Affinity Photo officially launches on Windows
After just a month of beta testing, Affinity Photo for Windows has officially launched (opens in new tab). The solid photoshop alternative, which has already enjoyed quite a bit of success on Mac, is now feature-complete and has even added the ability to edit 360-degree photos with its latest update.
With the full release, Affinity Photo is ticking up to version 1.5, which, in addition to 360-degree photo editing, includes some other notable features. Here's a look:
- 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
To celebrate the launch, Affinity Photo for Windows is available on sale for $40 through December 22. Following the sale period, the app will move up to its normal price tag of $50. If you're interested in giving it a shot, you can grab Affinity Photo at the official website now.
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Yep, I got PaintShop Pro as well, including ParticleShop.They included Athentech PerfectlyClear filter plugin with it, which is the best I've seen to work on skin and sky. Bar none. For day-to day post production, I prefer ON1Photo Raw for its effects presets, speed, ease, price and the fact I don't have to import anything, but PaintShop Pro is awesome for heavy retouching work, if you are on W10 and don't want to pay for Photoshop. On a Mac, look into Pixelmator. That's my tool of choice for compositing and channel mixing. Cheap, speedy, dependable and rather powerful.