Affinity Photo and Designer 1.7 released

Serif has released a new version of Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer. Version 1.7 is a significant update with GPU compute acceleration, HDR monitor support and a new memory management features plus much more.

Here’s just some of the new features added in Affinity latest Affinity Photo 1.7 update:

  • Big performance increases across Mac, Windows and iPad
  • Pen and dial support for Surface devices
  • HDR / EDR monitor support
  • At least 2x faster loading of RAW files
  • More effective noise reduction, hot pixel removal and wide colour space development
  • New Sub Brushes to combine multiple brushes in a single stroke
  • Symmetry (up to 32-way) is now supported – including on-canvas controls and optional mirroring
  • On the fly nozzle rotation now available with shortcut keys
  • New “Procedural texture” and “Voronoi” filter effects
  • Live filter effects have been rewritten to improve performance
  • An all-new HSL adjustment layer has been added, supporting custom hue ranges, new UI and picker controls
  • Layers studio revamp
  • Alternate futures for document history
  • HEIF images can now be loaded, including loading of any depth map
  • Added support for 12bit and 16bit CMYK TIFF files
  • New Assets Panel available to store and drag and drop regularly used assets
  • Huge macro and batch processing improvements

 See the full list on Serif’s pages for Designer