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Affinity Photo

Affinity Photo What's New and How to Update

Affinity Photo is a powerful and award-winning photo editing software that is used by millions of creative and photography professionals around the world. It offers incredible speed, power and precision, as well as a wide range of tools and features to edit and retouch images, create multi-layered compositions, beautiful raster paintings and more.

In this article, we will review the latest version of Affinity Photo,, which was released in September 2023. We will also show you how to download and install the update for free if you are an existing user.


What's New in Affinity Photo

The update brings several fixes and improvements to Affinity Photo, as well as some new features and enhancements. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Notarised for Catalina: Affinity Photo is now notarised by Apple, which means it has been verified for security and compatibility with macOS Catalina, the upcoming version of macOS that will be released in Autumn 2023. This will ensure a smooth transition for Affinity Photo users who want to upgrade their operating system.

  • Improved usability with Apple's Sidecar: Affinity Photo now works better with Apple's Sidecar feature, which allows you to use your iPad as a second display or a drawing tablet for your Mac. You can now use the second generation Apple Pencil's double-tap gesture to switch between tools, zoom in and out with pinch gestures, and rotate the canvas with two-finger gestures.

  • TGA export: Affinity Photo now supports exporting images in TGA format, which is a common file format for video games and 3D applications. You can choose from various compression options and bit depths when exporting TGA files.

  • Resize document fixes: Affinity Photo has fixed some issues with resizing documents, such as incorrect DPI values, incorrect resampling methods, and incorrect aspect ratio locking. You can now resize your documents more accurately and easily.

  • Other fixes and improvements: Affinity Photo has also made several other fixes and improvements, such as fixing brush barrel rotation when using a Wacom stylus, fixing SVG loading issues, adding a default keystroke to reset fills to black and white, improving text performance, improving PDF export, fixing broken Japanese keyboard input, fixing printing CMYK documents on older versions of macOS, fixing crashes when pasting screenshots or re-entering export dialog, fixing loss of legacy HSL adjustment HSV state after a save, improving help and localisation, improving LAB colour conversions, sorting Pantone palettes alphabetically, importing 16-bit half float JPEG-XR files properly, and more.

How to Update Affinity Photo to

If you are an existing user of Affinity Photo on Windows or Mac, you can download and install the update for free from the official website. You can also check for updates from within the app by going to Help > Check for Updates on Windows or Affinity Photo > Check for Updates on Mac.

If you are an existing user of Affinity Photo on iPad, you can update the app from the App Store. You can also turn on automatic updates by going to Settings > iTunes & App Store > Automatic Downloads > Updates on your iPad.

If you are not an existing user of Affinity Photo, you can purchase the app for a one-off payment of $69.99 for Windows or Mac, or $18.49 for iPad. You can also purchase the entire Affinity suite on all platforms for only $164.99 with the Universal Licence. There are no monthly costs or subscriptions involved.


Affinity Photo is a great photo editing software that offers a lot of features and functionality for a reasonable price. The latest version,, brings some new features and enhancements, as well as fixes and improvements, to make your editing experience more seamless and enjoyable. You can update to the latest version for free if you are an existing user, or purchase the app if you are not. We hope this article has helped you learn more about Affinity Photo and how to update it.


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