About Affinity Publisher

Affinity Publisher is a graphic design software that helps publishers and creative professionals create and modify designs or layouts for books, magazines, website mock-ups and other marketing materials. Key features of the solution include double-page spreads, text wrapping, custom table formats, image frames, live master pages and layer effects. The platform enables administrators to create vector graphics, add drop caps among paragraphs and align the baseline of the text across columns. Additionally, Affinity Publisher allows teams to import or export files in JPEG, PDF, PSD, PNG, TIFF, GIFF and other formats. Affinity Publisher offers preflight checking functionality, letting businesses identify spelling errors, overflowing texts, poor image resolution and other e...

Affinity Publisher Pricing

Affinity Publisher is available on a one-time license basis.

Starting price: 

$29.79 one time

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Affinity Publisher User Reviews

OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

5

Customer support

4

Functionality

4.5

Showing 1 - 5 of 26 reviews

User Profile

Rogelio

Verified reviewer

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Online Media

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

April 2022

Perfect choice for books and magazines design

I use this to design books and, as I am also the artist, I can switch easily and draw something related to the story and then jump back to my book and keep working. This allows me to offer more services to my clients who are always consuming services on-demand, and also allows me to create a product on record time.

Pros

Affinity Publisher allows you to create a whole set of text styles you can switch from master to master. So, on a single file you can have all different sections of a Magazine and all the different styles and you don't need to work them separately. If you have a one-man-army designer who does it all, this is the best tool as you can switch easily between Photo editing, to vector editing and back to document editing on a mouse-click. You also have the flexibility of a text processor like Word where you can create the table of contents, for example, but you can now add different styles to this so you can have an attractive table of contents. If you buy a set of brushes for Photo or Designer, you have them available also here.

Cons

Basically nothing. But this isn't a software meant to be used alone without it's companions Photo and Designer.

Reasons for switching to Affinity Publisher

Price. I cannot afford Adobe and , at that time, it wasn't easily available on my country.

Aleksandar

Verified reviewer

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Media Production

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

March 2022

Proffesional DTP solution on the market, with the best Price-Value ratio

After a many years of Adobe Indesign QuarkXpress using, we switch to Affinity Suite. Our main products are magazines and catalogues, and other predominantly graphical creations. And we are absolutely happy with our Affinity solution for now. Excellent merge of DTP, photo and vector is came to you with full Affinity suite: Affinit Publisher + Affinity Photo + Affinity Designer. One must have trio.

Pros

It is fast - build on game engine in core. You can work with one page document or hundreds of pages with a lot of images and different text styles, but speed will never drop down. It is stabile software and with excellent colour reproduction.

Cons

Affinity Publisher lack of some usefull but not mandatory features. There are no classical character and paragraph styles, but there are no combined styles like QuarkXpress have. The are no good indexing and footnote/endnote manipulation.

Reasons for choosing Affinity Publisher

We try and feel every solution. Indesign is to heavy, and for full DTP solution - price is to high, same story with Quark. Speed is problem with Quark and Corel. Ragtime is solid. but retro solution with high price, but excellent table data management. All in all, Affinity suite do our job with the most style of all of them.

Reasons for switching to Affinity Publisher

First reason is subscription. Second is price. Third is speed. Fourth is creativity....

Kristin

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Financial Services

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

August 2022

Easy to Use

Really like it - when my free trial runs out I will purchase. The price is great and you get a lot

Pros

I like that it was easy for me to use even though I don't have any real background experience with programs like it. I have been able to create marketing documents for clients that look very professional without spending hours.

Cons

Have only used the free trial so far so no complaints

Reasons for choosing Affinity Publisher

price, ease of use

Leah

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Non-Profit Organization Management

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
2

Ease-of-use

out of 5
3

Value for money

out of 5
1

Customer support

out of 5
2

Functionality

out of 5

June 2022

If you need data merge, this product isn't for you.

Disappointed.

Pros

It's inexpensive. If all you are doing is designing flyers or other static publications, it's fine.

Cons

If you need mail or data merge, don't get this product. I've been using it for over a year and I still can't make it work. It mysteriously skips creating left or right side pages of two page layouts, and/or skips data records for no apparent reason. I've spent my entire career figuring out software, and this just doesn't work.

Reasons for switching to Affinity Publisher

I don't want cloud-based subscription software.

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Steve

Verified reviewer

Company size: 1 employee

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

April 2022

Another great Serif product

Great desktop publishing solution that fits in well with Affinity Designer and Photo.

Pros

The workflow is very similar to that of Affinity Designer and Photo and has many common features, easy to layout pages and design documents and the associated file formats needed to import from external sources and then manipulate within the program

Cons

Nothing really, mostly it just works, there are a few quirks when it comes to layout where you need to be careful.

Reasons for choosing Affinity Publisher

I tried other products, but they were much more expensive

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