
Zx81
Zx81
Nov 10 2017
1.6.6
5.0
Nov 10 2017
5.0
Version: 1.6.6
Jumping ship from Lightroom, I have been experementing with a few possible replacements and opened the same Sony Raw file without any adjustment (I know this is tricky, and that every app does a little ajustement of its own, but I did my best ; and this is how they work in real life). Of all the softwares I tried, the best (cleanest, sharpest file) were Capture One and, not far from it but not as clean, On1. Affinity, Pixelmator, Luminar, Acorn did not match the exported files from those two.
I'll next have a look at Iridient, but I would still need a DAM app that could import my LR catalog (And I think Iridient has a LR plugin, but I don'k know if it can "communicate" with other apps)
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