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Would you recommend this product?
6 Reviews5.0/5
Frans TwiskIndependent Designer & (Web)developer
Instant buy. It's like Photoshop, but better and a lot faster! Well done.
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Joe d'Elia
Digital product maker
Wow. nuff said
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Xavier CastanedaDeveloper of kittylauncher.com
Seems very cool. The price is very fair for something that could be so essential. I didn't see a trial on the site. Is there a trial version? That may help get some people to purchase.
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Dale Cook
Maker
Affinity Product Mgr, Serif
@xcast3d There will be a trial version available early in August, Xavier.
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I've been trying the beta release and this is definitely a great PS replacement. Before this I tried others that didn't even come near the quality of Afinity Photo
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Can someone explain "what is better" than say PS. I am a huge fan of PS but not looking for just a replacement or something that is faster since PS is fast enough based on hardware I run it on ;-) So what else?
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Xavier CastanedaDeveloper of kittylauncher.com
@andrzejb200sx I love photoshop but this question is difficult to answer. "What is better" depends on what you are using photoshop for. If you are looking for a no cost photoshop equivalent/alternative, Gimp may be for you. If you are looking for more digital painting type features like brushes, color blending, oil paint simulation then maybe Corel Painter is for you. If you want photo management, maybe Lightroom or Aperture is for you. Photoshop is great because it does everything well but there are tools that handle specific tasks better. Affinity (haven't tried it yet) seems to focus on image editing (masking, blend modes, color adjustments, etc. Photoshop is just OK in this area so I would be open to a tool that improved this area.
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Dale Cook
Maker
Affinity Product Mgr, Serif
@xcast3d @andrzejb200sx Agreed that different apps have their strengths. Affinity Photo focuses on photographers and retouchers with a broad set of tools from RAW processing to full on image editing and a good brush engine too. I would say it lacks a bit in digital asset management, that may end up as a different app. However, Affinity Photo's biggest strength is its speed, so every tool you love, imagine it faster. No, faster than that. That's how fast it is. Live previews, instant updates, no beach balls, 60fps panning and zooming. Plus lots of editing is non-destructive, so you can edit filters, adjustments, effects etc any time. There are more unique things than I can fit in here but I'd also like to mention the 8000+ step Undo history that can be saved with a file for instant time travelling, and compatibility with our illustration app Affinity Designer... switch apps seamlessly, carry on working, save in whichever app you want as there's a single file format, and undo/redo steps in any app regardless of which one performed the steps. Task-focused workspaces and workflows have had a lot of attention, it should feel slicker in general than what a lot of people are used to, with tool performance raising the bar even further. :)
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Thomas K. Running
Nomad Gate, ex-Teleport
@writer_dale Affinity Photo looks great! I tried replacing PS with Pixelmator before, but that failed miserably. AP looks like it can actually replace PS. However, I'm sure many people would like to try before they buy. How come you don't offer a trial like you do with Designer?
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Dale Cook
Maker
Affinity Product Mgr, Serif
@tkrunning @andrzejb200sx There will be a trial available for sure, will just take us a while to prep it, 3-4 weeks. Same was true for Affinity Designer, sorry it's not there already.
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