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Hurry! Free 90-day trial of Affinity Photo edit suite + 50% discount about to end

Free 90-day trial of Affinity and 50% discount!
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We have just found out that the incredible deal on Affinity Photo and its sister suite of software is going to end at on 30 June. 

Last year, Serif, the developers of the Affinity suite of software programs, came up with an unprecedented plan to help support photographers, designers and other creatives during the coronavirus pandemic. It offered a 90-day free trial on each of its three programs – and cut the cost of each of them by half. This has reduced the price from a very affordable $50, down to an almost-giveaway $25.

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There were over 1.5 million downloads of the free 90-day trial during  this extraordinary promo. But the extended trial period will reduce to just 10 days from 30 June, and prices will double - going back to the usual $50 per app.

Serif Managing Director Ashley Hewson says: “As it became apparent just how seriously the creative industries were being affected by COVID-19, we felt we were in a position to help in a small way.

“Allowing anyone to download our apps free for 90 days last year, then again this year, has meant people were effectively able to use Affinity free for six months. The response has been incredible, with many users telling us how valuable the extended trial and discounts were in enabling them to continue working".

Affinity Photo is one of our favorite photo editors... and for good reason. This is a really powerful image editing program - but comes at a price that is really affordable compared to its competitors. 

Thanks to this scheme photographers can get the program outright for just $25 / £23.99.... unlike Photoshop CC (which is probably its main competitor) there are no monthly fees to pay. The deal is available worldwide.

The offer is available across the Affinity range... which will be particularly tempting if you are looking for a pro-spec, affordable graphics or desktop publishing program. Affinity Designer was the first in this powerful suite of programs, and after over five years of refinement gives a great alternative to Adobe Illustrator. The new Affinity Publisher, meanwhile, can be seen as a serious alternative to programs like Adobe InDesign.... but at a much, much more affordable price for the home or small office.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 


His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 11 Pro.