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This post is designed to be an aid to knowing if you are using the latest version on your platform.  The thread is now locked to if you "follow" it you will know then we release a new version on any platform.

I will update/edit this post as new releases are added.

 Product Name       | Platform         | Purchase Store  | Version        | Trial       |
====================|==================|=================|================|=============|
 Affinity Designer  | Windows 7, 8, 10 | Affinity Store  | 1.7.1.404 (PK) | 1.7.0.404   |
 Affinity Designer  | Windows 10       | Microsoft Store | 1.7.1.404      | (as above)  |
 Affinity Designer  | MacOS 10.7-10.14 | Mac App Store   | 1.7.1          | n/a         |
 Affinity Designer  | MacOS 10.9-10.14 | Affinity Store  | 1.7.1.1 (PK)   | 1.7.1.1     |
 Affinity Designer  | iOS 11,12        | iPad Store      | 1.7.1          | not possible|
____________________|__________________|_________________|________________|_____________|
 Affinity Photo     | Windows 7, 8, 10 | Affinity Store  | 1.7.1.404 (PK) | 1.7.1.404   |
 Affinity Photo     | Windows 10       | Microsoft Store | 1.7.1.404      | (as above)  |
 Affinity Photo     | MacOS 10.7-10.14 | Mac App Store   | 1.7.1          | n/a         |
 Affinity Photo     | MacOS 10.9-10.14 | Affinity Store  | 1.7.1.141 (PK) | 1.7.1.141   |
 Affinity Photo     | iOS 11, 12       | iPad Store      | 1.7.1          | not possible|
____________________|__________________|_________________|________________|_____________|
 Affinity Publisher | Windows 7, 8, 10 | Affinity Store  | 1.7.1.404 (PK) | coming soon |
 Affinity Publisher | Windows 10       | Microsoft Store | 1.7.1.399      | coming soon |
 Affinity Publisher | MacOS 10.7-10.14 | Mac App Store   | 1.7.1          | n/a         |
 Affinity Publisher | MacOS 10.9-10.14 | Affinity Store  | 1.7.1.408 (PK) | coming soon |
____________________|__________________|_________________|________________|_____________|

Release notes

    Affinity Version Numbering

    Windows build numbers and MacOS builds are independent.
    The third number increases each time a public release is made, so Windows and Mac builds have simply been released a different number of times (sometimes to fix OS specific problems) 

    Affinity Designer Windows 1.7 has had 2 public releases: 1.7.0 & 1.7.1
    ( 1.6 had 6 versions: 1.6.0, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3 (very briefly), 1.6.4 & 1.6.5 )

    Affinity Designer MacOS 1.7 has had 2 public releases: 1.7.0 & 1.7.1
    ( 1.6 had 2 versions: 1.6.0, 1.6.1 (and 1.6.2 PK - 1.6.5 PK  on the Affinity Store for corp/direct sales and redemption code customers )

    Affinity Designer for iPad 1.7 has had 2 public releases: 1.7.0 & 1.7.1
    ( 1.6 had 5 versions: 1.6.0, 1.6.1 1.6.2, 1.6.3 & 1.6.4, but is based on the latest released codebase (technically ahead of desktop 1.6 releases) )

    Affinity Photo Windows 1.7 has had 2 public releases: 1.7.0 & 1.7.1
    ( 1.6 had 6 versions: 1.6.0, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3 (very briefly), 1.6.4 & 1.6.5 )

    Affinity Photo MacOS 1.7 has had 2 public releases: 1.7.0 & 1.7.1 
    ( 1.6 had 2 versions: 1.6.6, 1.6.7 (and 1.6.8 PK - 1.6.11 PK on the Affinity Store for corp/direct sales and redemption code customers) )

    Affinity Photo for iPad 1.7 has had 2 public releases: 1.7.0 & 1.7.1
    ( 1.6 had 11 versions: 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 1.6.4, 1.6.5, 1.6.7, 1.6.8, 1.6.9, 1.6.10, 1.6.11 & 1.6.12 (similar codebase to 1.6.4 iPad Designer) )

    Affinity Publisher Windows 1.7 has had 1 public release: 1.7.1

    Affinity Publisher MacOS 1.7 has had 1 public release: 1.7.1

    [Please note that Microsoft Store presents the build number slightly differently so 1.7.1.399 can also appear as a store update as 10710.399.0.0]

    Which version is the latest fixes

    Windows Photo 1.7.1 is approximately the same codebase as Mac Photo 1.7.1. They were released quite closely and share 97% the same features and shared fixes, and obviously each also has OS specific fixes. [see release notes section above]

    Windows Designer 1.7.1  is approximately the same codebase as Mac Designer 1.7.1. They were released quite closely and share 97% the same features and shared fixes, and obviously each also has OS specific fixes. [see release notes section above]

    Windows Publisher 1.7.1  is the same codebase as Mac Publisher 1.7.1. They were released quite closely and share the same features and shared fixes, and obviously each also has OS specific fixes. [see release notes section above]
    So Windows and Mac version numbers differing from time to time simply means a different number of patches/builds released since a major update.

    Installation of Software and Updates

    Paid software downloaded from the Affinity Store requires a product key and email pair to use. New versions are notified within the application when it is first run and updates are done manually by installing the new version over the old. (Only the Mac versions from the Affinity Store needs manually uninstalling first, all other versions will install over the top of the old one)

    Software downloaded from the Mac App Store, Microsoft Store and iPad store do not require a product key and are updated through the relevant store. 

    For updates from the Mac App Store: These are done automatically (next time you run after it is available in the store). In the Mac app store, go to the updates panel and press CMD+R they might appear. Apple sometimes phase roll outs around the world, sometimes taking up to 72 hours.

    For updates from the Microsoft Store: These are done automatically by the operating system (next time you start the application)

    For updates from the Affinity Store: Each time you start the software it will check for updates and offer any available update, or in the application main menu there is an option "Check for Updates", or it can be downloaded from here (that link is NOT for Mac app store purchases). Alternatively you can log into the affinity store here and find the order in your account and use the download button in there.

    This thread is locked and will only be posted to by Serif Staff as the released versions change.  Please follow this thread if you want to know about future version changes. If you think this post has got behind and needs updating please PM me.

    If you are looking for the equivalent beta build numbers please refer to these threads


    Patrick Connor

    Serif (Europe) Ltd.

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    We are pleased to announce Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo are now updated to version 1.7 for all new and existing customers. Here are the release notes


    Patrick Connor

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    We are pleased to announce Affinity Designer desktop and Affinity Photo desktop are now updated to version 1.7.1 for all new and existing customers. Here are the release notes

    equivalent iPad updates for Designer and Photo are in progress and should be released shortly


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    We are pleased to announce Affinity Designer iPad and Affinity Photo iPad are now updated to version 1.7.1 for all new and existing customers. Here are the release notes

    These are the equivalent iPad updates for Designer and Photo to the recent desktop releases (above)


    Patrick Connor

    Serif (Europe) Ltd.

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