Monday, July 8th, 2024 Posted by Jim Thacker

Use Affinity Photo for free until 2025

Serif has made its Affinity software, including image editing and digital painting app Affinity Photo, available for free until January 2025.

The firm’s extended six-month free trial also includes vector design tool Affinity Designer and page layout application Affinity Publisher.

Aimed at creative pros considering switching from rival apps
According to Affinity, the six-month free trial period – extended from the usual 30 days – is aimed at creative professionals thinking of switching from other apps.

The Affinity tools are often viewed as some of the few serious alternatives to Adobe software for professional CG work.

“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,” said Affinity CEO Ashley Hewson.

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

In March, Serif pledged to retain one of the key selling points of the Affinity products – the fact that they are available as perpetual licenses, rather than via an Adobe-style subscription-only model, following its acquisition by online design platform Canva.

Price and availability
Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer and Affinity Publisher are compatible with Windows 10+, macOS 10.15+ and iPadOS 15.0+.

The free trial is available for six months from July 2024. To download the apps, you need to register for an account on the Affinity website, but you don’t need to enter payment details.

A Universal Licence for all three apps normally costs $164.99.

Read Serif’s announcement of its six-month free trial of the Affinity apps

Download the free trial editions of Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer and Affinity Publisher

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