Wednesday, September 20th, 2023 Posted by Jim Thacker

Serif releases Affinity Photo 2.2

Workflow improvements in Affinity Photo 2.2 include new long-press shortcuts for key tools.

Serif has released Affinity Photo 2.2, the new version of its image editing and digital painting app.

The update, which is free to existing users, adds support for color-management standard OCIO 2, and makes a number of workflow improvements.

The update was released alongside version 2.2 of Serif’s other Affinity products, vector design software Affinity Designer 2.2 and page layout tool Affinity Publisher 2.2.

Support for OCIO 2 for easier integration in VFX, animation and motion graphics pipelines
Key changes in Affinity Photo 2.2 include support for OCIO 2 (OpenColorIO 2), the latest major version of the color-management standard used in movie VFX and animation pipelines.

The update also introduces extra keyboard shortcuts for pixel brushes and long-press shortcuts for tools more generally.

Other workflow improvements include the option to change the color of guides and new dialogs for more precise control when using the Move or shape creation tools.

The iPad edition gets preferences previously only available in the desktop edition.

Price and availability
Affinity Photo 2.2 is available for Windows 10+, macOS 10.15+ and iPadOS 15.0+. The update is free to registered users of version 2.x.

New perpetual licences of the desktop edition cost $69.99; the iPad edition costs $18.49. A Universal License, which includes all of the Affinity apps, costs $164.99.

Read an overview of the new features in Affinity Photo 2.2 on the product website

Read a full list of new features in all the Affinity 2.2 product updates in the online release notes

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