Not be outdone by Adobe—who is currently giving everyone 2 months of Creative Cloud for free—Serif is offering prospective users 3 months of free access to Affinity Photo, Designer, and Publisher, after which you can buy the software at a steep discount if you so choose.
Serif has actually instituted a total of three major initiatives in the hopes of helping students and freelancers cope with the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic:
- A new 90-day free trial of the Mac and Windows versions of the whole Affinity suite
- A 50% discount for those who would rather buy and keep the apps on Mac, Windows PC and iPad
- A pledge to engage more than 100 freelance creatives for work, spending the equivalent of our annual commissioning budget in the next three months (more details of this will be announced soon).
“The introduction of the 90-day free trial and deeply discounted pricing is done in the hope that this will make life a little easier for people who rely on creative software to make a living, but may be stuck at home without their usual tools,” writes Serif. “Or for students who might not have access to their Affinity apps on their personal devices.”
For many photographers, Affinity Photo has quickly claimed a spot as one of the Adobe substitutes of choice.
Both Affinity Photo and Affinity designer are rich on features, work exceptionally well on the iPad as well as on PC and Mac, and promise to set you free from the tyranny of monthly subscription payments forevermore.
Described by Serif as “the first choice for photography and creative professionals around the world, who love its speed, power and precision,” Affinity Photo is packed with features that make it a suitable alternative for both Lightroom and Photoshop, while Designer seeks to dethrone Adobe Illustrator. And now, you can try both of them for three months, totally free.
If you’ve been thinking of making the jump to a non-Adobe photo editor without losing support for your old PSD files or giving up any RAW editing power, now is definitely the best time to give Affinity a real shot.
To learn more about Affinity or start your free trial of the whole suite today, head over to the Serif website by clicking here.