Affinity Photo Macros: Use Them to Speed Up Your Workflow
Updated on October 6, 2020
True or false? We should always be looking for ways to speed up workflow.
For me, that answer is always true.
Affinity Photo has lots of ways of making photo editing faster. One example: Macros.
Macros are an easy way to speed up workflow. When you're working on an image and you think you have an idea for an interesting style or effect, one that you might use again later, you can turn it into a macro. A macro is a file that includes a series of edits. Affinity Photo makes the process simple.
Let's say you have three images open in Affinity Photo and you want to apply a similar effect to each of them. You can use a macro to record the edits you make on the first image and apply those edits to the other two images automatically.
Creating the StyleAfter hitting the record button in the Macro window, Affinity Photo will keep track of any steps you take while editing an image.
For this example, I'll add two adjustment layers: a Curves Adjustment and a Black & White Adjustment. I can use the Curves Adjustment to create an S-shape on the graph and increase the contrast of the image. The Black & White Adjustment will make the image black and white as well as increase contrast when I adjust the sliders.