Serif Affinity Photo

Version2(as of 9/13/2023)
PlatformsWindows, Mac
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Rating:3.5  |  4 Votes

Main Features

  • Support for many common image formats
  • Unlimited layers
  • Comprehensive PSD and AI support
  • Advanced camera RAW editing
  • Panorama stitching
  • Batch image processing
  • Live filter layers
  • Library of brushes, adjustments, and effects
  • Selection refinement algorithms and tools, such as the magic wand and selection brush

Software Overview

Screenshot of Serif Affinity Photo 2
Screenshot of Serif Affinity Photo 2

Serif Affinity Photo is a professional image editing program for photographers and graphic designers. It supports many image formats and provides advanced image-editing capabilities, including batch image processing, camera RAW editing tools, and comprehensive support for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator files.

Affinity Photo can edit many of the most common image formats, including .JPG, .PNG, .TIFF, .TGA, .SVG, and .WEBP. The software can also open Adobe Photoshop Document (.PSD and .PSB) files, including smart objects, as well as Illustrator Artwork (.AI) files.

The image editor supports unlimited layers and non-destructive editing. Its notable editing capabilities include advanced RAW editing, panorama stitching, 360 image editing, batch processing, smart object support, and live filter layers. After editing, you can export the image to various formats, such as .JPEG, .PNG, .PDF, .PSD, .TIFF, .EXR, .SVG, and .EPS.


Affinity Photo provides capabilities that most photographers and graphic designers seek in a raster image editor. It supports many of the most common image formats and offers various advanced tools. Pair that with its comprehensive support of Photoshop PSD files, Serif Affinity Photo is an excellent, inexpensive alternative to the subscription-based Adobe Photoshop.

Primary File Type

afphoto icon.AFPHOTOAffinity Photo Document

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.AFPHOTOAffinity Photo Document
.ABRAdobe Photoshop Brushes
.AFBRUSHESAffinity Brushes File
.AFMACROAffinity Photo Macro File
.AFMACROSAffinity Photo Macros File
.AFTEMPLATEAffinity Template
.AIAdobe Illustrator Artwork
.DNGDigital Negative Image
.EPSEncapsulated PostScript File
.EXROpenEXR Image
.FITSFlexible Image Transport System File
.GIFGraphical Interchange Format File
.HDRHigh Dynamic Range Image File
.HEICHigh Efficiency Image Format
.J2KJPEG 2000 Image
.JP2JPEG 2000 Core Image
.PDFPortable Document Format File
.PNGPortable Network Graphic
.PSBPhotoshop Large Document Format
.PSDAdobe Photoshop Document
.RAWRaw Image Data
.SVGScalable Vector Graphic
.TGATarga Graphic
.TIFTagged Image File
.WEBPWebP Image

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.TARGATarga Graphic
.TIFFTagged Image File Format
Updated 9/13/2023