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Affinity suite gets Mac and iPad memory update for big performance gains

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Affin (Image credit: Serif)

What you need to know

  • Serif has a new update for its Affinity suite.
  • It brings memory optimzation for some tasks.
  • Serif says it could make some processes up to 10 times quicker.

Serif has today announced an updated to its Affinity suite of products for Mac and iPad that could improve performance of some tasks tenfold.

The company stated:

Affinity Photo, Designer and Publisher have received another free update - superpowering their performance and making some tasks up to 10 times quicker. The improvements in version 1.10 have been placed right at the heart of the software, meaning you can do more, faster, whether you're using Affinity on Mac, Windows PC or iPad.

Serif MF Ashley Hewson said "We're proud that the Affinity apps already offer class-leading speeds in many tasks, and for our latest update we wanted to take a step back and really see what further levels of performance we could achieve."

The company has completely rewritten memory management in Affinity Publisher, so that really big documents with gigabytes worth of images can load instantly, offering smooth live editing and very fast scrolling across the whole document. Rendering in Affinity Designer is also much faster, and there are performance tweaks in Affinity Photo to add more efficiency when blending layers.

You can read more about the update here (opens in new tab), the new v1.10 is free to current users.

Stephen Warwick
Stephen Warwick

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