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Affinity Photo (Mac): Plug-ins Support

Currently Adobe® Photoshop® Plug-in support is still ongoing. Some plug-ins may not be recognised, refuse to launch or present a few issues while running. The list below (work in progress) is intended to serve as an indication of what to expect when running them with Affinity Photo 1.5 for Mac. Due to the recent changes/improvements during the beta phase and (external) plugin updates it may contain some inaccuracies/errors. Click on each plugin name for additional details.

* Tested/checked with Affinity Photo 1.6

ABSoft (Neatlab)

Neat Image 8 *

Neat Image 8.3.1 | Affinity Photo 1.6.6
Compatible | Officially supported.

Plug-in officially supported by ABSoft.

Acclaim Software

Focus Magic *

Focus Magic v4.02 | Affinity Photo 1.6.6 Beta 7
Compatible (minor issues).

Known issues:
- exif/orientation issues (rasterising the layer before starting the plugin fixes the orientation issue)
- [TO CHECK] colour profiles not honoured (only sRGB works) - affects all plugins

AKVIS

Charcoal *

Charcoal v.2.0.336.13551 (64bit) | Affinity Photo 1.6.6 Beta 7
Not compatible.

The plugin is detected and appears in the Filters menu but it's always greyed out.

Draw *

Draw v.5.0.514.15116 (64bit) | Affinity Photo 1.6.6 Beta 7
Not compatible.

The plugin is detected and appears in the Filters menu but it's always greyed out.

NatureArt *

NatureArt v.8.0.1600.12224 (64bit) | Affinity Photo 1.6.6 Beta 7
Not compatible.

The plugin is detected and appears in the Filters menu but it's always greyed out.

Neon *

AKVIS Neon 2.5.370.14176 (64bit) | Affinity Photo 1.6.6 Beta 7
Not compatible.

The plugin is detected and appears in the Filters menu but it's always greyed out.

Pastel *

AKVIS Pastel 2.0.357.13387 (64bit) | Affinity Photo 1.6.6 Beta 7
Not compatible.

The plugin is detected and appears in the Filters menu but it's always greyed out.

Watercolor *

AKVIS Watercolor 1.0.173.14091 (64bit) | Affinity Photo 1.6.6 Beta 7
Not compatible.

The plugin is detected and appears in the Filters menu but it's always greyed out.

Alien Skin Software

Blow Up *

Blow Up 3.0.0.712 | Affinity Photo 1.6.6
Not compatible.

Does nothing/doesn't run.

Exposure X *

Exposure X 3.0.4.86 | Affinity Photo 1.6.6
Not compatible.

Does nothing/doesn't run.

Eye Candy *

Eye Candy 7.1.0.1203 | Affinity Photo 1.6.6
Not compatible.

Does nothing/doesn't run.

Snap Art 4 *

Snap Art 4.1.0.151 | Affinity Photo 1.6.6
Not compatible.

Does nothing/doesn't run.

Anthropics

LandscapePro

Not tested.

PortraitPro 12 Studio Edition

PortraitPro 12.4.5 Studio Edition (64bits) | Affinity Photo 1.4.1.
Compatible

Known issues:
- No known issues

PortraitPro 15 Studio Edition

PortraitPro 15.4.2 Studio Edition (64bits) | Affinity Photo 1.5 Beta 12
Compatible

Known issues:
- No known issues.

PortraitPro Body

Not tested.

Athentech Imaging

Perfectly Clear Complete

Perfectly Clear Complete 2.2.5 | Affinity Photo 1.5.1
Not compatible.

Runs but the plugin preview is corrupted and fills the image with a solid colour on exit, even if we cancel the plugin.

ColorPerfect (C F Systems)

ColorPerfect

ColorPerfect 2.22a | Affinity Photo 1.6
Not compatible.

Corel

ParticleShop *

ParticleShop 1.2.566 | Affinity Photo 1.6.6 Beta 7
Not compatible.

Crashes Affinity Photo on launch.

DxO Labs

FilmPack 5 *

FilmPack 5 Elite v5.5.4 (64 bits) | Affinity Photo 1.6.6 Beta 7
Not compatible.

