A new rival to the throne of Photoshop

Meet Affinity Photo, a new Photoshop rival.

Affinity Photo is a pro-level photo software and graphics editor. Real-time editing, meaning no previews, “apply” buttons, or hanging around to wait for an effect to render.

Best of all? Unlike the subscription-only Photoshop, you can currently download Affinity Photo for free. But only on Mac.

Affinity Photo is currently available for no charge since it is in public beta mode. Even when it is complete, however, it won't require a month-to-month subscription. Instead, it will be available for download for $49.99.

Check out the Beta sign-up here: