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1 May 2015

With the release of a new Affinity Photo beta version today, Affinity announced a photo contest that will award the winner $1,000 in cash. You just have to use Affinity Photo to edit your entry.


Details of the contest were sent in an email to anyone who downloaded the free beta, whose text read:

We are delighted to announce a special free-to-enter photography contest where the winner will receive a massive $1,000 in cash!

The contest, run in conjunction with photography competition site Shoot The Frame, only has one main requirement -- that you use Affinity Photo (still free in beta) to edit any photos you enter.

This means there's no restriction on subject matter -- landscapes, wildlife, architecture, portraits, etc. are all accepted -- and you can also submit as many entries to the competition as you wish for more chances to win!

The contest closes on 31st May and the winner will be announced on the 15th June through our usual channels and on the Shoot the Frame Facebook page, which is worth a like to get inspired!

More information about the contest is available in a blog entry, which notes:

You can enter as many photos as you want and of any type; portraits, landscapes, wildlife, seascapes, commercial, underwater, anything. And you can enter from any part of the world, it's an international contest! The only rule is, you need to edit or adjust your images in Affinity Photo for Mac.

Entries must be 5-MB or smaller JPEGs posted before the closing date of May 31. See the rules for more details.


Highlights of the latest build of Affinity Photo, released today, include:

  • Gradient tool now works on pixels layers, masks, adjustments and Live Filter Layers
  • ABR brush import
  • Improved PSD import including support for reading in guides
  • New Z-Map Blur Filter
  • White Balance development is now in Kelvin and defaults to "As Shot"

Mac OS X 10.7.5 or later running on a 64-bit processor is required. More details about the build are available on the Affinity Photo Beta forum.

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