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Software maker Affinity has announced a six-month free trial for its image editing application, Affinity Photo. The offer also extends to the company’s vector graphics software, Affinity Designer, and its page layout software, Affinity Publisher.

Affinity says it is providing the extended trial so that users have more time to evaluate it alongside their current software and to provide an extended window to migrate to Affinity’s apps if they decide to do so.

Affinity Photo has been a popular alternative to Adobe Photoshop due to its one-time-purchase model.

Image: Affinity

Affinity Photo has been a popular alternative to Adobe’s Photoshop for many photographers, particularly because it uses a one-time-purchase model rather than subscription-based pricing. Affinity says the six-month window is a true no-obligation trial period and that the company will not require payment information to participate.

The desktop versions of Affinity Photo, Designer, and Publisher retail for $70 each, or $165 for the entire suite, and run on both MacOS and Windows. The iPad versions retail for $18.50 each. The company is currently offering a 50% discount on all of the above apps until August 15.

Affinity developer Serif was acquired by graphic design platform Canva in March of this year.