Affinity Photo vs. QuarkXPress

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
QuarkXPress
Score 9.5 out of 10
N/A
QuarkXPress from Quark Software headquartered in Denver introduces modern responsive web design with Flex Layouts, reimagined Tables, and productivity-boosting design features.
$249
per year per user
Pricing
Affinity PhotoQuarkXPress
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 PhotoQuarkXPress
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Affinity PhotoQuarkXPress
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
Affinity PhotoQuarkXPress
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.6
(6 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Affinity PhotoQuarkXPress
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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Quark Software Inc.
I used QuarkXPress to maintain a proper page layout for the UI which I receive from a UIUX developer. I develop Graphic Illustrations on the digital canvas to create creative content on the page design set and to develop designer headlines and sub-headlines where writers and editors can amend the text and place the copped images.
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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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Quark Software Inc.
  • Excellent project conversion into PDFs and digital formats.
  • Incredibly user friendly and intuitive to use.
  • Works seamlessly with our Adobe Suite of programs.
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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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Quark Software Inc.
  • Currently does not have a way to open really old archived QuarkXPress files.
  • Text manipulation could be expanded upon (ie be able to warp or distort text).
  • Be able to output files in InDesign format.
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Usability
Serif Europe
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Quark Software Inc.
This is an industry standard. It is intuitive and pretty simple. I have been using it for 40 years and by no means do I use its potential, rather it does just what I want it to do.
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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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Quark Software Inc.
QuarkXPress simply blew the competition out of the water when it came to pricing and scalability in our business. Every employee that uses Quark always speaks very highly about using the software. We are not a large company but, the amount of money saved on the cost of each license was about 60% when compared to the competitors' products.
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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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Quark Software Inc.
  • On different computers, it does crash.
  • Issues with accidental (program) photo overrides.
  • Corrupted photo formats.
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ScreenShots

QuarkXPress Screenshots

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