Following on from the other thread I have been playing about with Affinity. It does have some issues, such as freezing up if you do something it doesn't like and for some odd reason it keeps losing track of the cursor/pointer meaning I have to close and reopen it... Some of the problems are linked to my familiarity with PS and lack of familiarity with the Affinity way of doing things but those are mostly a matter of time to solve. There are some things I don't like such as the need to 'export' everything rather than use a simple save as command - I didn't like this when I trialled their old PhotoPlus program and I still don't, far too easy to accidentally overwrite the layered 'afphoto' file with a non-layered one that's meant to be a JPEG as I've already found out.... It's also a bit annoying that once you've 'developed' a file and sent it to the editing mode any adjustments you made to the raw file's settings are lost - if you want to go back to it and make a slight adjustment you can't; you have to start again from scratch which I do consider a major flaw... Initially I also had major hassle with the Develop 'Persona' (stupid term, what's wrong with something logical like mode) refusing to open raw files in a usable form - they all came out horribly dark and unusable - which after going on their forum turned out to be solvable only by doing a full reset on initialising the software. It seems I may have inadvertently set some preferences which were either wrong or mutually compatible - it's not clear which. Anyway once sorted I finally got a usable image from the raw file I was trying to open. The result , developed and mostly edited in Affinity, appears below. It's nothing spectacular as it was just a handy file to have a play with... The Rotary Garden by Nigel Hayes, on Flickr My initial impressions are that Affinity, despite it's quirks and issues, is a remarkably versatile program despite being a fraction of the cost of proper Photshop.