• Affinity Photo is a photo editor by Serif for Windows, Mac or iPad.
  • It is aimed as a Photoshop replacement and does not have the organisation abilities of Lightroom.
  • It is nondestructive but you have to save changes as a new file.
  • Visit the Affinity Photo website.


  • PC Magazine (13 Feb 2019) Rated 3/5 as good. "Affinity Photo is a powerful, low-cost image editing program, but it is miles behind Adobe's products in terms of both usability and advanced capabilities. If it does what you need—layers, color manipulation, it could be a way to save quite bit if Adobe's apps are beyond your means. We don't recommend it as a raw photo workflow tool, since it includes nothing to organize your digital assets, and there's no companion organizing tool like Adobe Bridge. The ability to edit vector and raster images in the same program is another plus, but again the tools are limited. For unparalleled imaging tools, turn instead to PCMag Editors' Choices, Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC."

Positive Points

  • Good price. You buy the software.
  • Lots of features. Image Merge for panoramas, HDR, Focus Stacking, Drawing Tools for Text.
  • Effects Section.
  • Uses layers, Masks, Curves, Noise Reduction.
  • Artificial Intelligence features include Face Recognition, which is not as powerful as in Photoshop.
  • Good for printing with Soft Proofing and ICC Profile importing.

Negative Points

  • No organisation feature for images.
  • Often slow.
  • Unfriendly user interface.
  • Tools lack Photoshop's sophistication.

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