Crashes Affinity Photo on launch.

ViewPoint 3 *

ViewPoint 3 (64bits) | Affinity Photo 1.6.6 Beta 7
Not compatible.

Crashes Affinity Photo on launch.

ePaperPress

PTLens

PTLens 1.7.1 | Affinity Photo 1.5 Beta 12.
Compatible (minor issues).

Know issues:
- the PTLensShift actions (Photoshop actions) cannot be used in Affinity Photo.

FaronStudio

PixPlant 3

PixPlant 3.0.11 | Affinity Photo 1.5 (1.5.2 Beta 2)
Not compatible.

Appears in the Filters menu but doesn't run/work.

Filter Forge

Filter Forge 5

Filter Forge 5.011 | Affinity Photo 1.5 Beta 12
Runs but has issues.

Known issues:
- doesn't work/run with 16bit images (works fine with 8bit images).

Filter Forge 6

Filter Forge 6.005 | Affinity Photo 1.5 Beta 12
Runs but has issues.

Know issues:
- doesn't work/run with 16bit images (works fine with 8bit images).

Flaming Pear

SuperBladePro *

SuperBladePro v1.93 | Affinity Photo 1.6.7 Beta 1
Not compatible.

Known issues:
- runs but plug-in preview and output are corrupted. Doesn't recognise pixel selections.
- may crash Affinity Photo on exit

India ink *

India Ink v1.9999 | Affinity Photo 1.6.7 Beta 1
Not compatible.

Known issues:
- runs but plug-in preview and output are corrupted.
- may crash Affinity Photo on exit.

Google Nik Collection

The Google Nik Collection is now available for free.

Analog Efex Pro 2

Analog Efex Pro 2.0.12.10 x64 (v1.2.11) | Affinity Photo 1.5.1
Compatible (minor issues).

Known issues:
- Nik Collection will NOT run properly if Affinity Photo is in Separated Mode. After applying or cancelling the plug-in, the document canvas will turn black. Go to menu View New View to create a new view first, then close the original document view and continue working with the new one.
- images taken in portrait mode display in landscape orientation in the filter preview window (although output correctly).
- no preference to apply the filtered effect to a separate layer
- occasional crashes

Color Efex Pro 4

Color Efex Pro 4.3.24.10 x64 (v1.2.11) | Affinity Photo 1.5.1
Compatible (minor issues).

Known issues:
- Nik Collection will NOT run properly if Affinity Photo is in Separated Mode. After applying or cancelling the plug-in, the document canvas will turn black. Go to menu View New View to create a new view first, then close the original document view and continue working with the new one.
- images taken in portrait mode display in landscape orientation in the filter preview window (although output correctly).
- no preference to apply the filtered effect to a separate layer

Dfine 2

Dfine 2.2.21.10 x64 (v1.2.11) | Affinity Photo 1.5.1
Compatible (minor issues).

Known issues:
- images taken in portrait mode display in landscape orientation in the filter preview window (although output correctly).
- no preference to apply the filtered effect to a separate layer

HDR Efex Pro 2

HDR Efex Pro 2.2.24.10 x64 (v1.2.11) | Affinity Photo 1.5.1
Runs but has issues.

Known issues:
- Runs but can only be applied to a single image (layer). There’s no interface to access the Image Selection Dialog ( similar to *File > Automate > Merge to HDR Efex Pro 2…* in Photoshop) or to Nik Selective Tool to load a set of bracketed images.
- images taken in portrait mode display in landscape orientation in the filter preview window (although output correctly).
- Nik Collection will NOT run properly if Affinity Photo is in Separated Mode.
After applying or cancelling the plug-in, the document canvas will turn black. Go to menu View New View to create a new view first, then close the original document view and continue working with the new one.

Sharpener Pro 3

Sharpener Pro 3.1.21.10 x64 (v1.2.11) | Affinity Photo 1.5.1
Runs but has issues.

