Serif Affinity Designer

Version2(as of 8/24/2023)
PlatformsWindows, Mac
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Rating:3.5  |  4 Votes

Main Features

  • Import and export various formats, including PSD and AI
  • Supports unlimited artboards and thousands of objects
  • Revert to previous changes with a savable editing history
  • Apply live gradients and effects
  • Manage colors with various tools
  • Add sophisticated typography

Software Overview

Screenshot of Serif Affinity Designer 2
Screenshot of Serif Affinity Designer 2

Serif Affinity Designer is an image editing program for digital artists creating concept art, UI designs, logos, print materials, and more. It supports many image formats and provides powerful vector and raster image-editing capabilities. Some features include live gradients and effects, digital brushes, color management tools, and comprehensive support for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator files.

Affinity Designer provides switchable workspaces for raster and vector editing or just vector editing. The software supports various Adobe formats, including Adobe Photoshop Document (.PSD and .PSB) and Illustrator Artwork (.AI). Affinity Designer can also open .JPG, .PNG, .PDF, .SVG, .TIFF, and .EXR files.

The image editor supports unlimited artboards, thousands of objects, and savable history for reverting to previous edits. Its notable editing capabilities include an array of digital brushes, advanced contour tools, sophisticated typography, and CMYK, 16 & 32 bit RGB, and Pantone ICC profile management. After modifying your work, you can export it to various formats, such as .JPEG, .PNG, .PDF, .PSD, .TIFF, .EXR, .TGA, .SVG, and .EPS.


Affinity Designer provides professional vector and raster image capabilities that meet the needs of most digital artists. It supports several Adobe formats and many of the most common image formats and provides a large number of advanced tools. If you are looking for a capable alternative to the subscription-based Adobe Illustrator, Serif Affinity Designer is a great choice.

Primary File Type

afdesign icon.AFDESIGNAffinity Design Document

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.AFDESIGNAffinity Design Document
.AFBRUSHESAffinity Brushes File
.AFPACKAGEAffinity Package
.AFTEMPLATEAffinity Template
.AIAdobe Illustrator Artwork
.BMPBitmap Image
.EPSEncapsulated PostScript File
.EXROpenEXR Image
.FH10FreeHand 10 Drawing File
.GIFGraphical Interchange Format File
.HDRHigh Dynamic Range Image File
.HEICHigh Efficiency Image Format
.J2KJPEG 2000 Image
.JP2JPEG 2000 Core Image
.PDFPortable Document Format File
.PNGPortable Network Graphic
.PSDAdobe Photoshop Document
.RAWRaw Image Data
.SVGScalable Vector Graphic
.TGATarga Graphic
.TIFTagged Image File
.WEBPWebP Image

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.TARGATarga Graphic
.TIFFTagged Image File Format
Updated 8/24/2023