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Affinity Designer available for Windows
  • Affinity Designer, the #1 bestselling professional design and graphics app for Mac, is now available to buy for Windows.

    The fast, precise and feature-rich vector design tool has consistently been the top paid-for design app on Mac since launch. The response has been meteoric, including a coveted Apple Design Award and thousands of 5-star customer reviews on the Mac App Store.

    For many professionals, Affinity Designer has become their go-to app for everything from creating concept art, print projects, logos and icons to UI design, web graphics and mock-ups.

    And because Affinity Designer on Windows matches the Mac version feature for feature, PC users will experience the same thrilling speed, incredible tools and supreme accuracy which have given Affinity Designer its formidable reputation.

    To celebrate the launch, Affinity Designer for Windows can be bought for a discount price of $39.99 / £29.99 / €39.99 until 24 November direct from https://affinity.serif.com/designer/

    Ashley Hewson, Managing Director of developer Serif, says: “When we launched Affinity Designer we never expected the impact it has made. Seeing it so widely adopted by designers around the world – and all the incredible work people are creating with it – has been such a rewarding experience for the team here.

    “We’ve released many updates to Affinity Designer since launch, adding hundreds of new features which users asked for. But by far the biggest single request has been for the Windows version so we’re delighted to finally deliver that.”

    Experienced digital designers, illustrators and artists will feel instantly at home with Affinity Designer’s powerful selection of essential tools. Buyers can also expect:

    • A complete vector and pixel editing toolset
    • 10 million+ percent zoom
    • Non-destructive effects and adjustment layers
    • RGB, CMYK, LAB, Pantone and ICC colour management
    • Advanced typography, including text styles and text-on-a-path
    • Effortless PSD, SVG, EPS, PNG and PDF/X handling
    • Unlimited artboards with device pre-sets
    • Super smooth gradients and colour control
    • Standard and retina resolution pixel preview
    • Unlimited and saveable undo history
    • Incredibly powerful export capabilities
    • Symbols, including multiple versions and nested symbols
    • Constraints for pseudo-responsive design
    • Grids, guides and advanced snapping including pixel alignment
    • Fully customisable shortcuts.

    “What might surprise some people is that the Windows version shares exactly the same back-end code as our Mac version," adds Ashley Hewson. "Not only does this mean perfect cross-platform file compatibility, it means the same memory management and rendering technology which give Affinity Designer its blistering speed.”

    Designed to work on 64 bit Windows 7 and above, and available with support for eight languages, the on-sale version has been refined over a public beta testing period with more than 180,000 users taking part.

    Affinity Designer for Windows can be purchased direct from https://affinity.serif.com/designer/. The usual price will be $49.99 / £39.99 / €49.99 with updates included – there’s no ongoing subscription.

    Affinity Designer is part of a trio of professional quality design software tools. Affinity Photo launched for Mac last year and is now in free public beta on Windows (from https://affinity.serif.com/photo/windows/) while Affinity Publisher is expected in 2017

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  • Affinity Designer v1.6

    Amazing performance enhancements and the option of a light UI are among the additions in the latest versions of Affinity’s award-winning professional desktop apps, available today.

    And for a limited period, buyers of Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer will be able to claim a bundle of creativity-boosting extra goodies totally free of charge.

    The new versions 1.6 of the acclaimed apps are even faster, smoother and more powerful than before. Valuable added features, such as brush stabilization and enhanced text handling, sit alongside a realm of useful performance tune-ups and improvements.

    Already loved by customers for their no-subscription ethos and one-off £48.99 / $49.99 / 54,99€ purchase price (subject to regional currency variations), the added content bundles make Affinity apps unrivalled value for money. In fact the free content alone would cost more than the app, if bought separately.

    Ashley Hewson, Managing Director of Affinity developer Serif, says: “Affinity apps are all about enabling you to work faster – whether it’s a quick design draft or photo edit, or a painstaking, complex document involving hundreds of layers or stacked images.

    “Our apps are already a trusted part of the workflow for creative professionals around the world. The latest versions build on those proven capabilities to deliver lightning speed, pinpoint accuracy and incredible processing power like never before.”

    Until 16 November, buyers of Affinity Photo, Serif’s pro photo editing app, will receive bonus content worth around £105:

    • Dirk Wüstenhagen Fine Art Texture Collection: containing 99 beautifully crafted, high-resolution textures
    • Uplift Epic Skies Overlays: a versatile collection of 50 striking cloud overlays
    • Macro Pack: a stunning set of image styles, light leaks and distortions

    Vector design app Affinity Designer – winner of an Apple Design Award after launch in 2015 – comes with bonus content worth around £60:

    • Frankentoon Texturizer Pro Brush Pack: containing 70+ high-quality brushes created exclusively for Affinity Designer
    • Tom Chalky Handcrafted Fonts & Textures: a valuable bundle of stylish fonts and more than 80 high-resolution textures
    • Grade UI Kit: Including more than 1000 fully-customisable elements, icons, panels and buttons

    Affinity Photo and Designer for Mac are available to buy from the App Store, with full optimisation for macOS High Sierra. Windows users can buy direct from Affinity’s website, www.affinity.serif.com

    Free trials are also available from the website – including for users who have trialled the apps before and were previously unable to download a second trial.

    Ashley Hewson adds: “People who tried us out before, particularly in the early days, will find that Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer have come a very long way. To acknowledge that, we’re hitting the ‘reset’ button so they can take another look at how we’ve developed.”

    The v1.6 update is available free of charge to existing owners of the Affinity desktop apps. They can also claim the free content bundles, by following the prompts in the app, before the offer closes on 16 November.

    Some of the main improvements and additions in v1.6 are:

    • New light UI option
    • New stroke stabiliser for all pencil and brush tools
    • New "Edit In" integration with Apple Photos (Affinity Photo only)
    • Metal 2 accelerated view optimised for macOS High Sierra
    • Improved view pan/zoom performance
    • Improved performance with large documents
    • New font chooser dropdown with recent, used fonts and favourites
    • New Glyph browser
    • Align to key items
    • Text frame vertical alignment options
    • Fit frame to text
    • Custom brush wet edges (Affinity Photo only)
    • Outlier stacking mode (Affinity Photo only)
    • Improved Photoshop Plugin support (Affinity Photo only)
    • Improved Live Filters performance (Affinity Photo only)
    • Many PDF export improvements including vector export of multi-stop gradients
    • 360 image roll correction (Affinity Photo only)
    • Numerous bug fixes and other improvements