Affin­ity Photo

Mac Format - - APPLE WORLD - £39.99 Devel­oper Serif Labs, affin­ity.serif.com Works with OS X 10.7 or higher

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…

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