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Affinity Photo is leagues better than this.
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Affinity Photo is leagues better than this.
In what ways is Affinity better?
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In what ways is Affinity better?
I can't compare directly for this product, but I have both Affinity Photo, as well as Photoshop (Full) which I get from work. I'd consider myself an advanced user. For what it's worth, I also am an advanced GIMP user.

Despite having access to the full Photoshop I use Affinity for almost every project. Affinity is way faster. This is working on a $2000 workstation, so my computer is no slouch, and yet I still have Photoshop stall on me all the time. Not terrible stalls, granted- five seconds here or there- but it happens frequently and those 5 seconds add up.

In comparison, I've used Affinity Photo on a 2016 macbook air and it ran like a dream.

In Photoshop, everything seems to take 10 clicks. Click on a tool, tell Photoshop the "state" you want, try to use the tool, tool doesn't work- realize Photoshop enable some weird option that prevents things from working, disable the option after 10 minutes of searching, etc.

Affinity assumes if I clicked on a tool I meant to, you know, use that tool.

Affinity also includes previews for everything. Going to use the paintbrush- I get a little preview of the result BEFORE I apply it with the mouse. This is especially useful if you're using healing tools, clone tools, or any other sort of "fix it" tool.

Affinity even shows previews when using "blend" modes.

The context aware functions in Affinity also tend to have a higher success rate than the Photoshop equivalents.

The features missing in Affinity vs Photoshop are not ones I tend to not use or miss. Mostly legacy features, to be honest, that have been replaced by better tools. In fact, if I go outside Affinity- which is rare- it's probably to use a GIMP/G'MIC plugin. I have no problem using Photoshop- if it was faster I'd use it. I just almost never have a reason to.

Now, keep in mind I'm comparing Affinity Photo to the FULL version of Photoshop, which costs $10/month.

At $60 for a SCALED-DOWN version of Photoshop, I can't imagine it's nearly as good as the $49.99 Affinity Photo.
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