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Try Affinity Designer, Photo and Publisher free for six months

Creative software maker Affinity is offering everyone the opportunity to try its design, photo editing and page layout software free for six months.

The no-obligation trial period is particularly aimed at users who want more time to migrate to Affinity from their current software.

To help customers making the change, Affinity is offering a comprehensive support programme including learning videos and tutorials by its in-house experts and other professionals who already use the award-winning software.

The free trial is offered on Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer and Affinity Publisher on Mac, Windows PC and iPad. Those who download it are under no obligation to buy. For customers who want to make a purchase, the apps are currently available with 50% discount.

Affinity CEO Ashley Hewson says: “More people than ever are talking about the different creative software options available. And every day thousands more designers, artists and photographers take the decision to move to Affinity, joining the millions who already trust our software for their everyday professional workflow over the last ten years.

“One of the things we hear from potential customers is that they would value having an extended period to run Affinity alongside their existing software, to get used to the differences and adapt their working methods.

“So we’re saying ‘try everything and pay nothing’ because we understand making a change can be a big step, particularly for busy professionals.

“Anyone who takes the trial is under absolutely no obligation to buy – in fact we won’t even be taking payment details at that stage. We’re really excited about welcoming large numbers of users who’ve decided the time is right to make a change.”

To download the free trial, go to

Notes to editors

Affinity Designer is an award-winning vector graphics software setting the new industry standard in the world of design. Available for Windows, macOS and iPad, the super-smooth, feature-packed app is the choice of thousands of professional illustrators, web designers, game developers and other creatives looking to create high-quality concept art, print projects, logos, icons, UI designs, mock-ups and more.

As the only fully-loaded photo editor integrated across macOS, Windows and iPad, Affinity Photo is the first choice of millions of creative and photography professionals around the world. With incredible speed, power and precision, the award-winning software has everything you need to edit and retouch images, create multi-layered compositions, beautiful raster paintings and so much more.

Optimised for the latest tech on Windows, Mac and iPad—and chosen by Apple as its Mac App of the Year—Affinity Publisher is the next generation of professional page layout software. From books, magazines and marketing materials to social media templates, website mock-ups and more, this incredibly smooth, intuitive app gives you the power to combine your images, graphics and text to make beautiful layouts ready for publication.

Press contact

John Atkin
Head of PR

About Serif

Affinity grew from a vision to empower designers to produce high quality content in an effective and affordable way. In 10 years, the Affinity suite of creative products – Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer and Affinity Publisher – has become renowned for delivering powerful experiences for professionals.

Today, more than three million users around the world trust Affinity to create everything from complex multi-layered graphics to detailed technical diagrams, art and illustration, logos, mockups, documents, magazines and much more.

Affinity Designer, Affinity Photo and Affinity Publisher have been lauded for their lightning-fast performance and seamless cross-platform compatibility across macOS, Windows and iPadOS. Affinity has won a number of industry awards, including an Apple Design Award, Apple App of the Year for Mac and iPad and the Microsoft Application Developer of the Year.

Developed by UK company Serif, in March 2024 Affinity was acquired by Canva, the online visual communications and collaboration platform with a mission to empower everyone in the world to design.

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