How Many Computers Can I Use Affinity Photo On?

Affinity Photo can be used on multiple computers and is a very powerful image editing tool. In some ways, I have found that it rivals the capabilities of Adobe Photoshop, in other ways, I find that it borders on exceeding the abilities of Photoshop. If you have more than one computer, or if you use multiple operating systems, then it’s important to know what your purchase gives you access to. So, in this article, we explain Affinity Suite’s licensing options in detail.

Affinity Photo can be installed on as many computers as you own as an individual, or on one multi-user computer, as a commercial entity. However, there is a bit more nuance to the answer, as it depends on which license you have chosen. You can buy the app separately, or you can buy the Affinity Universal License. Each gives you a different level of access. Read on for more details.

Affinity Photo – The Anti-Subscription Model

Affinity Photo is especially interesting to people who have grown tired of Adobe’s subscription model and would like to pay a one-time, fixed fee for a powerful image editing tool. Many of these people have found Affinity Photo to be all that they had hoped it would be.

Though it was not all smooth sailing for v1 apps (bug fixes had been paused due to v2’s imminent launch. Affinity 2 is now out, and we hope that it will prove to be a worthy rival to Apple’s Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

In stark contrast, Adobe Photoshop and other Adobe Creative Cloud applications can be activated only on two computers at any given time – these could be Windows or Mac computers. The activation is controlled by the Creative Cloud application, by having the user sign in to their Adobe account. The applications that they then have access to, will depend on their subscription plan.

How to Purchase Affinity Photo 2

You can buy a license for Affinity Photo 2, or any of the other apps by visiting the website: . Create an account and make the purchase. You will then receive an email with your product key. You can also access this information in the My Account section.

Having purchased an Affinity product license gives you access to the application on one particular platform, either Mac or PC, not both. This means that if you buy Affinity Photo for Windows, your product key will work only on Windows PCs. The same applies to licenses for the macOS version. Be sure to make your purchase correctly, and you will have no problems.

Affinity Photo Mac & Windows Combined License

If you buy each of the apps separately, you need to choose one operating system at the time of purchase. However, if you purchase the Universal License, it gives you access to the entire Affinity Suite of apps as a discounted one-time purchase, and this includes access to Windows, macOS, and iPadOS versions of the apps. These are perpetual licenses, with no subscription fee.

Launch Discount Offer: There is a 40% discount offer for Affinity Photo and other Affinity Apps available until January 25, 2023. This is part of the Affinity V2 launch. I think that this is a great deal, so grab it while you can.

Getting The Product Key From The Affinity Photo Website

On the website, there is a section titled “Downloads & Product Keys“. You will now find your purchase listed here, with the Purchase Date, Product Name, Order Number, Email ID, and Product Key, among other details. There is also a prominent “Download” button.

Download the app, and install it with the details mentioned above. You can also follow the Affinity software installation guide.

Your Affinity Photo License Options

Each license gives you the right to install the product that you purchased (Affinity Photo for Windows, for example) on as many computers as you (the buyer) own and control. However, this is restricted to the platform for which you purchased the software.

How Many Computers Can I Use Affinity Photo On?

As an Individual, if you want to run Affinity software on both a Mac and a Windows PC, you will have to buy two licenses. One each for Windows, and macOS. You will then be able to install it on as many Windows and macOS computers as you personally own and control.

Commercial enterprises must abide by an additional guideline. Each license can be used either by one individual on multiple computers that they own or by multiple individuals on one single shared computer.

New Affinity Universal License – More Versatility and Options

With Affinity 2, a Universal License has been announced, which allows you to install all apps, on as many computers of either macOS or Windows as you have under your own control. The iPad app is also included in the Universal License.

You can get more information by reading the Affinity Software End User License Agreement (EULA).

Upgrading Affinity Apps to Version 2

Serif has just announced their brand-new Affinity 2 apps for desktop and iPad and Affinity 2 Universal License. Serif does not have a subscription model for their business, and the Affinity apps are all one-time purchases.

Affinity V2 desktop apps cost $69.99 each, while the iPad versions are $19.99. These are per OS.

In contrast, the new Affinity Universal License allows you to use all the apps on both Windows and Mac computers and also gives you access to the iPad apps.

All the apps, as well as the Universal License (one-time payment), are currently available with a 40% discount for a limited time, at launch.

Upgrade Pricing Stopped: If you already have Affinity V1 apps, there isn’t any upgrade pricing, so you may want to make the most of the 40% discount offer that is available at launch. There is also a 30-day trial that you can make use of before buying.

No Updates for Affinity Photo 1.x: The v1 apps are no longer on sale, and will not receive any updates.

Quick Answers to Affinity License Questions:

  • How much does Affinity Photo Cost?
    Affinity Photo is available from the Affinity Website, Mac App Store, or Microsoft Store for $69.99. The iPad app costs $19.99. The Universal License is $169.99 as a one-time payment.
  • Can I download and install Affinity Apps on two computers?
    Yes, you can, as long as they’re the same operating system. Additionally, all the computers must be owned and controlled by you, and not be used by multiple users. The new Universal License allows you to install all the affinity V2 apps on any number of computers and iPads that you own and control
  • Can Multiple Users use a single copy of Affinity Software?
    Yes. However, if so, then each multi-user computer must have its own license.
  • Can I use Affinity Photo On Mac and PC?
    Yes, but you will need separate licenses for macOS and Windows. The new Universal License allows you to use apps on both OSes with a single license without a subscription.
  • Is Affinity available on the Mac App Store?
    Yes. The Affinity apps are available on the Mac App Store. Purchasing them allows you to install the app on every computer on which you are signed in to your Apple ID.
  • Do I have to remain online to use Affinity Photo?
    No, you do not have to remain online once you have installed and authorized the application
  • Does Serif have a return or refund policy for Affinity products?
    Serif provides a 14-day 100% refund policy. You will need to email [email protected] with your name, order number, and reason for the return. The refund will be authorized in 2-3 days. However, we suggest that you try out their apps before buying. After all, they do have a 30-day free trial.
  • Can I use Affinity Photo on 2 Computers?
    Yes, you can use Affinity Photo on 2 computers that you own.

Affinity Photo is an app that allows digital artists and photographers to create amazing works of art, while not costing as much as some other, more popular tools. If you don’t want to pay a monthly or yearly subscription, you should probably try out Affinity Photo.

Susheel Chandradhas

Susheel Chandradhas

Susheel Chandradhas is a Product Photographer and Filmmaker based in India. He has been taking photographs (almost) all his life. He has a diploma and a bachelors degree in Visual Communication, where his classmates all believed that he would write a book on photography... Instead, he writes on this website (because - isn't a community more fun?).

His passions include photography, parkour, wide-angle lenses, blue skies, fire extinguishers, and fast computers.

In addition to writing for Beyond Photo Tips, Susheel is a staff writer for, and owns and runs ColoursAlive, a photography, and video production studio.

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