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Affinity six-month free trial

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Get a six-month free trial of our award-winning photo editing, page layout, graphic design and illustration software – even if you’ve tried it before!

We know it’s daunting to switch your creative software, so we want to give you plenty of time to test out Affinity before you commit. And for those of you who may have tried it before but didn’t buy for whatever reason, we’ve reset all trials so you can give it another go for a longer period of time.

No obligation to buy, no payment details required to sign up.

Your free trial gives you access to all Affinity products on Mac, Windows and iPad

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Graphic design & illustration

  • Create stunning illustrations
  • Digitally draw and paint
  • Design unique graphics, logos and branding
  • Produce high quality concept art and games
  • Switch between fully-featured vector and raster workspaces
  • Easily place files and import Adobe files
  • Utilize an unlimited number of artboards
  • Work non-destructively with patterns and vector layers
  • More than 1 million percent zoom!
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Photo editing

  • Edit and retouch images
  • Create multi-layer photo compositions and beautiful raster paintings
  • Work non-destructively with live filters and unlimited layers
  • Take advantage of hundreds of timesaving tools
  • Make the most precise selections, even down to strands of hair
  • Shoot in RAW and enjoy an end-to-end 32-bit experience
  • Choose from an enormous library of brushes, import .ABR files or make your own
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Page layout & design

  • Combine images, graphics and text to produce spectacular layouts for any project
  • Construct books, newsletters and magazines
  • Create posters, flyers, presentations and certificates
  • Use advanced text tools to make your typography stand out
  • Easily place files and work with other file formats without issue
  • Produce the highest-quality output for digital or print publication
  • Full color management and live previews
  • Switch between the advanced toolsets of other Affinity apps

Loved by millions across the globe

  • Apple’s Design Award
  • PC Pro’s App of the Year award
  • Photography news Best Software
  • Digital Arts’ Editors Choice award
  • Apple Editors’ Choice award
  • Windows’ Developer Award
  • Creative Bloq award
  • Apple’s App of the Year award
  • Expert reviews
  • TIPA Best Imaging Software
  • Stuff App of the Year
  • Amateur Award
  • Stuff Gadget
  • Apple’s Design Award
  • PC Pro’s App of the Year award
  • Photography news Best Software
  • Digital Arts’ Editors Choice award
  • Apple Editors’ Choice award
  • Windows’ Developer Award
  • Creative Bloq award
  • Apple’s App of the Year award
  • Expert reviews
  • TIPA Best Imaging Software
  • Stuff App of the Year
  • Amateur Award
  • Stuff Gadget

“Affinity is my most important tool. I love it because it’s just one program and I don’t need anything else. I can do what I want and it does it well.”

Marit Van Ekelenaburg, Macro Photographer

“The Affinity suite has brought a level of flexibility that wasn’t there with our previous software.”

Dave Moyes, Information Management Partner at SimpsonHaugh architects

“Affinity Designer has proven to be an invaluable part of my creative process. What sets this software apart is its remarkable intuitiveness.”

Luc Sauve, Graphic Designer

Why Affinity?

  • Its power and reliability (more than 1,000,000% zoom and no ‘spinning ball of death’!)
  • Non-destructive editing for ultimate flexibility
  • No more bloated ‘smart objects’ (Affinity’s live filters and image layers allow you to work much more efficiently)
  • Real-time adjustment layers (no more guessing when applying a filter)
  • iPad apps pack the same power as the desktop, not just a cut-down compromise
  • Lightning-fast speed and performance, especially on complex docs
  • Optimized for the latest computer chips, almost always from launch
  • Compatibility with other major file types (e.g. JPEG, PDF, AI, SVG, PSD, PNG, TIFF, GIF and DWG/DXF)
  • Seamless switching from desktop to iPad with edit history intact
  • Unrivalled cross-app compatibility thanks to a common file type
  • No more tedious importing/exporting thanks to Publisher’s world-first StudioLink technology, which gives you the power to edit images and designs right in your layout

Experience an unmatched pro workflow today


What’s included in the free trial?

Your free trial gives you access to Affinity Designer, Affinity Photo and Affinity Publisher on all available platforms. You can download every app on every one of your Mac, Windows and iPad devices, or simply choose to download one product on one device – it’s completely up to you.

What’s the catch? Are there no strings attached?

We promise, there is no catch! The beauty of this trial is that you can try it for free without even giving us your card details. There’s absolutely no obligation to buy or to continue using Affinity once the trial period is over.

Is the trial the full application or a feature limited version?

Trials are the full version of the Affinity software with no limitation to the tools and features. The only limitation in place is the amount of days you are entitled to use the software for.

If I export images during the trial, will they have watermarks?

No. The trial version isn’t limited in any way and exported images will not contain any watermarks.

How do I buy the full version when in a trial?

You can buy the software at any time via the 'Buy Now' button in the 'Account dialog' in-app or from our website.

I’ve purchased Affinity V2 while using the trial. How do I swap from a trial to the full version?

If you purchase a license during the trial period using the same Affinity ID that started the trial, your app will detect this and will become fully licensed (stop being a trial) with no need to uninstall or reinstall.

What happens when my trial ends? Will the app uninstall itself?

When the trial ends the app will remain installed. Your files remain unaffected. When a trial expires, the app stops functioning for any purpose other than activating (buying or registering) a license.

Are there any up-front fees to start the trial?

We do not ask for any payment methods to sign up for a trial. All you will need is an Affinity ID which is free to register for.

Do I need to cancel my trial if I don’t want to continue?

There is no need to cancel a trial. You will not be charged at the end of your trial date, and the apps will just expire and prompt you to sign in to activate the apps.

When I uninstall will I lose access to my files?

On desktop the files you create and save on your drive remain after uninstalling, but on iPad you will need to explicitly save your files out to the Files app or other file management apps if you plan to uninstall.

Can I use the trial on all my devices?

Yes, the same Affinity ID tied to the trial can be used on all of your devices you personally use. Trials cannot be used for commercial purposes.

Can I use this 6 month trial if I’ve had a previous V1 or V2 trial?

Yes, we’ve reset our systems so everyone can try Affinity again, regardless of whether you've previously taken a trial of any of our products.

Are there any resources to help new users get started with Affinity?

Yes! We have a wealth of help and resources on hand to help you get going with our software. The best place to begin is this Get Started with Affinity article (English language only) or you can check out our Learning portal.

Are there any web-based, Linux, Android or iPhone versions of Affinity available?

Affinity is a piece of downloadable software for macOS (Catalina 10.15 or later), Windows (10 or later) and iPad (iPadOS 15 or later). There is no web-based version and it is not compatible with Linux, Android or iPhone.

Does my free trial include access to Canva?

No, it does not. Please visit if you're interested in Canva's offerings. If you are a Canva for Education or Canva for Nonprofits user and wish to learn how to access Affinity for free, you can find more information via the Canva newsroom. Alternatively, if you'd like to learn more about Affinity joining the Canva family and what that means for the Affinity community, read about our pledges.

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Affinity V2 Universal License
For macOS, Windows & iPadOS
Was USD$164.99 Now
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Get Version 2 of Affinity Designer, Affinity Photo and Affinity Publisher on all operating systems, including iPad, for one low bundle price.

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  • Affinity Photo 2 | macOS
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  • Affinity Photo 2 | iPadOS
  • Affinity Publisher 2 | macOS
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