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Click here to download the latest beta

Status: Customer Beta
Purpose: New features, performance, fixes
Requirements: A valid product key (for Affinity Store purchases), or an installation of the full retail version from the Microsoft Store

As this is a beta it is considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity that may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. We hope you enjoy the latest build, and as always, if you've got any problems, please don't hesitate to post a new thread in this forum and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks once again for your continued feedback. 

If you have a general question about the software, please head over to the Questions Forum, or if you have any suggestions, please head over to the Feature Requests forum.


  • Fixed importing duplicate style category to append a suffix number
  • Fixed crash when moving a mask from a layer to a live stack group
  • Added Select Same Name and Select Same Tag Colour (available via Layers panel context menu) 
  • Added Place Images panel
  • Fixed Blur Brush Tool cursor not showing the correct nozzle
  • Fixed copying pixel layers and pasting as a DIB producing an empty bitmap 
  • Restored default JPEG extension to .jpg 
  • Fixed crashes relating to importing TIFF files with ZIP compression, and writing TIFF files with ZIP compression
  • Fixed new HDR Merge and new Focus Merge preventing application shutdown if all input files fail to load
  • Added failure notification for new HDR Merge, new Focus Merge, and new Stack documents if all input files fail to load
  • Fixed vector export failing to respect JPEG and PNG dimension limits
  • Fixed failure to open .heic files if the path contains non-ASCII characters
  • Fixed custom LensFun profiles failing to load
  • Fixed typing in Lens Correction Filter Camera combo closing the popup release notes

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Please can users of this beta look at the My Account feature (top right of the main toolbar) even if you have already done so recently in another recent beta.

We have now added the ability to link your Affinity app to your Affinity account through a new app registration process. This will have the advantages of you being able to stream any content you have purchased (or received for free from the Affinity store) directly to all your apps without having to manually install them. This is of particular use to customers who have more than one of our apps, or run our apps on different devices and operating systems as all your content will automatically be available across all of them.

If you register the beta app you will initially receive a free brush kit (the luminance brush kit) for testing purposes. This might be a kit you already have, but if you don’t you will get it for free. Over the next few weeks this will be expanded to include all of the store content you may already own.


There have been lots of behind the scene improvements and more of the purchasable and (historical) free claimable content is being added. PLEASE report anything you find using "My Account" IN THAT THREAD

Patrick Connor
Serif Europe Ltd

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man. True nobility lies in being superior to your previous self."  W. L. Sheldon


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13 hours ago, MacGyver_ said:

This version slows down the computer terribly today. The official version ( works smoothly and stably on the same file.

Can you try disabling Hardware Acceleration in preferences, and see if that makes a difference. If so, can you tell me when GPU and driver version you have?

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