While it cannot be denied that Photoshop is an amazing piece of software, Affinity Photo is the latest and greatest alternative that points out many of its flaws. "Built on 25-year-old architecture," notes Ashley Hewson, managing director of Serif, "Adobe couldn’t have anticipated the incredible developments we’ve seen in computers since. Which means that they’re now struggling to adapt Photoshop to take advantage of modern computing power.”
On the flip side, Affinity Photo champions “the fastest, smoothest, most precise" tool for professional image editing. To help solidify its superiority in the industry, the beta version of Affinity Photo boasts pro features to entice designers, artists and more to try it out before making a commitment to it. It is compatible with Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 and Intel 64.