Adding Plugins to Affinity Photo on Mac

You can use Photoshop compatible plug-ins with Affinity Photo on Windows and Mac. Read the instructions for the Mac version.

AKVIS Plugins in Affinity Photo

Learn how to install the AKVIS plugins in this photo editor on Mac (for Windows click here):

Method 1.

Copy the plugin file into the plugins folder of Affinity Photo: HomeFolder/Library/Application Support/Affinity Photo/Plugins.

Plugins Folder for Affinity Photo

Method 2.

You can also add the plugins in the Affinity Preferences: Photoshop Plugins -> Open Default Folder in Finder. For example, you can choose the Adobe Plugins folder.

Preferences in Affinity Photo

Enable Allow "Unknown" plugins to be used.

Click on the Close button and re-start Affinity Photo.


To call the AKVIS plugins in Affinity Photo, choose Filters -> Plugins -> AKVIS and the plugin you want to use.


Note: To call the SmartMask plugin, make sure that the layer is unlocked.

Selection made in Affinity Photo cannot be transferred to the Chameleon plugin with the Chameleon - Grab Fragment command. You can use the selection tools in the plugin.