Known issues:
- Sharpener Pro 3:(1) RAW Presharpener: runs but cannot be used with RAW images in Affinity Photo (there's no way to run plugins from the Develop Persona). Nik Collection Selective Tool not supported.
- images in portrait orientation display in landscape orientation in the filter's preview window. The output is in the correct orientation (portrait).
- no preference to apply the filtered effect to a separate layer

Silver Efex Pro 2

Silver Efex Pro 2.2.24.10 x64 (v1.2.11) | Affinity Photo 1.5.1
Compatible (minor issues).

Known issues:
- Nik Collection will NOT run properly if Affinity Photo is in Separated Mode. After applying or cancelling the plug-in, the document canvas will turn black. Go to menu View New View to create a new view first, then close the original document view and continue working with the new one.
- images taken in portrait mode display in landscape orientation in the filter preview window (although output correctly).
- no preference to apply the filtered effect to a separate layer

Viveza 2

Viveza 2.1.21.10 x64 (v1.2.11) | Affinity Photo 1.5.1
Runs but has issues.

Known issues:
- colours corrupted/shifted in filter's preview (both with 8 and 16bit images) except at 100% zoom
- images taken in portrait mode display in landscape orientation in the filter preview window (although output correctly).
- no preference to apply the filtered effect to a separate layer

Imagenomic

Noiseware

Noiseware 5.0.3 (build 5033) | Affinity Photo 1.5.1
Runs but has issues.

Known issues:
- Works with 8 bit colour formats only. Crashes Affinity Photo when working with 16 bit images. Convert the image to 8 bit colour format to use the plug-in.

Portraiture

Portraiture 2.3.5 (build 2352) | Affinity Photo 1.5.1
Runs but has issues.

Known issues:
- Works with 8 bit colour formats only. Crashes Affinity Photo when working with 16 bit images. Convert the image to 8 bit colour format to use the plug-in.

Realgrain

Realgrain 2.0.1 (build 2013) | Affinity Photo 1.5.1
Runs but has issues.

Known issues:
- Works with 8 bit colour formats only. Crashes Affinity Photo when working with 16 bit images. Convert the image to 8 bit colour format to use the plug-in.

Intelligent Imaging Solutions

piccure+

Not compatible (piccure+ 2.5.0.96) . Tested with Affinity Photo 1.5 Beta 2.
Runs but doesn't output anything, just freezes Affinity Photo (beachballing). Must Force Quit Affinity Photo.

Macphun Software

Macphun Software

Aurora HDR 2018 *

Aurora HDR 2018 1.1.0 (1856) | Affinity Photo 1.6.6 Beta 7
Not compatible.

Displays a plug-in started dialog/notification then hangs. Must Force Quit Affinity Photo.

Luminar 2018 *

Luminar 1.0.0 (2057) | Affinity Photo 1.6.7 Beta 1
Not compatible.

Displays a plug-in started dialog/notification then hangs. Must Force Quit Affinity Photo.

Luminar *

Luminar 1.2.2 (4749) | Affinity Photo 1.6.6 Beta 7
Not compatible.

Crashes Affinity Photo on start.

Macphun Creative Kit

Focus *

Focus 1.1.0.510 | Affinity Photo 1.6.6 Beta 7
Not compatible.

Displays a plug-in started dialog/notification then hangs. Must Force Quit Affinity Photo.

FX Photo Studio *

FX Photo Studio 3.1.0.418 | Affinity Photo 1.6.6 Beta 7
Not compatible.

Displays a plug-in started dialog/notification then hangs. Must Force Quit Affinity Photo.

Intensify *

Intensify 1.2.0.806 | Affinity Photo 1.6.6 Beta 7
Not compatible.

Displays a plug-in started dialog/notification then hangs. Must Force Quit Affinity Photo.

Noiseless *

Noiseless 1.3.2.887 | Affinity Photo 1.6.6 Beta 7
Not compatible.

Displays a plug-in started dialog/notification then hangs. Must Force Quit Affinity Photo.

Snapheal *

Snapheal 1.5.1087 | Affinity Photo 1.6.6 Beta 7
Not compatible.

Displays a plug-in started dialog/notification then hangs. Must Force Quit Affinity Photo.

Tonality *

Tonality 1.4.0.1314 | Affinity Photo 1.6.6 Beta 7
Not compatible.

