The File Extensions Database

.AFPHOTO File Extension

  • Developer by: Serif
  • Category: Raster Image Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .AFPHOTO file?

.AFPHOTO is Affinity Photo Document

An AFPHOTO file is an image file created by Serif Affinity Photo, a raster graphics design application. It stores an image composition, which may include multiple image layers, shapes, text, paint strokes, and lighting and coloring effects.

AFPHOTO file open in Serif Affinity Photo 1.6

Affinity Photo is used to create professional raster images and is an alternative to Adobe Photoshop, providing much of the same functionality. The AFPHOTO file is the main file type associated with Affinity Photo similarly to how the .PSD file is used by Photoshop.

AFPHOTO files are created when you first save your image composition by selecting File → Save or Save As... and choose the AFPHOTO format. The file stores the image and all of its design elements. The AFPHOTO file can also be exported to various formats in Windows and macOS, which include .PNG, .JPG, .GIF, .SVG, .EPS, PSD, .TIFF, .EXR, .HDR, and .PDF.

NOTE: To open an AFPHOTO file in Affinity Photo, simply select File → Open and choose the AFPHOTO file you want to open.

Programs that open Affinity Photo Document
Serif Affinity Photo
Serif Affinity Photo
Serif Affinity Photo

How to solve problems with AFPHOTO files

  • Associate the AFPHOTO file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any AFPHOTO file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.AFPHOTO files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the AFPHOTO 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 .AFPHOTO is Affinity Photo Document. Because only the current version supports the latest AFPHOTO file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Serif manufacturer website after an available .AFPHOTO is Affinity Photo Document update.
  • To make sure that your AFPHOTO file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.