Affinity Photo Version 2 launches, loaded with new features for image editing

Affinity Photo Version 2
(Image credit: Serif)

Affinity Photo is one of our favorite Photoshop alternatives, offering the same professional tool set but at a fraction of the price, and with a single, low one-off payment. Now Affinity Photo 2 is here; introducing plenty of exciting new features, it is part of a relaunch of the whole Affinity ecosystem.

Affinity Creative Suite

The Affinity Creative Suite also includes Affinity Designer 2 (a rival to Adobe Illustrator) and Affinity Publisher 2 (an alternative to Adobe InDesign) which is now available on iPad.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at