Many have tried to topple Adobe’s stranglehold of the premium photo editing market and failed. Affinity Photo from Serif, however, is the closest we’ve seen to the power of the allconquering Photoshop. We’ve been using the beta for the last few months and the final release is every bit as good as we’d hoped. Incredibly, it’s just £39.99 from the Mac App Store too.
So why is it getting so much attention? Well, despite many great photo apps doing certain niche things better than Photoshop, and often at a cheaper price, there’s rarely been something offering Photoshop’s near full feature set and with such great performance on the Mac.
It’s developed specifically for the Mac too. Our in-depth review will be in our next issue…