Normally I wouldn’t post what clearly is a marketing ploy, but in this case it’s a significant one that may have implications for some of you.
Affinity Photo is still on sale (until July 21st), but Macintosh users can buy the current version and get what is promised as version 1.5 update for free, scheduled for “autumn." That update appears to be significant: 32-bit HDR merges, a new tone mapping workspace, focus stacking support, batch processing, and the addition of macros in the product (similar to Photoshop’s Actions). See the new features here.
Meanwhile, Windows users don’t need to be jealous much longer. Affinity Designer is currently in a free public beta, and Affinity Photo is expected to join that soon. Sign up to be a beta tester here.