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$54.99/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

United Kingdom

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$54.99/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Affinity Photo: 7

  • CAD Tools
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Design Templates
  • Image Editing
  • Text Editing
  • Watermarking

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5
(72)
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
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  • Industry: Writing & Editing
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Gotta Get Them All, Part Two

Reviewed on 30/9/2021

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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  • Industry: Arts & Crafts
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Affinity Photo vs Adobe Photoshop

Reviewed on 2/1/2023

Affinity photo allows me to work on retouching and manipulating photography and graphic composition,...

Affinity photo allows me to work on retouching and manipulating photography and graphic composition, just as I could do with its competitor Adobe Photoshop, but with one detail; its price.The software offers exactly the same work axes, a similar methodolgy with the use of layers and masks; but above all it allows you to work without having to subscribe to the Adobe Cloud Suite and its monthly fee on your work. The software is a one-time purchase, inexpensive and that changes everything.Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Pros

Affinity Photo is, and has been for several years now, the best alternative to using and subscribing to Adobe for image retouching and manipulation in the same way as Adobe Photoshop. The software is easy to use, easy to install and its price is very low.

Cons

The negative point of the software remains our habit of using and working with the competing software, Photoshop. It is therefore normal when opening and using it for the first time to look for bridges of comparison and use with its main competitor.Beyond this search for equivalence, the software does not suffer from any defect in its design and its daily use.

Dan
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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 23/6/2022

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.

Sascha
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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

I love Affinity Photo as a Photoshop alternative

Reviewed on 4/10/2022

For image editing, I just don't find myself needing Photoshop any longer. As a user who uses many...

For image editing, I just don't find myself needing Photoshop any longer. As a user who uses many different apps infrequently, I was able to drop an expensive photoshop subscription and it's lock-in contract. I highly recommend Affinity Photo to anyone who needs a professional level image editor and wants to avoid Adobe's subscription based licensing.

Pros

Affinity photo is an affordable photoshop alternative with much of the same feature set. Although given the choice between both I would still pick Photoshop, Affinity photo is much easier on the wallet for a freelance artist, and can do most of the same work.

Affinity Photo also aims to make migration from photoshop easy, using a similar interface and workflow.

Cons

There are some features of photoshop that are missing from Affinity Photo. Overall, it's not as good for painting, and the UI and Shortcuts aren't always a 1:1 comparison. Sometimes I find a common feature in PS is missing from AP, or have trouble finding a particular feature.

Mike
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • 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

Excellent value for photo retouching

Reviewed on 24/10/2022

The package gives great value for money with multi-layer editing, masking and all the features you...

The package gives great value for money with multi-layer editing, masking and all the features you would expect in a photo editing/retouching package.

Pros

Ease of use and ability to import Photoshop plugins.

Cons

Minor things like AI background removal not being available

Alternatives Considered

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)

Reasons for Choosing Affinity Photo

The licensing model for Affinity makes more sense for us and is not subscription based. It is also great value for money when compared to Creative Cloud.

Switched From

Adobe Photoshop

Reasons for Switching to Affinity Photo

Ease of use and very easy to make the switch from Photoshop with the keyboard muscle memory
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Affinity Photo offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$54.99/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, 1,001-5,000

Affinity Photo supports the following languages:

English

Affinity Photo supports the following devices:

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Affinity Photo offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk

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