.AFDESIGN File Extension

Affinity Design Document

Developer Serif Labs
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What is an AFDESIGN file?

An AFDESIGN file is a design document created by Serif Affinity Designer, a vector and raster graphics design application. It stores a design, which includes one or more image layers, shapes, text, pencil or pen drawings, paint strokes, and other Affinity Designer elements. Affinity Designer users often save designs, such as icons, logos, print materials, and website mockups as AFDESIGN files.

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Screenshot of a .afdesign file in Serif Affinity Designer 2
AFDESIGN file open in Serif Affinity Designer 2

Affinity Designer is a professional vector designing application similar to Adobe Illustrator. While Illustrator saves designs in the Illustrator Artwork (.AI) format by default, Affinity Designer saves designs in the AFDESIGN format.

After saving your design progress as an AFDESIGN file, you can close the file, then re-open it for further editing. If you create a design you want to replicate, you can export it as a template by selecting File → Export as Template.

How to open an AFDESIGN file

You can open an AFDESIGN file with Serif Affinity Designer in Windows or macOS. To open an AFDESIGN file, select File → Open. You can also open AFDESIGN files with the Affinity Designer app on an iOS device, such as an iPhone or iPad.

How to convert an AFDESIGN file

Serif Affinity Designer can convert AFDESIGN files to the following formats:

  • .PSD - Adobe Photoshop Document
  • .PDF - Portable Document Format
  • .JPG - JPEG Image
  • .PNG - Portable Network Graphic
  • .GIF - Graphical Interchange Format
  • .EPS - Encapsulated PostScript
  • .SVG - Scalable Vector Graphics
  • .TGA - Targa Graphic
  • .TIFF - Tagged Image File Format
  • .HDR - High Dynamic Range Image
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