Affinity Photo vs. Krita

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Affinity Photo
Score 9.6 out of 10
N/A
Affinity Photo is a software solution for photography and creative professionals, a fully-loaded photo editor integrated across macOS, Windows and iOS, from Serif Ltd.
$21.99
one-time fee
Krita
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Krita is a professional free and open source painting program, available under the GPLv3 license. An art tool, it aims to support users with: -concept art -texture and matte painters -illustrations and comicsN/A
Pricing
Affinity PhotoKrita
Editions & Modules
iPad Edition
$21.99
one-time fee
Mac Edition
$54.99
one-time fee
Windows Edition
$54.99
one-time fee
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Affinity PhotoKrita
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Affinity PhotoKrita
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Affinity Photo

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User Ratings
Affinity PhotoKrita
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Affinity PhotoKrita
Likelihood to Recommend
Serif Europe
For single-person teams or very small teams, I think Affinity Photo is great as it has a one-off cost and no ongoing subscriptions. If people are familiar with the Adobe products it might take a period of adjusting to Affinity Photo. It might also be overkill for some people's needs. But it does offer everything and room to grow. So weighing up what you need to do with photos and seeing if it fits is important.
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Open Source
Krita is well suited for digital painting and drawing. It has a wide variety of brushes and tools that allow for a lot of flexibility and control when creating artwork. Krita is also good for creating textures and patterns. It has a wide variety of filters that can be applied to images to create interesting effects. Krita is also good for retouching photos and for creating digital illustrations.
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Pros
Serif Europe
  • It integrates with the other Affinity products really well.
  • Able to edit files that have been made in photoshop.
  • Good range of tools to touch up photos when needed.
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Open Source
  • A wide variety of brushes
  • A lot of customizations, for making a lot of textures and effects
  • A number of filters and tools you can easy use
  • Free
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Cons
Serif Europe
  • Performance was a bit slow. But this seems to have been improved with updates.
  • More video tutorials would be great.
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Open Source
  • The brushes could be made more realistic and responsive
  • The user interface is not always intuitive, and it can be difficult to find the tools you need
  • The software can be quite resource-intensive, and it can sometimes be slow to respond to input
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Alternatives Considered
Serif Europe
I think Affinity Photo is on par with Adobe PhotoShop. They are very similar products with both bringing many features users need. The main reason I picked Affinity Photo was its pricing of it. I didn't require Adobe products all the time. And felt they weren't offering me as much value.
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Open Source
I will not compare it with Adobe of Affinity Photo. This is more for photo editing and is a paid tool. The better comparison would be PaintTool SAI (still a paid one.) Krita and PaintTool SAI are both digital painting applications. Krita is free and open source, while PaintTool SAI is a paid application. Both applications have their strengths and weaknesses. Krita has a wide variety of features, including support for layers, filters, and brushes. It also has a wide selection of brush presets, and users can create their brushes. Krita is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux. PaintTool SAI is a simpler application with fewer features than Krita. It does not support layers or filters and has a more limited selection of brushes. However, it is faster and more lightweight than Krita. PaintTool SAI is available only for Windows. So even for a free tool, Krita would win in my book.
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Return on Investment
Serif Europe
  • It's been great knowing I have a tool ready to do intensive work if required on photos.
  • Gives me the ability to be more creative with my photos.
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Open Source
  • Its low cost and wide range of features make it an excellent value for the money.
  • Its ease of use means that even non-artists can produce high-quality art assets. This has saved me time and money in producing assets for my games, resulting in a higher return on investment.
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