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What’s new in Affinity 2.4?

Free for all V2 customers, this latest update brings some key new features and improvements to our award-winning creative suite. Here’s a rundown of the top five things you need to know.

1. Affinity Photo supports over 50 new camera models

Those using RAW will notice a best-ever performance from the SerifLabs RAW processing engine, which has been updated to include more than 50 additional RAW formats. It now supports:

  • Apple iPhone 13, 14 (all types), 15 (all types)
  • Canon EOS R8
  • Nikon Z8
  • Panasonic DC-GH6
  • Leica Q3 and M11 Monochrom
  • Fujifilm GFX 100 II
  • Hasselblad CFV-100
  • OM Digital Solutions OM-1 Mark II
  • DJI Mavic 3 Pro (drone)
  • And many more! See our forum post on additional RAW format support for a full list.

2. You can produce high dynamic range on-screen graphics

The addition of 32-bit HDR PNG 3rd Edition to existing True HDR support for Mac and Windows, means Affinity Photo meets all the key requirements for high dynamic range on-screen graphics—a measure implemented following consultation with leading sports broadcasters in North America—making Affinity the first design software package to deliver this capability!

It also enables Affinity Photo users to export images for HDR display in Google Chrome (with other browsers expected to follow).

In this video, product expert James walks you through the process of importing and exporting HDR PNG files in Affinity Photo.

See how to work with cICP PNGs in Affinity Photo

3. Precision alignment is quicker and easier

All Affinity apps have alignment functionality that lets you easily align and distribute layers as well as unify their properties, such as scaling and rotation. You will now see three new choices to make all items in your current selection adopt the same width, height or rotation, which makes precision alignment even quicker and easier. James demonstrates how useful these new options can be in this video.

Learn how to quickly align and distribute layers, as well as unify their properties such as width, height and rotation in Affinity Photo

4. You can easily select, show and hide layers based on criteria

The States Panel in Affinity Photo is now available in Affinity Designer and Publisher! This feature has a lot of practical uses as it allows you to quickly switch between different variations of a project or compare design choices by capturing the current visibility states of your layers across your document. You can also use queries based on various criteria to toggle layer visibility and make selections across multiple layers and artboards simultaneously.

Product expert Katy explains how you can use Layer States to select, show and hide layers based on criteria such as layer type and name, including the use of Regular Expressions for more advanced filtering in this video.

Learn how to work with the States panel in Affinity Designer

5. Support for DWG and DXF export has been added to Designer

Affinity Designer now supports both DWG and DXF export, which is great news for architects and other designers! It means that outlines created in Affinity can now be easily exported for use in various CAD applications as well as utilities for things such as vinyl cutters, plotters and CNC tools.

James covers the import of DWG and DXF CAD documents, some example workflows and export options in this video.

See how to easily import and work with DWG and DXF CAD documents in Affinity Designer

Find out more about Affinity 2.4

For a full list of new features and improvements, go to

Don’t own Affinity V2?

If you’re a new customer or wish to upgrade from V1 to V2, check out our purchase options, V1 upgraders offer or sign up for a free trial of Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer or Affinity Publisher.