Affinity 2.4 Supports 50 New Cameras and 32-Bit HDR

Affinity 2.4 Supports 50 New Cameras and 32-Bit HDR

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Nottingham, UK—Software developer Serif rolled out its Affinity 2.4 creative suite. The suite includes Affinity Photo; vector graphic design software Affinity Designer; as well as page layout software Affinity Publisher. Moreover, all are available for Mac, Windows PC and iPad platforms.

Furthermore, Affinity Photo now supports over 50 more cameras and a key new HDR standard. Camera models from Sony, Panasonic as well as Nikon are among the new additions to the list of supported hardware in the free update. Specifically, those cameras are the Panasonic Lumix G9II and GH6; the Sony Alpha 7C II, 7CR, 7R V and 9 III; as well as the Nikon Z 8, Z 30 and Z f.

“These updates underline our commitment to making Affinity the optimal choice for professionals,” said Serif CEO Ashley Hewson. “As well as adding support for the latest cameras, we’ve worked with a leading global broadcaster to meet industry requirements for producing high dynamic range graphics, making Affinity the first design software package to deliver that capability. And the addition of DWG and DXF export is in response to the growing number of architecture practices around the world who are putting their faith in Affinity.”

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Photographers using RAW will also notice better performance from the SerifLabs RAW processing engine, as well as other time-saving tweaks and additions.

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Affinity Photo 2.4 offers high dynamic range support for sports graphics.

What’s more, a first is the addition of 32-bit HDR PNG 3rd Edition to existing True HDR support for Mac and Windows. Consequently, Affinity Photo meets all the key requirements for high dynamic range on-screen graphics. Moreover, this was a measure Serif implemented following consultation with leading sports broadcasters in North America. It also enables users to export images for HDR display in Google Chrome, with other browsers expected to follow.

There’s also good news for architects and other designers. Affinity Designer now supports both DWG and DXF export. This means designers can export outlines created in Affinity for use in various CAD applications, making it easier to incorporate Affinity into a professional workflow. Afinity-2.4-logo

Furthermore, the States Panel is another addition to Affinity Designer and Affinity Publisher. It’s particularly useful for managing different variations of a project or campaign. That’s because it eliminates the need to toggle layer visibility individually when switching between artboards in Designer or spreads in Publisher.

Affinity Photo, Designer and Publisher are available now as individual purchases or all together under the Affinity Universal License. There’s no ongoing subscription. Affinity Version 2.4 is free to download for existing users.

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