Displays a plug-in started dialog/notification then hangs. Must Force Quit Affinity Photo.

Mister Retro

Light Leaker 1.0

Light Leaker 1.0 | Affinity Photo 1.5 RC1
Not compatible.

Freezes Affinity Photo after plug-in's launch (beachballing).

Machine Wash Deluxe 2.0

Not tested.

Permanent Press 1.0

Permanent Press 1.0 | Affinity Photo 1.5 RC1
Not compatible.

Does nothing when launched.

Permanent Press 2.0

Permanent Press 2.0 | Affinity Photo 1.5 RC1
Not compatible.

Freezes Affinity Photo after plug-in's launch (beachballing). Must Force Quit Affinity Photo.

Retrographer

Retrographer 1.01 | Affinity Photo 1.5 RC1
Runs but has issues.

Known issues:
- images taken in portrait mode display in landscape orientation in the filter preview window (although output correctly).
- In Affinity Photo only works correctly with 8 bits RGB images. The plug-in supports 8 bits RGB / CMYK colour formats.
- occasional crashes.

Spot Wash Dirt

Not tested.

Spot Wash Halftone

Not tested.

ON1

ON1 Photo 10

Effects 10

Effects 10 (ON1 Photo 10) | Affinity Photo 1.5 RC1
Not compatible.

Not recognised. Doesn't appears in the Filters menu.

Enhance 10

Enhance 10 (ON1 Photo 10) | Affinity Photo 1.5 RC1
Not compatible.

Not recognised. Doesn't appears in the Filters menu.

Portrait 10

Portrait 10 (ON1 Photo 10) | Affinity Photo 1.5 RC1
Not compatible.

Not recognised. Doesn't appears in the Filters menu.

ON1 Photo RAW 2017

Develop 2017 *

Develop 2017 (ON1 Photo RAW 2017) | Affinity Photo 1.6.6 Beta 8
Not compatible.

Not recognised. Doesn't appears in the Filters menu.

Effects 2017 *

Effects 2017 (ON1 Photo RAW 2017) | Affinity Photo 1.6.6 Beta 8
Not compatible.

Not recognised. Doesn't appears in the Filters menu.

Resize 2017 *

Resize 2017 (ON1 Photo RAW 2017) | Affinity Photo 1.6.6 Beta 8
Not compatible.

Not recognised/supported.

ON1 Photo RAW 2018

Develop 2018 *

Develop 2018 Beta 3 (ON1 Photo RAW 2018) | Affinity Photo 1.6.6 Beta 8
Not compatible.

Not recognised. Doesn't appear in the Filters menu.

Effects 2018 *

Effects 2018 Beta 3 (ON1 Photo RAW 2018) | Affinity Photo 1.6.6 Beta 8
Not compatible.

Not recognised. Doesn't appear in the Filters menu.

Resize 2018 *

Resize 2018 Beta 3 (ON1 Photo RAW 2018) | Affinity Photo 1.6.6 Beta 8
Not compatible.

Not recognised/supported.

RC-Astro | Russell Croman

GradientXTerminator *

GradientXTerminator 1.3.0 (Macintosh 64-bit) | Affinity Photo 1.6.7 Beta 1
Runs but has issues.

Known issues:
Requests the product key every time it's launched.

Topaz Labs

Topaz Studio

Topaz Studio 1.5 *

Studio v1.5.2 | Affinity Photo 1.6.6 Beta 7
Compatible (minor issues).

Known issues:
- exif/orientation issues (rasterising the layer before starting the plugin fixes the orientation issue)
- [TO CHECK] colour profiles not honoured (only sRGB works) - affects all plugins

Clarity *

Topaz Clarity in Studio | Affinity Photo 1.6.6 Beta 7
Compatible (minor issues).

Known issues:
- exif/orientation issues (rasterising the layer before starting the plugin fixes the orientation issue)
- [TO CHECK] colour profiles not honoured (only sRGB works) - affects all plugins

Detail *

Topaz Detail in Studio | Affinity Photo 1.6.6 Beta 7
Compatible (minor issues).

