Affinity Photo vs. Procreate

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
Procreate
Score 9.5 out of 10
N/A
Savage, headquartered in North Hobart, Tasmania, is dedicated to making exceptional creative tools. They are the creators of Procreate, a digital art and illustration app for iPad. Offering 100s of handmade brushes, a suite of artistic tools, advanced layer system, and its Valkyrie graphics engine — Procreate is designed to enable the creation of expressive sketches, rich paintings, gorgeous illustrations and beautiful animations.
$9.99
one-time fee
Pricing
Affinity PhotoProcreate
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 PhotoProcreate
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
Affinity PhotoProcreate
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Affinity PhotoProcreate
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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Savage Interactive
Procreate is well-suited for any illustrator, whether they're a beginner or an expert. It offers a vast range of features that will allow anyone with an artistic inclination to start creating right away. It's also appropriate for budding designers, artists, and animators. While the animation options offered aren't super premium, it is a good place to start learning about animating in layers, e.g., in Photoshop. Procreate isn't suitable for people who want to illustrate vector-based images. The app currently only supports raster images that can't be scaled up.
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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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Savage Interactive
  • Easy-To-Understand Interface
  • Wide Range of Brushes
  • Custom Asset Sizes
  • Animation Options
  • Intuitive Design
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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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Savage Interactive
  • More animation support
  • Vector Illustrations
  • Cross Platform Functionality
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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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Savage Interactive
Procreate is the easiest to understand out of all this software. I use it on my iPad, and I find that drawing with the Apple Pencil straight on Procreate is intuitive and simple, unlike using the complicated pen tool on Adobe Illustrator. As I've mentioned earlier, Procreate is a great app for beginners, whereas both Illustrator and Photoshop have steep learning curves. If you want to dive into designing right away, Procreate is your best option!
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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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Savage Interactive
  • Positive impact on delivery times
  • Positive impact on creative to designer communication
  • Positive impact on team to client communication through detailed mockups
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