Loading...

News

All News  February 9, 2015, 9:36 pm  |  @Lifeographies

Affinity Photo is a New Pro Photoshop Alternative for Mac Users: Get It for Free

↔ http://petapixel.com/2015/02/09/affinity-photo-new-pro-photoshop-alternative-mac-users-get-free/


affinity

Affinity Photo is a new program that was launched today by the England-based software company Serif. It’s designed to be a powerful alternative to Adobe Photoshop for professional photographers and retouchers who work on a Mac.

Serif touts the product as “the fastest, smoothest, most precise, professional image editing software for Mac.”

Unlike other affordable photo-editing apps out there, which are usually dumbed down offerings with only a subset of Photoshop’s usefulness, Affinity Photo is trying to set itself apart by offering the power of Photoshop in a program that’s blazing fast and ridiculously affordable.

affinitylog

Performance is “silky-smooth” with instant redraw, Serif says. The company tells Creative Bloq that it’s able to provide performance that Adobe can’t because it’s an entirely new piece of software built specifically for the latest computer technology. “The problem is, [Adobe is] built on 25-year-old architecture, […] which means that they’re now struggling to adapt Photoshop to take advantage of modern computing power.”

Tools that come in the box include Frequency Separation editing, live blend modes, and inpainting (i.e. Photoshop’s Content Aware Fill). Affinity Photo supports 16-bits per channel editing, a full history of reversible edits, ICC color profiling, LAB color, end-to-end CMYK, and Photoshop PSD and 64-bit plug-in support.

Here are some screenshots of the program in action:

Powerful selection of fine details in a photo (e.g. hair)

Powerful selection of fine details in a photo (e.g. hair)

Shadow and highlight clipping indicators

Shadow and highlight clipping indicators

Adding artificial lights to a scene

Adding artificial lights to a scene

A clean workspace with a complete reversible history of edits

A clean workspace with a complete reversible history of edits

A depth of field tool

A depth of field tool

Infilling (AKA Adobe's Content Aware Fill)

Infilling (AKA Adobe’s Content Aware Fill)

Photo filters for one click changes

Photo filters for one click changes

Here’s a short promo video that offers a tour of some of the features in Affinity Photo:

If you use a Mac (OS X Lion 10.7.5 and above with an Intel 64 process), you can currentlydownload and use a free beta version of Affinity Photo from the website by signing up. When the program leaves beta testing and officially launches, it will be available through the Mac App Store for $50 with no subscription charges and free updates for two years.

Serif hopes to bring this software to Windows users as well, but there’s no timeframe as to when that may happen.

(via Creative Bloq via DIYP)

All News »

» A formal response from the World Press Photo Foundation.   March 1, 2017, 7:51 pm
Let me cut to the conclusion?—?this article repeats allegations that have already been independently investigated. ...More

» 2017 World Press Photo Awards Fake News   March 1, 2017, 5:06 pm
This year the jury of the World Press Photo (WPP) awarded Iranian photographer, Hossein Fatemi, the second place for his long-term project titled 'An Iranian Journey.’ ...More

» Known Image Restrictions   January 16, 2017, 11:53 am
Please consult the listing below for currently known intellectual property infringement issues. If you have any questions concerning these issues, please email support@lifeographies.com. Thank you! ...More

» Capturing the World’s Largest Ambrotypes with Actor Gary Oldman   January 11, 2017, 10:22 pm
Capturing beautiful stories. That’s what wet plate photographer Ian Ruhter set out to do for his 3-year project at Slab City. ...More

» Panasonic Finally Unveils the GH5 with 4K/60p Video and 5-Axis Stabilization   January 4, 2017, 9:42 pm
We’re not expecting a lot of exciting camera announcements from CES this year, but the Panasonic GH5 is a big fat exception.  ...More

» Model Releases and other documents   January 4, 2017, 2:50 pm
All images containing recognizable people require a model release. There are no exceptions. Look at the image and ask yourself “Could any of these people depicted recognize themselves in this picture?“ ...More

» Free Online Keywording Tool, IPTC editor, suggestions for photo tags   January 4, 2017, 1:42 pm
This tool will suggest keywords based on similar images, and it lets you compare keyword popularity. The site aims to serve the needs of photographers and illustrators in their quest to tag/keyword their images.  ...More

» German Photographer Sued Facebook for Removing EXIF Data, and He Won   November 23, 2016, 10:29 pm
If you’re keeping track today, the score is Big Corporations: 1, Photographers: 1. Because while Carol Highsmith might have all-but-lost her epic lawsuit against Getty Images, a photographer in Germany came out on top when he took Facebook to court. ...More

