Serif, the makers of the Affinity Suite, which includes Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer, and Affinity Publisher have released version 1.7 today. If you own the software, then you can download the updates right now.
If you aren’t aware of the Affinity Suite, in short, they’re one of the few true legitimate alternatives to the extremely popular industry leading Adobe programs. The best part is that they don’t require a monthly or yearly subscription. Affinity Photo is their Photoshop alternative, Affinity Designer is akin to Adobe Illustrator, and the soon to be released Affinity Publisher was created as a replacement for InDesign. Those that own and use Affinity Suite tend to be ecstatic by the quality of the software and really impressed at what you can do with it at any price point. It’s just a bonus that they cost $50 USD regularly priced for the desktop version. There are mobile iPad versions as well that are less expensive but offer most of the same functions. Additionally, Serif is offering a 20% discount on all of their software right now to commemorate the launch of their update. This has been the norm for the company the last few years that I’ve owned Affinity Photo. Typically Serif will offer the 20% discount when there’s a software update, a product releases, and as a Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal. Since ending my Adobe subscription about three years ago I’ve been using Affinity Photo. If you aren’t a Photoshop guru then I’d also recommend picking up their Workbooks which are well written, easy to follow, and will take you on a step by step journey to learning how to execute various functions of their software.
You can read about the version 1.7 update here.