Wednesday, February 28th, 2024 Posted by Jim Thacker

Serif releases Affinity Photo 2.4

Serif has released Affinity Photo 2.4, the new version of its image editing and digital painting app.

The update, which is free to existing users, adds support for 32-bit PNG HDR images and new RAW image formats, and makes a number of workflow improvements.

The update was released alongside version 2.4 of Serif’s other Affinity products, vector design software Affinity Designer 2.4 and page layout tool Affinity Publisher 2.4.

Now supports HDR files as 32-bit PNGs
Key changes in Affinity Photo 2.4 include the addition of 32-bit PNG files to the list of file formats in which HDR images can be imported and exported.

The implementation follows the latest PNG specification, and supports both full- and narrow (broadcast)-range HDRs, with PQ and HLG transfer functions.

Affinity Photo also now supports RAW files from 50 more models of cameras and smartphones.

There are also a number of workflow improvements to the Export Persona, and to object selection, locking and alignment within a document.

Price and availability
Affinity Photo 2.4 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 on the product website

Read a full list of new features in all the Affinity 2.4 product updates in the online release notes

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