» Microsoft’s New Surface Studio PC is a Creative Dream, Wants to Kill the iMac   October 26, 2016, 9:06 pm
The iMac with its beautiful 27-inch high-res screen and minimal design has long been a favorite of many creatives—if not for their studio, then as their home computer.  ...More

» Sony Announces New Flagship a6500 Mirrorless Camera   October 14, 2016, 12:44 pm
Sony continues to churn out quality mirrorless cameras with the latest installment of their flagship APS-C camera. The a6500, an update to the acclaimed a6300 released last February, ...More

» This is how you take a soft light group shot   July 5, 2016, 11:10 am
I am a long time follower of Clay Cook, and one thing that always amazes me is his softly lit group shots. I mean soft light for one person is easy,  ...More

» Brutal Truth: Nobody Cares About Your Photography   June 29, 2016, 12:31 am
>Ted Forbes of The Art of Photography made this 7.5-minute video in which he talks about a brutal truth of photography: the fact that  ...More

» Hoka Hey: A Documentary About War Photographer Jason P. Howe   May 31, 2016, 3:26 pm
Jason P. Howe is a self-taught photographer who started documenting the conflict in Colombia starting in 2001.  ...More

» Steve McCurry: I’m a Visual Storyteller Not a Photojournalist   May 30, 2016, 8:54 pm
Steve McCurry will rein in his use of Photoshop after he was accused of manipulating some of his images, the famed photographer exclusively tells TIME. ...More

» Four Sherpas Just Climbed Everest with 360° Camera Rigs on Their Backs   May 30, 2016, 12:39 am
Congratulations are in order for all of us couch potatoes: thanks to four incredible, dedicated sherpas, we can now 'climb' to the top of the tallest mountain on Earth from the comfort of the nearest recliner. ...More

» The Photographer Who Captures Tiny Post-Apocalyptic Worlds   May 29, 2016, 10:49 pm
The Drawing Room created this 8-minute mini-documentary about the work of photographer Lori Nix and Kathleen Gerber, a duo now known as Nix+Gerber. ...More

» Content Aware Crop is Coming   May 29, 2016, 10:17 pm
Adobe announced today that the next Photoshop CC update will contain a brand new feature called Content-Aware Crop.  ...More

» IMPORTANT CHANGES   May 25, 2016, 10:31 pm
Old content of www.lifeographies.com web site was moved to the new domain www.pavalache.com  ...More

» Leica M (Typ 262) is a Return to the Basics of Digital M Rangefinder Photography   November 22, 2015, 11:56 pm
Leica today unveiled the new Leica M (Typ 262), the fourth model in the Leica M lineup alongside the Leica M (Typ 240), Leica M-P (Typ 240) ...More

» A brief guide to standards, Photoshop and captions   November 19, 2015, 7:20 pm
Everything we do as Reuters journalists has to be independent, free from bias and executed with the utmost integrity. ...More

» Reuters Issues a Worldwide Ban on RAW Photos   November 18, 2015, 11:12 pm
Reuters has implemented a new worldwide policy for freelance photographers that bans photos that were processed from RAW files.  ...More

» Affinity Photo is a New Pro Photoshop Alternative for Mac Users: Get It for Free   February 9, 2015, 9:36 pm
Affinity Photo is a new program that was launched today by the England-based software company Serif.  ...More

» Microstock Expo is Back!   February 9, 2015, 8:57 pm
Microstock Expo is back, bigger and better than ever! The big news is that Bruce Livingstone will keynote. We’re super chuffed to have the Godfather of microstock opening the conference! ...More

» A Simple Video Tutorial on Creating a Hyperlapse with Your DSLR   January 27, 2015, 1:17 am
If you’ve been itching to try your hand at shooting a hyperlapse video, the short and sweet video tutorial above may be a nice place to start your journey. ...More

» Disabled Photographer Petitioning Canon to Make a DSLR for Left-Handed People   January 25, 2015, 1:36 am
Throughout the history of photography, cameras have mostly been designed with right handed people in mind. ...More

» Adobe Lightroom 6 Will Only Be Compatible with 64-Bit Operating Systems   January 23, 2015, 1:43 pm
If you want to stay up to date with Adobe’s Lightroom software, you’ll need to make sure you’re up to date with the latest operating systems. ...More

» Space Awaits! Shooting a Photo of Young Astronauts in Their Backyard Space Program   January 23, 2015, 1:30 pm
Space Awaits! is a personal project I did. I came up with the idea of a photo shoot featuring young astronauts. ...More