Known issues:
- exif/orientation issues (rasterising the layer before starting the plugin fixes the orientation issue)
- [TO CHECK] colour profiles not honoured (only sRGB works) - affects all plugins

Impression *

Topaz Impression in Studio | Affinity Photo 1.6.6 Beta 7
Runs but there's still major issues (unusable/corrupted output).

Known issues:
- browse/community features don't work
- there's issues loading the strokes in the Stroke section (probably due to App Store sandboxing restrictions).
- thumbnails/previews show only solid colours (no image), eventually related with the stroke's issue.
- unusable/corrupted output due to the problems mentioned above
- exif/orientation issues (rasterising the layer before starting the plugin fixes the orientation issue)
- [TO CHECK] colour profiles not honoured (only sRGB works) - affects all plugins

Simplify *

Topaz Simplify in Studio | Affinity Photo 1.6.6
Compatible (minor issues).

Known issues:
- exif/orientation issues (rasterising the layer before starting the plugin fixes the orientation issue)
- [TO CHECK] colour profiles not honoured (only sRGB works) - affects all plugins

Topaz Labs (Plugins)

Adjust 5.2 *

Adjust 5.2.0 | Affinity Photo 1.6.6 Beta 7
Compatible but there's still issues.

Known issues:
- unreliable, may crash on start when used after other filters. Usually runs from a clean state (immediately after Affinity Photo launch).
- exif/orientation issues (rasterising the layer before starting the plugin fixes the orientation issue)
- [TO CHECK] colour profiles not honoured (only sRGB works) - affects all plugins

B&W Effects 2.1 *

B&W Effects 2.1.0 | Affinity Photo 1.6.6 Beta 7
Compatible but there's still issues.

Known issues:
- unreliable, may crash on start when used after other filters. Usually runs from a clean state (immediately after Affinity Photo launch).
- exif/orientation issues (rasterising the layer before starting the plugin fixes the orientation issue)
- [TO CHECK] colour profiles not honoured (only sRGB works) - affects all plugins

Clarity 1.0 *

Clarity 1.0.0 | Affinity Photo 1.6.6 Beta 7
Compatible but there's still issues.

Known issues:
- unreliable, may crash on start when used after other filters. Usually runs from a clean state (immediately after Affinity Photo launch).
- exif/orientation issues (rasterising the layer before starting the plugin fixes the orientation issue)
- [TO CHECK] colour profiles not honoured (only sRGB works) - affects all plugins

Clean 3.1 *

Clean 3.1.0 | Affinity Photo 1.6.6 Beta 7
Compatible (minor issues).

Known issues:
- exif/orientation issues (rasterising the layer before starting the plugin fixes the orientation issue)
- [TO CHECK] colour profiles not honoured (only sRGB works) - affects all plugins

DeJpeg 4 *

DeJpeg 4.0.1 | Affinity Photo 1.6.6 Beta 7
Compatible but there's still issues.

Known issues:
- unreliable, may crash on start when used after other filters. Usually runs from a clean state (immediately after Affinity Photo launch).
- exif/orientation issues (rasterising the layer before starting the plugin fixes the orientation issue)
- [TO CHECK] colour profiles not honoured (only sRGB works) - affects all plugins

DeNoise 6 *

DeNoise 6.0.2 | Affinity Photo 1.6.6 Beta 7
Compatible (minor issues)

Known issues:
- exif/orientation issues (rasterising the layer before starting the plugin fixes the orientation issue)
- [TO CHECK] colour profiles not honoured (only sRGB works) - affects all plugins

Detail 3.2 *

Detail 3.2.0 | Affinity Photo 1.6.7 Beta 1
Compatible (has minor issues).

Known issues:
- exif/orientation issues (rasterising the layer before starting the plugin fixes the orientation issue)
- [TO CHECK] colour profiles not honoured (only sRGB works) - affects all plugins

Glow 2 *

Glow 2.0.1 | Affinity Photo 1.6.7 Beta 1
Compatible but there's still issues.

