Committed photo and digital image editors and Windows users, you have an new option for refining your photos. Affinity Photo is now offering a free public beta of its software for Windows users. Go here to sign up for the beta. If users like the beta, they'll be able to pay a one-off price of $50 for the software, with the price covering all future updates.
Features available in the beta include:
- Advanced HDR merge producing full 32-bit linear color space images
- Focus stacking to bring depth to multiple combined images
- Batch processing for smoother, faster workflow
- An all-new way to edit 360 degree images
The company explained its ability to port its software to the Windows platform:
Ashley Hewson, Managing Director of Affinity developer Serif, said, “When we started developing our Affinity apps nearly seven years ago one of the key aims was to be cross-platform, so this is a huge milestone for us. Because we did plan this from the beginning we made nearly all of our back-end code – the core engine of Affinity, if you like – completely operating system independent.
“This not only means that file compatibility between the two platforms is 100% perfect, but all the power, performance, tools and accuracy which have really set us apart on Mac are there for Windows users to enjoy now too.”