Affinity Designer 1.6.1

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 OS X 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

Version 1.6:
New light user interface option
New stroke stabiliser for all pencil and brush tools
Metal 2 accelerated view optimised for macOS High Sierra
New font chooser dropdown with recents, used fonts and favourites
New Glyph browser
Improved view pan/zoom performance
Improved performance with large documents
Align to key items
Text frame vertical alignment options
Fit frame to text
Many PDF export improvements including vector export of multi-stop gradients
Added ‘Unlock All’ and ‘Show All’ commands
Numerous bug fixes and other improvements