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The Photography Show 2018: Stand Spotlight - Affinity Photo (Stand L1, at the Live Stage)

Visit Affinity Photo at The Photography Show 2018

Make sure to stop by Stand L1 at The Photography Show 2018

Just ahead of The Photography Show 2018, we're taking a closer look at what some of the companies exhibiting at this year's event have in store.

Faster, smoother and more powerful than ever, Affinity Photo continues to push the boundaries for professional photo editing software. 

With a huge toolset specifically engineered for creative and photography professionals, whether you are editing and retouching images, or creating full-blown multi-layered compositions, it has all the power and performance you will ever need.

Here are five things you need to know about Affinity Photo.

1. The focus on photos above all else

If you want to improve your photos, or combine them into a work of art, Affinity has you more than covered. In fact, there’s a much clearer focus on photos in general. 

Affinity Photo will always be focused on photo-based activities, and that’s a good thing. It means the dev team will always be focused on the things that matter to you, instead of trying to make one app do everything.

This means a smaller, faster and more powerful app that puts the tools photographers need, and nothing more, right where they can see them. 

2. The interface

That aforementioned focus also results in a much more intuitive interface. With Affinity Photo, you’ll probably find there’s not much need to customise the interface. Almost everything you need is right there, in a choice of dark or light themes.

3. No subscription

You’re only paying a one-off price for the desktop app, but you still get new features added on a regular basis, with no monthly fee and no extra payment. Plus, there are fast and regular bug-fix releases, just as there should be.

4. Features

Tone mapping in Affinity Photo 

Tone mapping in Affinity Photo 

A must for any pro photo editing app, here are just a few areas where Affinity Photo shines:

  • Non-destructive editing 
  • Unlimited undo history
  • Liquify persona - a fully-featured UI, within easy reach
  • Tone mapping persona
  • Typography – full control over spacing, tab stops, justification, and everything else you could possibly need
  • Real-time previews to take a lot of the guesswork out of editing images

5. An unbelievable iPad app

It’s literally a world first: a photo-editing app for iPad that has virtually all the professional features of its desktop big brother – not a compromised ‘lite’ version. This is priceless for photographers who do a lot of work on the move. It means you can shoot and edit on location, with access to all the tools you’d reach for when you got back to your desk. No wonder it’s Apple’s ‘App of the Year’.

Try for yourself

Affinity Photo for desktop is priced £48.99 from the Mac App Store or for Windows for the Affinity website. Affinity Photo for iPad is priced £19.99 from the App Store

With free trials available for the desktop versions you shouldn’t be searching for reasons to try Affinity Photo, you should be asking yourself why you haven’t already.

To find out more go to or visit Affinity Photo at the Live Stage at The Photography Show.