Downloads advent calendar: get Serif Affinity Photo free today

Professional-quality photo editing, free

Serif Affinity Photo

The holidays are an expensive time, so we’re bringing you a special treat: a full, free, fun Windows program to download every day until Christmas.

The surprise hidden under our advent calendar's second door is Serif Affinity Photo. The award-winning Affinity suite was once exclusive to Mac users, but now developer Serif is making it available for Windows as well. Affinity Photo, is yours to download free now as a public beta before its final release next year.

Digital darkroom

Serif Affinity Photo is an impressive package, and stands toe-to-toe with Adobe Photoshop thanks to advanced features like RAW image processing, panorama stitching and Pantone support.

There's also a background eraser, healing brush, clone stamp and warping tools. Photographers can improve their shots by fine-tuning white balance, highlights, shadows, clarity and exposure. There's also a superb set of fully customizable, layerable filters to give your pictures a dramatic makeover with just a couple of clicks.

Note that the download will expire once the final software is released.

Download here: Serif Affinity Photo


Cat is TechRadar's downloads editor. She's been a tech journalist for six years on magazines including PC Plus, Official Windows, PC Format and Windows: Help & Advice (with a brief stint in PR for the nuclear industry in between). If you have a question about software, drop her a line!