** Apple Design Award Winner **

Professional Graphic Design Software for the Mac.
Affinity Designer is the fastest, smoothest, most precise vector graphic design software available. Whether you’re working on graphics for marketing materials, websites, icons, UI design or just like creating cool concept art, Affinity Designer will revolutionize how you work.

It takes full advantage of macOS technologies such as OpenGL, Grand Central Dispatch, Core Graphics and is fully optimized for 64-bit and multi-core processors to squeeze every ounce of available performance from your hardware – so it’s seriously fast. Whether it’s a 100 megapixel image or the most complex vector drawing with thousands of curves, you still pan and zoom at 60fps, move objects in correct z-order and see live views of all adjustments, brushes and effects as you’re working with no compromise.

Experience the best PSD import engine out there – making it easy to collaborate with other creative professionals. Along with support for PSD, PDF, SVG, AI (PDF Stream), Freehand and EPS files you get all the flexibility you need so whether you switch to Affinity Designer for all your work, or just elements of what you do, it’s completely painless.

With professional color model support, full 16-bit per channel editing, real-time pixel preview, image slices, masks, adjustment layers and tablet support, Affinity Designer is a serious tool for creative professionals.

Real-time performance
• Panning and zooming is always live at 60fps
• Live gradients, transforms, effects and adjustments
• Optimized for documents of any complexity, zoom to over 1,000,000% for absolute precision
• Live pixel and retina view of vector artwork, wireframe view, split screen mode
• Seamless switching between tools and editing modes for frustration-free design

Perfect color and output
• Professional CMYK, LAB, RGB and Grayscale color models
• Full 16-bit per channel editing
• End-to-end ICC color management
• Advanced Lanczos 3 image resampling plus Bicubic, Bilinear and Nearest Neighbor methods

Truly multi-discipline
• Rock solid vector tools that work just the way you want them to
• Live effects, blend modes, image adjustments, and raster and vector masks for any part of your design
• Use the strengths of vector and raster behaviors for the best of both worlds
• The best pen tool, node tool, curve editing, geometry operations, and smart shape tools available
• Flexible text handling including comprehensive support for OpenType
• High quality raster tools for texturing, masking and finishing artwork. Create your own brushes too.
• Optimized workspaces give focus to design disciplines including web graphics, UI/UX, print, and concept art

What’s New

Version 1.6.1

- Improved brush smoothing. Any painting tools should now have better smoothing by default.
- Transparent TGA import support.
- Fix for failures when using compound objects inside groups with Constraints set on them.
- Fix for deleting a node of a bitmap fill causing crash.
- Fix for combo boxes causing crashes for certain users on High Sierra.
- Fix for exporting JPEG automatically choosing to export clips as paths which is a poor default and causes confusion.
- Fix for text objects being created outside the hierarchy of the artboard they were supposed to be created in.
- Fix for rotated text bounding boxes being incorrect and for disappearing text following Power-Duplicate.
- Fixed sporadic hanging when opening many image files at once.
- Fixed crashing bug when exporting certain large PSDs.
- Fixed a number of UI memory leaks.
- Added special case PSD import code for “SketchClub” PSD files (they should fix this!).
- Fixed PSD export of Fill layers.
- Fixed UI labels on macOS versions prior to Mavericks.
- Assorted PDF export improvements.
- Paste and file-drop of PDF format files will now honour the DPI, as per File->Place.
- Fix for marching ants not showing on a rotated canvas.
- Numerous other fixes and stability improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
316 Ratings
316 Ratings

Editors’ Choice

Powerful vector solutions for precise illustrations and graphic design.

Vo mero ,

Feature Needed

I don’t understand why I can not slide over paths and objects with the Node tool to select them?!?

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review. Can you please send us an email to or post on our forum: and our tech support can have a look for you. Please include your workflow.

shanghai road ,

Update to 5 stars

Update: the issue is this... when you reset the width and height of the image as you export, example... from 3399 height and 5100 width to the size of 850 px height and 850 px width... when you enter the NEW dimensions, you must tab out of each field to set the new value, if you set the height and tab to the width field and set the width and don't tab out of the width field the new value will not be set for the width field... the height value is OK because you tab out of the height field to the width field, but because you submit and don't tab out of the width field the width field isn't set...

I've been using for about 2 weeks... I purchased for 2 basic reasons... Price and Vector... I'm not adventours with how I use... NOW... main problem I have is I can't export an image at a reduced size consistently... an image that is 5100 px by 3300 px reduced to 850px by 850px (which is the optimum size for face book...)... when I export and change the width and height to 850 px, the resulting image is always either the default width or height by 850 px... so I've discovered that it is less time consuming to export at the default and use Capto to create the 850 px by 850 px image... so my basic reason for 3 stars is I can't export like I want to export....

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review. Can you please send us an email to or post on our forum: and our tech support can have a look for you. Please include your workflow.


Serif (Europe) Ltd.
247.9 MB
OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor
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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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