Known issues:
- unreliable, may crash on start when used after other filters. Usually runs from a clean state (immediately after Affinity Photo launch).
- browse/community features don't work
- exif/orientation issues (rasterising the layer before starting the plugin fixes the orientation issue)
- [TO CHECK] colour profiles not honoured (only sRGB works) - affects all plugins

Impression 2 *

Impression 2.0.5 | Affinity Photo 1.6.7 Beta 1
Runs but there's still major issues (unusable/corrupted output).

Known issues:
- browse/community features don't work
- there's issues loading the strokes in the Stroke section (probably due to App Store sandboxing restrictions).
- thumbnails/previews show only solid colours (no image), eventually related with the stroke's issue.
- unusable/corrupted output due to the problems mentioned above
- exif/orientation issues (rasterising the layer before starting the plugin fixes the orientation issue)
- [TO CHECK] colour profiles not honoured (only sRGB works) - affects all plugins

InFocus *

InFocus 1.1 | Affinity Photo 1.6.7 Beta 1
Runs but have issues.

Known issues:
- unreliable, may crash on start when used after other filters. Usually runs from a clean state (immediately after Affinity Photo launch).
- exif/orientation issues (rasterising the layer before starting the plugin fixes the orientation issue)
- [TO CHECK] colour profiles not honoured (only sRGB works) - affects all plugins

Lens Effects 1.2 *

Lens Effects 1.2.0 | Affinity Photo 1.6.7 Beta 1
Runs but has issues.

Known issues:
- unreliable, may crash on start when used after other filters. Usually runs from a clean state (immediately after Affinity Photo launch).
- exif/orientation issues (rasterising the layer before starting the plugin fixes the orientation issue)
- [TO CHECK] colour profiles not honoured (only sRGB works) - affects all plugins

PhotoFXlab

PhotoFXlab 1.2.11 | Affinity Photo 1.5 RC1
Runs but has issues.

Known issues:
- unreliable, may crash on start when used after other filters. Usually runs from a clean state (immediately after Affinity Photo launch).
- images in portrait orientation display in landscape orientation in the filter's preview window. The output is in the correct orientation (portrait).

ReMask 5

ReMask 5 | Affinity Photo 1.5 RC1
Not compatible.

Displays error message:
Cannot Proceed
Transparency is locked, please unlock the transparency.

This plug-in is NOT compatible with PhotoFXLab.

ReStyle

ReStyle 1.0 | Affinity Photo 1.5 RC1
Runs but has issues.

Known issues:
- unreliable, may crash on start when used after other filters. Usually runs from a clean state (immediately after Affinity Photo launch).
- images in portrait orientation display in landscape orientation in the filter's preview window. The output is in the correct orientation (portrait).

Simplify

Simplify 4.1.1 | Affinity Photo 1.5 RC1.
Compatible (minor issues)

Known issues:
- images in portrait orientation display in landscape orientation in the filter's preview window. The output is in the correct orientation (portrait).

Star Effects

Star Effects v1.1.0 | Affinity Photo 1.5 RC1
Runs but has issues.

Known issues:
- unreliable, may crash on start when used after other filters. Usually runs from a clean state (immediately after Affinity Photo launch).
- images in portrait orientation display in landscape orientation in the filter's preview window. The output is in the correct orientation (portrait).

Texture Effects 2

Texture Effects 2.0 | Affinity Photo 1.5 Beta 6
Not compatible.

The plug-in is recognised/runs but doesn’t display/cannot access presets/assets even running the standalone version immediately after plug-in installation. It also doesn’t apply custom effects. Sometimes crashes on launch. Usually runs from a clean state (immediately after Affinity Photo launch).

UltraSeps

UltraSeps 2

UltraSeps 2 | Affinity Photo 1.5.1
Not compatible.

http://www.ultraseps.com

Vertus

Fluid Mask 3

Fluid Mask 3.3.14 | Affinity Photo 1.5 Beta 6.
Not compatible.

Refuses to launch/does nothing.

Zaxwerks

3D Invigorator for Photoshop

3D Invigorator for Photoshop 6.1.1 | Affinity Photo 1.5.1
Not compatible.

Detected/listed in the Filters menu but crashes Affinity Photo on launch.

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