A high-end rival to Photoshop, Affinity Photo, launches today in free beta.

For Mac photographers and bitmap artists, Affinity Photo offers high end photo editing to take images beyond professional adjustment and correction. With instant redraw from its live tools and effects, Affinity Photo presents a refreshingly fluid editing experience, the highest quality retouch tools, deep and accurate colour, and great compatibility. Jaw-dropping quality and speed optimisations for all Core 2 Duo and upwards Macs allow more people than ever to enjoy the benefits of this highly accurate photo tool. (more…)


Serif (Europe) Ltd has announced that the launch date of Affinity Designer has been set as Thursday 2nd October and during the first week it will be available with a 20% discount!

When Affinity Designer will be released they will make an announcement on Twitter and Facebook, so anyone who shares or retweets these posts will automatically be entered into a draw to win a 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina!

For more info about this amazing software: affinity.serif.com (more…)


I’m testing Affinity Designer, an interesting alternative to Adobe Illustrator, it’s very intuitive, fast and accurate. It’s still a beta version but it works very well,fully customisable workspace, full support for the most common file formats and in export mode you get total control over image export. Select areas, layers or objects to export, controlling each item’s settings independently. (more…)