Affinity 1.9 - Free update and free content

The developers of Serif have rolled out version 1.9 for the Affinity programs (Photo, Designer and Publisher). The update is available to all users free of charge. After updating Affinity Photo, I also saw that free additional content was available for download. How you do the update to Affinity 1.9, what advantages it offers, what content you can expect and what else you should know about the apps, I have put together for you in the following.

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Version 1.9 for Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer and Affinity Publisher from Serif Labs is available. The free update and the free content are available on Apple Mac, Windows PC and iPad.

Version 1.9 for Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer and Affinity Publisher from Serif Labs is available. The free update and the free content are available on Apple Mac, Windows PC and iPad.

Affinity 1.9 - Photo, Designer and Publisher update

Since I'm currently only using Affinity Photo, I can't say that much about the other two apps. The update to the current version should run the same for all three programs on the Apple Mac. It only makes a difference whether you got it from the Mac App Store or from the developer's website. Here are the individual approaches:

  • Mac App Store: Opens the app's page and then clicks on "Update"
  • Affinity Store: The app should check the update option itself; you can manually search for updates via the main menu
  • Detailed information (also for iPad and Windows PC): Support document on the subject

What does Affinity Photo 1.9 bring to the Mac?

The following points are listed as new features and improvements in version 1.9 of Affinity Photo:

  • RAW extensions and support for the latest cameras
  • Studio specifications for the layout of the app interface so that you can set up your preferred work environment for various projects, save it and call it up again at any time
  • Management of linked images and resources
  • Extended options for path texts
  • Editing reserve channels as layers
  • New mixing mode "Division"
  • PDF transfer for a faithful representation of PDFs when exporting your documents, without having to install embedded fonts
  • Magnetic alignment to boundaries of a pixel selection
  • Create brushes from the current pixel selection
  • Elliptical selection frames are automatically created from the center point
  • Configure the colors for the margin
  • Scaling the placement for all placed files - including resetting the scaling to 100%
  • Enter numbers for gradation curves
  • Blending modes for masking layers
  • Live filter levels for Liquify effects
  • Link layers
  • Pattern layers
  • Advanced stacking options for astrophotography
  • Sync the content purchased in the store
  • Benchmark function for performance tests of your device
  • Filters for masks
  • Lots of other enhancements and fixes

What does Affinity 1.9 bring to the designer and publisher?

As already mentioned above, I am currently not using these apps and therefore cannot really report much. But of course you can also view the improvements and new features in Affinity Designer 1.9 and Affinity Publisher 1.9 in the Mac App Store or on the corresponding Serif website:

Free additional content for Affinity Photo on Mac

After the update on my MacBook Pro, I was offered the option of downloading additional content for free and with a comprehensive (commercial) license. This option is available to all users who have an Affinity ID - i.e. an account with the software provider. 

If you don't have one yet, you can create it for free. And the additional content can already be downloaded. For Affinity Photo under macOS, these are overlays for fog (20 pieces), rain (20 pieces), rainbows (35 pieces) and snow (60 pieces). What you get for the other apps and what bonuses there are on the iPad will be shown on the last linked info page for Affinity 1.9.

After updating to Affinity Photo 1.9, I was offered overlays as a free giveaway.

After updating to Affinity Photo 1.9, I was offered overlays as a free giveaway.

The download is possible after logging in with the Affinity ID - free of charge and with a comprehensive license for private and commercial use.

The download is possible after logging in with the Affinity ID - free of charge and with a comprehensive license for private and commercial use.

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2 comments

  1. Peter says:

    Affinity Designer and Publisher can also be updated exactly as described and the respective app-related bonus content is then available for download or installation after the (individually) required registration. They are then available in the apps via the assets panel.

    Incidentally, this is well over 1 GB in total!

    Incidentally, the direct installation irritated me a bit - normally after the download I would have looked in the "Downloads" folder and then installed the ingredients that interest me specifically from the program - but nothing at all appears in the "Downloads" folder of which on ...

    Nevertheless, I would have liked to know where these assets are ultimately on the hard drive.
    Does anyone here know?

    Apart from that, the updates actually seem to have brought a number of useful features and improvements with them, even if a number of requests, which have been on the wish list in the Affinty forum (in some cases for a long time), are still not included . So let's see what the (round) major version 2 will bring in due course ...

    • Johannes Domke says:

      Hello Peter,

      If you right-click on Affinity Photo in the program folder and click on "Show package contents" in the menu that appears, you will get to the individual files and folders of the software. I guess that the downloads end up in the Contents -> Resources folder or in Contents -> Plugins.

      While searching through all the folders using the Finder's search function, I didn't come across the downloaded content, but that doesn't mean anything. Because they are probably not saved with the name (Fog Overlay, Rain Overlay, etc.), but with some cryptic name.

      Best regards
      John

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