Affinity Photo updated to version 1.6: Non-subscription Photoshop competitor gets even better


posted Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 3:00 PM EDT


Affinity has announced that two of their apps, Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer, have been updated. Further, the company has also announced that in celebration of Affinity Photo 1.6 and Affinity Designer 1.6 being released, they will be giving away a lot of free content with new purchases of Affinity Photo and Designer.

We will be focusing on Affinity Photo 1.6, so if you'd like more information about Affinity Designer, click here. Affinity Photo 1.6 is a full-fledged Photoshop competitor and with version 1.6, it has gotten even better. Affinity has added a new light user interface mode, brush stabilization, enhanced Apple Photos integration, Metal 2 optimizing for macOS High Sierra, improved zoom performance, improved performance with large documents, improved Photoshop plugin support, improved Live Filters performance and more.

If you're unfamiliar with Affinity Photo, you should head here for the full breakdown of features. The highlights include full non-destructive RAW editing, HDR merging, panorama stitching, focus stacking, full layers integration, PSD editing, complete retouching and repair tools, lens and camera correction support, precise selection tools, batch processing and much more.

Affinity Photo 1.6 is available as a free upgrade for all Affinity Photo owners. If you'd like to purchase Affinity Photo for the first time, it's available here for $49.99 and for the next two weeks, your purchase comes with freebies including a fine art texture collection, skies overlay pack and a macro pack. You can learn more about the promotion here.

(Via Affinity)