The first public beta of Affinity Designer for Windows, Serif’s award-winning vector design tool, is available for free download from today.
Although they’ve had a phenomenal response from people eager to try it out, they wanted to let you know that it’s still not too late to be part of this exciting new chapter for Serif.
What is Affinity Designer?
Built on core principles of performance, stability and lack of bloat, Affinity Designer contains all the tools needed and has been meticulously crafted for professionals.
It’s fast, meaning you can pan and zoom at 60fps and see all adjustments, effects, transformations and brushes in real time. It works in any colour space … RGB, CMYK, LAB, greyscale, and offers end-to-end CMYK workflow with ICC colour management and 16-bit per channel editing.
It’s incredibly accurate, allowing you to zoom to over 1 million per cent. And Affinity Designer has the best PSD import engine available with full support for SVG, EPS, PDF, PDF/X and FH files, which means integrating it into workflow is painless.
To help you decide, you can watch a short video showing the capabilities of Affinity Designer for Windows here:
How can I get it?
It’s free to download the public beta. To register, simply go to this link:
After registering, you’ll receive an email containing a link which allows you to download the beta program onto your PC (you’ll need to be running 64 bit Windows 7 and above).
It’s important to remember the Windows beta version is not the finished article and at this stage it might not work perfectly. So at the same time, Serif will send you more information about how you can help them fine-tune the program further during the beta period – a crucial part of the process.
Of course Serif understands that being part of a beta trial isn’t for everyone, and some people would rather wait for the finished product to go on sale. But they really hope that you’ll choose to come with them on the next stage of their journey, and sign up to be part of the trial.