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Affinity Photo for Windows now final
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    Windows users can now download the long-awaited Affinity Photo, with the launch of a free public beta.

    It’s the first opportunity for PC users to experience the speed, power and precision of the award-winning professional image editor.

    Chosen as Apple’s ‘App of the Year’ 2015, and ‘Best Imaging Software’ 2016 by the Technical Image Press Association, Affinity Photo for Mac has received thousands of 5-star reviews from professional photographers, editors, artists and retouchers around the world.

    The Windows version matches it feature-for-feature and the public beta offers users the chance to try it free of charge before the full version goes on sale.

    Ashley Hewson, Managing Director of Affinity developer Serif, says: “When we started developing our Affinity apps nearly seven years ago one of the key aims was to be cross-platform, so this is a huge milestone for us. Because we did plan this from the beginning we made nearly all of our back-end code – the core engine of Affinity, if you like – completely operating system independent.

    “This not only means that file compatibility between the two platforms is 100% perfect, but all the power, performance, tools and accuracy which have really set us apart on Mac are there for Windows users to enjoy now too.”

    Affinity Photo’s awe-inspiring range of tools work in real time, so there’s no waiting to see results. Non-destructive editing, RAW processing and end-to-end colour management are standard, so Affinity Photo has all the accuracy and quality necessary to make beautiful images spring to life.

    Participants will be excited to know that the beta version includes a host of powerful new features to be made available in Affinity Photo’s next major update, v1.5.

    They include:

    • Advanced HDR merge producing full 32-bit linear colour space images
    • Focus stacking to bring depth to multiple combined images
    • Batch processing for smoother, faster workflow
    • An all-new way to edit 360 degree images

    The beta period also offers Affinity’s developers the chance to perfect the product before its full launch, and users are encouraged to share their feedback.

    Naturally, Affinity Photo works perfectly with Serif’s stunning graphics editor Affinity Designer, sharing a common file type and shared save history. Affinity Designer for Windows is on the verge of full release.

    Windows prices will match Affinity’s subscription-free Mac pricing ethos, with a one-off payment of $49.99 / £39.99 / €49.99 covering future updates.

    For more information about Affinity Photo: https://affinity.serif.com/photo

    To sign up for the beta: https://affinity.serif.com/photo/windows

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  • One of the first programs that really has the basic tools to replace photoshop IMO long overdue. Big plus you don't have to rent it : ) I figure I should add it throws in a decent amount of it's own unique and powerful features.

  • @Scot

    Yes, both Photo and Designer are very good software. Nice to see their Windows versions.

  • Why don't more people lose their minds over this? I tried out the beta and it's awesome! For real!

    In the last couple of years I've really come to hate Adobe and their cloud bullshit and their overall slow progression and lack of innovation. It doesn't justify the prices they're asking for, at least for me. Having something like this, a true PS and AI equivalent for a more than fair price without all the bullshit that is installed with an Adobe product is a really great thing. Those Affinity apps are what? 250MB? Instead of 1-2GB and a bunch of services that are running 24/7.

    It's the little things, like changing the f*cking language in-app without reinstalling the whole thing that already make me happy. I firmly believe that the Adobe apps would greatly improve if they would be written from the ground up again – which is basically what's happening right here.

    Definitely going to buy Photo and Designer. Now we'd just need a replacement for After Effects...

  • Now we'd just need a replacement for After Effects...

    Well, Hitfilm is progressing :-)

    I am more hoping to see Final Cut X analog on Windows.

  • @sh1ggy I so totally agree was going to post again in hopes everyone will take notice this company has great products at very reasonable prices. They also have scopes in there editor.

    @Vitaliy_Kiselev I like the direction Hitfilm is going as well. Also there is Black Magics's Fusion though I'm still having trouble getting my head around it. Hoping in the future they will integrate it with Resolve which is my go to editor.

  • @Scot Sorry for off-topic, but how does Resolve compare to something like Premiere? Is it a good editor?

  • @sh1ggy

    Also suggest to check

    http://www.picturecode.com/index.php

    It is quite barebones, and has small interface issues, but it does that you normally need from raw converter.

  • @Vitaliy_Kiselev Thanks!

    Today I also learned about Natron, an open-source alternative to Nuke (almost 100% identical).

    You guys should give it a try, it's awesome!

    http://natron.fr

  • oh this looks good! will try it! I am searching for a software with better HDR merge functions. Really dislike the fact that once I selected the pictures for the HDR in Photoshop I cannot unselect one of them to see how it affects the photo...

  • Today’s Windows launch coincides with developer Serif releasing Affinity Photo 1.5, which represents the biggest single update to the app since it was launched over a year ago.

    Chosen as Apple’s ‘App of the Year’ 2015, and ‘Best Imaging Software’ 2016 by the Technical Image Press Association, Affinity Photo on Mac has received thousands of 5-star reviews from professional photographers, editors, artists and retouchers around the world.

    Speed, power and accuracy are at the heart of Affinity Photo’s peerless workflow, with non-destructive editing, RAW processing and end-to-end colour management as standard. Tools work in real time, so there’s no waiting to see results.

    Now Affinity Photo 1.5’s enormous update takes its renowned power to another level with an array of new features that users will love, including:

    • Macros to record and replay a set of commands
    • Advanced HDR merge producing deep unbounded 32-bit images
    • A full tone mapping workspace for both HDR and LDR images
    • Focus stacking to achieve large depth of field from multiple images
    • Full batch processing to process large folders of images in one go
    • An all-new way to edit 360 degree images
    • Direct PSD write-back
    • 32-bit editing including OpenEXR import & export
    • Automatic lens corrections based on profiles of thousands of lens & body combinations

    The Windows version matches the Mac version feature-for-feature and goes on sale for all platforms at a discount $39.99 / £29.99 / €39.99 until 22 December, with no subscription. Existing owners of the Mac version can download the 1.5 update free of charge.