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Another free update for Affinity creative software

With Affinity creative software currently discounted by 40% for Black Friday, developer Serif has taken the opportunity to push its latest free update.
Affinity v2.3 is now available

Version 2.3 is now available to download for Serif’s vector graphics software Affinity Designer, photo editing software Affinity Photo and page layout software Affinity Publisher on Mac, Windows PC and iPad.

Updates include:

  • The addition of a Spiral Tool, which allows easy creation of complex spirals including linear, decaying, Fibonacci and plotted
  • A new pixel grid available in all apps, which can be turned on in addition to the main grid and appears when zoomed in for precision editing
  • PDF improvements including up to 256-bit password protection and a new tags panel for adding alt text to images and objects in Affinity Publisher
  • Various other improvements including background colour control for asset libraries, more options in move data entry, find and replace tweaks along with optimisations for macOS Sonoma and iOS 17.

Affinity Photo, Designer and Publisher can be bought individually for different platforms, or all together under the Affinity Universal Licence. There’s no ongoing subscription. For more information go to

Version 2.3 is free to download for existing users.



Press contact

John Atkin
Head of PR

About Serif

Serif launched in 1987 and built up a reputation for quality and reliability based on an award-winning range of software for PC – low-cost alternatives to high-end publishing and graphics packages.

The focus of development then switched to a next-generation suite of lean, super-fast apps for creative professionals using Mac, Windows and iPad. Affinity Designer, the first Affinity app, was released in 2014. Affinity Photo followed in 2015 and the launch of Affinity Publisher in 2019 meant Serif boasted a full creative suite of applications covering photo editing, graphic design and desktop publishing.

Affinity Version 2, launched in November 2022, represents a complete reimagining of the Affinity suite with new features and enhancements, plus a redesigned UI, for a fluid and powerful working experience. The launch at the same time of Affinity Publisher 2 for iPad means the entire Affinity suite is integrated across Mac, PC and iPad.

Affinity products have won some of the biggest awards in the industry, gained plaudits from reviewers, and been adopted by millions of users worldwide.

Serif employs around 90 people at its HQ in Nottingham, UK.

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