The File Extensions Database

.AFDESIGN File Extension

  • Developer by: Serif Labs
  • Category: Vector Image Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .AFDESIGN file?

.AFDESIGN is Affinity Design Document

An AFDESIGN file is a design document created by Serif Affinity Designer, a vector graphics design application. It stores a design, which includes one or more image layers, shapes, text, pencil or pen drawings, paint strokes, and other Affinity Designer elements.

AFDESIGN file open in Serif Affinity Designer 1.6

Affinity Designer is used to create professional vector designs similarly to Adobe Illustrator. The AFDESIGN file is also similar to the .AI file used by Illustrator in that it is the primary file type associated with the program and is used to store the design and all of its elements. The AFDESIGN file can also be exported to various formats, which include .PNG, .JPG, .GIF, .PDF, .SVG, .EPS, .PSD, and .TIFF.

To create an AFDESIGN file in Affinity Designer, select File → Save or Save As.... To open an AFDESIGN file in Affinity Designer, select File → Open.

Programs that open Affinity Design Document
Serif Affinity Designer for Windows
Serif Affinity Designer
Serif Affinity Designer

How to solve problems with AFDESIGN files

  • Associate the AFDESIGN file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any AFDESIGN file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.AFDESIGN files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the AFDESIGN file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .AFDESIGN is Affinity Design Document. Because only the current version supports the latest AFDESIGN file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Serif Labs manufacturer website after an available .AFDESIGN is Affinity Design Document update.
  • To make sure that your AFDESIGN file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.