Jump to content

What are the Affinity Photo Extensions Features in the final build?

Recommended Posts



I have started testing the Beta and the extension in Mac Photos. The features are also very limited in the Photos extension: notably layer support, adding text, etc. 


What are the features going to be in the final build?


Will it have layer support?


Can I drag another image overtop of the image being edited?


Will I be able to type text over the image?


Thank you for your time.



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Shane,


The features for the Photos extension haven't been finalised yet since it's still in development. However you would be better using the full app for some of the adjustments such as layers and text as you have more tools available.





Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Lee,


Pretty much the number 1 reason why I purchased Affinity Photo (Licensed) and downloaded the Beta is that I wanted to be able to water mark my photos inside of Mac Photo App.


Also, I really liked the prospect of how Affinity turns Photos into a better photo editor.


The ability to drag in a Logo PNG file or type words over-top a photo completed the workflow I needed for Photos. I have been using Photoshop, Aperture, and Photos to manage my collections but going back and forth is a pain in the butt.


Since Aperture is discontinued I wanted to use Photos for managing the entire workflow of my personal and not-so-important photos but also use for some professional and blogging editorial uses.


I am testing Lightroom but I love the workflow created between Photos, the five MacPhun Extensions, and the possibility of a full featured Affinity extension. It kind of forms the dream team of easy photo management and sharing with powerful tools. 


The biggest things missing from Photos are:


1. Powerful Sharp & Noise tools that work

2. Dodge & Burn tools 

3. Watermarking

4. Skin smoothing

5. Teeth whitening

6. A vignette that doesn't suck

7. And focus tools.


*There are more minor ones but the MacPhun extensions cover some of those. Affinity covers the rest and offers fantastic tools too but I wanted to access them within Photos as an extension as a fully contained workflow.


Hope my feedback makes sense.


Have a great day,


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...

Important Information

Please note the Annual Company Closure section in the Terms of Use. These are the Terms of Use you will be asked to agree to if you join the forum. | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.