Affinity image editor launched

Serif, which has quietly built up an impressive reputation for good quality, low-priced imaging software, has launched Affinity Photo. This has been highly anticipated since the company ran a pubic beta program earlier this year, mainly because it appears to be a fairly serious alternative to Adobe’s Photoshop, but at a fraction of the price. Continue reading

Xara updates Photo and Graphic Designer

Xara has released the latest version of its creative design and photo editing software, Xara Photo and Graphic Designer v11, though most of the new features seem to be around vector design rather than photo editing. Continue reading

DxO launches iPhone camera

DxO, which is best known for developing raw editing software and testing cameras, has now created a camera designed to plug directly into an iPhone. Continue reading

Adobe updates Creative Cloud

Adobe has announced the 2015 release of its Creative Cloud, a move which is frankly puzzling. All the major tools – Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Premiere Pro CC and InDesign CC – have been updated, which looks an awful lot like a new release of the Creative Suite. Except, of course, there is no Creative Suite; Adobe did away with it precisely so that it would be free to update all these programs whenever new things were available, without having to wait until the suite could be revamped. And yet, here we are, with users paying to get regular updates, that have instead been rolled into a single 2015 version. Continue reading