Looking for a solid Photoshop alternative, that does NOT have a Subscription model? Affinity photo

Friday, August 18, 2017 by benmanns | Discussion: Skinning

So since i got tired of the Adobe subscription model, i was looking for something to replace Photoshop.
I looked around and found Affinity photo, it is 54,99 euros, it has a buy once update forever model.
It seems to have all of the functions of Photoshop, or at least i have not found something important missing yet.
One of the coolest things is probably live preview on tools, + it loads PSD files faster than photoshop
I know surreptitious advertising of some degree but i think it would be worth looking into for everyone.
Its available on MAC and WIN

Homepage: https://affinity.serif.com/

Here is a Video of someone that took the time to actually make a Video about it for you guys in "English"



DrJBHL
Reply #1 Friday, August 18, 2017 3:25 PM

Before buying any program, you want to check your computer's specs against the specs for the program.

To check your computer's tech specs (without Speccy): For example, to see what version of DirectX you're running:

1. Click start then run (Or Press Window Button + R to open run) 
Then type "dxdiag". Then click Yes and you will see your computers specs 

2. Then, you can see what version of DirectX you're running (Affinity requires minimum DirectX 10 or above), wait for "dxdiag" to run and then

go to the Display tab and on the right side see Version: (ex. 10.05.1337 - just a number I made up).

You must have AT LEAST 10.xx.xxxx or higher for Affinity to run.

Also, you might want to wait until the fall when Luminar (currently only for Mac) for Windows comes out...

benmanns
Reply #2 Friday, August 18, 2017 5:03 PM

good point DOC im running Win10 so no issues here
wanted to give a thumbs up DOC accidentally pressed the wrong one so if you read this i did not intend to report anything... its late here already. My bad and I apologize .

DrJBHL
Reply #3 Saturday, August 19, 2017 3:35 PM

benmanns

good point DOC im running Win10 so no issues here 
wanted to give a thumbs up DOC accidentally pressed the wrong one so if you read this i did not intend to report anything... its late here already. My bad and I apologize .
 

Lol...glad I wasn't the only one who made a mistake... 'cause I accidentally banned you.  

(I can't do that, btw).

LightStar
Reply #4 Saturday, August 19, 2017 7:36 PM

Well, you can also try Corel's PaintShop Pro Ultimate 2018. Buy it once, no subscription, and tons cheaper than PhotoShop overall. Have a look HERE .

neone6
Reply #5 Saturday, August 19, 2017 9:46 PM

Affinity.....Looks awesome   

benmanns
Reply #6 Sunday, August 20, 2017 1:47 PM

Yup Andy it's stylish and works like a charm, i like it so far 

DrJBHL

Lol...glad I wasn't the only one who made a mistake... 'cause I accidentally banned you.  

(I can't do that, btw).


hehe, the button to report would be better placed on the left side though.

gevansmd
Reply #7 Sunday, August 20, 2017 8:53 PM

Does Affinity accept Photoshop plugins?

teddybearcholla
Reply #9 Monday, August 21, 2017 7:59 AM

WOW!!  looks like a kool program!!

Island Dog
Reply #10 Monday, August 21, 2017 8:13 AM

Affinity Photo is good, I bought it a few months back and have been happy with it. Also got the iPad Pro version.

DaveBax
Reply #11 Monday, August 21, 2017 10:22 AM

Island Dog

Affinity Photo is good, I bought it a few months back and have been happy with it. Also got the iPad Pro version.

So you don't need Photoshop anymore?

gevansmd
Reply #12 Tuesday, August 22, 2017 4:03 PM

I installed it last night.  seems to be faster than Photoshop Elements 15.  When I move the mouse in PSE it feels as if I'm dragging it through thick paint.  Affinity is much smoother.  Lots to lear but so far I'm liking it.

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