Free Affinity Update Adds Key Tool—And a First!

Free Affinity Update Adds Key Tool—And a First!


San Francisco, CA—Affinity version 2.5 is the first update released since the company was acquired by Canva this March. Moreover, the free Affinity update represents a continued commitment to add key new features to photo-editing software Affinity Photo; graphic design software Affinity Designer; and Affinity Publisher for page layout.

“From variable font support and a new stroke width tool to our world-leading new optimization for Windows users, Affinity 2.5 introduces yet another batch of new features and fixes to improve workflow,” announced Affinity CEO Ashley Hewson. “Continual updates remain at the heart of the Affinity ethos. We are already working hard on the next set of additions.”

Affinity Update Details

The ability to use variable fonts in all Affinity apps opens new typographic design possibilities. As well as providing predefined font styles, such as light, bold and condensed, variable fonts also give users fine control of text design. Affinity-Update-v2.5-apps

Additionally, the news stoke width tool is available alongside the pencil tool in Affinity Designer’s toolbar. The tool gives users an on-document way of editing the pressure profile of any curve. Further improvements to the pencil tool include a new curve-smoothing algorithm which gives better, smoother results overall.

In all apps, a new QR code tool is now available from the shapes flyout in the toolbar. Consequently, it is easier to add a QR code to documents.

Furthermore, the Affinity creative suite is now fully optimized for Windows PCs with the very latest Snapdragon X Elite chip. Users of the new devices will notice speed improvements whether working on simple edits or complex multilayered documents. Affinity-Update-v2.5-windows

“Since the inception of Affinity, we’ve been fixated on performance, wanting to produce the fastest, smoothest creative experience possible,” added Andy Somerfield, Affinity’s lead developer. “The new Snapdragon X Elite range allows Affinity to perform at its full potential. We’re now seeing speeds on much smaller, lightweight devices that were previously only possible with high-end desktop PCs.”