AFFINITY – Technical Specifications

Mac computer screen with artwork flying out of it



  • Mac Pro, iMac, iMac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini
  • Intel 64-bit Core 2 Duo or better (from 2007)
  • 2GB RAM minimum
  • 1.34GB of available hard drive space; more during installation
  • 1280×768 display size or better
  • Supports regular, retina, and expanded gamut DCI-P3 displays

Operating System

  • 10.9 Mavericks
  • 10.10 Yosemite
  • 10.11 El Capitan
  • 10.12 Sierra
  • 10.13 High Sierra
  • 10.14 Mojave
  • 10.15 Catalina
Windows computer with artwork on the screen



  • Windows-based PC (64 bit) with mouse or equivalent input device
  • DirectX 10-compatible Graphics Cards and above
  • 2GB RAM minimum (4GB RAM recommended)
  • 670MB of available space; more during installation
  • 1280×768 display size or better

Operating System

Affinity Store version

  • Windows® 10 (1607 Anniversary update or higher)
  • Windows® 8.1
  • Windows® 7 (Service Pack 1; Aero enabled)

Microsoft Store version

  • Windows® 10 (1607 Anniversary update or higher)
Apple iPad with vector artwork on the screen and an Apple Pencil to the side



  • Compatible with…
    • iPad Air 2
    • iPad Air 3
    • iPad 2017
    • iPad 2018
    • iPad 2019 (10.2”)
    • iPad Pro (all models)
    • iPad Mini 5

Operating System

  • iOS 12 or above



  • GPU compute hardware acceleration* gives super-fast compositing, editing and painting
  • Massive improvement using integrated Intel GPUs
  • External GPU support (hot-plug-and -unplug)
  • Multi GPU utilisation
  • Quicker rendering of Live Filters

* Requires macOS High Sierra or later

Fast and Efficient Tool Set

  • Pan and zoom at 60fps and higher when supported, even with huge images
  • Live tools, live previews, real-time editing
  • RAW and regular processing united in one app


  • Professional colour spaces and profiles
  • Pro file formats like PSD supported
  • Modern camera RAW formats supported
  • Full set of 16-bit filters
  • Sub-pixel precision and pixel-perfect snapping
  • Customisable toolbars, keyboard shortcuts and panels (for desktop only)
  • Document presets or save your own custom document setups
  • Work in pixels, points, picas and physical document units

Beautiful by Design

  • Built from the ground up for professional photographers
  • Benefit from a stylish and uncluttered interface
  • New Unified Application Toolbar (MacOS Mojave and above)

Clean Workspaces

  • Dedicated personas (modes) for specific tasks and toolsets
  • Uncluttered UIs for RAW editing, photo editing, panoramas, liquify and tone mapping
  • Export persona for fine control over export regions and settings

Solid Undo History

  • Instantly undo/redo over 8,000 History steps
  • Save History so you can undo steps later even on different computers
  • A seamless AutoSave protects against unexpected shutdowns
  • Cycle Futures feature prevents history loss after editing from undos
  • Display history steps with thumbnails and date/time

No Subscription—Free to Try, One Price to Buy

  • No subscription charge! Designed for pros, priced for everyone
  • Buy through the Affinity Store, Mac App Store or Windows Store
  • Updates available as we improve


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  • German
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese (Brazilian)
  • Japanese
  • Italian
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Russian

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