“We have been trying out the Affinity Photo Beta over the last few days and we are impressed,” fcp.co writes. “It looks and feels like Photoshop, but it’s built with new fast code and will be an outright purchase when launched.”
“Affinity are a company based in Nottingham, England. You may have already heard about them as they were runner up in Apple’s Best of 2014 Apps with Affinity Designer,” fcp.co writes. “Designer is a $50 vector graphic application that has had rave reviews and has already had many converts from Adobe’s Illustrator.”
“Back to Affinity Photo Beta and as the name suggests, the application is in a free beta test period at the moment. Not everything works, we have had a few oddities with opening PSD files, but it is a very slick application,” fcp.co writes. “We are all rather excited about Affinity Photo and if Designer is a benchmark to go by, it will probably end up on the App Store for a one-off payment of $50. In the meantime we suggest you download the beta and put it through its paces. We think you’ll like it.”
More info and screenshots in the full article here.
More info about downloading Affinity Photo beta for Mac here.
MacDailyNews Take: Sleep tight, Shantanu.
New Mac-based Photoshop rival ‘Affinity Photo’ is now a free beta – February 9, 2015