Affinity Photo, Designer, Publisher Updated With Support for Apple M1 Chip

Affinity Photo, Designer, Publisher Updated With Support for Apple M1 Chip

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Serif has updated its Affinity Photo, Designer, and Publisher apps with support for the Apple M1 chip and macOS Big Sur.

We’re thrilled to share that the 1.8.6 update for the macOS versions of our apps is fully compatible with Apple’s latest macOS update, Big Sur, and is also optimized for M1—Apple’s newly-launched chip, specifically designed for the Mac. This is great news for our users because the architecture of the M1, particularly having such a high-performance GPU with unified memory with the CPU, is perfect for professional creative applications. The advantages are particularly noticeable when working on documents with thousands of pixel layers, vector objects and text. Edits to pixel layers are best handled on the GPU, while vector and text on the CPU, so when you have unified memory, it allows much faster handling of these complex documents.

Affinity Photo, Designer, Publisher Updated With Support for Apple M1 Chip

The company says users will get a more responsive user experience with respect to painting, pixel editing, filter effects, document rendering and more. The apps can handle many more elements like adjustment layers and live filters before performance suffers. Serif has seen speed increases of over 3x on the new MacBook Air.

You can download or purchase the new Affinity apps from the link below.

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Affinity Photo, Designer, Publisher Updated With Support for Apple M1 Chip

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