[v1.7] Affinity Photo – Professional and standout Photoshop alternative

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Adobe seemed to have met a development bottleneck, that is why you might have found that its many popular apps such like Photoshop are completely refreshing their version number in recent years. Because since the big version introduced 3D features, I haven’t seen any significant functionality or usability improvements happened on Photoshop (it even stays in the level of 10 years ago, i.e.: the functionality of Photoshop CS6 ≈ Photoshop CC 2014/2015/2017…). In other words, all things happened to Adobe apps are merely patching in some inessential places. This case, some software developers saw this chance and took advantage of its weak points. One of them is Affinity Photo – which has become one of the most popular photo editing tools now.

Affinity Photo is a powerful image processing software specially designed for creativity and photography professionals. It was developed by Serif Europe from United Kingdom, cost five years on development. After the final release, it obtained the consistent high praise from users around the world, and is considered to be a faster, smoother and more accurate # 1 alternative of Adobe Photoshop. Whether you edit and modify images, or create a comprehensive multi-level composition of pictures, it has all the functions and features you need.

Affinity Photo takes a more advanced algorithm than Photoshop (after all, Photoshop was built based on the computer technology more than 20 years ago), and is loyal to the rules of superior performance, strong stability, and never complex or cumbersome operation. As a result, Affinity Photo is more suitable for this era and has higher performance & efficiency. Compared with Photoshop, Affinity Photo takes full advantage of the present Apple hardware technologies, also supports practical features like retina display, multiple-monitor settings and iCloud drive.

Although Serif is ambitious (its another vector graphics design software that also has been unanimously praised by the entire industry – Affinity Designer specially challenges Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW. And it’s not impossible to replace both of them in the end), but in AppNee’s opinion, it is still difficult to shake the leader position of Photoshop in the short run. Because Photoshop has an ultimate advantage – it has become the industry standard for a long time and numerous users are accustomed to its way of thinking and way of operating, and most important of all – the habits decide everything. In fact, Affinity Photo is slightly better than PhotoScape in functionality, but it seems to be a bit worse than Photoshop in some other aspects. Or, at the moment, we can say its functions are somewhere between Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

In addition, the seamless cooperation between many products of Adobe Systems has become an ecosystem that is hard to break. In a word, to replace Photoshop, the only approach is make a technical revolution in the whole industry! Anyway, even at the most critical juncture, Photoshop still has a trump card in hand – that’s to make itself completely free for use! Instead, to really, ultimately defeat Photoshop, the free, open-source, cross-platform GIMP has much greater potential, I think.

// Key Features //

  • Professional corrections & adjustments
  • Complete retouching tools
  • Dedicated RAW workspace
  • HDR Merge with Tone Mapping
  • Precise selections
  • Breath taking compositions
  • PSD import/export/editing
  • Batch processing
  • Full Liquefy capabilities
  • Stunning real-time effects
  • Natural brushwork
  • Faultless Photo Stitching
  • Focus Merge/stacking
  • Recordable Macros
  • Savable undo history
  • Remove white paper
  • Fully customizable shortcuts
  • Advanced typography
  • Swatches
  • Transform panel
  • Layer effects
  • Channels
  • Vector drawing
  • Undo brush
  • Professional color
  • Dedicated export workspace
  • Grids and guides
  • Cross platform (Windows, macOS and iOS)
  • Lens profiles
  • 32-bit editing
  • OpenColorIO support
  • Pro Print and PDX/X Support
  • Image stacks
  • 360° image editing
  • Clone sources panel
  • OpenEXR import / export
  • Text styles
  • Live perspective projection
  • Direct PSD write-back
  • Touch Bar support
  • Paint to select
  • Digital painting
  • Panorama stitching
  • Multi-layered compositions

// Official Demo Video //

// System Requirements //

  • Windows 7+ (64-bit only, Aero enabled)

// Universal Product Keys //

Email / Organization Product Key
[email protected] JWNO-IKJN-9SNH-3L36

// Edition Statement //

AppNee provides the Affinity Photo multilingual full installers and all versions universal product keys for Windows 64-bit, as well as pre-activated versions for Mac.

// Installation Notes //

for Windows:

  1. Download and install Affinity Photo
  2. Disable your Internet connection temporarily
  3. Run program, and use the universal product key above to register
  4. Done

// Related Links //

// Download URLs //

Version Download Size
for Windows
v1.6.5 reserved 276 MB
v1.7.0 296 MB
for Mac
v1.6.7 reserved 344 MB
v1.7.0 AppNee.com 379 MB

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