Adobe Photoshop vs Affinity Designer

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Adobe Photoshop vs Affinity Designer: What are the differences?

Adobe Photoshop: The industry standard in design, photography, video editing & more. Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences. We help our customers create, deliver and optimize content and applications; Affinity Designer: A vector graphics editor developed for macOS, iOS, and Microsoft Windows. No bloat, no gimmicks, just all the tools you need, implemented how you always dreamed. It is a stripped back, pro-end workhorse that will always get your job done. It was created to thrive on the electric pace of the latest computing hardware. Live, responsive and incredibly fluid, it’s simply a joy to use.

Adobe Photoshop and Affinity Designer can be categorized as "Graphic Design" tools.

According to the StackShare community, Adobe Photoshop has a broader approval, being mentioned in 158 company stacks & 480 developers stacks; compared to Affinity Designer, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 19 developer stacks.

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Pros of Adobe Photoshop
Pros of Affinity Designer
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    Powerful
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    Photo editing
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    Layers
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    You can use it for anything related to graphics
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    Magic wand
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    Easy to crack
  • 2
    Raster-based Image Editing Software
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    Pen Tool
  • 3
    Easy of use
  • 2
    No subscription
  • 2
    Feels like Illustrator
  • 2
    Love the UI
  • 1
    Export options
  • 1
    Customizable layouts
  • 0
    Feels like Photoshop

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Cons of Adobe Photoshop
Cons of Affinity Designer
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    Heavyweight
  • 3
    Memory hungry
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    Steep learning curve
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    What is Adobe Photoshop?

    It is the best in the world of graphic design and image processing software that will realize any of your ideas. Create and enhance photos, illustrations and 3D graphic objects.

    What is Affinity Designer?

    No bloat, no gimmicks, just all the tools you need, implemented how you always dreamed. It is a stripped back, pro-end workhorse that will always get your job done. It was created to thrive on the electric pace of the latest computing hardware. Live, responsive and incredibly fluid, it’s simply a joy to use.

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      What are some alternatives to Adobe Photoshop and Affinity Designer?
      Adobe Illustrator
      The industry-standard vector graphics app lets you create logos, icons, sketches, typography, and complex illustrations for print, web, interactive, video, and mobile.
      Adobe Lightroom
      It is a cloud-based service for people who love photography, it gives you everything you need to edit, organize, store, and share your photos across desktop, mobile, and web.
      Affinity Photo
      It is born to work hand-in-hand with the latest powerful computer technology, it’s fully-loaded photo editor integrated across macOS, Windows and iOS.
      Adobe XD
      A vector-based tool developed and published by Adobe Inc for designing and prototyping user experience for web and mobile apps.
      Figma
      Figma is the first interface design tool with real-time collaboration. It keeps everyone on the same page. Focus on the work instead of fighting your tools.
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