Serif, the UK-based developer of Affinity Photo, Designer and Publisher, has announced three measures to help creatives affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Aimed at assisting helping students, photographers, designers and artists who are forced to work in isolation, they include:
1. Use of Affinity apps on Mac or Windows completely free for three months, with a new 90-day downloadable trial and no obligation to buy

2. A 50% discount for users who would rather buy and keep the apps, including iPad versions

3. Serif is also pledging to engage more than 100 freelance creatives for work, spending the equivalent of its annual commissioning budget in the next three months. More details of this will be announced soon.

The free trial will be available to download until 20 April. The 50% discount will end on the same date and applies to the full suite of Affinity apps.

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