Previously known mostly for its budget design and illustration software, Serif has now branched out into professional design and image-editing with its state of the art Affinity range.
Serif’s term for the different workspaces in its Affinity Photo application. For example, you have a Develop persona for processing RAW files, a Tone Mapping persona for HDR processing, a Liquify persona and a regular Photo persona. The idea is that each persona displays only the tools you need for that particular activity.
An automatic object removal tool in Serif Affinity Photo. You brush over the object or blemish that you want to remove and the Inpainting Brush automatically fills in the area with pixels and patterns from surrounding regions. It’s quick and often very effective and comparable to Adobe’s ‘content aware’ retouching tools.
For a long time Adobe Photoshop has been the only real professional level image-editing program, but software company Serif has launched a Mac-only professional photo editing software which competes directly with Photoshop at a much lower price – and for a single payment rather than the software subscription system introduced by Adobe. Affinity Photo has been built from the ground up for speed and performance and compatibility with the Photoshop PSD file format, and Serif has now released a Windows PC version.