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Affinity Designer reveals powerful new upgrade

Press Release   •   Jun 08, 2016 10:53 BST

Award-winning Affinity Designer, the professional vector design software for Mac, has unveiled the powerful new features which will be central to its next update.

Affinity Designer developer Serif (Europe) Ltd has today released a ‘sneak peek’ video demonstrating the changes. It can be viewed here

Version 1.5 introduces the Constraints feature - the ability to control the position or size of an object relative to its container, making it possible to create reusable elements which perform in a pseudo-responsive fashion.

Serif Managing Director Ashley Hewson says: “This is something we think is pretty unique to Affinity Designer. We’re super-excited to get it out to users.”

Meanwhile the Symbols feature will allow users to have multiple instances of the same object, where editing one object will edit them all simultaneously.

Ashley Hewson adds: “These fast, powerful updates will be particularly useful for people working on user interface design and website mock-ups.”

Version 1.5 of Affinity Designer – winner of an Apple Design Award in 2015 – will be released in beta later this month, with the full version available for download through the App Store in August. There will be no charge for existing Affinity Designer owners.

The new features will also be included in the forthcoming beta version of Affinity Designer for Windows, also due before the end of June.


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Serif (Europe) Ltd, Nottingham, UK, NG11 7EP

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Affinity is the fastest, smoothest, most precise professional creative software.

After 25 years of developing products exclusively for Windows, Serif released its first ever Mac products, professional graphic design software Affinity Designer and professional image editing suite Affinity Photo - a new range of creative applications developed by a dedicated research team at Serif.

Totally re-imagined and engineered from the ground up, the Affinity range makes use of all the hardware and technology available on the Mac platform.

Serif (Europe) Ltd

Founded in 1987, Serif has been repeatedly praised for its powerful software which has put professional effects and demanding publishing tasks within the reach of ordinary PC users around the world.

Now the winner of over 200 awards internationally, with more than 6.5 million customers worldwide, Serif has over 150 employees at its head office, development and European sales centre in Nottingham, UK.

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