Thursday, November 10, 2016

Affinity Photo finally available for Windows

The Photoshop-alternative Affinity Photo, previously available only for Mac, is finally available for Windows users, and you'll definitely want to try it out.

When you talk about photo editing programs, there's little chance Photoshop won't spring to mind. But Adobe's well known software suite is very expensive and out of reach for most users, and that's why Serif decided to step in and create a viable alternative. Sadly, when it launched Affinity Photo in 2015it was only for Macs, and it took them over 18 months to finally bring it to Windows.

Just like it had done with the Mac version, windows users will be able to try Affinity Photo dor free while its in beta stage; and the official price afterwards should remain at the $49.99 price level currently in effect for the Mac. That makes it a lot more affordable than Photoshop, and you won't need to worry about monthly subscriptions.

Don't be fooled by its "cheap" price. The Affinity Photo can do mostly anything you can do with Photoshop, and it supports RAW files, 16-bit color channels, CMYK, ICC, LAB, and even Photoshop plug-ins and PSD file formats. Suffice to say Apple considered it the best Mac App of 2015, and now that's its out for Windows, you'll definitely want to give it a try as well.

Edit: previously stated Affinity Photo was Microsoft's - don't know where I got that from (probably due to multitasking writing multiple post while under the influence of lack of sleep!)

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