Serif Affinity Publisher

Version2(as of 9/13/2023)
PlatformsWindows, Mac
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Rating:4.0  |  2 Votes

Main Features

  • Support for common image formats and several Adobe formats
  • Integration with Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer
  • Layout templates
  • Typography tools
  • Image editing capabilities
  • Color management tools
  • Live preflight checking tools to detect errors
  • Collaboration tools
  • Raster and vector assets linking and embedding

Software Overview

Screenshot of Serif Affinity Publisher 2
Screenshot of Serif Affinity Publisher 2

Serif Affinity Publisher is a page layout application for designing print materials and digital content, such as magazines, brochures, invitations, website mockups, and social media templates. It supports various image formats and provides advanced layout tools, such as layout templates, typography tools, image-editing capabilities, color management tools, and live preflight checking for detecting errors.

Affinity Publisher supports various Adobe formats, including Adobe InDesign .IDML, Photoshop .PSD and .PSB, and Illustrator .AI files, and common image formats, such as .JPG, .PNG, .EPS, .SVG, .TIFF, and .GIF images. The software integrates seamlessly with Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer, supporting the .AFPHOTO and .AFDESIGN file types, and also allowing you to switch to those interfaces when working in Affinity Publisher.

The page layout application comes with an array of page layouts, such as facing spreads, master pages, grids, and guides for content. In addition, the software provides typography tools, including text styles, text on a path, artistic text, text decorations, and OpenType support. Affinity Publisher also enables you to edit images and correct their colors. Finally, when ready to publish, the application checks for errors, such as typos, poor image resolution, and bleed hazards. And after editing, you can export to .PDF, .PSD, and common image formats, such as .JPEG and .TIFF.


Affinity Publisher provides capabilities for laying out your content to publish, whether digitally or in print. It supports standard image formats and several Adobe formats while providing helpful page layout tools. If you are looking for a desktop publishing alternative to the subscription-based Adobe InDesign, Serif Affinity Publisher is an excellent choice.

Primary File Type

afpub icon.AFPUBAffinity Publisher Document

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.AFPUBAffinity Publisher Document
.AFDESIGNAffinity Design Document
.AFPHOTOAffinity Photo Document
.AFTEMPLATEAffinity Template
.AIAdobe Illustrator Artwork
.IDMLAdobe InDesign Markup Language File
.PDFPortable Document Format File
.PSDAdobe Photoshop Document

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.EPSEncapsulated PostScript File
.GIFGraphical Interchange Format File
.PNGPortable Network Graphic
.SVGScalable Vector Graphic
.TIFTagged Image File
.TIFFTagged Image File Format
Updated 9/13/2023