Thursday, November 30th, 2023 Posted by Jim Thacker

Serif releases Affinity Photo 2.3

Serif has released Affinity Photo 2.3, the new version of its image editing and digital painting app.

The update, which is free to existing users, adds a new Spiral Tool, the option to display a pixel grid on zoomed-in images, and the option to generate password-protected PDFs.

The update was released alongside version 2.3 of Serif’s other Affinity products, vector design software Affinity Designer 2.3 and page layout tool Affinity Publisher 2.3.

New Spiral tool, pixel grid, and workflow improvements
For CG Channel readers, Affinity Photo 2.3 may be a nice-but-not-essential update, since the new features are probably more relevant to graphic design than general CG work.

They include a self-descriptive new Spiral Tool, which generates circular and polygonal spirals with a range of forms, including linear, decaying, semicircular and Fibonacci.

A new pixel grid option in the View menu makes it possible to display a grid visualizing the individual pixels in an image, when zoomed in beyond a certain point.

Users can also now create and place password-protected PDFs, and there are workflow updates to Move Data Entry, and the option to set the background color of the Asset Panel.

Price and availability
Affinity Photo 2.3 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 2.3 on the product website

Read a full list of new features in all the Affinity 2.3 product updates in the online release notes

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