It’s not just Adobe who has decided to offer its apps for free during the coronavirus outbreak. To all of you in isolation, Serif is offering three months of the whole Affinity suite for free. This includes Affinity Photo, Publisher and Designer, and there are also discounts for everyone who decides to buy the apps after the three-month period.
Affinity Photo for iPad has rapidly become the hot favourite for editing images on the go. It’s a fantastic piece of software that’s extremely powerful. It contains the same processing engine as the popular Mac and Windows versions, but it’s optimised for the iPad hardware. Now, Affinity Photo for iPad has been updated for the new iOS11 release.
One of the new capabilities Apple added to iOS 11 is the new Files app. The new Affinity Photo update allows you to drag and drop files from the Files app into the app itself. It means that multiple files can be dragged at once for focus stacking, HDR or making panoramas. And you can drag files straight in from emails, including PSDs, with all layers intact.
It’s been a long time coming, but Affinity Photo has finally been released for the iPad. Mac users have had Affinity Photo for a good while now, and Windows users finally got their hands on it last year. And Affinity Photo for iPad uses the exact same backend as the desktop versions. But fully optimised to take advantage of the iPad’s hardware and touch capabilities.
If the trailer’s anything to go by, Affinity Photo’s debut onto the iPad looks like it’s one heck of an app.
The wait is over, Affinity Photo for Windows is here. Now Windows users can enjoy the benefits Mac users have taken advantage of for over a year. Not only is it now multi-platform, but it comes with a v1.5 update for the Mac, too. This adds a whole host of new and updated features to the software.
For Mac users, one of the big additions is support for the new MacBook Pro TouchBar. Along with HDR, 360° image editing, batch processing, focus merge, and a whole bunch more, Affinity Photo now has Macro support. Photoshop actions are hugely useful for serious Photoshop users, so it’s nice to finally see their equivalent implemented in Affinity Photo.
How does one begin to give a first glance on the supposed Photoshop Killer that is Affinity Photo? I’m a windows guy, and wanted to test it ever since it was announced. Finally, there is a windows beta out there that I could download for free and take it for a spin. I’ve decided to keep this as focused as possible in order to be both useful and friendly to your time.