Affinity Designer for Windows exits beta with official launch

Affinity Designer, a graphic design program that has enjoyed quite a bit of success on Mac, is now officially available for Windows. The full release of the app follows a period of beta testing that initially kicked off in late June. And with the transition out of beta, Affinity Design now matches its Mac counterpart feature-for-feature, Affinity say.

Here's just a glimpse at what designers can expect from Affinity Designer for Windows:

  • A complete vector and pixel editing toolset
  • 10 million+ percent zoom
  • Non-destructive effects and adjustment layers
  • RGB, CMYK, LAB, Pantone and ICC colour management
  • Advanced typography, including text styles and text-on-a-path
  • Effortless PSD, SVG, EPS, PNG and PDF/X handling
  • Unlimited artboards with device pre-sets
  • Super smooth gradients and colour control
  • Standard and retina resolution pixel preview
  • Unlimited and saveable undo history
  • Incredibly powerful export capabilities
  • Symbols, including multiple versions and nested symbols
  • Constraints for pseudo-responsive design
  • Grids, guides and advanced snapping including pixel alignment
  • Fully customisable shortcuts.

If you're interested in checking out Affinity Designer, Affinity is currently offering the Windows version at a 20% discount to celebrate the launch, knocking the app down to $40. Affinity is also throwing in a free Grade UI kit, which contains icons, buttons and other elements needed for UI and web design.

As a reminder, the Windows version of Affinity Photo, the company's photo-editing app, is currently available to beta test for free as well.

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