Affinity Photo

Affinity Photo means I never have to use Adobe Photoshop again.


User interface

Always show brush crosshair

Document setup

DPI 72
For copying into Sketch

Export options

Resampling Lanczos 3 (non-separable)
Embed ICC profile
Not necessary for web use


Just a quick refresher on different features.


Always use Lanczos 3 (non-separable) for the best quality. Processing speed is irrelevant.

  • Nearest Neighbor — Simple resampling which has the fastest processing time. Use for hard-edge images.
  • Bilinear — Algorithmic resampling for use when shrinking images.
  • Bicubic — Algorithmic resampling for use when enlarging images. Resampling is smoother than bilinear but has a slower processing time.
  • Lanczos 3 (separable) — Complex algorithmic resampling which gives the best results but with the longest processing time.
  • Lanczos 3 (non-separable) — The best results, but slightly slower than separable.