Serif, the U.K. company behind the new Photoshop competitor Affinity Photo, has just released the final version of the image editing software which finished it’s beta stage, and released a special video for the occasion.
Affinity Photo is maybe the only new (serious) Photoshop competitor that we have seen in the market in years and despite the fact that at the moment it will only support MAC users, there seems to be quite an excitement about the possibility of some competition in a domain which was ruled for years by Adobe alone.
We have covered the beta of Affinity Photo when it was released and discussed some of the similarities and differences from Photoshop as well as the fact that Affinity will be presented at a fixed price (one time payment for life) vs. the new Photoshop CC which is a subscription only model.
A reminder of some of the features of Affinity Photo:
- Faster processing (all real time/no previews).
- Full CMYK support for printing.
- 16-bits per channel editing.
- LAB color.
- RAW processing (although it is not clear what cameras/lenses will be supported initially).
- ICC color management.
- Photoshop PSD and 64-bit plug-in compatibility.
Here are a number of official Affinity Photo
Affinity Photo – Raw – Overlays
Affinity Photo – Sky Replacement
Affinity Photo – Raw – Developing Images
Affinity Photo – Start to Finish – Nature Portrait
If you want to check Affinity Photo for yourselves (and you are using a MAC) you can purchase it at the MAC app store for about $50.